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2012 August: First Stop Thailand - South East Asia

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1. Posted by AUS-MattyC (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y

Hello world;

new to forums so will kick this off basically - my names Matty, im hitting up South East Asia in August+ (next week), my first time there. Current plans are: a wedding in Phuket then the Full Moon Party on Sept 1st... havent booked a flight home and am just looking to get amongst like minded people that want to see things, do things and have fun!

I will most likely travel for 3-6 months but then who knows :) I am certainly not new to traveling and am rather savvy to making the most of everything, even with nothing. So; i invite everyone to share the experiences.

Feel free to send any tips/ideas/must do's etc or even come along for ride!?

2. Posted by HaadRinGuide (Travel Guru 542 posts) 4y

I'd recommend getting to Koh Pha Ngan a few days before the Full Moon Party as the build up down the beach every night is almost as good as Full Moon itself.

I'd also recommend visiting Koh Phi Phi. And Krabi is a good spot to base yourself for a few days where you can do a few decent day trips.

If you're looking to meet like-minded people then The Rock is a very sociable hostel on Koh Phi Phi (as long as you don't mind roughing it) and Pak Up Hostel is an excellent hostel in Krabi which again is a good spot for meeting other backpackers.

3. Posted by AUS-MattyC (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y

Cheers Emmett70, currently have booked accomdation 6-15th in Phuket and 28th-4th in Haad Rin for the FML.

Koh Phi Phi The Rock looks good, ill check it out on arrival - thanks.

Krabi Pak Up Hostel has been reccommended by many and is on the list too.

4. Posted by Simon Lee (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y

I will suggest you to also visit Malaysia, if you do enjoy to see various cultural activities in Malaysia, i think you will like this place:)


5. Posted by tinavratilova (Budding Member 16 posts) 4y

Indonesia, for sure.

If you're into diving, hiking, wildlifes, partying, etc mail me for further details
we have really many things to do here.

6. Posted by AUS-MattyC (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y

Thanks will look into it.

7. Posted by Pahn (Budding Member 32 posts) 4y

Are you In phuket rught now??
You like theree? There have several beaches
But many foreign as you seen it
Im here in bkk anything I can help :)
Pls mail to me.. Have a niceday

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9. Posted by AUS-MattyC (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Aug-2012, at 09:42 by AUS-MattyC ]

10. Posted by AUS-MattyC (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y

hey Pahn, im in Phi Phi now but cheers!