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My first solo trip to magical Thailand

A trip full of experiences and adventure

by gio gioAbout Me:Hi there, I´m Jorge a young boy in my early thirties, A Madrilenian born and bred. I moved to Dublin (Ireland) fourteen years ago, I just came to learn English for the Summer...well...fourteen summers later I´m still here, I guess there... read more

AsiaThailand30 days / September - October 2015

Highs & Lows

Thai street food is the best food ever.

Not easy to get off the beaten path

Itinerary Overview

This trip is a classic, Thailand is one of those countries for first solo travellers. Thailand means, the land of the smile. After visiting some other countries, I can state that this is totally true.

I flew from Madrid to Mumbai and from there to Bangkok, I arrived to this 24/7 extremely busy city on mid September, Moonsoon and low season, even though, I I found myself surrounded by a tone of tourists and travellers from all around the world.

After the first three nights in Kaoh san Road, I needed a quieter place and against all odds, I found a very nice place, for a better prize (10 euro), and better installations, very quiet place and still in the heart of Bangkok.

I spent a week in Bangkok, visiting temples, markets, parks... theres much to do and see. Night time in this city is also chaotic, messy and fun, you won't get bored.

My next destination was Koh taoh, a paradise for divers. I stayed in a bungalow facing the sea for ten days for about 13 euro a night. Good deal!

I took my Open Waters course in Koh Taoh and is one of the best experiences I've had in my life, I also met lovely people and I was amazed with the nature of the Island.

I headed up north trying to get off the touristy itinerary, It's not easy in thailand. I arrived to Pai, a beautiful hippy small town fulfilled with good energy. Pai is also a good starting point for routes, hiking and exploration.

I ended up renting a scooter bike in Pai and riding all the way down the Thailand and Myanmar borderline, through the Thai jungle crazy roads to Khlong Wang Chao National Park. Only Thai tourists I found here, and not many.

 

  • 6 Nights: Bangkok
    If you go to Thailand, Bangkok is mandatory
  • 10 Nights: Ko Tao
    Paradise for divers
  • 14 Nights: แม่ฮ่องสอน
    Starting point for a bike route along Mae Hon Son

Q & A

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    No issues or problems

  • How was the food?

    Street food, any market you go you'll find decent food

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Explore Thailand

  • Packing tips?

    The less the better

  • Transportation Tips?

    HItchiking its possible, Tuktuk, Mototaxi

  • Any surprises?

    Thai people are extremely kind

  • Booking details?

    Hostelworld