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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

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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.

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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

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

Sign me up please :)

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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

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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

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

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

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

Hi Paul,

OK, you’re on the list.

Cheers!

Stuart

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Hi Ray,

Ok you’re now on the Couchfish list.

Cheers!

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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!

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

Yes please, sounds good.

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

Hi Alison,

Ok you’re on the full list.

Cheers!

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

Hi Stuart,
Sounds good, please add me to Couchsurf emails
Thanks
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Posted by Cronin on 24/5/2020 at 13:51

Sorry, meant Couchfish of course
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