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South East Asia-going alone??

Posted by bbtomlin on 29/8/2014 at 05:09

Hi there,

I'm planning to visit South East Asia for a month or so beginning/mid October and wondered if anybody else is going around the same time??
Also if anybody could give me tips on an itinerary that would be great!! Haven't got a scooby at the moment!


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Posted by koreanjesus on 29/8/2014 at 06:42

I'm going solo as well but planning on a 3-5 month trip (only got a one way). I'm leaving Australia on the 6th Oct


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Posted by antoniamitchell on 29/8/2014 at 11:34

There are a bunch of suggested itineraries for Thailand on this page:

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Posted by chris9393 on 30/8/2014 at 10:18

I'm going solo on October 1st :) First time too..

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Posted by chris9393 on 30/8/2014 at 10:20

I'm going solo on October 1st :) First time too..

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Posted by PyroGal on 2/9/2014 at 20:36

I'll be in SE Asia all of November. I'll be working in Singapore most of that time, but then trying to take 4 or 5 days at the end to go somewhere else. I'm also anxious for travel buddies! Trying to decide what my best plans will be for such a short time.

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Posted by arisxwong on 26/9/2014 at 02:15


I'm planning to solo backpack chiang mai/pai for the third week of Oct and maybe hanoi/sapa or siem reap in the last week of Oct, any fellow travellers in that area then?

Btw, feel free to PM me if you need any suggestions on places to visit in Singapore as I'm living here.


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Posted by pauldesmond on 7/11/2014 at 10:23

I'm going in mid December and I have no real itinerary. I have a home base in Guangzhou but will travel Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. I'll return in late March.
I intend to buy a motorbike and use that as much as possible. Any advice about that is welcome. I'm a 59 yr old hippie turned businessman turned hippie again. I hope they like tie dye there!
I'd love to meet up.


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Posted by MADMAC on 8/11/2014 at 09:20

Tie dye exited with bell bottom pants and did not return. Sometimes I'll see a hippie like character roaming around here, but outside of the backpacker crowd, it's few and far between. Not that anyone will really care as long as you leave the drugs out of it - and leave them out of it, this is not a forgiving place on that subject.

Motorcycle is a great idea, but crossing borders with one can be problematic. I don't think you can take one from Vietnam into Laos and I'm not sure about Cambodia either. You can always tool all around Vietnam and then sell if before moving on if you can't get it into Cambodia.

Great idea on the itinerary. The biggest regional attraction by far is pace of life. Nice and slow and chilled (although the big cities can be hectic here as elsewhere). Racing around checking off a list of places to go kind of gets in the way of that pace.

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