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TRAVELFISH5: Win a US$1000 travel voucher

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Posted by somtam2000 on 12/7/2009 at 07:00 admin

This is simple. We'll give you a US$1,000 voucher to spend with one of our favourite adventure tour companies, All Points East. You can use the coupon against any one of their tours, with or without flights. Be sure to check their website as some of their tours cost under $1,000 so you could get the entire trip for free.

All you need to do is say why you want to win this voucher in 30 words or less by midnight, and we'll pick the winner.
You can real more about All Points East here.

Small print: The prize is valid until July 12, 2010, is not redeemable for Singha, cash or anything else and is subject to availability. Basically, the winner should buy their own beer, plan to holiday within a year and book early ;-)

If you spend less than the full $1,000 with All Points East, the balance is not refundable -- take a friend with you (we're available ;-) and offset two fares with the grand if you'd like.

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Posted by Exodus on 12/7/2009 at 08:34

My husband is deployed for 3 months when he gets back we are taking a trip to Thailand, Vietnam and Combodia. I want to make it memorable.

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Posted by jonl000 on 12/7/2009 at 08:41

As much as I love Melbourne, it's not actually Vietnam. Please take me back there...

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Posted by Manticore on 12/7/2009 at 08:54

Posted from within Vietnam.

There is no such thing as having seen enough of SE Asia. There is always more to do and explore. Get me out of my house!

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Posted by smash on 12/7/2009 at 08:56

'Groundhog day' has become a permanent fixture of late. After months of procrastination, we've decided to chuck it in and set off on a new adventure. This would definitely help!

#5 smash has been a member since 21/6/2009. Posts: 162

Posted by hutty on 12/7/2009 at 09:20

Armchair traveling reading novels, guides and forum posts is no substitute for the real thing. I have an incredible longing to become a part of the pictures and stories.

#6 hutty has been a member since 4/6/2009. Posts: 19

Posted by carol4 on 12/7/2009 at 09:21

Could be the beginning of the never ending travel bug. Become a travel bug, & get to see South East Asia. Sounds like a good idea, fantastic idea, yes please thankyou Travelfish & happy 5th birthday

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Posted by idreamofdurian on 12/7/2009 at 10:46 TF writer

I want to return to Cambodia to give something back to this amazing country. If I win, I'll do a "Charity Tour" and write a travelogue to share with everyone on TF.

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Posted by tezza on 12/7/2009 at 11:23

Friends rib me about trip reports based on eavesdropping in travellers’ bars. I figure it’s time to actually go see places. Those All Points East destinations look a great start.

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Posted by bernzerk on 12/7/2009 at 12:16

10 years of corporate slavery, chained to my desk
Finally resigned, figured there’s more to life
Now I have time to travel but not as much moolah to do it.

#10 bernzerk has been a member since 12/7/2009. Posts: 4

Posted by elisse on 12/7/2009 at 13:01

Hubby worked his Tail off restoring our building and NEEDS a holiday! He shared his love of Vietnam with me; we Dream of Kon Tum, Dalat wine, and riding elephants!

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Posted by BruceMoon on 12/7/2009 at 13:03

Somtam...

"30 words or less.... Now for me, that's a big limitation

Here goes...

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I'd use $1000 to explore more of SE Asia: it's a fascinating area.

I'd be better able to help other Travelfisher's get the best out of their holiday


- - - -

There, did it...

Cheers

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Posted by tresnap on 12/7/2009 at 13:31

I just got retrenched - my husband did too

You’d think I’d be mad, but what can I do?

Sell the house, pack a bag, jet off overseas

With All Points East, it should be a breeze.

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Posted by tresnap on 12/7/2009 at 13:34

I think the very fact that I am no longer capable of counting to 30 demonstrates that I need a holiday BADLY. :)

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Posted by EmjayReet on 12/7/2009 at 13:42

To be able to experience SE Asia through a 'specialist travel agency' like All Points East would certainly put a spin on the usual backpacking adventure I am accustomed to!

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Posted by zentraveller on 12/7/2009 at 14:22

Backpacked in Laos 16 years ago...would love to see how the country and people (and I) have changed over the years (preferably in some comfort with All Points East)!

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Posted by busylizzy on 12/7/2009 at 14:42

I recently turned 45, my marriage fizzled and my job ends soon. My upcoming travels are an opportunity to move on and throw myself into new challenges. $1000 would help!

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Posted by myeggnoodles on 12/7/2009 at 14:54

I want to win so I can give it away to someone living in Bangkok on 30k/month that could not afford a holiday.

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Posted by MartinP on 12/7/2009 at 15:01

Would like to take family on vacation out of Thailand for first time, would come in very handy!

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Posted by DanRamone on 12/7/2009 at 15:03

i want to make a nice tour and discover places i never was before in Asia!

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Posted by masterofnone on 12/7/2009 at 15:23

Southeast Asia brings out the dreamer in me. I can't say how I might change if I went there again, but it would certainly have a great impact.

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Posted by jonhoff on 12/7/2009 at 15:37

Posted from within Vietnam.

jibber, grovel, cry, yearn, beach, sunset, crystal-clear (one word), snorkel, moan, quiver, snooze-in-a-hammock-whilst-dribbling, escape, prison, pollution, worship, beg, pray, and hope. and mojito.

