Asia For New Year

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1. Posted by Katherinewheel1 (Budding Member 2 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Hi Everyone,

This is my first time on a travel forum - i have recently booked to fly in to KL for a night and then fly on to Krabi as it is cheaper.

Any advise where to go and where best to meet people? and stay safe?

thanks,

Katherine

2. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 517 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Katherinewheel1

Any advise where to go and where best to meet people?
and stay safe?

You'll meet lots of people there everywhere.
Thailand is very safe provided you use common sense, so don't go out at night dressed like a hooker, don't get blind drunk and don't walk down unlit alleys at night (which are probably things you'd do to stay safe in your home city).
You'll have a great time.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2125 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

How long in Thailand? Christmas - New Years holiday period is high season for hotel bookings and prices. So get your hotels sorted out so you have a place to head to.

Open these links on your computer for some helpful information.

https://www.travellerspoint.com/guide/Thailand/
https://www.travellerspoint.com/guide/Krabi_Province/

Google search:
https://www.thecrazytourist.com/top-25-things-to-do-in-krabi-thailand/

You have some good advice in previous post. When I read about tourist women getting in trouble too often drinking excessive amounts of alcohol is a big reason! Wandering around drunk 1 am, 2 am, 3 am usually nothing good happens that time of night!

If you have enough time a visit to Bangkok might be worthwhile. If getting a tan is a priority you can still get a tan in Bangkok too! (But no beaches there! ) Bangkok can be cheaper than good beach areas too. Local transportation in Bangkok is pretty good! FYI - Bangkok has 2 airports.

You might meet some people in your hotel, on a tour or even walking around.

Have fun.

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5. Posted by Katherinewheel1 (Budding Member 2 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the replies. I’m flying into thailand the 29th of Dec however don’t want to stay too long as want to go down to Borneo and do the rainforest.

I’ve booked first 5 nights accomadation, one night KL, 2 Krabi, 2 phi phi as yes costs are more than expected however after that i want to see what happens... as don’t want to waste time in thailand if there is nothing to see? Quite open to fitting as much in as possible as only have 3 weeks holiday!

Also been reading up on Sarawak and apparently high alert for pirates? Our government have done a great job of scaring me....

I haven’t heard good things about bangkok, so have no desire to go... more into beach, sites and yoga however do want to find some people to party with :)

6. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2125 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

"........... as don’t want to waste time in thailand if there is nothing to see?"-

There is a lot to see in Thailand but you won't do it in only a few days. Thailand is one of the top tourist destinations in the world.

"I haven’t heard good things about bangkok, so have no desire to go..."

Bangkok is about the same size as London. Bangkok is a very popular city to visit.
https://www.thisisinsider.com/the-most-visited-cities-of-2017-2017-12#1-hong-kong-20

"Also been reading up on Sarawak and apparently high alert for pirates?"

Do you plan on renting some sort of a party/pleasure boat and venture far from land?

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With your schedule what you will get is a lot of stamps in your passport. Also do a lot of packing up, riding buses and taxis to airports or bus stations, time in transit and then unpacking your stuff at new hotels.

Bali is popular with female travelers traveling solo.

Good luck on trip wherever you end up.

7. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 517 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Katherinewheel1

.... as don’t want to waste time in thailand if there is nothing to see?
...……….I haven’t heard good things about bangkok, so have no desire to go... more into beach, sites and yoga

As Karazyal says, there's lots to see and do in Thailand and Bangkok has quite a few of those things.

I don't know who's been telling you only bad things about Bangkok, but they're idiots.
It is a big crowded traffic locked place and I understand why people don't want to stay there long, but sites like the Royal Palace are awesome, so it is a 'must visit' city.

I suspect that your next visit to S.E.Asia will have a much higher Thailand content.

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Dec-2018, at 04:29 by Andrew Mack ]