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1. Posted by DaveLister (Budding Member 17 posts) 4y

This is a duplicate thread, I made the original in the asia sub forum before relizing there was a travel companion sub forum. mods if 2 threads is to much could you possibly merge the 2 in here (travel companions forum)?

Hi, long time no post here. My name is matty, im 31 going on 21 from bristol uk but relocated to solihull. I thought I had settled down in life, but since christmas I have had a longing to travel again. I currently work with a tree surgeon (which I still enjoy very much) but Im planing on leaving as soon as I have enough money to stay travelling for atleast 3 months, I Will also be selling all my work tools and anyting else I wont be needing on the other side of the world (like why have I got 3 pc's and 2 laptops? when I only need 1!) so I cant see me working for much longer, altough the longer I do work the longer I can travel.

In the last 9 years I have been to thailand, india, amsterdam, cypress, spain & bulgaria. but have never really done much travelling in any of these places. I cant stop thinking about thailand so that has to be a destination I visit, but not sure where else to go. I have allways gone away with friends/family but this will be my first trip traveling alone & the thought is slightly daunting also I swear id go crazy without anyone to talk to/share intrests, having said that I do remember that there was allways plenty of people I met and talked to when I was away, but would feel alot better knowing I had atleast one person that I could call my travel buddy.

I havnt made any arrangments yet, not booked any flights or really looked any further than thailand so far so this post is my first real step (other than warning my boss im going to be leaving at some point soon)

If anyone reading this has travel plans or is looking to make some and is going it alone and feels they would be better off safety and sanity wise with a travel partner please give me a shout! I dont mind if your male or female, 18 or 81 aslong as you want to travel and see new things. As I said above im not to bothered where I go, aslong as thailand is on the list.

I cant think of anything else to say right now, other than my excitment level has gone up again while writing this

hope to hear back from you potential travel buddy(s) soon

2. Posted by alyssasou (Budding Member 4 posts) 4y

where in thailand would you like to visit?

3. Posted by Sheep_83 (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y

Hey

I'm Mark, from Swansea, Most my mates are settled in relationships, have kids or buying houses.......none of that interests me quite yet, i turn 30 next year and i to have a longing too go travelling, thinking of packing my backpack and going sometime between March-May next year, not sure how long for yet!!!!!

I would be going solo, and at the moment can't quite decide exactly where...i've toyed with south america, but the language barrier scares me and my latest is a flight too russia-trans siberian railway too Beijing, then travelling down too thailand and surrounding countries, possibly going too Australia if i can afford it.....though i'm sure that will change and as i'm going solo, i'm open too meeting with someone and changing my plans!!!!

Have you had any more thoughts about what you want too do? Would you be looking too work whilst you travel?

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5. Posted by krislau8 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y

hi, im planning this july to have a 6 country trip in southeast asia (saigon-siem reap-bangkok-yangon-kuala lumpur-vientiane) and looking for someone who will share with the cab's fare hehe.. im 31 and i want to have this trip before i get too old... ive been to thailand 3 times and so far it left a smile in my heart .. hope to hear from u guys

6. Posted by DaveLister (Budding Member 17 posts) 4y

hi thanks for all the replys :) things are moving very fast for me, I just left my partner of 6 years and her kids. its all very upsetting but life moves on (to se asia). i have been back in bristol since yesterday, I have enough money to get away for a couple of months but would like to work flatout for the next month or so then sell all my work tools and stuff i dont need so i have the option to stay traveling alot longer which id love to do. my heads spinning right now with everything thats going on in my life, I just wanted any replyers to know im still here & my traveling is DEFINETLY on. il reply to people over the next few days, thanks again everyone thats up for it!!

7. Posted by summer80 (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y

hi matty

im kind of in the same boat as you at the moment im looking at traveling early july thiland is on my list as i want to do some diving there. other than that i have no real plans maybe aus. i have untill november when i need to be back. but don't want to travel on my own.

8. Posted by DaveLister (Budding Member 17 posts) 4y

Hello everyoe, sorry its been a week since my last post, I have been working everyday, today has been my first day off! some replys...

Quoting alyssasou

where in thailand would you like to visit?

Im very easy going, I was looking for others to inspire me, I would love to visit koh lanta again, apart from that im up for anything really.

Quoting Sheep_83

Hey

I'm Mark, from Swansea, Most my mates are settled in relationships, have kids or buying houses.......none of that interests me quite yet, i turn 30 next year and i to have a longing too go travelling, thinking of packing my backpack and going sometime between March-May next year, not sure how long for yet!!!!!

I would be going solo, and at the moment can't quite decide exactly where...i've toyed with south america, but the language barrier scares me and my latest is a flight too russia-trans siberian railway too Beijing, then travelling down too thailand and surrounding countries, possibly going too Australia if i can afford it.....though i'm sure that will change and as i'm going solo, i'm open too meeting with someone and changing my plans!!!!

Have you had any more thoughts about what you want too do? Would you be looking too work whilst you travel?

Hi mark, is that 2013 you will be traveling? all I really know is im going with a open mind & open plans, I would like a rough idea of what im going to be doing before I go, and definetly would feel better if I had someone(s) to travel with. I hadnt planed or even thought about working while I travel but I never say never, although I thik it would be unlikely.

Quoting krislau8

hi, im planning this july to have a 6 country trip in southeast asia (saigon-siem reap-bangkok-yangon-kuala lumpur-vientiane) and looking for someone who will share with the cab's fare hehe.. im 31 and i want to have this trip before i get too old... ive been to thailand 3 times and so far it left a smile in my heart .. hope to hear from u guys

Hi, I like the sound of your travel route, and yes shared taxi fares ect will definetly make things cheaper. are you from the uk? how long are you travelig for?

Quoting summer80

hi matty

im kind of in the same boat as you at the moment im looking at traveling early july thiland is on my list as i want to do some diving there. other than that i have no real plans maybe aus. i have untill november when i need to be back. but don't want to travel on my own.

Hi, are you planning on a diving holiday/travel or is that just something you would like to do while away. when you fly from the uk are you going straight to thailand or will that be part way through your journey. I hadnt thought about oz but was tempted by new zealand as I have family that emigrated there so was hoping on some free accommodation ;) as I said in a reply above im up for anything and am lookig for others to inspire me.

Im sure most of you use facebook, I dont have one :( but I'd like to talk to anyone thats serious about buddying up for a travel more before meeting anyone in another country, im not paronoid just cautious.... as I would expect any of you to be. I do have whatsapp on my phone and I should really fill i my profile page on here so you can get a rough idea who I am and what im about, your also welcome to message ad email me. or any other form of communication you can recommend i order to get to know anyone I will be meeting for a travel adventure.

Thanks for reading, hope to hear back from you soon.....

9. Posted by sharnieee (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Hi,
I just booked the ticket to Thailand in early of June for three weeks.
anyone will be there at that time?

10. Posted by DaveLister (Budding Member 17 posts) 4y

hi sharnieee, have you got any plans for when your there or will you take it as it comes? will you be backpacking from place to place? im thinking about going sooner than I had originaly planned to, all I can think about is getting away!! I nearly cut my hand off at work yesterday thinking of thailand when I should have have been focused on the job. I saw (no pun intended) it as a sign that I should go asap.