I am planning a trip to SE Asia, either 2 or 3 weeks, this fall (2013). I would prefer to go with someone but I have not been able to interest anyone in the trip. I am looking for suggestions that will help me travel alone, I am also interested in any websites for solo travellers. I haven't decided on which countries to travel, I am considering Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam.
#1 Luv2trvl has been a member since 17/8/2013. Posts: 1
Two to three weeks mean one country. So I hope that you meant one of those three countries, it wasn't clear from your post.
Otherwise, it's tough to offer cogent advice because you didn't include very much information about yourself or your interests.
I consider Vietnam to be the friendliest country that I've visited in the past 70 years - the people there want to meet you, and it might even seem intrusive at times with their personal questions. The other factor is that SEA is literally crawling with other solo travelers of all ages. I don't recommend attempting to get the lowest possible price for everything in these countries - just by spending $5. more for a room or train compartment upgrades you into a much safer/more comfortable environment. You've already arrived at the very best resource for information about these countries - I suggest subscribing to the Travelfish newsletter, and reading the entire site (so much more here than just a forum).
I have been travelling solo last year through Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. I also had three weeks (you will at least need those) - I didn't have that many stops in Thailand as I have seen a lot of Thailand already. But it is a good first stop. Maybe you can start in Bangkok, then add one or two stops in Thailand - return to Bangkok then take a cheap flight to Hanoi and travel from North Vietnam (loved Hanoi) via Hoi An to South Vietnam. That is what I have done. From there, I headed over to Cambodia, spending my last days in Siem Reap.
Generally, I would say SEA is just perfect for solo travelling. People are freindly and open - my favorite part of this trip was clearly Vietnam!
I will be traveling to Thailand for three weeks in November 2013. I think three weeks will be enough to cover certain parts of the country. I was wondering if anyone has information on ferries to cross Gulf of Thailand? I am indecisive on which route to take after heading to the north. I would like to decide with my feelings but open to suggestions :)
Luv2trvl, you can check:
and hostelworld.com for booking your accommodation. Hope it helps.
All the best
#7 KeepCalmnTravel has been a member since 21/8/2013. Posts: 2