Photo: Descending from Ile Api volcano on Lembata.

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 a limited selection of our PDF guides for free, while premium members are able to download them all.


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World Nomad Insurance discount?
In Insurance, by Lucemare, 26 Jul 2017
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Indonesia in January?
In Indonesia, by mariaescandell, 17 Apr 2017
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kenu34
26 Jul 2017

Help! What to cut out of itinerary???
In Thailand, by pch2nd, 22 Jun 2017
6

Tilapia
25 Jul 2017

Peaceful, scenic place in Myanmar?
In Burma, by JiiveeR, 22 May 2017
3

sapoteseason
25 Jul 2017

Vitetnam - December/January - 18 Days
In Vietnam, by jamestalbut, 3 Jul 2017
6

AmToPm
25 Jul 2017

Family accomadation in Ubud
In Indonesia, by Nicki76, 4 Jul 2017
4

mangga
25 Jul 2017

Private taxi Bagan - Mt. Popa - Mandalay
In Burma, by emily1018, 25 May 2017
1

Goldy09
24 Jul 2017

Travel Agents in Burma
In Burma, by scpy, 20 Jan 2017
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Goldy09
24 Jul 2017

Walking in the clouds from mountains
In Travel videos, by stacyarte, 24 Jul 2017
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Stay outside Ubud proper
In Indonesia, by Michael29, 5 Jul 2017
5

Michael29
24 Jul 2017

1 month stay in china.. help
In China, by Scottie001, 16 Apr 2017
1

hellomoto84
24 Jul 2017

Getting around Bali/ Car Rentals
In Indonesia, by TanyaAllen2017, 18 May 2017
2

hellomoto84
24 Jul 2017

Padang Bai departure tax...
In Indonesia, by somtam2000, 10 Jul 2017
1

hellomoto84
24 Jul 2017

Two weeks in Thailand !
In Thailand, by chptvh, 27 Jun 2017
6

mikal83
24 Jul 2017

Booking a homestay in Bali
In Southeast Asia, by SandySowas, 24 Jul 2017
1

hellomoto84
24 Jul 2017

Tanjung Puting National Park Klotok
In Indonesia, by MarcoBanteli, 24 Jul 2017
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What's the most beautiful city in China?
In China, by nobody, 27 Feb 2013
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fabrizio8
23 Jul 2017

Changing money for visa on arrival
In Visas and border crossings, by Kmcgregor1, 26 Feb 2017
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fabrizio8
23 Jul 2017

Beg-packers?
In Idle banter, by exacto, 21 Jul 2017
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SBE
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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.