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11. Posted by charliebub (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

Hi, I'm also heading to SE Asia at the end of May for 2 months and it will be my first time travelling alone! I'm 26 and female and fluctuate between feeling really, really excited and really, really nervous!! I've heard that there will be loads of other peeps in the same boat tho - so I'm hoping to meet lots of new friends and have a great time.

Drop me a mail nearer the time if you want to meet up somewhere.

Oh, and by the way, I have been advised to wear a "wedding" ring to keep any unwanted attention from local men away!!!

Charlie
:)

12. Posted by afgarciaf (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Hey, I am originally from Colombia, but I am currently going to Grad School in the US. I plan to travel to Thailand some time during the summer. Most likely May-June. This will be my first time traveling to Asia! Does anybody have a group together? Email me andres@andresgarcia.net

Andres G.

13. Posted by Aquasces1 (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

Hi Ashley,

Where are you from in Canada. It's too bad you are doing the trip in June. If you do it earlier, I will go with you. I want to travel the places you listed. I can speak Vietnamese too, so it help big time in Vietnam. oh well...

good choice in travelling destination. I probably go to Bali and Thailand. Hopefully I can leave next week.

Richard

14. Posted by Aquasces1 (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

Oops, sorry wrong post with the Ashley post. But if anyone got a groupe together leaving soon to asia, let me know.

Richard

15. Posted by Aquasces1 (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

Hi Ashley,

Where are you from in Canada. It's too bad you are doing the trip in June. If you do it earlier, I will go with you. I want to travel the places you listed. I can speak Vietnamese too, so it help big time in Vietnam. oh well...

Good choice in travelling destination. I probably go to Bali and Thailand. Hopefully I can leave next week.

Richard

16. Posted by cabo (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y

Hi,

I'm travelling to Laos and Thailand in May and June 2005. Till now I'll travel with a friend of mine.
Is there someone in this area then? Always interesting to travel together with other people (even if its for a couple of days or houres), exchanging experiences or places to go!

I also wondered or someone can recommend travelling alone. I have no experience with it, but I have thought about doing it once...

Thanks for the response!

M.

17. Posted by cherylou (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y

Hi all,

Has anyone hear confirmed their trips yet? I'll be heading to Siem Reap and Phnom Penh next week (7-12 may). I'm 23, female from Singapore and i'll be travelling alone.

If anybody will be around there during that time, do drop me a msg!

18. Posted by drixo (Full Member 48 posts) 10y

Finding people to talk to in Thailand is ridiculously easy - it is backpacking land, loads of people are travelling individually or in small groups. And because you're all travellers, you know automatically you have at least one thing in common, so by the time you've exhausted the who are you, where are you from, where have you been, where are you heading next lines of chat, you've got to know them...

Shouldn't have a problem - you'll easily meet people to stay with / travel with etc.

In fact, I remember wanting to be on my own for a few days, and almost having to be actively rude to people to stay on my own.

Once you've travelled alone you'll never be worried about doing it again. Enjoy!

19. Posted by macado (Budding Member 24 posts) 10y

I'm actually going to be in Thailand around the same time although my itinerary is going to be very sporadic. I'll be in SE Asia from June to first week of August.

I'm going to arrive in Bangkok around June 3 or 5th. Spend a few days in Bangkok and head to the southern islands (Ko Phi Phi Islands, Ko Lanta Phuket) for relaxing/scuba diving. I'll eventually head back up to Ko Samet. I'll eventually make it to Cambodia, Vietnam and probably Hong Kong.

If you're going to any of the same places, i'll be glad to meet up with you. I'm traveling along as well.

20. Posted by Andyroo (Full Member 109 posts) 10y

Hi Ashley!

Im travelling to thailand by myself for 2 months from mid june to mid august this year.. flyin into bangkok! Then heading to cambodia to vietnam and laos. Back to Thailand again for my return flight!!

Its a bit scary at first.. as its my first time travelling solo, but ive heard 'when travelling alone your never lonely' lots and lots of people will have more or less a similar itenary as you (i.e. like me)!

Good luck with it.

Andy