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Welcome to Travelfish, the independent travel guide for Southeast Asia

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.

You can browse the site for free. To post on our forum, where you can ask and answer questions on travel to the region, you need to become a Travelfish member. Members can also download more than 200 PDF guides, are eligible for discounts from Travelfish partners and a 50% discount off our travel planning services.

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2 weeks in Vietnam and Thailand from US
In Vietnam, by wfhrjw, 23 Jan 2019
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Northern Laos Extensive Kayak Trip seeks travelers
In Laos, by tilosettmacher, 20 Jan 2019
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tilosettmacher
23 Jan 2019

Are you interested in being interviewed by Travelfish?
In About us, by somtam2000, 20 Dec 2018
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somtam2000
23 Jan 2019

Motorcycle hire Cambodia
In Cambodia, by 622billy, 22 Jan 2019
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English Premier League Football
In Vietnam, by steviej, 16 Jan 2019
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steviej
19 Jan 2019

Hoi An for a week or so?
In Vietnam, by 2travelhappy, 1 Oct 2018
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evergreen_e
15 Jan 2019

Personal Prescription Medications
In Health and safety, by husqvarna, 8 Sep 2009
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wanderer143
14 Jan 2019

Doctors in Bangkok
In Health and safety, by fivesilver, 4 Mar 2009
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wanderer143
14 Jan 2019

Place to stay at Kuala Lumpur
In Malaysia, by ConnieCaouette, 13 Jan 2019
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somtam2000
14 Jan 2019

Visa needed for 48 hour stay in Shanghai
In China, by ConnieCaouette, 8 Jan 2018
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jimby
11 Jan 2019

Thankfully, I Got Scammed in Vietnam, Too.
In Vietnam, by somtam2000, 14 Dec 2018
3

jimby
11 Jan 2019

Nusa Penida
In Indonesia, by rossndeb95, 8 Jan 2019
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antoniamitchell
11 Jan 2019

Getting around
In Cambodia, by Junebug1972, 8 Jan 2019
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amnicoll
11 Jan 2019

Laos rental car for LP to Sam Neua
In Laos, by mtnmichelle, 5 Jan 2019
3

SoManyMiles
9 Jan 2019

Bangladesh
In Southeast Asia, by nadirahmed, 6 Jan 2019
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gecktrek
6 Jan 2019

Sideman, Bali
In Indonesia, by gatoguts, 24 May 2018
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gatoguts
31 Dec 2018

The Year That Was
In Idle banter, by tezza, 31 Dec 2018
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Changed signature link policy at Travelfish
In About us, by somtam2000, 8 Sep 2009
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gecktrek
31 Dec 2018

Around Chiang Rai
In Trip reports, by fondo, 12 Nov 2018
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fondo
31 Dec 2018

Bamboo Bay Resort - Ko Lanta - Closed
In Thailand, by mtbakerstu, 6 Nov 2018
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tezza
30 Dec 2018


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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.