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luke_1989
post Jan 9 2009, 02:24 PM
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Hi All Im Luke

Im from Bristol in England and travelled to a few places but only on resort holidays so not really exspirenced real travel. Im 19 years old and really want to go to Thailand and travel there for a few months then travel through China. Thing is non of my friends really have an interest in traveling some say they will go in the future but i dont think they will so i will be going on my own when i have saved enough money. I just want to ask people who have been before what should i expect it to cost me for 3 months in Thailand then 3 months traveling china ? I also wanted to know how easy is it to meet people while your traveling? I always have this worry that i will go on my own and end up not talking to anyone and be on my own the whole time lol.
Do you have to book visas before you go? And what airlines do quite cheap but open air tickets? I have lots more questions I dont plan to go till summer 2010 currently working and trying to save some money and need to get as much advise as i can.

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post Jan 9 2009, 02:37 PM
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You can live very very cheaply in Thailand. For maybe 5 pounds a day, (if I have the exchange right in my head) you can live very well. The expensive part is getting there.

It is VERY easy to meet people while you are traveling. If you stay at hostels, there is always a hang out room where other people are sitting. They are usually bored and will talk to you first, even if you don't want anyone to talk to you.

There are a few locals in this forum, like lunthom and others, but if you want to meet some others, I'd say try couchsurfing.com.


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post Jan 9 2009, 03:03 PM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Jan 9 2009, 02:37 PM) *

You can live very very cheaply in Thailand. For maybe 5 pounds a day, (if I have the exchange right in my head) you can live very well. The expensive part is getting there.

It is VERY easy to meet people while you are traveling. If you stay at hostels, there is always a hang out room where other people are sitting. They are usually bored and will talk to you first, even if you don't want anyone to talk to you.

There are a few locals in this forum, like lunthom and others, but if you want to meet some others, I'd say try couchsurfing.com.



Another question i have about hostels cuz ive never stayed in onbe before is: Do a lot of them have storage for luggage and how sucure is the storage?
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post Feb 1 2009, 05:36 AM
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Hi.

You should get a 60 day Thai tourist visa before you come and you can extend that while you are here to get you to 3 months.

For China, you should get that visa before you come also.

Hostels - yeah, they have storage and it is safe enough.

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