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Travelfish site maintenance, please read!

Posted by somtam2000 on 23/11/2007 at 16:34

The Travelfish site will be closed to the public for some sprucing up and house-keeping on Saturday morning 24th November from 06:00am till midday GMT+7. During this time, the site will not be able to be accessed. We apologise for any inconvenience. ...

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Take the Travelfish survey and score a Travelfish Guide

Posted by somtam2000 on 6/10/2007 at 16:21

The title really says it all. Spend a few minutes of your time taking part in our survey and we'll credit you with one Travelfish Guide of your choice. The survey is twenty questions and it really won't take long at all to complete -- really! There are only two things I ask: a) You MUST enter your Travelfish member name in the survey (question 19) for me to be able to credit you with a guide. No member name, no guide! b) Please only do it once -- ie we're giving away one guide per me ...

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Travelfish and Facebook

Posted by somtam2000 on 21/6/2007 at 19:03

In a series of bouts of procrastination over the last few evenings I've been sucked into the Facebook vortex. I'm not sure I've yet figured out what the purpose of it is, but I figured out how to create a Facebook group -- and have done so. So if there's any Travelfish fans out there on Facebook, please feel free to join the group, and explain what exactly the purpose of the whole thing is! ...

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status in forum?

Posted by cybervlad on 26/9/2007 at 19:14

Hello, I didn't quite understand the status system in forum :) tuk-tuk driver, motodop, backpaker, flashpacker etc. Is status depend on number of messages? ...

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looking for unique SEA hostels...

Posted by erind on 27/9/2007 at 04:41

have you stayed at an amazing or unique hostel that you would like to share. i am looking for places that have something extra amazing to offer from architecture to outings to amazing owners. you can share just the place or a whole story. price is not important. ...

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Posted by RobertLittle on 12/9/2007 at 08:13

Why is all the text on this site doublespaced? It makes it a pain in the arse to read. So I will doublespace everything that I type here just to get my point through. While I am whinging away. I can't say I really like the organisational structure of the information you have on the site. It isn't the easiest to navigate. But I have to say some of your information is very good and the design is very nice. Much nicer than my shitty looking site. A lot of work has been done here a ...

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Your travel guide reviews

Posted by someguyinasia on 7/9/2007 at 13:33

I don't want you to take this the wrong way. I like Travelfish, like it a lot, and while I've found your travel guide reviews good reading, I'm wondering if you're really in a position to throw stones? After all, there's still large parts of the region you don't cover, and I'm sure there's some mistakes in the coverage you do have, so I'm wondering if you're in a position to really start calling errors in the books you read? I mean that in the nicest possible way of course! If I've m ...

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Hotel & other business owners - please read

Posted by somtam2000 on 5/9/2007 at 17:07

We're getting an increasing number of fake posts by businesses pretending to be guests. We consider posts like this to be spam and they will be deleted. I thought adding a link on the bottom of every page of the Travelfish site reading "How do I get my business listed on Travelfish?" would have been sufficient, but reading that section appears to be far too complex an undertaking for some businesses. So once more for the dummies, posting fake reviews and recommendations for your business ...

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Posted by pezza on 17/7/2007 at 21:33

Found this site yesterday and haven't stopped visiting it since - good work guys! I'm going travelling in SE Asia in November for 3-4 months and require a decent backpack. Does anyone know of any trusted backpack review sites? I'm not going to be doing any mountain climbing. Many thanks, Pez ...

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Anyone speak Italian?

Posted by somtam2000 on 10/8/2007 at 21:52

An Italian travel website TripMagazine has something about Travelfish on it, and despite my living in Trieste for two years, my Italian is about as good as my poached eggs -- not good at all. If there's any Italian travellers out there reading this, I'd love a translation of the following: "Insisto con google e mi ritrovo su Travelfish, indubbiamente il miglior sito oggi in circolazione quando si tratta di fare ricerche nel sud est asiatico. Travelfish non tradisce: hanno una mappa interat ...

