Avoiding the sads while traveling alone in Asia
May 19, 2011 3:02 AM Subscribe
Single female traveling solo for nine days in Kuala Lumpur and Bali. Please reassure me that I'm not going to be sad and lonely and freaked out the entire time.
posted by ladybird to travel & transportation around Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (16 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm pretty well-traveled early 30s female, but have never traveled alone in Asia before. Or anywhere, really; I've always been with a partner or friends. But I now have over a week of time on my own, with a weekend in Kuala Lumpur and then a week in Bali (Seminyak). I'm looking for reassurance that I might be able to meet people, and suggestions for the best way to do that in each location while still staying safe. I'm looking into various group tours (specific recommendations welcome) as well as specific bars, restaurants, etc. where it's expected that you can mingle and chat with other people. I'm very sociable and fun, so in the right situation I'm happy to start up conversations with strangers.
Any general travel tips for KL and Bali are also gratefully received (I've read through other threads on these locations, but new advice or suggestions are great!)
FWIW I'm staying in upmarket accommodations in both locations, so no hostel situations where it's more or less expected that you'll meet and hang out with other solo travelers.
Many thanks in advance for easing my nervous mind; I don't want what should be an amazing experience to be lonely and miserable!