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11. Posted by RachelB17 (Budding Member 36 posts) 42w Star this if you like it!

25 years old means you are an adult and can make your own choices. They can have their opinions about your trip but ultimately can't stop you from going (as long as it's not their money). The world is full of danger. Do what you want and just be careful and travel light.

12. Posted by Emuhib (Budding Member 5 posts) 42w Star this if you like it!

Hi, I am a local here in Indonesia.
South East Asia.
I stay near Kawah Ijen, Bali, Meru betiri park and the nearest is Pulau Merah Beach (Red Island Beach).

As a local, years ago my friend from Australia (We talk when we are at the Beach) that is solo traveller got accident here (in Bali) when She drove motorcycle. I would like to help her as I know that She is solo traveller.
When She has been at Hospital, something that I wonder is Many other travellers from different countries, they came, they asked how she is, and they care about their friend.
Even they only know her when talking at hostel maybe (I ask them). But They feel like that She is their sister..

Just that My story.
Dont be afraid come here on SE Asia, Specialy Indonesia...
You will love all the things here..

13. Posted by rastacourage (Budding Member 27 posts) 40w Star this if you like it!

Thank you all for the incredibly helpful advice. I am happy to say that I am still planning on traveling! I think my parents had spooked me, but I am ready to take myself out of my comfort zone and experience some completely different and beautiful cultures. Happy travels! :)

14. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 270 posts) 40w Star this if you like it!

If your parents haven't travelled themselves then they're bound to be apprehensive about you doing it. But you're 25 years old and planning to go to one of the safest countries in the world (excluding road accidents! ) in Thailand. It's the easiest country in the world for travel.
Vietnam is also really easy, whilst Cambodia is only slightly less easy if you're intending to go off the beaten track.
Buy some travellers guide books (like lonely planet/rough guide), do lots of reading/research and do it. Guide books can become 'out of date' quickly and they aren't always 100% to start with, but as a guide (not gospel) they're invaluable.
You will meet others that are doing similar routes, so it's highly unlikely you'll be completely solo for long.

I'd be much more worried about travelling around the USA.

15. Posted by nat9910 (Budding Member 4 posts) 40w Star this if you like it!

Hi! 🙂 When are you thinking of going? I'm in exactly the same boat as you!

16. Posted by rastacourage (Budding Member 27 posts) 39w Star this if you like it!

Quoting nat9910

Hi! 🙂 When are you thinking of going? I'm in exactly the same boat as you!

I will be leaving mid-December and traveling through the end of January/early Feb! I plan on traveling through Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam :)

17. Posted by SofiaIsabel (Inactive 1 posts) 39w Star this if you like it!


I am a 25-year-old female traveler. I have done a few trips on my own to Argentina, Europe, the States. Your parents, like mine, are just worried about your safety however it is ultimately your choice to decide what you want to do. I have yet to travel to Asia although I will hopefully be there in January but from what I understand from the research I have done it is fairly safe, just be aware and read up on the differences of the cultures so you don't get major culture shock. Also, you will be meeting people as you travel through hostels or your tour. Someone on your tour may even have the same idea as you and want to travel around SE Asia as well and you can work out a plan together.

I question myself all of the time, but that is also just something happens when dealing with change or taking risks. Try not to let this stop you. Most of all, remember that if you don't feel comfortable traveling on your own after the tour you can always go home. Trust your gut.

18. Posted by BestwayTours (Inactive 2 posts) 35w Star this if you like it!

In that situation, you can join a small group travel tour through a reliable source, this way your parents will be ensured about your safety. If this doesn’t works you may go to those places that offer hostel facilities and since you are 25, you will find many other young people like you over there.

P.S- Don’t be afraid of travelling alone, when there are so many options available these days.

Live>>>Laugh and yes Travel your best...Cheers!! :)

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