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Travelling south thailand, laos, cambodia from Feb2011 starting Bangkok, looking for people to join

Posted by rachael27 on 2/11/2010 at 15:39

Hey I am a 28yo happy aussie chick going to travel south east asia, and possibly south america from feb next year. I have done this trip before solo and it was so good I want to do it again and see and do some of the things that I missed that I was told along the way about.

I am looking for happy easygoin people/person to share some of the laughs and experiences with. I know that once you are there it is really easy to meet people but its definalty nice to know you will know someone when you get there!!!

So i'd love to hear from people who may have similar itinery and wanna meet up!! I am VERY flexible, I belive these things really cant be planned out

Rachael x

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Posted by hattie on 2/11/2010 at 18:41

Hi Rachel,
i could be keen to join. i'm 32 and just left job and going to NZ and OZ first and then plan to be in Singapore/Bankok about mid to end March. how long you going for?

#2 hattie has been a member since 2/11/2010. Posts: 1

Posted by smillertime78 on 2/11/2010 at 20:54

Hello, Rachel!! I actually have a similar itinerary (no solid plans!!) and timeframe. I am a 32 year-old American female, VERY easy-going :) and will be arriving to Bangkok on feb 1st next year after a couple of months in India/Bhutan/Nepal. I'll be traveling solo, as well, and would love to have someone to hang out with!

Hope we can get in touch :)


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Posted by benrob87 on 3/11/2010 at 02:41

Hey Rachel... Im going to be around Bangkok in 5weeks time. Then im off to South Korea to stay with a friend over the New Year but im back in Thailand around Jan Feb time. I was looking to travel through Laos Vietnam and Cambodia with nothing but a simply book to show me some of the wonders Asia has to offer. So as you can guess NOTHING is set in stone, wouldn't mind a coffee or a bud..... and go from there.

O im 23 male from the uk x

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Posted by shawnmccrea on 3/11/2010 at 03:21

Hey Rachael/All

Shawn here, 27 from Canada and planning on quitting my job and flying to Bangkok at the end of February.

Not planning on booking anything but have a general direction id like to make my way around at some point or other. Goal is to be there atleast 6 months. Would like to make my way through Northern Thailand as well as I have heard jungle trecking is good there and around to Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam.

If all goes well after doing the top loop id like to go down south to southern islands and borneo. ANyhow would be nice to even discuss things and worth a beverage or two!

I know a search of the net would give me this. But weather will be hot in the area during this season and easing off as the months go on if im correct? Would this be considered the high season in the general area?


#5 shawnmccrea has been a member since 21/5/2010. Location: Canada. Posts: 12

Posted by rachael27 on 3/11/2010 at 12:58

hey guys, well if you wanna chat further about this add me on facebook (and explain you from travel fish in a note or i wont add you).
And shawn - I really wanna go back to laos and especially go tubing again. The best season for Laos (high season) is nov-feb i think, then its considered really hot and smokey march through to may i think. So I really want to try to get to Laos pretty much straight away before the shitty season hits. North Thailand is great I especially loved Pai, a hippy lil town up north, and its easy to get the boats to Laos from there. Anyways add me on facey and we can chat further, or sen me another post and ill reply on this.

And sarah, it sounds as if we could def meet up, again, add me on facey to chat more... ;)

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Posted by smillertime78 on 3/11/2010 at 21:14

Hi, Rachel! Sounds great!! What's the best way for me to find you on FB?

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Posted by roisin2010 on 3/11/2010 at 22:13


Would be great to join up with you, I am in Cambodia until Jan 31st, still trying to decide where to go then. I am a lone traveller (mature female) and have never done this kind of thing before. So any help/tips hugely appreciated

#8 roisin2010 has been a member since 30/10/2010. Posts: 1

Posted by 0theories on 4/11/2010 at 02:21

If you're looking for happy and easy-going, I'm your huckleberry :) I'm male, 35 currently living in the US. Will be arriving in Thailand from S. Korea on Dec. 19th for about 4 months of wandering. No solid plans but want to see at least 4 countries and travel Vietnam by motorcycle (will be buying one there). Haven't been to SEA before, but have seen a good portion of the rest of the world. Would be cool to hang with someone who's been there and done that (at least some of it). There's a facebook page with a bunch of us that will be there around that time (all "met" on here). I'll post a link when I get home from work (it's blocked here).

enjoy, lev

#9 0theories has been a member since 21/6/2010. Location: United States. Posts: 29

Posted by bazmatron on 4/11/2010 at 05:54

hey everyone,

32 yr old irish male here striking out on his own as well. looks like i'm not alone!!!
hopefully will be leaving for KL round the middle of January then making my up through thailand, laos, cambodia, vietnam. thats the plan anyway. there's nothing definite as of yet, totally open to change. looks like we could get a nice diverse group going here to meet up for a few beers. would be nice to have a few buddies to travel with for a bit. safety in numbers and all that!!!! :) PM me here or i'll meet ye on facebook when Lev puts the link up.


