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Posted by Geezy on 26/8/2009 at 19:23

OK, i arrived in Thailand 2 days ago. I am 28 and have never been away on my own before. I had arranged accomodation in Th Koh San in the Sawadee Bangkok in. I thought i would be ready for Thailand but after over 30 hours awake and jet lagged, my driver dropped my off at the end of Th Koh San and i had to find my hotel myself. This place absolutely blew my mind! Anyway, i feel i am ready to move on from here because i have seen quite a bit in the last 2 days, i am all 'templed out' and staying in this area is starting to annoy me. "tuk tuk, special massage, buy a suit??" I have booked my train ticket and am heading to Surt Thani and then getting the boat to Samui them Paghnan.
It is an experience everyday here and i am being forced out of my comfort zone. Theres nothing like solo travel to give you a glimpse of who you really are!


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Posted by SBE on 26/8/2009 at 19:55

Did you manage to get your Chi realigned OK?

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Posted by wanderingwalters on 26/8/2009 at 22:11

hows travelling along going?

I'm heading there in about 2 and half months and i'm not worried too much at the moment but i know i will be.


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Posted by ariesdude82 on 27/8/2009 at 01:05

Geezy tell us which hotel's or hostels you stayed in and give it a 1-10 rating oh and the weather too.


wanderingwalters are you going in oct? if so thats when i'm going. perhaps we can meet up and help each other out. I'll be there on the 16th. Doesnt sound like i want to stay in bangkok too long from Geezy's description.

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Posted by Geezy on 28/8/2009 at 20:43

Hi Guys,

Just landed in Koh Samui after a great 15 hour train ride, bus journey and an amazing boat trip from Surat Thani. Some stunning views to be seen from the boat.

@ariesdude82, i might have made Bangkok to sound bad when i didnt mean to. I have never been anywhere like this before and it was quite a shock for me. The place is amazing its just that i was ready to leave the city after a few days. I prefer beaches anyway. If i could choose again i would book a hotel away from Th Koh San but in walking distance. I was right in the thick of it. I would give my hotel 5/10. Travelling alone is quality, lonely at times and very challenging. I am enjoying kicking back on he islands at the moment. Its harder to deflect things like suit makers and 'Thai Girls' when your alone but you certainly learn a lot about yourself in a short time!

@sbe - i managed to get my Chi alligned thank you. I am getting it reallined again tomorrow :-)

Peace out brothers

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Posted by MADMAC on 31/8/2009 at 23:23

"Its harder to deflect things like suit makers and 'Thai Girls' when your alone but you certainly learn a lot about yourself in a short time!"

If you think you learn a lot during short time, try long time!

I don't try to deflect the girls or suit makers, try playing with it. It can be a lot of fun.

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