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Solo Traveller Southeast Asia Mid Nov 09 for around 7 months

Posted by kelsey09 on 25/8/2009 at 03:29

Hey there I am a solo 22 female Canadian planning on doing like ALL of Southeast Asia, Heading over Mid-November hopefully after a stop over in Taiwan. I want to run a half-marathon in Angkor Wat on Dec 6 (which of course you don't have to do!) and eventually complete my divemaster somewhere. But those are really my only plans! I have been to Thailand and Cambodia before but am definitely looking to discover more of them!! I am very adventurous and will try pretty much anything once!! Hit me back if anyone is interested.

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Posted by chatz on 29/8/2009 at 05:20

Hey Kelsey

Chatz here,

Straight away loving your enthusiasm, half marathon whats that like 7 - 10 km? Personally i haven't seen much of anywhere, so south east asia is going to be a whole new experience. However I am flying into Bangkok on the 10th of October and will be travelling solo anyway. My Itinerary Includes North and South Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia and i'm giving myself until the 28th of December to move on to Oz. Btw, I'm 23, Irish and may be interested in running that marathon as well if ya don't mind the competition???

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Posted by kelsey09 on 29/8/2009 at 05:42

Ha ha it is more like 21.3 km but if you are up for it I am game!!! Well at least if we are in the same area we should meet up:)

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Posted by womble86 on 10/9/2009 at 20:01

Hi Kelsey,

I'm going to be in SEA from mid November too, solo male, 22 from England. Will be starting in Cambodia and winging it from there. I've also been to Cambodia before but was in one place for most of the time so going back to explore.
Let me know if you fancy meeting up for a beer some time!

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Posted by cdnexplorer on 10/9/2009 at 22:56

Hey there

Fellow Canadian travelling all of SE for roughly 7 months. Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, China (yunnan prov.), Phillipines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia (Bali). Won't be arriving until Feb 1st, but let me know where you plan on being by then. Travelling with another friend of mine, but meeting new people is a big reason for the trip.

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Posted by rachael27 on 5/10/2009 at 16:26

hey i am a 27yo aussie chick also solo traveller, planning on heading to thailand start of Nov and travel around south east asia til xmas where I will return to oz. I'm pretty open as to what to do, but looking for travel buddies. Whens this marathon, i could be keen...

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Posted by JunglistSolja on 6/10/2009 at 02:26

Hey Peeps:

I am also a Canadian traveling abroad to south east Asia, from mid Jan to late July. I don't really have any plans per say, I'm open for whatever brings good vibes. I am doing my open water and advanced dive whilst in Australia before SE Asia. Would you like to try some Scuba?

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Posted by Johng on 21/10/2009 at 21:05

I am in SE Asia from Dec8 to about Jan6th.. then OZ for a month and NZ for a month. would be happy to meet anyone at any point.. thinking Thailand /Laos back down through Thai then some of Malaysia.. for December...

a newbie, but will keep an eye on the forums..

John UK 35

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Posted by morts46 on 23/10/2009 at 18:32

hey im a oli 25 year old english solo traveller easy going and deffo up for a laugh and meet new people and i have a minor plan in mind but am up for any suggestions and deveations !!! i will be flying to bangkok mid nov and was gonna go south and experience the islands and especiall full moon party for new year was there last year and was the best ever then after that i will be travelling north stopping along the way but heading towards chaing mai to do some trekking etc then will be heading into laos cambodia and eventually vietnam i will then be heading over to aus for a year so any one with similar plans or just fancies a few bevvies somewhere along the way just hit me with an email cheers oli

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Posted by enigmasim on 23/10/2009 at 19:42

Hey i'll be in thailand from 19th to 24th of Nov. Will be there during that?

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Posted by morts46 on 23/10/2009 at 20:40

check the websit but i think you just miss them 4th nov and 4 th dec then new years eve !!

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Posted by alexandra28 on 15/12/2009 at 17:39

Hi Guys,

I'm a 27-year-old Canadian, currently teaching in S. Korea. I am planning on travelling S.E. Asia from Feb-June. I arrive in Phnom Pehn around Feb. 8th. Want to do Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia. I'm pretty flexible! Looking for some cool people to meet up with.


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Posted by Deuce232 on 4/1/2010 at 15:11

Just adding my name to the list.

standard form letter:

I'm a 27 year old American guy on his first real backpacking tour. I'm traveling with a friend until the last week of january. After that i have decisions to make. We head to Chang Mai on the 6th of Jan (for five days or so?) and plan to head to Laos from there. His trip ends in KL in early feb so we intend to head south from laos (by way of cambodia) and back into southern Thailand in time for him to get back. So thats me. I'm always keen to meet people or exchange info and experience.

Drop me a line at or reply here.

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Posted by 0481908 on 19/6/2012 at 05:50

im doing a massive custom RTW trip but I land in Bangkok on 1st November.

I've not booked anything for the SE asia part of my trip other than a cheap hostel for the full moon on the 28th nov, although I have a 'plan' of what I would like to do, I also want to keep it simple so i can go with the flow, as I know there will be loads of people along the way doing cool and intresting things.
pm if you want to talk swap ideas, meet up?

Lee thomas felton (facebook me) (M, 26,UK)

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Posted by j4s on 22/6/2012 at 13:08

hiya all!
im going on an organised tour for three weeks in thailand, cambodia, vietnam, and laos... however at the end of it want to spend some extra time travelling (which will be the beginning of dec)... undecided on where to go... looking at borneo or south thailand.
message me if your around or if you any suggestions for me!

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Posted by goblin6 on 14/7/2012 at 05:32

Hey to all budding travellers out there!!
Im looking to travel to Vietnam/Cambodia about November time.... can only travel for about 3 weeks, flying from UK to Bkk, down to vietnam and across to Cambodia.....
If anyone else is travelling that sort of time and wants to meet up for a few bevvies drop me a email
37/M from UK

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Posted by rubyforanparkin on 15/7/2012 at 14:02

Hello :)
I'm travelling to Thailand on the 12th of November.
Not really got much of a plan so far, just know I want to do Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. I've never been before and I'm 19 so feeling a little scared!
Would be good to chat to you.
Add my facebook if you want;

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Posted by Nhu on 15/7/2012 at 14:39

Im planning a long trip 2-6 months or more bt Jan-June of 2013. i will backpack through Asia-mongolia, vietnam (speak fluently) , burma, thailand, korean and more. this is my first time to travel outside US. I'm looking forward for this trip. I'm a little nervous to travel alone, if anyone have experience, please share with me or join me (it's better to have 3-4 backpackers to travel together). This trip will have a huge impact on me. Im very serious. This will be my first step that i step outside of my comfort zone. If i couldn't find anyone to backpack with by Novermber 2012, i will join Volunteer Abroad. Thank you. or facebook.

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Posted by goblin6 on 16/7/2012 at 02:59

hi Morts46,
drop me your email as the one you got posted bounces straight back, or drop me a email

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