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Posted by allison20 on 10/1/2009 at 08:59

Posted from within Vietnam.

I'm new to solo travel, but I'm in Hanoi and want to spend a week / a few weeks travelling around Laos, and I'm going to go alone. I'd like to take the slow boat up the river from Vientiane to Luang Prabang, maybe rent a motorbike (I'm an experienced driver) and drive around and see the countryside. Should there be any concern about me as a girl doing these things alone? I have no clue, so I'd appreciate advice.


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Posted by Rufus on 10/1/2009 at 16:20

None whatsoever. Just use common sense.

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Posted by tlm44 on 16/1/2009 at 02:16

I was alone in all those places and other than some kids stealing my camera, renting a bike that the back breaks didn't work on and the hotel charged me for the sheets because I bled on them.. and I just my souveniersI sent home and most of it was stolen including an expensive silk dress.

I was very uncomfortable in Sihanoukville. People were incredibly pushy, I had some guys banging on my hotel door in the middle of the night. It was not fun...

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Posted by allison20 on 16/1/2009 at 13:21

Posted from within Vietnam.

thanks to both of you for the information. That's what I assumed, but it's nice to have it confirmed. And I already skipped Sihanoukville; went to Kep instead. Much more low key!

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