Photo: Late late at the Togean islands.

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We are an independent travel guide covering Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

We've got pre-trip planning information, weather information, country backgrounders and itineraries, plus we check out hotels, restaurants and things to do and see in the region, and provide transport information to get you moving. We never accept discounts or freebies.

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ko Libong / Ko Muk /Ko Jum
In Thailand, by woodyuk, 11 Feb 2016
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Booking Coach out of Vietnam
In Vietnam, by jimbojh, 10 Feb 2016
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Captain_Bob
11 Feb 2016

Halp me!
In Burma, by Andreazevedo, 9 Feb 2016
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antoniamitchell
10 Feb 2016

What else to do in Tangkoko?
In Indonesia, by boleslav, 10 Feb 2016
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where should we go?
In Southeast Asia, by alicelil603, 10 Feb 2016
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Parking at Friendship Bridge # 4 Thailand
In Thailand, by mortmans, 4 Feb 2016
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amnicoll
10 Feb 2016

Little help with itinerary
In Thailand, by Airborne082, 5 Feb 2016
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amnicoll
10 Feb 2016

Mini bus from Kep to PP
In Cambodia, by Bridgequeen, 10 Feb 2016
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Laos visa extension & an ATM in Champasak - FYI
In Laos, by robney, 5 Feb 2016
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southernlaos
10 Feb 2016

Looking for partners for trekking & festival in Chin State!
In Burma, by egorbaty2, 10 Feb 2016
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Siem Reap-Koh Rong Samloem-Phnom Penh
In Cambodia, by Torncalfguy, 2 Feb 2016
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Torncalfguy
9 Feb 2016

Reliable Tour Companies in Vietnam
In Vietnam, by Annielay, 6 Feb 2016
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tramnguyen
9 Feb 2016

HELP!! 2-3 Weeks in Vietnam
In Vietnam, by alexs227, 6 Feb 2016
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antoniamitchell
9 Feb 2016

Soapbox: Loosen your grip
In Idle banter, by somtam2000, 8 Feb 2016
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walkerpub
8 Feb 2016

Sailing from Phuket to archipelago
In Burma, by annaedsevla, 4 Feb 2016
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lanathai
8 Feb 2016

Book Review: Holiday in Cambodia
In Books, by somtam2000, 8 Feb 2016
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Banda Islands in march
In Indonesia, by michalkos, 5 Feb 2016
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mooball
6 Feb 2016


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About Travelfish

A few quick words about the Travelfish team and what we're trying to do.

Travelfish founders Samantha and Stuart. Travelfish founders Samantha and Stuart.

Samantha Brown and Stuart McDonald came up with Travelfish.org as they sunned themselves on an eastern Thai beach in 2004. They wanted to use the internet to better provide travel intelligence to independent travellers, to help them find more interesting destinations, to get off the beaten track and to find little-known places to stay. They also wanted to help little-known places to stay find people to host.

What began as a collection of their favourite spots in Thailand has developed over the years into one of the largest independent travel guides dedicated solely to Southeast Asia. Researched and written by a team of writers who live in the region, Travelfish.org today contains independently researched and written coverage to Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. If we've written about a place on Travelfish.org, we've been there in person. There are no exceptions to this. Not one.

Our team of writers live in the region, research in person and as far as humanly possible, work anonymously. Travelfish.org operates on a strict "no freebie" basis, so what you read on Travelfish.org is our own unvarnished opinion on all things Southeast Asian. There's no outside influence you need to worry about.