I'm backpacking in Thailand on the above dates alone and was wondering if anyone else is there at the same time?
I haven't really got a specific itinerary, but I'll be flying to Bangkok and I'll probably spend NYE there too, either that or full moon.
After that I'm just gonna go with the flow!
This is the first time I've ever done anything like this and on my own too so it would be cool to go for a beer or something with someone if anyone is there at the same time!
Obviously Bangkok will be busy at the time I'm going so I'll pre book the accommodation for the first few nights
Any suggestions where to stay? Preferably somewhere that's easy to meet people :D
You will be in Thailand when you have the most tourists at one time. Also when hotels are highest priced, especially close to the holidays.
For hotel advice mention a price range. If you are a student or very young maybe choose a hotel in the Khao San Road (KSR) area where lots of kids stay. A little older and want to check out some adult nightlife maybe choose the Sukhumvit Road, Nana area. In both the Nana area and the KSR area you will find hotels in all price ranges. In the Nana area you will also have access to the Skytrain. The Skytrain is an overhead rail service that connects with the Airport Rail Link and the Subway. No rail service in the KSR area.
Know how much per night you can afford for a hotel room and ask for hotel advice in that price range. Use a baht figure. You will meet people on tours, in bars, even in McDonalds, on bus rides, etc. In Thailand, in major cities like Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and nearby Pattaya, you can sign up for tours through local travel agencies!
Since your time in Thailand will exceed the free 30 day visa exemption stamp that many tourists get at the airport you may need a Tourist Visa that you pay for! If you have a one way ticket and without a visa you may have a problem with your airline when you leave your country.
Wow thanks for all that information it's really helpful!
I'm 21, so maybe KSR or near there I should stay when in Bangkok?
I was thinking around 500 - 600 baht per night
Not looking for anywhere fancy
I have a return flight but how would I go a out getting the visa for the extra 5 days I'm there for or so?
Thanks for the help!