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First time Lone Female mature traveller needs reassurance

  • julesloz

    Joined Travelfish
    30th October, 2012
    Posts: 7

    I am flying to bang kok tomorrow for a month! spend 2 days in bangkok before getting the sleeper training a 3 day trek. On 16tNovember I'm flying to ko samui I am trying to be flexible (not paranoid and pre booking)and not sure where? May a nanal park and the on to the islands on the west. The trouble is I have domuch research on do's & don'ts and read so much bad press about safety (rip of taxi drivers)etc that I've scared myself! Lol normally pretty laid back and confident I have gone from excited to wondering what the hell I've done! So come on you lot give me some positive tips on where else to go and reassurances would be much appreciated, also anyone travellers same time same area's give me a shout

    #1 Posted: 7/11/2012 - 03:51

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  • DanielleDIY

    Joined Travelfish
    7th November, 2012
    Posts: 1

    Congrats, you are getting out of your comfort zone! I hope you can look back on this and laugh later. Thailand is much safer than urban America. The people are very friendly. I think the biggest trouble you can get yourself into is by hanging out in party zones without companions you can trust. You will be able to meet and make friends easily.

    #2 Posted: 7/11/2012 - 09:24

  • waytogo

    Joined Travelfish
    1st December, 2011
    Posts: 25

    All that stuff you've been worrying about, all the confusion anxiety etc is gonna disappear as soon as you're actually in Thailand. Don't try to figure it all out, just go there and you'll see what I mean. Everything seems so difficult when you're at home trying to make sense of it all in the dark cave that is your head. Seriously you'll have a blast. First time I went to Thailand I had done zero research, booked nothing, didn't know anything about transportation costs dangers etc and it all went extremely smooth, easiest country for single travelers in the world in my opinion. :)

    #3 Posted: 7/11/2012 - 10:36

  • MADMAC

    Joined Travelfish
    6th June, 2009
    Posts: 6220
    Total reviews: 10

    Relax, Thailand is safe enough. Easy to meet people here. Don't drink to the point of getting stupid, don't wander around in lonely places late... common sense stuff. Most taxi drivers are honest guys. Just be smart.

    #4 Posted: 7/11/2012 - 10:37

  • chinarocks

    Joined Travelfish
    17th June, 2011
    Posts: 681

    Welcome back MADMAC, no doubt you were glued to the election coverage yesterday.

    To the OP, the biggest "danger", or more precisely, annoyance, you will encounter in Thailand is fellow westerners. Many of them will be obscenely drunk, off their heads on drugs and it's not unknown for them to thief off their fellow tourists.

    But I echo the other poster's thoughts, as is true for any part of the world. Humility, decency and common sense goes a long, long way.

    #5 Posted: 7/11/2012 - 10:55

  • MADMAC

    Joined Travelfish
    6th June, 2009
    Posts: 6220
    Total reviews: 10

    Actually China, I was at the Bangkok salsa festival and I decided to ride to it. So I rode to Bangkok (driving a bike in Bangkok is a *****!) and then when the festival was over I road to Nakhon Sawan. From there I road through Chaiyupum province, which was absolutely stunning. Chaiyupum is a highly underrated place. I really liked it. Then I went back to Khon Kaen to see my son and then road back to Muk. So I was out of the net for about 8 days.

    #6 Posted: 8/11/2012 - 10:35

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