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Posted by wolfiehogan on 1/4/2012 at 07:05

hi guys i am flying in to bangkok on the 21st off june for a 3 month trip around the region. my question is has any body got advice or tips for me to look out for until i get settled in as i have never done any thing like this before. it.

#1 wolfiehogan has been a member since 21/2/2012. Posts: 6

Posted by MADMAC on 1/4/2012 at 23:32

Wolfie? Hort sich Deutsch an.

In any case, you asked in English, I'll reply in kind so others can participate. Besides I have an anglo keyboard.

First off, don't be "afraid". This is a safe place to travel and people here tend to be kind, helpful and gregarious.

Second, plan where you want to go in a rough outline, after researching what you think might interest you. But don't attach a timeline to it. You've got a lot of time here. Take it slow and move on when a place no longer interests you.

Thirdly, try, and this is hard, to learn some of the local language. For this reason I always think it's a good idea to focus on a place where it's possible to do this. If you can around from country to country, you can forget learning more than thank you.

Don't be afraid to get off the beaten path. Yes, from a language stand point that's a challenge, as English doesn't cut it in the boonies. But it's also a lot of fun and you are free and clear of those who might be jaded working only with tourists.

Have a great trip man. If you get to Muk, look me up.

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