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11. Posted by rover83 (Budding Member 4 posts) 40w Star this if you like it!

Thanks Andrew. Exactly my point.. I am not much of a solo person. Being a sportsman all my life, never took to reading and stuff..

I was thinking of staying at a resort. Do you think hostel is a better idea to meet people? What place would you recommend where I can still get my own room even though it is a hostel..

Also, do you recommend some app or site where I can connect with people before the trip if the dates coincide. I tried to post in some apps but most guys and girls (both) seem to be interested in joining female travelers. 555

Thanks all for sharing your point of views. I love this thread.. So cool to share your inhibitions with people and get reviews and ideas at the same time.

12. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 355 posts) 40w Star this if you like it!

I'd suggest you buy a backpackers guide book (rough guide or lonely planet) and get a guest house close to the backpacker hostels and café/bars. Usually Hostel single rooms are poor value (if you can find one).
You'll meet people at the café/bars more easily.

The guide books are not 'gospel'. They're a guide to stuff which can go out of date quickly and some recommended places can suddenly become busy because of the book, but then they let their standards drop. So don't get annoyed because everything isn't exactly like the book suggests.

I've a friend who fills his time playing games on his phone, and he misses so much because he doesn't take notice of his surroundings... Learn to appreciate what's happening around you rather than needing to find a distraction.

13. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2057 posts) 40w Star this if you like it!

Remember you will meet some people on shared tours. In Thailand you can sign on to a shared tour the day before and leave from your hotel lobby area next morning. (In person, through local travel agencies and some hotel tour desks.)

When you get around to choosing your hotel my advice is to choose a place where you have restaurants, shopping, pubs and entertainment you can walk to. Save the taxis and other transportation for places of interest further from your hotel during day hours.

I met one friend on a plane flying to Thailand. Similar age, similar past history and It turned out he lived 30 miles from my town. Still keep in touch 20 years later. I do chat up people I meet in pubs and beer bars but I don't expect more than "my sports team will kick your team's a$$ bragging" or a comment on the weather or something innocuous.

Sign up for a cooking class!

14. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 355 posts) 40w Star this if you like it!

Quoting karazyal

my advice is to choose a place where you have restaurants, shopping, pubs and entertainment you can walk to.
Save the taxis and other transportation for places of interest further from your hotel during day hours.

Although you could end up sharing a taxi with good people that become life-long friends, instead you could be in a place where everyone is a 'loved up' couple who don't want to interact with anyone else, so this is good advice for a solo traveller.

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