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Going to Chiang Mai - I'm nervous!

  • dancercr

    Joined Travelfish
    19th April, 2008
    Posts: 1

    Hey everyone.
    Okay so I'm a 23 yr old female, and I am planning on travelling to volunteer at the Elephant Nature Foundation which is outside of Chiang Mai. So far I'm travelling alone. I have a few questions:

    I have read that travelling alone is alright, and since I don't really plan on going anywhere but Chiang Mai and the ENF I'm not to worried, however I'm still wondering if going alone would be a bad idea. Any thoughts?

    When would be the best time of year to go?

    This question is fairly emberassing - I have a severe phobia of large insects - and I know that going to a Nature Park near the Jungle isn't necessarily the best thing for that! However if someone could tell me a little bit about what insects are native to that area and what I should do to 'prepare' that would help alot :)
    All in all I'm really excited, but I feel like I don't know nearly enough about Thailand. I'm reading as much as I can, but any information you could provide would be awesome!

    #1 Posted: 19/4/2008 - 12:43

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  • myrhmaid

    Joined Travelfish
    30th November, 2007
    Posts: 12

    Hi there. I've lived in Chiang Mai for a year (it's great), and traveled lots on my own - you'll be fine, just use common sense. As for insects, you'll see lots of ants, and a large looking beetle type thing, but unless you have a huge phobia of geckos, it'll be ok.

    #2 Posted: 19/4/2008 - 15:38

  • cecyinjapan

    Joined Travelfish
    23rd April, 2008
    Posts: 1

    I've been to Thailand 8-9 times, and Chiang Mai pobably 5-6 times. I am also female and usually travel alone. I've never had any problems. As Myrhmaid said, just use common sense, and you'll be fine. Have a good time at the elephant foundation.

    #3 Posted: 23/4/2008 - 13:26

  • caseyrebecca

    Joined Travelfish
    22nd April, 2008
    Posts: 10
    Total reviews: 2

    I highly recommend the cooking course at A Lot of Thai if you're looking for something to do in Chiang Mai - nicest people ever!
    www.alotofthai.com

    #4 Posted: 26/4/2008 - 13:03

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