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Travel buddy to take train around Thailand in May 2012

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1. Posted by melissa740 (Inactive 3 posts) 5y

Hi everyone!

I am Melissa, 26, and planning to travel through Thailand this May. I am flying from London to Singapore, spending a few days there then flying into Bangkok and taking the sleeper train down to the south for some island hopping. Ideally, I'd like to go to the full moon part then travel across to the other side for Phuket and Phi Phi before heading to Hat Yai to take the train into Malaysia (Butterworth then onto Kuala Lumpur). Flying home from Kuala Lumpur. Dates most likely 1st May through to at least the 20th, probably longer.

I'm a first time traveller in this region, so it would be nice to have some back up if anyone is interested in that route and would like to join? I'm also a little bit nervous about doing Bangkok alone, so would be nice to meet there, maybe stay a day before taking the sleeper train down to the south.

Do let me know if you're interested - very excited about the trip!

Mel xxx

2. Posted by melissa740 (Inactive 3 posts) 5y

Slight change to above:

Ideally looking at following dates (to fit in full moon party):

24th April - Singapore
28th - Bangkok
(possibly spend time in Bangkok - bit nervous to do so alone)
28 - 30th - Take sleeper train to Koh Phangan (arrive the following day, so 30th/1st May - I've been advised by friends to get there a few days early for accommodation)
6th - Full moon party
Then head to other side for Phuket, Phi Phi etc for a couple of weeks
Head to Malaysia by train
Leave Malaysia 24th May (or thereabouts)

No dates set in stone, just works quite well for fitting in full moon. Plus Singapore Airlines have a super deal on atm!

Hoping to book flights this weekend :)

3. Posted by 974iman (Budding Member 29 posts) 5y

Hey Melissa,

I will be in Thailand for the Full Moon . Landing in BKK on the 4th of May and then flying into Koh Samui and then boat from there to Kho Phangan for Full Moon.

Take a look at my trip plans and see if you would want to rendezvous somewhere along the way.



4. Posted by Lizzyqzak (Budding Member 17 posts) 5y

Hey Melissa,

I'm planning on going to the full moon party on the 6th of May, will prob arrive a few days beforehand too to get accommodation sorted! Im going travelling by myself too!! Have you your flights all sorted?

5. Posted by 974iman (Budding Member 29 posts) 5y

Hey Lizzyqzak,

What are your plans past Full moon ?

6. Posted by charleyb1 (Budding Member 10 posts) 4y


I think I get back from my tour to Chiang Mai on the 5th May, does this give me enough time to get to the full moon party, and how do you get there from Bangkok?

Im travelling alone but I am eager to go and experience all the remote islands and of course the drunken fuelled parties on the beach.


7. Posted by Laurems (Budding Member 14 posts) 4y

Hi guys

I'm looking to come to Thailand beginning of May as I desperately need to get away for while! I currently work so I am only able to travel for 2 weeks but I was hoping I could meet some people I can buddy up with for my short trip! I've never travelled alone and i havent booked my ticket or anything yet as i really dont know what im doing! All I know is I want to go the full moon party and just generally have fun whilst experiencing some culture and lush Thai food! Any advice etc would be greatly appreciated! Thanks :D

Laura x

8. Posted by Alice Marie (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

Hey Melissa,

YOu have pretty much summed up what journey I want to do and pretty much exactly the same time too ! This makes me very happy! I've never travelled before by my lonesome so meeting up with you would be pretty cool.
I'd probably be able to meet up in the Gulf of Thailand around the 3rd/4th May then head to full moon with you.
I'm 22, outgoing bubbly and a bit mental and I want a TOTAL culture shock, try everything, experience everything :)
Is this a stupid question (?) how do you go about meeting someone in a place like Thailand, as Im guessing the reception on phones are crap, do you make a meeting point or ... ?

Look forward to hearing from you!

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