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Solo travelling Thai/Cam/Loas for 6 weeks (July/Aug)

  • johnoreilly

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    Hi guys/girls

    Undertaking my very first trip to SE Asia (at the ripe old age of 27) at the beginning of July from England. Looking at booking my ticket for around the 1st of July and heading back in time for uni in mid/late August. I literally have no plan or specific route but will more than likely be heading to Bangkok from a London airport as it's the cheapest return ticket that i've found. I'm just going to get myself there and make it up as I go.

    Anybody fancy meeting up or just general chat I'm more than happy to get to know new folk, as it kinda is the idea of the trip.

    See ya

    #1 Posted: 21/3/2012 - 12:14

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  • MADMAC

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    "I'm just going to get myself there and make it up as I go."

    This is one of the smartest itineraries I've seen anyone post on travelfish. Come here, chill, have a good time, go wherever the wind blows you.

    If you make it out to Mukdahan, drop me a line.

    #2 Posted: 21/3/2012 - 12:55

  • johnoreilly

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    I have no idea where that is (guess i'd better get the map out) but I will do

    #3 Posted: 21/3/2012 - 13:01

  • MADMAC

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    Northeast on the mekong River. About ten hours horrible, hideous, bus ride from Mo Chit, Bangkok.

    #4 Posted: 21/3/2012 - 22:15

  • muskey

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    Hello john. I will be starting my month long holiday around the 27th - 28th of july. Bangkok is my first drop off, so if you fancy meeting up for a sambuca or two... let me know.

    #5 Posted: 22/3/2012 - 10:05

  • bnoman

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    Hi John, I will be in siem reap from Aug 2-7. Maybe I'll see you there

    #6 Posted: 22/3/2012 - 21:08

  • hbug

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    I am going to Cambodia for 4 weeks for research and then thinking about Malaysia or whatever comes up for the last 10-14 days or so, which would be in the beginning of July...I'm 27 and have traveled some and ready to travel CHEAP and see everything with the time I've got there. Maybe we could just meet up somewhere on the whim in the start of your trip! Let me know if you got some ideas, but yea maybe Its time we both get maps and a travel book...Hope ya have a great trip and good luck.
    hbug

    #7 Posted: 2/5/2012 - 18:04

  • Jafty51

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    I'm going to be travelling alone too. I'm doing a tour that finishes up in Singapore on the 13th and after that, like you, I don't have much of a plan. I really wanna go to Laos/Cambodia/Vietnam so it might be an idea to keep in touch, could be cool to meet up.

    #8 Posted: 5/5/2012 - 12:07

  • dene_aus

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    3rd May, 2010
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    same boat as you guys, no plans either, starting late July for a few months. Travelled for 3 months in 2010 and cant stay away!

    #9 Posted: 6/5/2012 - 00:08

  • feedee150

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    Me! I am going solo also. Fly into Bangkok on 28th June and back out again 9th August (to Melbourne - woo). I'm hoping to fit in Thailand/Laos/Cambodia/Vietnam in the 6 weeks - possibly a little over ambitious...

    I have zero plans bar flight dates and 1st 2 nights accommodation (in Bangkok, mainly to get over any jetlag).

    Fee.

    #10 Posted: 9/5/2012 - 09:16

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  • chinarocks

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    "I'm hoping to fit in Thailand/Laos/Cambodia/Vietnam in the 6 weeks - possibly a little over ambitious..."

    Just a touch, please don't try this. Pick two countries you like the sound of and spend three weeks in each.

    #11 Posted: 9/5/2012 - 10:19

  • johnoreilly

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    It's great to hear so many people are going solo; plenty in the same boat as me! So my tickets are booked for the 21st June, flying from Manchester to Bangkok, and returning on the 10th August. I will definitely looking to meet up with potential drinking buddies, no one likes to drink alone!

    #12 Posted: 9/5/2012 - 19:14

  • altmtl

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    I drink alone all the time :)

    #13 Posted: 9/5/2012 - 23:52

  • feedee150

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    John I am literally a week behind you - flying from Manc to Bangkok on 27th. Leaving SEA about the same time too.

    Keep me updated of your plans and I'll see if I can catch up with you. I was thinking of going to Chiang Mai first.

    Fee.

    #14 Posted: 10/5/2012 - 06:12

  • johnoreilly

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    I'm actually staying in Bangkok for 4/5 days and then heading up to Chiang Mai for a bit, so we'll be hitting it at roughly the same time.

    #15 Posted: 10/5/2012 - 08:02

  • kanishk24

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    I'll be in Bangkok between 21st to 24th May and have no plans yet. Can travel anywhere close by like Koh Samet, Hua Hin or Kanchanaburi. Would be nice to have a travel buddy to go around with.

    #16 Posted: 10/5/2012 - 14:31

  • feedee150

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    My email is fnedodd@gmail.com, feel free to update me of any further details :)

    See you on the other side.

    Fee.

    #17 Posted: 11/5/2012 - 10:43

  • Kabana111

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    Heya,
    I'll be in Cambodia all July and August if anyone wants to meet.
    PM me! (20/F/UK)

    #18 Posted: 11/5/2012 - 10:49

  • johnoreilly

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    I'll keep you up to date Feedee, and Kabana, I'll hopefully be hitting Cambodia for two weeks(ish) the last few weeks of July. I think!

    #19 Posted: 11/5/2012 - 12:56

  • Kabana111

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    Sounds good! Where in Cambodia you thinking of going? Or is it a case of finding somewhere and moving on when you're fed up?

    #20 Posted: 11/5/2012 - 13:46

  • johnoreilly

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    The latter, I'm just making it up as I go but I think it's fair to say i'll be hitting the expected places. How about you?

    #21 Posted: 11/5/2012 - 15:24

  • Kabana111

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    I lived in Siem Reap for a year so I'm just going back to visit friends etc. :) Tis my favourite place!

    #22 Posted: 11/5/2012 - 16:00

  • terryjose

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    Hi I am going to Cambodia from July 21st to July 26th and I have done all my travel planning. I would love to meet up if you are or any one around there during that time. I am a very cheap traveller and had been to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia several time. Going to Cambodia for the first time. If any one interested to make friends please message me

    #23 Posted: 15/6/2012 - 20:54

  • ntearle

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    Hey everyone, I'm planning to be in Bangkok by 25/26th of July. I'm traveling solo until august 28th. I'm 26, male, Teaching Assistant from Leeds, UK, making use of the summer holiday and up for having a massively good time! My plans are to see Chang Mai, Laos, Vietnam or Cambodia. I want to do some mountain biking, hill trekking, full moon partying, sight seeing, more partying, motorbike riding and hopefully a bit of beach aswell but I'm slightly concerned it will be rainy! This sounds like a plan but i know it will all go out the window as soon as i get there because I'd rather just take it as it comes and go wherever.

    Good to see lots of solo travelers going between July and August if anyone wants to set a date to meet for a drink and share experiences let me know. :)

    #24 Posted: 16/6/2012 - 15:01

  • Kabana111

    Joined Travelfish
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    Heya ntearle,
    Let me know when you're in Cambodia if you fancy a meet! I'll be around July and August!
    (20/f/uk)
    K

    #25 Posted: 16/6/2012 - 21:44

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