Photo: In Burma, sometimes you should just get a boat.

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.

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Advice sought on establishing a permanent travel base in SE Asia
In Southeast Asia, by laurencegoldman, 20 Feb 2017

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Has anyone booked in
In Travel technology, by rlpangahas, 25 Nov 2012

20 Feb 2017

Software upgrade , any bugs please post here
In About us, by somtam2000, 20 Feb 2017

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Border crossing Laos to Stung Treng. Safety?
In Cambodia, by lajoy9, 20 Feb 2017

20 Feb 2017

Last drinks at Cheap Charlie's......, when ?
In Thailand, by sandyfreckle, 20 Feb 2017

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boat/ship from bangkok to vietnam
In Thailand, by ricardo4, 9 Mar 2013

20 Feb 2017

Tell Me A Good Place To Stay In Darjeeling?
In India, by anjali555, 25 Aug 2016

20 Feb 2017

Java-Flores-Bali 2-week itinerary
In Indonesia, by elien, 17 Feb 2017

20 Feb 2017

Treking at ko phi Phi AnTreK is hard ?
In Thailand, by Andy25thom, 15 Feb 2017

20 Feb 2017

Travel warning for travel between Kasi and Luang Prabang in Laos
In Laos, by somtam2000, 19 Feb 2017

No replies.

Review: Crazy Rich Asians
In Books, by somtam2000, 19 Feb 2017

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Help with SEA plan for June
In Southeast Asia, by yearn2travel, 18 Feb 2017

19 Feb 2017

Visa applications for Cambodia and Vietnam
In Southeast Asia, by Francie1951, 15 Feb 2017

18 Feb 2017

Bus Travel Vientiane to Luang Prabang
In Laos, by 58raeaton70, 30 Jan 2017

18 Feb 2017

Ko Bulon accommodation
In Thailand, by Bilbo1, 14 Feb 2017

17 Feb 2017

Travel insurance and riding motorcycles
In Insurance, by somtam2000, 10 Feb 2017

17 Feb 2017

Traveling from SG to Lao & need Kip?
In Laos, by caturdayy, 17 Feb 2017

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Suggest me some Best Resorts in Bali
In Indonesia, by abhirajgupta, 17 Feb 2017

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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 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, 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, 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. operates on a strict "no freebie" basis, so what you read on is our own unvarnished opinion on all things Southeast Asian. There's no outside influence you need to worry about.