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  • allison20

    Joined Travelfish
    10th January, 2009
    Posts: 2

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    I'm new to solo travel, but I'm in Hanoi and want to spend a week / a few weeks travelling around Laos, and I'm going to go alone. I'd like to take the slow boat up the river from Vientiane to Luang Prabang, maybe rent a motorbike (I'm an experienced driver) and drive around and see the countryside. Should there be any concern about me as a girl doing these things alone? I have no clue, so I'd appreciate advice.

    Thanks!

    #1 Posted: 10/1/2009 - 08:59

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  • Rufus

    Joined Travelfish
    22nd April, 2007
    Location Laos
    Posts: 956

    None whatsoever. Just use common sense.

    #2 Posted: 10/1/2009 - 16:20

  • tlm44

    Joined Travelfish
    25th September, 2008
    Posts: 11

    I was alone in all those places and other than some kids stealing my camera, renting a bike that the back breaks didn't work on and the hotel charged me for the sheets because I bled on them.. and I just my souveniersI sent home and most of it was stolen including an expensive silk dress.

    I was very uncomfortable in Sihanoukville. People were incredibly pushy, I had some guys banging on my hotel door in the middle of the night. It was not fun...

    #3 Posted: 16/1/2009 - 02:16

  • allison20

    Joined Travelfish
    10th January, 2009
    Posts: 2

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    thanks to both of you for the information. That's what I assumed, but it's nice to have it confirmed. And I already skipped Sihanoukville; went to Kep instead. Much more low key!

    #4 Posted: 16/1/2009 - 13:21

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