#10 bazmatron has been a member since 10/9/2010. Location: Ireland. Posts: 1

Posted by 0theories on 4/11/2010 at 06:11

Here is the link to the page. Wow, we're up to 50 members!! Getting kinda big...!/group.php?gid=133447996673253&v=wall

#11 0theories has been a member since 21/6/2010. Location: United States. Posts: 29

Posted by aliceinnyc on 4/11/2010 at 08:03

hi, i am a 30 year old solo traveler coming (quit my job/ leaving nyc) to visit southeast asia jan- november '11. i would love to meet up with folks, currently researching where i want to go. up for any type of adventure. email me, maybe we can meet up?

#12 aliceinnyc has been a member since 3/11/2010. Posts: 9

Posted by nazkia1 on 15/1/2011 at 14:59

Hi Rachel,
Im 20, female, from Indonesia. I'll be in Phuket Feb 14-21, travelling alone, open itinerary. I'll be very happy to join you.


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Posted by katyesmith on 18/1/2011 at 08:09

Hi Rachael,

Similar plans, heading to the thai coast in a couple of weeks before hitting burma, then north thai, laos, cambodia then vietnam. 

I am a cruisy 22, chick from the blue mountains in aus, love a laugh and a few sneaky beers. travelling solo, 22. I am also a photographer, guaranteed good holiday pictures. Pretty much up for anything!

Would love to meet somewhere along the way - really interested in this tubing business. 

Add me on facebook,

Hope to hear from you soon,

Katy x

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Posted by ryder80 on 18/1/2011 at 09:20

wow that's awesome someone created a group like that... and a fair number of people all down there @ similar times... and some even quitted there jobs, wish i could do the same, but unfortunately can't...

though it's set until early 2011, is there one set up the rest of the year as of yet...?

or should one be created, seeing as that group seems to have had great success so far....


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Posted by aliceinnyc on 18/1/2011 at 09:39

i am in bangkok now and wandering slow around- hit me up if you guys are around at any point, i don't check the site often best email me at:

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Posted by lola899 on 20/1/2011 at 02:00

Hey there!
Solo 21 year old female..
I'm going to chiang Mai march 1st to volunteer for a month and after -April I plan on visiting the islands...bali... Laos Cambodia, would love to meet up, also very flexible looking to have a good time :)
Lola899 at gmail

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Posted by ingrid34 on 20/1/2011 at 09:17

Hi everyone!
I am a single female solo-traveler (34 but feels like 27) who also are going to Bangkok, and I am a "first-timer in asia". I am arriving Bangkok 1. February, and first on my "list" is to relax, and then go to chinatown and eperience the celebrating of chinese new year. anyone wanna join?
For the rest of my trip.. well, I dont know exactly, but I have a vague plan.
Mostly I will take one day at a time I think, and only plan three-four-five (tops) days ahead. But places I would consider to get memories from are Bangkok, Phuket, Patong, Karon, Krabi, Phi Phi, Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan, and things like junglewalk, elephantriding, beautiful sunsets and waterfalls, seeing monkeytemple and tiger temple, and of course the puls of Bangkok in the streets and at the rivers...also thinking about massage, mini-spa and boattrip with snorkeling.. Well, I am a dreamer, like to enjoy life, and exploring, so I will not rush ahead, as this is vacation!
But I would love to get to know other travelers, along the road or just for some time, so if you are in the area, give me a note! (I see it's plenty respond to Rachel, why dont we all meet for a coffee or drink? I think that could be nice)
Best regards from Ingrid
my email is

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Posted by aracely2001 on 23/1/2011 at 08:36

I will be traveling from hong kong by train to hanoi on the 10th March 11. For the moment by myself but I would like to meet with other travellers if you are on the same route...

Well, let me know if you would like to meet up in case you are doing the same route.... I will be doing from north to south and I was thinking of renting a vespa :)

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Posted by Rasheeed on 23/1/2011 at 11:34

If any of y'all get to Banlung, Ratanakiri, happy to show you around...


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Posted by Rasheeed on 23/1/2011 at 11:34

If any of y'all get to Banlung, Ratanakiri, happy to show you around...


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Posted by lana555 on 3/4/2011 at 13:10

hi! im 27, solo female traveler, i ll be doing pretty much the same route but starting in April, wouldnt mind a company:)


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Posted by mc600 on 6/4/2011 at 16:58

Hi lana

Im a 25yo guy from the UK, just arrived in Bangkok. Pretty flexible on my route, would be good to meet up with someone though. When do you arrive?

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Posted by Ramy on 6/4/2011 at 20:13

Hi everyone

I'm a super laid back 27yr old female currently working/traveling in thailand and will be in Bangkok/Ayutthaya for Songkran. Let me know if you want to hang out during this time.

Happy travelling!

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Posted by ChelseaP on 23/4/2011 at 13:20

Posted from within Vietnam.

Hey all,
Am currently in Phu Quoc Vietnam and heading to Hoi An tomorrow then cruising town the coast and to Cambodia. Fly out of Hanoi on may 14 but if anyone is planning anything Similarish let me know as would love to meet some people and have someone to travel with!
Hope all of your trips are going well!!
Chelsea x

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