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looking for travel buddies for Thailand, Nov. 09

Posted by enj503 on 8/7/2009 at 11:16

Am planning a solo trip to Thailand in Nov. 09. Will be there for four weeks. Looking for others to hang out/travel with. Am in my 40s and not into bars and partying. My idea of entertainment is dinner, some drinks and good conversation. Starting in Bangkok, Kanchaburi, Chang Mai, Angkor Wat then somewhere in Andaman Islands. Looking for quiet guesthouses in all these locations. Respond if you'll be in the area during that timeframe and maybe we can hook up. From Portland, Oregon, USA

#1 enj503 has been a member since 28/6/2009. Posts: 4

Posted by sdl68 on 13/8/2009 at 22:33

Hi

Im doing a solo trip from Oct 27-Nov 30 but im starting in Hanoi and making my way to thailand. My itinerary is far from concrete at the moment but I am thinking I will most likely be in Siem Reap sometime in mid November and then making my way to southern Thailand for a week or so before I go back home. Im 41 from Toronto Canada

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Posted by Lakey on 1/9/2009 at 22:23

Hi

I'll be in Bangkok from the 12th November for a week or so but I also plan on heading over to Kanchaburi from there and then a chilled journey up to Chang Mai stopping off at a few places in between. I'm looking to book myself into New Road Guest House in Bangkok for the time I'm there. Let me know if this fits in with you?

#3 Lakey has been a member since 29/7/2009. Posts: 8

Posted by CMCCARTHY on 6/9/2009 at 19:08

Hi,

I will be in Chiang Mai from 14-20NOV building houses and still undecided on what to do before and after. I'd be keen to compare plans and possibly meet up. Am 40 from London, UK.

#4 CMCCARTHY has been a member since 6/9/2009. Posts: 1

Posted by enj503 on 7/9/2009 at 11:29

Thanks for your responses. I'm sorry that I haven't responded until now.

As a solo travler on her first trip to Asia I've gone back and forth about where to do a tour or not. Today I'm thining NOT! For me part of the experience is meeting new people along the way and having the flexibility to go where I want when I want. With a tour I'm just not sure I'd be able to see and do all I wanted.

It's a bit nervewracking though. But this site offers lots of encouragement. Still it would be great to hook up with a few people that I've met online while I'm there or at least correspond and share ideas.

I'm going to be in Thailand from Oct. 30 to Nov. 26. Not quite four weeks. Because of that I've decided to spend all of my time in one country. I want to spend the first fews days (10/31 to 11/3) in Bangkok getting oriented and sightseeing. Then I plan to head to central Thailand (11/4-9) (Kanchanaburi/Sangklaburi) for a week then to the Chiang Mai area (11/10-16) for a week or so. That's a very loose plan - nothing is set in stone. From 11/16 on though, I am committed to a hotel on Phuket (Kata Beach) that I pre-booked and can't cancel. But I figure from there I can do all beach/sightseeing things.

I'd consider myself the adventurous sort - I'm looking forward to staying in some of the guest houses I've read about on Travelfish, using local transport, eating street food and doing whatever comes up. I'm planning to do some trekking and kayaking....

I'm not a partyer, not a huge drinker, nor do I want to hook up with someone for romance. That's just not on my agenda for this trip. But I do want to meet people to hang out with over dinner, ride a bus, train or elephant with, or people-watch at chatuchak market with. That would be fun.

If this seems to fit with your plans and with what you're looking for from your travel experience, feel free to drop me an email at enj503@yahoo.com.

P.S. For guesthouses in Bangkok, I'm considering Silom or off-Khao San Road areas...Lubd Guesthouse, Rambuttri Village Inn or Sam Sen Place. In Chiang Mai, I’m thinking about the Green Tulip Guest House because it’s gotten great reviews.

Sorry for the long post.

#5 enj503 has been a member since 28/6/2009. Posts: 4

Posted by krabifarmstay on 4/10/2009 at 16:17

Is staying at a farmstay where every grows their own veges and picks crops from our farm for their own meals rather than buying them someting you're interested in?

Let us know cos we need volunteers in exchange for accomodation and meals. Really quiet place, great for relaxing and getting away from it all. True Thailand is what you get where I am.

Let us know,
Jerry

#6 krabifarmstay has been a member since 4/10/2009. Location: Thailand. Posts: 10
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