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Blogs we like

Posted by somtam2000 on 25/1/2007 at 06:45

There's a squillion travel blogs out there and they're only growing in number, but we'll be using this thread to recommend good travel blogs we stumble across ... they're easier to find when they link to Travelfish -- hint hint ;-) First off the rank comes Backpackstorybook -- a great little blog with some top pics and some pretty useful surfing advice for those thinking of catching a wave in Vietnam. They've just finished their trip through SE Asia and finish with this very good advice: " ...

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Daypack - what to use?

Posted by karynelder on 6/8/2007 at 18:00

Hello - My husband and I are traveling through SE Asia for six months soon. We are each taking a 40-45L rucksack, but are struggling with what to use for a day bag. Is it a better idea to use a small backpack, or a messenger-style shoulder bag? We would like to try to optimize safety/security, but minimize the whole western tourist thing at the same time! Any tips/suggestions would be really appreciated. Thank you! ...

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free guides

Posted by travelian on 19/7/2007 at 18:17

Hello, I have purchased and received my Cambodia evisa in July and am wondering how to get the free travelfish guide? thanks ...

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Viewed 2,917 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 20/7/2007 at 07:18

Newbie Travel

Posted by jillianvaldez on 19/6/2007 at 14:15

Hello, Lots of interesting talks here. I am Jillian. Thanks for having me with this forum. ...

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43 hours from Washington to Jakarta - beat that!

Posted by somtam2000 on 4/6/2007 at 22:44

Our good friend J just hobbled into our humble abode in Jakarta after a marathon 43-hour epic from Washington. The original plan had held for Washington -> Newark -> Singapore -> Jakarta, however after arriving in Newark, she was told her plane was "broken", and she ended up flying Newark -> London -> Singapore -> Jakarta. As a final touch, the airlines lost her bags. So what's your airline horror story? Please do share and help J feel a bit better! ...

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Hotmail and msn email addresses no longer accepted by Travelfish

Posted by somtam2000 on 17/5/2007 at 14:32

We're no longer accepting hotmail and msn email addresses for new sign-ups due to hotmail incorrectly filtering these activation email as spam. In doing this, the activation email is not delivered to the hotmail or msn address and so it is not possible for the recipient to activate their account. While this will not affect existing members with hotmail or msn email accounts, new members will not be able to sign up unless they provide an email account with a provider other than msn or hotmail. ...

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Ho Chi Minh Travelfish Guide released April 23, 2007

Posted by somtam2000 on 23/4/2007 at 23:14

We've (finally) got the Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Travelfish Guide available for purchase over in the ebooks section of Travelfish. Apologies for the ever retreating release dates, but we've finally got it done and we think it will be worth the wait! 18 A4 pages, five maps and over 25,000 words of condensed travel intelligence. It also includes coverage of the Con Dao Islands. All this for just US$3.95 -- less than the cost of a cab to the airport! To those who tried to buy the guide earli ...

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A note of appreciation

Posted by marianwarren on 19/4/2006 at 16:46

Dear Somtam I check in every day or so and really appreciate the current info - which saves me having to ask questions about subjects where I need a little clarity. Your itinerary suggestions were fantastic and I will use them as a general but flexible outline. Many thanks and keep up the good work. Both your and the other contributor's experiences are helping to iron out those pre-trip new country uncertainties. Hope your efforts are financially beneficial and if I have any $$ left after this ...

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Travelfish on Slate

Posted by somtam2000 on 7/4/2007 at 14:28

Slate ran this Friday a piece on using the internet as one's main source of travel information for a trip to Thailand. We're delighted to say Travelfish helped save the author's trip. Give the story a read here. ...

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Travelfish redesigned - not an April Fools joke

Posted by somtam2000 on 2/4/2007 at 14:38

We're rolling out a redesigned version of the Travelfish site, so this isn't a belated April Fool's joke... Readers may get the occasional error and old versions of pages as we upload the sections and fine tune them -- please accept our apologies in advance for any inconveniences. Why a redesign? We're hoping that the new site will make it a little easier for readers to find what they're after -- there was just tooooo much clicking on the old version. We're also introducing a few new sect ...

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