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1. Posted by williamdee (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y

Hi there i am travelling to thailand alone at some point in febuary and am looking for advice or someone to help me as i'v never travelled alone before, im a bit worried as i can go and it maybe a waste of time but im confident and get on with everyone and would take any advice on board.

thanks william

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1818 posts) 2y

Over a hundred thousand other British people heading out there in February. Lots of people on their own so no problem making friends. Being the high season, you should book some accommodation in advance.

You get 30 days visa waiver on arrival and being as most of your cost is getting there, it costs little to stay an extra week or two to spend in the sunshine rather than hurrying back home to the snow and ice.

Some areas of Bangkok are a little unsettled at present but if you want, easy to get a bus, train or plane to the beaches down south or up north to avoid it all.

http://www.travelfish.org/country/thailand

Have a good time.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1593 posts) 2y

Quoting williamdee

Hi there i am travelling to thailand alone at some point in febuary and am looking for advice or someone to help me as i'v never travelled alone before, im a bit worried as i can go and it maybe a waste of time but im confident and get on with everyone and would take any advice on board.

thanks william

Happy New Year.

Thailand is an easy country to visit. Very tourist friendly with an occasional hiccup with protests every now and then. Even with protests pending or going on tourists usually still visit. Being bigger than the UK, if a situation in Bangkok makes it advisable to visit another city there is somewhere else to head for. My advice is to wait nearer to the end of February vs the beginning of February. With the elections scheduled for early February hopefully something will finally be settled. Tourism is big business, every day with fewer tourists means ordinary tourists lose money.

Don't wait to the last minute to get your passport. From the UK stay at least a couple weeks. (A little longer if you can afford it.) That way you get the more out of an expensive plane ticket than a shorter amount of time. Before you buy your plane tickets compare the cost of a round trip ticket to Bangkok vs using one way flights. Usually with round trip tickets you save money. Depends on the airline. To qualify for the free 30 day Visa Exemption you are supposed to have round trip ticket or proof of onward travel out of Thailand. (Transportation to nearby countries is not that expensive from and back to Thailand.)
http://thaiembassyuk.org.uk/?q=node/55

My advice is start in Bangkok - providing things have calmed down. Plan a budget out, you must know how much you have available per day. Then you choose hotels that don't bust your budget and still allow you to have some fun, do some shopping, take some tours, etc. You can ask for hotel advice if you want but include a price range. You can buy or borrow a travel guide on Thailand and see what interests you. Usually a visit to Bangkok, a beach area and a visit to northern Thailand does it for many people. Some people only want beaches, some only are interested in shopping or nightlife. Wait until you get to Thailand to change your money to Thai baht. You get a better rate that way. No problem changing money at the airport 24 hours a day. Most flights to Bangkok from overseas lands at Suvarnabhumi. Although there are 2 airports in Bangkok. Google checks will also give you info on things to see and do.

Up to you.

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