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Posted by somtam2000 on 31/3/2020 at 02:40 admin

Hi everyone!

Yesterday I launched a new newsletter called Couchfish. The name kinda says it all—with so many travellers now stuck at home (or worse) I wanted to come up with a with to bring travel to you—on your couch—and Couchfish is the result!


You can read all about it here.

Now this is a paid newsletter (it costs US$5 per month at the moment) but it is free for all Travelfish members. So, if you are interested in receiving it, please simply reply to this post saying so and I’ll add the email address you signed up to Travelfish with to the list. If you’d prefer to get it to a different email address, please shoot me a mail at stuartmcdonald@travelfish.org with your member name and email address and I’ll add you.

Cheers!

Stuart

#1 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,058

Posted by exacto on 2/4/2020 at 00:24

Couchfish is so much more! Sure, you can read it on the couch if you like. But you can also read it in bed, or on the exercise bike, or even during personal time first thing in the morning. It's so great, I'm taking Couchfish with me on my virtual holiday at the Hotel Happinezz Hills Karimunjawa in Indonesia from 6 to 20 April, 2020. It is an important part of my virtual travel strategy for the duration.

#2 exacto has been a member since 12/2/2006. Location: United States. Posts: 2,808

Posted by somtam2000 on 2/4/2020 at 05:44 admin

Hi Exacto,
Ha ha You’re going to Karimunjawa as well? Seeya there! Thought that was such a great initiative from the hotel!

Cheers

#3 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,058

Posted by kingof on 3/4/2020 at 11:25

Sign me up please :)

#4 kingof has been a member since 3/4/2019. Posts: 1

Posted by Gt9 on 3/4/2020 at 23:54

Hi Stuart, I must be confused or doing something wrong trying to read your Couchfish posts. I am a member. Gt9 is my log in name. You let me know in an earlier post I was signed up for Couchfish. However I can only read the Friday free post. If possible, could you please let me know how to access the Couchfish posts. Thanks for all you do.

Best,

Greg

#5 Gt9 has been a member since 4/12/2016. Posts: 2

Posted by somtam2000 on 4/4/2020 at 04:52 admin

Kingof —you’re now on the list!

Greg— Yup, you were on the free list and I’ve upgraded you to the full list—Cheers

#6 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,058

Posted by PaulHS on 4/4/2020 at 08:44

Stuart, could you please add me to your couchfish distribution list. Many thanks Paul

#7 PaulHS has been a member since 25/1/2020. Posts: 1

Posted by somtam2000 on 5/4/2020 at 08:05 admin

Hi Paul,

OK, you’re on the list.

Cheers!

Stuart

#8 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,058

Posted by fondo on 6/4/2020 at 09:58

Hi Stuart, Couchfish sounds grand, please stick me on the list!

#9 fondo has been a member since 23/6/2006. Posts: 185

Posted by somtam2000 on 6/4/2020 at 13:56 admin

Hi fondo,
OK you’re on the list!
Cheers!
Stuart

#10 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,058

Posted by rayboniface on 8/4/2020 at 03:58

Hi Stuart
Yes I would like to extend my membership to include Couchfish please.
Thanks / Ray Boniface heritagedest@bigpond.com

#11 rayboniface has been a member since 10/8/2005. Posts: 1

Posted by somtam2000 on 8/4/2020 at 04:02 admin

Hi Ray,

Ok you’re now on the Couchfish list.

Cheers!

#12 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,058

Posted by somtam2000 on 11/4/2020 at 01:30 admin

Couchfish is mostly a paid newsletter, with entries Monday to Friday, but I also do a Friday afternoon free issue, which goes out to the full list plus anyone can read it on line.

This week’s free issue recounts an experience I had on Khao San Road where I was scammed by a psychic... Enjoy.


“You’re a lucky man”
Fresh from the tuk tuk scam that I wrote about last Friday, I wandered up and down Khao San Road aimlessly. Just past the old Nat Guesthouse, an Indian guy stepped out of a laneway, made hard eye contact with me and said:

“You’re a lucky man. You have such a lucky face. Let me help you.”

If the internet had been common back then, I could have Googled this and known I was about to get scammed, but oh well, ho hum...

You can read the full story here.

Cheers!

#13 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,058

Posted by alisonmilliken on 23/4/2020 at 06:18

Yes please, sounds good.

