Travelling Thailand September/October 2011

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21. Posted by RobbityBobbity (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi every body. My name is Robert and this will be my 3rd trip to Thailand. Thailand is a great country to start if you are new to traveling abroad and want somewhere relatively safe to get your feet wet. I am thinking about heading over in September from the west coast US. I've got a few friends on Koh Samui, Koh Samet, and Koh Phangan that I would like to visit again. Last trip I spent 4 months traveling a good portion of Thailand. Some suggestions that I have, especially for the very aware who you go off with at a party, club, not accept drinks that are already opened or mixed from strangers, if someone tries to convince you something is cool or probably isn't. At your Full Moon Party experience, try not to involve yourself with the flaming skip-rope ( have seen really bad injuries from that thing...very dangerous. Another thing that I had witnessed multiple times, especially on Koh Phangan, was scooter and moped accidents...ranging from cuts and bruises all the way to fatalities. Yes, I saw someone die from a scooter injury around new year...nothing pretty. Would break your parents hearts. If you have never driven one, take the time to practice at slow speed until you feel comfortable on one...and do not drink and drive...especially a scooter...unless you are just asking to get hurt...I think there are easier and less messed up ways. It is also a good idea to discuss with the business owner about insurance and what that actually covers. If you crash a motor bike, don't be surprised if the bill gets expensive. If the damage is minimal, I would suggest not even mentioning it...let them find the problem. Playing dumb is sometimes the best option. At parties, know before-hand a good place to put your important belongings...full moon party for example, people even get their bungalows broken into while they are out drinking and having aware of where you keep your passport at all times. I hear people get pick-pocketed and purse snatched quite regularly...and usually not by Thai people. From my experience Thais in general have a stricter moral compass than most, and will do good by you and take care of you. Very friendly people. Just much different from your average westerner. Use your tools and research places you might visit...that includes restaurants, temples, clubs, whatever...let Google (or whatever search engine) be your friend. You can get lots of heads up before you enter a scene and know pretty well what to expect. If anyone would like more information, let me know, likewise if you want to meet up and have a drink, a meal, a good time, or a travel partner somewhere along the way, get a hold of me.

[ Edit: Edited on 30-Jul-2011, at 02:06 by RobbityBobbity ]

22. Posted by keefyboylittle (Budding Member 55 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

hello every 1, was thinking of going thailand in november for at leat 3-4 months, from what ive seen lot of people going in sept-cto, time, are there specific dates for the full moon beach parties??. not sure wheather to get 1 way ticket, or open ticket etc, is it worh it?
keef england.

23. Posted by Crystasia (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


I'm flying into Bangkok on September 2nd and staying until 16th. I'm traveling solo as well. I don't have any plans yet but want to head to Phuket and now to the Full Moon party. I would love to meet other people going to be there around the sane time.

24. Posted by escarolie76bcn (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


I feel the same ...I bought the trip by myslef and now I feel a little "scared" and lazy to do the trip by myself. I stay from the sept. 2nd to the 6th in Bang kok, and then probably I will move to the south, not sure about ching mai becuase I really want to relax and not to stress, but we could do some part of the trip together.. my mail is escarolie76... in .. I am from Spain, friendly and very flexible. take care¡¡¡

25. Posted by Blueskies2 (Budding Member 20 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys,

I've recently finished Uni in the UK and will be in Thailand from around 25th Sept until probably mid october (might have to stay until the full moon party)!
I'd be really up for some travelling companions but not looking to volunteer as I've got a prolonged thing in Borneo with the Orangutans so really looking for an exciting and fun trip.
Write here or PM if anyone would like to meet up at some point.


26. Posted by chickafilaroo (Budding Member 17 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

RobbittyBobbitty - - You know your stuff :o)

27. Posted by Fmp2011 (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


Are you interested to join us for the FMP?

28. Posted by Dackery (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone,

I'm Anna - i'm traveling to thailand around the 19th of September. I haven't booked onto any tours or anything because I'm hoping to meet someone on here to potentially travel with to save costs and have more fun!

I'm 21, blonde, and a little silly. I've recently graduated from Warwick and i'm desperate to get to paradise!

Basically i'm planning to do, Bangkok, Chang Mai and then the islands.....maybe stay in Koh Tao for a while and potentially hit a full moon party.

Write back if you're up for joining forces and doing this together! :)

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30. Posted by DanWalker (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey everyone,

I'm Dan and I'm 21. I've just finished uni and am looking to travel around SE Asia (mainly Thailand) for a few months.
I land in Bangkok on 17th Sept so I'll probably stay there for a while and then head to Chiang Mai and the islands for FMP. After that I'm probably going to travel through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. I haven't planned anything properly so I don't know what order I'm gonna do things.
If anyone's about around the same time and wants to meet up message me or add me on Facebook if you want, It's the same picture I have on here.