Thailand, mid April

Travel Forums Travel Companions Thailand, mid April

1. Posted by amytet (Budding Member 6 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi. I'm a first time traveller, 19 year old female. Am going to be in Thailand starting in mid-April hopefully to beginning of September. Would prefer not to do it alone, at least to start with. Would prefer another girl really. Also similar age and first time traveller, as clueless as me. Don't know what I'd be doing. I could look at some Buddhas, go to some beaches and bars. Would definitely like to go to the Islands like Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Samui as it just has to be done really. Just want to go with the flow really and do whatever. Am not aversed to other SEA countries. Would prefer people who aren't likely to refer to themselves as 'mad fer it'.

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

hi amy, wish i could go with! i've been before and just wanted to recomend ko chang as far as the island scene. it's a fairly quiet island and well worth getting to. you go through Trat, south and ferry out. there are some wonderful small family ran spots, nothing too crazy. just a mellow place to get some peace when it's time...and the time will come. also, should you need a special place to stay when you first get to Bangkok, please find your way to the Shanti Lodge. it's off of Sri Ayutya by the national library(sorry if the spelling is rusty). It's an oasis in the heart of the massive Bangkok. Kim and Happy are special people. best of luck and feel free to contact me if you ever need...

3. Posted by amytet (Budding Member 6 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

thanks Rachel. Ko Chang has been recommended before, I'll definitely check it out. Thanks for the tip about the Shanti Lodge as well. It sounds cool.

4. Posted by foetus85 (Budding Member 21 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

hey amy! it's leechian here and i'm 19 y/o chinese girl from Malaysia. I'm interested in going backpacking as well. i'm a first time backpacker and is just as clueless!!! so i'm really looking for a travel buddy now. i only have a month though, from mid april. initially, i was thinking of travelling around Malaysia with a travel buddy but Thailand is awesome. i've been there a few times and would love to go again without my parents!! lol... so you can email me at if you're interested!
thanks :)