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Thailand this July,travelling alone.

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1. Posted by Mohiuddin Kamal (Budding Member, 12 posts) 8 Jan '14 13:36

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Hey guys,
I'm Sam.20yr old male,planning to travel solo to Thailand this July.
My main plan is to see Phi Phi islands and maybe attend the full moon party.
Anyways this will be the first time I'll travel alone to a different country (Which I really don't mind)
But Thailand can be a bit rough around the edges I hear.
It would be great to meet up with some other travellers.
Also would love some advice on travelling from Bangkok to Koh Phi Phi.
Thanks in advance,Comment or Send me a message here :)

2. Posted by allthai (Full Member, 88 posts) 8 Jan '14 15:37

You can fly to Krabi or Phuket or take the bus from Morchit bus station. You can then take the ferry to Phi Phi Island. You can get the ferry tickets from any travel agency in Bangkok, Krabi or Phuket.

3. Posted by Mohiuddin Kamal (Budding Member, 12 posts) 8 Jan '14 16:50

Ahh thanks ! :)
Also is whats the easiest route to Koh Phangan,Is there any way to go there from Koh Phi Phi ?

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1581 posts) 8 Jan '14 17:09

"... But Thailand can be a bit rough around the edges I hear..."

Not at all. It's arguably the most most backpacker friendly "non western" destination on the planet. It has a fabulous backpacker infrastructure geared specifically for first time travellers exactly like yourself.

Have fun.

Cheers,
Terry

5. Posted by meganjane03 (Budding Member, 48 posts) 8 Jan '14 22:23

We took a bus from Phangan to Phi Phi which dropped us at the ferry dock. I imagine you can do the return. Just ask a travel agent on Phi Phi, there are a bunch of them. It's an easy transfer but if I remember correctly, quite a bit of waiting time halfway at a small restaurant for a bus change, but people help you and you'll know what bus you need etc. Thailand will be fine travelling alone, just take the usual precautions and use common sense. I'd suggest taking as little luggage as possible and keeping it on your person on the buses (ie. Backpack on your lap). The only storiee we heard were of stolen items while bags were under the bus, but Thailand is pretty safe. Enjoy!

6. Posted by Mohiuddin Kamal (Budding Member, 12 posts) 9 Jan '14 01:17

Thanks guys,much appreciated :)