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Old 17-01-2012, 01:44 PM   #31
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I did that when I was touring Central England...but hate it when I need to bother people to help me with photo, most of the time those shots taken are far from my expectation. Maybe should invest in a tripod of so...
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Old 17-01-2012, 01:55 PM   #32
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haha I took a longggg time to get to Hakone due to getting lost... By the time I reached the sky was getting dark and I did not know what time the last bus was so I quickly took a few pics and made my way down. It was so deserted and not a single pax at the bus stop. Can't imagine missing the last bus and having to stay at one of the costly hotels at Hakone
Well, there are not-so-costly hotels too u know...

Travelling solo certainly has its fun and challenges. But so does travelling in a small group. Sometimes good to do both!

I started 2 years ago and have been travelling alone every once in a while. I feel that each time just gets better. 1 con of travelling alone is that there are no one to take photos for you and i don't really like to ask a passerby to do it as it's quite Awkward ~ :p
I did that when I was touring Central England...but hate it when I need to bother people to help me with photo, most of the time those shots taken are far from my expectation. Maybe should invest in a tripod of so...
Yup, there are pretty light tripods around, and better still, get one of those gorillapod or ultrapod - very useful!!
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Old 17-01-2012, 03:03 PM   #33
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The one time that I realised I may have pushed my luck too far is my trip to Morocco. Poland is a close second. In both cases the "lost" feeling struck. Hahahaha...
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Old 18-01-2012, 07:33 PM   #34
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I hate to travel in a large group because hard to make everyone happy. End up paying so much for a trip just to accommodate others. Nowadays, I either travel alone or limit the traveling group to no more than 3.

no problem. can always split into small grps of 2 or 3 mah.
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Old 18-01-2012, 10:39 PM   #35
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lone traveller here as well.. lol. heading to turkey and iran this summer.
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Old 23-01-2012, 11:45 AM   #36
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Solo packer here as well. Headed to Brazil this june. Don't think I can ever survive travelling with a partner now. Love the freedom(and the lack of people grumbling at me for being me).

Take these 3 things, 1 bag, travel insurance and an EVIL camera(imho).

On a side note long zhong gong hei!
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Old 30-01-2012, 01:31 AM   #37
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since there are so many lone travellers, why not any of the female here organise a trip out of singapore togeher with me?
im dying to to explore places out of singapore.

if i myself decides to travel alone, only dare to try asia/australia for now.
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Old 30-01-2012, 03:13 PM   #38
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If they do, then they will no longer be lone travellers anymore, right ? Which defeats the entire purpose of this thread.

since there are so many lone travellers, why not any of the female here organise a trip out of singapore togeher with me?
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Old 30-01-2012, 03:40 PM   #39
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recently discovered the joy of travelling alone. although there are times where i do wish i could share my joy or magnificent views with some people in my life, or just to chat with them.

i do like the freedom that i get when i travel alone: go anywhere, do whatever i want and all.

im still a little more guarded since i am a female and im perhaps still not that street savvy as others in countries less safe than singapore. trying to get my game face (i dont know where i am headed but i fake it till i make it!) on and see the world still. glad to see that there are others who likes to do the same.

just wondering how do u guys cope in a country where their main language is not english and how do u get around/communicate?
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Old 31-01-2012, 02:47 AM   #40
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recently discovered the joy of travelling alone. although there are times where i do wish i could share my joy or magnificent views with some people in my life, or just to chat with them.

i do like the freedom that i get when i travel alone: go anywhere, do whatever i want and all.

im still a little more guarded since i am a female and im perhaps still not that street savvy as others in countries less safe than singapore. trying to get my game face (i dont know where i am headed but i fake it till i make it!) on and see the world still. glad to see that there are others who likes to do the same.

just wondering how do u guys cope in a country where their main language is not english and how do u get around/communicate?
1. I learn a few phrases here and there b4 flying over. Usually I try to rem it in the plane. lolz.

2. Take pic of food/ loo etc in case is totally cant communicate

3. Download a English/ xxx translation app. Then i show it to the people

4. If you garang like me, i will try to learn a few words everyday and try to use it everyday till i rem. If dont know how to pronoun, ask a local over there to help you out. ie while waiting for train, "catch" a local to teach you.. haha

PS: I have STM, i will almost surely forget whatever i have learn when i'm back in SG
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Old 31-01-2012, 08:17 AM   #41
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Hi peeps. I am glad I am actually not alone.
I went Bangkok for a rock concert last year November. It was actually quite enjoyable because I do not need to wait for others or keep others waiting, I literally wake whatever time I want, stop where I feel like to, eat wherever I want. But i guess the biggest downside is that I don't get to eat a variety of food...

Anyway, I am planning a short 3days to Hanoi, then 3days to siem reap. Any recommendations for travel itinerary, advice what to watch out for, etc etc.
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Old 31-01-2012, 10:07 AM   #42
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Notice how the natives approach you less when you are traveling with partners? I certainly devote more attention to native culture and people more when I travel by myself.
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Old 31-01-2012, 10:29 AM   #43
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if i myself decides to travel alone, only dare to try asia/australia for now.
why asia/australia only?
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Old 31-01-2012, 11:13 AM   #44
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1. I learn a few phrases here and there b4 flying over. Usually I try to rem it in the plane. lolz.

2. Take pic of food/ loo etc in case is totally cant communicate

3. Download a English/ xxx translation app. Then i show it to the people

4. If you garang like me, i will try to learn a few words everyday and try to use it everyday till i rem. If dont know how to pronoun, ask a local over there to help you out. ie while waiting for train, "catch" a local to teach you.. haha

PS: I have STM, i will almost surely forget whatever i have learn when i'm back in SG
Same here.... v poor memory, so forget most stuff after a while!!

But good advice above, and to add to that, there's always body/sign language and mime, although do note that some countries may have different meanings for similar body/sign language!! :p
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:29 AM   #45
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why asia/australia only?
feel safer. .and more travel info! how about u?
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