Travelling alone to Bangkok
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Sep 20, 2012 5:36 AM Last Post By: clarissamacdonald
Jul 19, 2012 3:34 AM
Travelling alone to BangkokHi,
I'm planning to go to Bangkok and Koh phi phi in the last week of October. I tried getting a few colleagues or friends along but they are cribbing about not having enough money and I do not want to cancel my plans as I would have to travel alone now. I'm 25yrs old and I have never been outside India. I want to know if it would be a good idea for me to travel alone and I would also like to know the places I could visit while I'm there. I'm planning on spending 8 to 10 days there.
Jul 19, 2012 4:34 AM
1Many women travel to Thailand alone. Many of these women are retirees whose husbands have died. (Maybe they nagged them to death!)
For a Western Woman I would think Thailand is safer than India. Transportation is better organized. You won't see hundreds of passengers clinging to the roof of a train. Bangkok has excellent city transportation, even city rail service. Meter taxis in Bangkok are cheap providing you only use the meter and not bargain the cost. Outside Bangkok (or Pattaya) transportation is not as cheap in beach areas. Koh Phi Phi is not that close to Bangkok. Check distances and modes of travel.
When women get in trouble in Thailand usually drinking too much and taking chances with local guys they just meet are factors. Alone you don't have any stupid boyfriend who gets you in trouble either.
Maybe spend a final night or two in Bangkok so you can do some shopping. Get a hotel near the Skytrain route.
Jul 19, 2012 6:01 AM
2Thank you :)
I know koh phi phi is not close to Bangkok but I want to go there to scuba dive. Hotels are my concern, thanks for the tip.
Jul 19, 2012 6:31 AM
3Lots of Indians in Bangkok selling suits. They probably won't hassle you though.
Jul 19, 2012 6:37 AM
4I'm so excited; it would be nice to meet people in Bangkok :)
Jul 19, 2012 9:42 AM
5"I know koh phi phi is not close to Bangkok but I want to go there to scuba dive. Hotels are my concern, thanks for the tip."
Work out a budget and know how much per night you want to spend on a hotel. Then ask for hotel recommendations in your price range. Don't use cheap or economy, etc. use a baht figure.
When you figure in the cost of local transportation Bangkok is can be cheaper than many beach areas.
Jul 19, 2012 11:08 AM
Jul 20, 2012 1:04 AM
7I've travelled alone in Thailand myself, with little problem. Definitely an enlightening experience when totally self reliant of oneself. Though in Ko Phi Phi I had to pay for two for a long-tail boat when travelling to further islands such as Ko Phi Phi Leh or alternatively you could find another traveller.
Jul 22, 2012 1:11 AM
8You'll be absolutely fine as long as you use a bit of common sense and trust your instincts. Being a solo female traveler has its perks as people are more willing to help you. As for your concerns about hotels, if the place feels shady and you're not comfortable, it might be wise to spend a bit more. Perverts peeping in through holes in the walls and "stalkers" hanging around your bungalow at night are not unheard of, but can be easily avoided. They tend to be shy and timid (which is why they are peeping and stalking instead of talking to you) but can be scared off once and for all with a good old shouting and cursing out in your language of choice. Don't let this put you off, the rewards of traveling alone are far greater than the annoyances!
Jul 23, 2012 3:47 AM
Aug 8, 2012 6:33 AM
10I will be in Thailand from Sept 2 - 12......Anyone care to join? Inbox me..... by the wayI am a 25 year old male.
P.S - I have traveled alone before to Thailand, its an awesome experience!!!
Aug 10, 2012 2:02 PM
11In Thailand as of the 13th. It would be cool if you want to meet up.
Oh yeah I'm 27 female English
Sep 20, 2012 5:36 AM
12Will you be in Bangkok between October 27 to November 2?
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