I have always wanted to travel solo, but never had the courage to do it. So when I went to Thailand for work, I thought why not try this out? It was such a wonderful experience and I am so proud of myself that I had the guts to do it. For me, it was the best one and I’m so proud of myself that I had the guts to do it. People think you should be careful while travelling solo and that’s true, but if you are responsible, then you will be safe.
The main reason people travel alone is that they want to see places they wouldn’t have seen otherwise or do things that would probably be too expensive for a group of people. Going on excursions costs money, but if you are by yourself, who cares? You don’t have anyone else’s expenses weighing on your shoulders!
As a solo traveller, you should be very careful while travelling. You can find many stories about people who have been robbed or lost their documents when they were travelling alone. However, if you are responsible and take care of yourself, then it is okay to travel alone.
There are many places where it’s safe to travel as a solo female traveller, but Thailand is not one of them! If you want to go on your own then make sure that someone knows where you are going and your contact number before leaving home so that in case something goes wrong they can contact the police department or local authorities immediately when needed (this will come in handy if something unfortunate happens).
I would say 5 days is the perfect time to visit Thailand as a solo traveller. It’s long enough that you can see and experience a lot, but short enough that you won’t feel rushed. The country is so rich in culture, food and scenery that you’ll be able to appreciate it all with just five days on your hands.
When I reached Bangkok, it was 9 in the morning and my hotel checkout was at 10 am. The taxi driver dropped me at the hotel reception while he went to get his car parked. I told him I would stay for 3 nights but did not want to pay for over one night because it was way more than what I usually paid per night in Thailand–around $2-$3 per day (I spent around $120).
The receptionist asked me how many hours do you need? I said 1 hour is fine. She said she will arrange everything according to your needs by calling all nearby hotels so they can offer their best price.
She called five hotels on speaker phone and asked them all about their rate for 1-night stay only with breakfast included in the Super Deluxe room with a pool view for 3 nights (4250 baht). They gave various rates ranging from 4000 baht ($121) up to 5000 baht ($145). She then informed me that Khaolak Sunshine Hotel has given her a special price of 4250 baht which includes all meals and drinks as well as 2 bottles of water per day since there is no fridge in these rooms, unlike other hotels where you have free access to a fridge during your stay so basically this means that if we stayed here ordering nothing else except food through room service, then our bill could go up really high depending upon what kind of menu they offer so they will give us those complimentary water bottles instead.”
There is a reason I chose the hotel. The breakfast was free, and it had lots of options. The hotel was near to the train station, so it was easy to get there. The staff was friendly and helpful. They let me stay in their lobby early in the morning until my bus arrived, which was nice because they could speak English, unlike most people there who only spoke Thai or Chinese (I couldn’t understand either language).
You will have time to:
- See things up close – You can see the people and their way of life, which is something that you could not do if you were travelling by car or taxi.
- Feel the place – If it is your first time visiting a city or country, then walking around might give you a good feel for the place. You may see some cool restaurants or shops that are worth checking out later in your trip. Walking also gives an opportunity for people-watching – something any traveller loves doing!
- Find hidden gems – Sometimes there are places that are not on Google Maps but still exist! For example, many food stalls in Thailand have no name and aren’t even visible from the street, but they might serve excellent food, so go explore and find them yourself!
So, after having my breakfast, I checked out of the hotel because my flight for Khao Lak was at 2 pm.
So, after having my breakfast, I checked out of the hotel because my flight to Khao Lak was at 2 pm. The checkout time was 10 am but since I had some time to spare, I spent it on the beach. The beach was quite nice and clean and full of people enjoying their time there. After spending an hour there, I went back to the hotel and packed up all my stuff before going outside again on a short walk. While walking down the street with my backpack on me, someone asked me for a cigarette but seeing that he looked like someone who would ask for only one cigarette instead of buying a whole pack himself made me not want to give him what he wanted so I just said no sorry (but thanks anyway).
Khao Lak is a popular beach destination on the west coast of Phuket Island. It takes less than an hour to reach Khaolak from Bangkok, which is about 200 miles away. There are several ways to get there, including bus, train and plane.
The cheapest way to travel between the two cities is by bus (twice daily), but it’s also possible to take trains or planes (one-way). The trip will cost approximately 2,500 baht ($70 USD) in a private taxi or around 600 baht ($17 USD) in a shared minivan/taxi service or 600 baht ($17 USD) for an economy flight operated by Thai Airways International Ltd.
On reaching Khaolak, I took a taxi from the airport to my hotel which cost me around 500 baht.
After reaching the airport, I took a taxi from the airport to my hotel which cost me around 500 baht. The taxi was a Toyota Camry and it had an air-conditioner, which was very much needed after being in Thailand’s heat for so long. The driver was also friendly and polite, as he helped me with my luggage when we got to my destination. He also offered me water bottles and snacks during our ride together!
I really enjoyed this trip because it gave me an opportunity to experience what life is like in Thailand without having to stay in any hostels or hotels; just by staying at someone else’s house you get this unique experience that isn’t possible anywhere else except for Thailand!
The Khao Lak Sunshine Hotel was my first stop and it was a great choice! The hotel’s name was ‘Khaolak Sunshine Hotel’ and my room cost me 4250 baht with all meals included per night in the Super Deluxe room with a pool view for 3 nights.
Travelling alone is exciting, but when you do it right, there is nothing better than that! You get to do what you want, meet new people, explore new places and try new things. You learn so much about yourself and others. When I am on my own, I feel more independent and adventurous than I ever have before.
It was such a wonderful experience to roam around Thailand solo. I had so much fun and if you want to do it too, then go ahead! For me, it was the best one and I’m so proud of myself that I had the guts to do it. People think you should be careful while travelling solo and that’s true, but if you are responsible, then you will be safe. It was a 5-day trip and I had so much fun