#14 alisonmilliken has been a member since 10/12/2006. Posts: 71

Posted by somtam2000 on 25/4/2020 at 00:45 admin

Hi Alison,

Ok you’re on the full list.

Cheers!

#15 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,058

Posted by Cronin on 24/5/2020 at 13:49

Hi Stuart,
Sounds good, please add me to Couchsurf emails
Thanks
Username: Cronin

#16 Cronin has been a member since 20/11/2018. Posts: 3

Posted by Cronin on 24/5/2020 at 13:51

Sorry, meant Couchfish of course
Username: Cronin

#17 Cronin has been a member since 20/11/2018. Posts: 3

Posted by somtam2000 on 31/5/2020 at 00:56 admin

Hi Cronin,

Sorry for the late reply!

You’re now on the full Couchfish list.

Cheers

Stuart

#18 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,058

Posted by golfandfish on 1/6/2020 at 17:28

Please add me to the Couchfish mailing list.

Thank you,

golfandfish

#19 golfandfish has been a member since 20/7/2017. Posts: 1

Posted by somtam2000 on 3/6/2020 at 06:47 admin

Hi golfandfish,


Ok, you’re now on the full list.


Cheers


Stuart

#20 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,058

Posted by jackw53 on 27/6/2020 at 18:00

Please add me to the Couchfish subscription list ...

My Travelfish member name is jackw53

I have no idea why I didn't sign up at inception, but ... better late ... and all that!

Happy Trails!
- Jack

PS: suggest you add an auto reminder email to subscribers at 1 month, 2 weeks and 1 day before their current subscription expires. Also add the ability to include an extra donation with a new or renewed subscription.

#21 jackw53 has been a member since 12/4/2016. Posts: 1

Posted by somtam2000 on 4/7/2020 at 00:12 admin

Hi Jack,

Ok you’re now on the full Couchfish list—apologies for the late reply.

Thanks for the tips re subscriptions—redesign is almost done and will be having some of the features you mention.

Thanks again

Stuart

#22 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,058

Posted by Lotuseater on 12/8/2020 at 06:00

Please add me to couch fish if I'm not already there, thank you.
SNIP

#23 Lotuseater has been a member since 2/11/2019. Posts: 3

Posted by somtam2000 on 12/8/2020 at 06:03 admin

Hi Lotuseater,

OK you are now on the list. I just edited your post to remove your email address,

Cheers

Stuart

#24 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,058

Posted by mcmoover on 2/9/2020 at 04:30

Hi Stuart,
Yes i would like to recieve couchfish as part of my subscription thanks.

#25 mcmoover has been a member since 4/8/2020. Posts: 1

Posted by somtam2000 on 5/9/2020 at 03:59 admin

Hi Mcmoover,

I just sent to add you, but it says you’ve previously disabled emails from Couchfish, so I can’t re–add you! I guess you signed up in the past? If you want to drop me an email at stuartmcdonald@travelfish.org can try and sort it out.

Cheers

Stuart

#26 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,058

Posted by daniel539 on 7/9/2020 at 15:48

Hi Stuart

Please could you add me to the list as well?

Thanks
Daniel

#27 daniel539 has been a member since 13/6/2019. Posts: 1

Posted by somtam2000 on 13/9/2020 at 07:25 admin

Hi daniel539,

Ok you are now on the full list for Couchfish.

Cheers

Stuart

#28 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,058

Posted by masak on 15/9/2020 at 08:14

Hello Stuart,

Could you please add me to your Couchfish list?

Thanks
Maša

#29 masak has been a member since 16/12/2015. Posts: 1

Posted by somtam2000 on 16/9/2020 at 01:02 admin

Hi Maša,

I went to add you to the list, but the provider said you have previously disabled emails from Couchfish. I guess you were on the Free list and then unsubscribed at some stage—though it doesn’t tell me what happened.

So, for me to be able to re–add you, you’ll need to find one of the old emails, and click on the subscribe link in it (see step one below), then on the next page (step two), check on “Turn on emails”.

Then let me know (either post here or email me at stuartmcdonald@travelfish.org ) and I’ll upgrade you to the full list.

Step 1:

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Step 2:

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Let me know if any questions!

Cheers
Stuart

#30 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,058

Posted by bobvau on 25/10/2020 at 20:42

I thought I was on the Couchfish list but apparently not. Could you add me [please?  'Looking forward to traveling again, but  Couchfish is a great alternative!
bobvau@yahoo.com

#31 bobvau has been a member since 4/12/2007. Posts: 2


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