Well, the subject gives away my predicament!
I'm a 49 y.o male based in Sydney Aust, looking for holiday ideas in Feb - March 2013.
I've travelled solo before, usually to one location (Thailand) but am looking towards Vietnam as I'm interested in trains and can see i can combine it with a Intrepid style trip thru Vietnam or lash out on a Sth Pacific cruise.
I've been looking at the TA forums about groups vs travelling solo thru Vietnam and "DIY" seems to be the mantra followed by statements like "as you will meet others along the way (?where?)"
I can see that doing it 'solo; looks like an option, but actually wouldn't mind the comradary & holiday fun that becomes a small group (and not the drunken memories of my Top Deck double deck bustrip thru Europe in the early '90's! hehe)
Another option is to do a cruise but my concerns are that it would be family or couples "hell" (no offence to hell) and i'd be 'nigel no-friend' on the cruise (hehe).
Anyway, i guess i'm hoping for some inspiration from anyone that's either done the Intrepid or solo cruising from Sydney. Any ideas or tips greatly appreciated.