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insurance issue...

Posted by sorabee on 7/2/2012 at 10:00

Hello Everyone... My question is exactly this: "What is my country of permanent residence?" I live in Athens Greece with a residence permit/work permit. I am originally from South Korea so I hold a South Korean passport. So should I put S.Korea as my permenant residence or Greece? I am rather confused because I have not lived in S. Korea since 1998 but I do not technically have the right to "permenantly" live in Greece without renewing my permit... I need to get a travel ins ...

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I thought we were done travelling but...

Posted by rledez1990 on 4/2/2012 at 11:57

I travelled South East Asia (and Australia) with my boyfriend in 2010 before Uni, and then went back to Thailand last summer for 6 weeks. We thought we were done with travelling and I haven't been back to travelfish since: my boyfriend got a good job and working towards my degree. The thing is, we can't get the idea of one last big trip out of our head, before mortgages and kids etc tie us down. Is it unwise to take more time out of 'real life' to travel again? Should we be saving for a mortgag ...

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Looking for inspiration

Posted by gill1 on 29/1/2012 at 09:10

Hi My husband and I are in our early 50's and have decided to take 6mths out to travel. Last year we had 6mths and went to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia, we had such a blast we want to do it all again. However, we do not want to go back to the above - we want to try something new. We are starting with Australia for 1 month then we need inspiration. We are starting next Jan in Aus. Due to our limited funds it has to be relatively cheap once there! Any ideas? Looking forward to all yo ...

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Private Messages ?

Posted by daawgon on 26/1/2012 at 18:08

I see there is a button for received and sent messages, but no buttons to actually send PM's? Can someone explain this, thanks. ...

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Travelfish on Facebook

Posted by fondo on 25/1/2012 at 00:12

I'd just like to let you know how much I enjoy getting the Travelfish blog posts via Facebook. Generally speaking, I'm well over forums despite my addictive reading of them, but the blogs are providing me with some of the most interesting travel stuff I've read in years. Thanks guys! ...

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Other travel websites

Posted by hayden1988 on 8/4/2011 at 16:02

I think this website is amazing but was wondering if any one knows of similar sites for different parts of the world, USA? Europe? South America? Regards Hayden ...

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Happy New Year!

Posted by eastwest on 1/1/2012 at 05:34

Well, that's just it. Can't add more than wishing everyone love, health and happiness. Oh, and of course lots of travel in SEA. ...

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Merry Christmas all!

Posted by somtam2000 on 24/12/2011 at 07:25

So according to the Norad Santa site, the dude with the reindeer in currently over PNG, so we're bunkering down here in Bali to lay in wait. Merry Christmas all - have a good day and take it easy on the gingerbread men ...

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Moving very slowly

Posted by MADMAC on 11/12/2011 at 05:56

This is kind of a curiousity thing, but most of the time when the subject of bus travel comes up, people are moving fairly long haul distances. I wonder has anyone here moved along really slowly, from Ampur to Ampur on a Song Taew or like, spending one day in one small town, the next in another, and so forth? And if so, how much did they enjoy that? ...

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I love this site

Posted by whiteelephant on 22/7/2009 at 17:46

I've b/reading and using this site for a few months now and love it. Just wanted to say thanks. A couple of suggestions tho: 1: More pics 2:Some kind of personal messaging 3: and it would be great if members (yes i kno i only just became one) could vote on what we think are useful answers and what are not. Maybe just a thumb up or down? Keep up the good work, I've not been back to TT once since finding this site. ...

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My eyes have been opened... advice needed.

Posted by Geezy on 25/10/2011 at 17:37

Hello all, I have recently returned from a 3 week trip around Thailand and Laos, heading to Chiang Mai and slow boat to Luang Prabang which has absolutely blew my mind. It was my 3 week break from work which gave me the opportunity to do this. I have traveled around Thailand before to the islands which was great bt this time the trip has actually left me with a unsatiable appettite to travel more, to the point were I want to quit my job and go traveling for 4 months next year and find a job ...

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Viewed 5,262 times, with 12 replies. Last reply by inspiredbykrissi on 23/12/2011 at 03:55

meditation retreats

Posted by mmcphee7117 on 27/5/2011 at 09:51

Does anyone know of any good extended meditation retreats in Indonesia, Maylasia, or Thailand? I am a bit more interested in Zen rather than Theravada but I'm aware that the area is predominately the latter so I'm open to it. I'd say I am a fairly experienced and somewhat knowledgeable Mediator so I'm looking for something which is not quite "introductory" but does provide for a good beginner style learning environment (if that makes sense). ...

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Nice and quiet beach accommodation?

Posted by Sampan on 22/12/2011 at 23:42

Hello Forum! I'm looking to find a nice quiet beach hideout (with tons of sunshine) and some nice, backpacker-budget friendly accommodation to just relax to the melting point for a few weeks, I also woulden't want to have to spend to much effort to get there... That's not to much to ask for in the middle of peak season, is it?? I'm in Luang Prabang at the moment and would be looking to fly from here. I found a flight with Vietnam airlines to Siem Reap, and one idea would be to get from the ...

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Planning my 2nd trip :D

Posted by potta_boro on 19/12/2011 at 09:42

Its been a while considering I was on travel fish everyday from may-November!! I completed my first ever 'backpacking' trip in November an it was the best thing I'd ever done, absOlutely loved it! With a lot of help from travel fish!! I basically travelled Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and phillipines, not everything went to plan and I spent probably double what i planned mainly due to accommodation and domestic flights, it was basically a long holiday (all because my gf is too girly) so didn't ...

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How do people travel?

Posted by Geezy on 10/8/2010 at 23:03

I'm really interested in other peoples approaches to travelling. I went to Thailand for the 1st time last year. It was my first long haul out of Europe. To be honest when i got there my head went to pieces. I didnt really know how to approach the whole 'travelling' experience. With booking flights, how to get different accomodation day after day, booking trains and things like that. If you have any advice or experiences about travelling logistics i woould love to hear it. Thanks Geezy ...

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Travelfish equivelant for South America?

Posted by tuna on 12/12/2011 at 16:28

Seeking a trustworthy reliable information source & exchange for travel around South America and have struggled to find anything as comprehensive as Travelfish. Any recommendations greatly appreciated. ...

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TF blocked in China?

Posted by christay2009 on 10/12/2011 at 09:24

I keep recommending TF to people here in China and it seems it is blocked. I don't know why ... China isn't covered / rarely mentioned. Unless all the computers are just terrible here and can't cope with it. Anyone else in China confirm? ...

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6 weeks in Aisa

Posted by kiwibro on 27/11/2011 at 00:58

Looking to travel around Cambodia Vietnam Laos Thialand for 6 weeks,1st time to that part of Asia,not sure where to start and where to go.I'm into diving so would like to do some dives while i'm there,but also into Temples the culture of the people so get out with the locals and see how they live.History so the vietnam war. Budget not to cheap and not to expensive. So what i'm asking is where to start and where to go ...

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a Travelfish equivilant for China?

Posted by UsTwo on 21/5/2010 at 20:09

Love this site, have finished my trip planning for Vietnam & Thailand. Does anybody know of a similar website for China? Want to travel Beijing,Xian, Chengdu, Kunming, to Hanoi. ...

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Prolonging the trip

Posted by UsTwo on 1/11/2011 at 04:47

We leave in six days for our three months getaway. It has been pointed out to me that the lead up to the trip contains much anticipation, whereas the trip will be over before we know it. So, I have postponed for three months, to extend that anticipation. We will then have another six months ahead of us. Then, in three months time, just before we leave............. ...

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