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Posted by CG on 12/7/2009 at 16:26

I've been job hunting for 3 stressful months now. It'll be nice to fall asleep on a hammock after a nice cold Chang.

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Posted by mattocmd on 12/7/2009 at 16:29

Winning the prize would rock
I could take a poo and squat

Though you all must think I am a loon
A similar story would soon be shared by Brucemoon!

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Posted by mattocmd on 12/7/2009 at 16:30

By the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRAVELFISH~!~~~

THE ONLY RESOURCE I USE WHEN I MAKE MY ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO SE ASIA~!

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Posted by SBE on 12/7/2009 at 16:45

Some of the tours look really interesting and off the usual tour circuit. A great way to get a taste of somewhere new without having to worry about logistics!

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Posted by Brighton_kat on 12/7/2009 at 16:53

Travelfish describes South East Asia like a dream
We're going travelling as a team
To say we're excited at the least
In September "All Points East"

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Posted by matheuswartjes on 12/7/2009 at 17:08

I've been to North Vietnam last year.
Got addicted to the people and country
and now want to explore SouthEastAsia
to meet many more beautiful people and countries

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Posted by mattocmd on 12/7/2009 at 17:28

Wasn't sure if we were only allowed to post one but if so ignore this. It tells the personal story of a nagging girlfriend and an opportunity to have a get-away! Here goes:


As I write
She wants to fight
My girlfriend drives me mad
I know im bad
but would sure be glad
Some time away
Please dont make me stay!!!

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Posted by anelson_82 on 12/7/2009 at 17:38

My father was 20 when he went first went to Borneo. 4 Decades later and I would love to follow in his footsteps, I know it would make him proud.

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Posted by cheeco on 12/7/2009 at 18:01

It will be our first trip to SE Asia, and would love to do it in style! In addition, my sister will also be joining us, and is a student, so I would love to help cover the cost of her trip!

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Posted by cheats on 12/7/2009 at 18:24

If I win voucher I'll travel entirely on the recommendations of Travelfish and report how far the money gets me...

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Posted by williamtaylor on 12/7/2009 at 18:34

Would enjoy traveling with you guys and seeing more of the region. If I win I would split the prize with my wife to make up for forgotten wedding anniversaries.

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Posted by jaykythlionas on 12/7/2009 at 18:47

Husband and I full-time university students, have two part-time jobs each, and two kids (2&4)... Booked flights for family to Laos, but cant afford All Points East tour on our own.

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Posted by orangegutter on 12/7/2009 at 19:11

For someone who hasn’t been anywhere at all, it would be awfully nice to win the ticket to do the biggest adventure of my life for my birthday.

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Posted by archhk on 12/7/2009 at 19:47

Well it certainly would make the decision I'm about to make to quit the job and go traveling much less crazy! Many deserving entries above, but how many with the same birthday (give or take 4 days) as Travelfish?!

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Posted by kcc117 on 12/7/2009 at 20:01

My wife and I got married this past Christmas and have yet to take our honeymoon. Winning this would motivate us to do the travelling we've only dreamed of!

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Posted by tammivalentine on 12/7/2009 at 20:10

Boyfriend leaving me!!! Got a job in China, think the best way 4 him to meet new friends, explore the area and stay positive
= tour with All Points East!

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Posted by jawo on 12/7/2009 at 20:24

I went to SE Asia last November and fell in love with the region, now I'm trying to figure how to get back! Love to tour with All Points East!!!

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Posted by carlocargo on 12/7/2009 at 20:49

We're starting a family soon so we know our traveling days are numbered. There goes our travel kitty! Please sponsor our last hurrah before the spawn arrives :-)

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Posted by Voyagner on 12/7/2009 at 21:41

I left my heart in Cambodia. I don't want to go back to get it, I want to go back to join it.

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Posted by wide_open on 12/7/2009 at 21:56

So I can fly to Thailand to claim my prize of the liveaboard!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 12/7/2009 at 21:59 admin

tresnap -- if only you'd kept it under 30 words....

Keep them coming -- just an hour to go!

And watch that word count!

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Posted by peteblakemore on 12/7/2009 at 22:06

Although I travel for me is 'normally' unscripted, the chance to try a different way of travel is the reason I do so in the first place. (27)



Regards,


Pete

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Posted by prana16 on 12/7/2009 at 22:12

Please?

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Posted by wanderingjoe on 12/7/2009 at 22:42

Toss the job I did.
Packed the bag, housed the beast
I'll do as you bid.
I'm to Asia with All Points East

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Posted by bangersmash on 12/7/2009 at 22:52

I'll be honest -- I'd just really like a free holiday.

Thanks :D

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Posted by ottsworld on 12/7/2009 at 22:53

Posted from within Vietnam.

Good things come to those who wait; I waited until 7 minutes before the contest closed to put in my plea! Please pick me I’ll shout TravelFish to the world!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 12/7/2009 at 23:14 admin

OK thanks to everyone for the entries. It's midnight now and Travelfish HQ is shutting down for the evening -- ie., I'm going to bed!

We've passed all the entries over to All Points East and we'll announcing a winner tomorrow.

Thanks!

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