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November photo competition -- Keep on movin'

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Posted by somtam2000 on 28/10/2006 at 09:29 admin

So what does travelling mean to you?

The theme for our November photo competition is "Keep on movin'" -- we're looking for pictures that show what travelling is all about.

The deadline is November 30, 2006.

The winner gets two free Travelfish T-shirts of their choice from the Travelfish propaganda department.

Here's the FAQ:

1) How do I enter?
First, write a comment about your your photo (don't forget to say where it is) and add it to this thread.Then email us the photo and we'll paste it in so that everyone can see it. Please email your picture to mailbag@travelfish.org.

Please please please RESIZE the image down to a smallish size -- we'll be displaying the pics at no more than 500 pixels wide...

2) How many times can I enter?
Just the once!

3) Does the photo have to be of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand or Vietnam?
No -- it can be from anywhere!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 28/10/2006 at 09:31 admin

Here's an example to get things rolling:

Cruising down the Mekong from Champasak to Si Phan Don, we had the whole boat to ourselves and were having a great time relaxing, watching the river slowly slide by... then we stopped and picked up a couple more passengers -- mother and child to be exact!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 28/10/2006 at 09:36 admin

Oh, forgot to say... Good Luck!

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Posted by Averydka on 28/10/2006 at 20:37

on the road from Nairobi to Gedi Kenya...stopping to check out the grazing zebras!

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Posted by exacto on 1/11/2006 at 07:30

More than anything else, I think I travel to get a sense of how others live their lives. Visiting the ancient ruins of Assos in modern-day Turkey, I saw these adorable girls playing while their parents were drinking tea.

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Posted by exacto on 13/11/2006 at 11:48

Bump. These contests are fun and interesting. Where are peoples photos?

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Posted by fatman on 19/11/2006 at 18:53

Just to echo exacto's comment -- where are people's photos!

As I'm kinda staff I know I can't win, but to bump this thread again and show off my handy-work, below is a piccie I snapped while trudging up and down one of Samui's beaches.

For me it really caught what travelling is all about -- a flimsy veranda, a hammock, a glistening beach, a strip of great ocean, a clear blue sky and yet another glorious island in the distance -- and nay a suit, weekly train pass nor grumpy old boss in sight. (Hey I know you can't actually see the hammock, but it was there - believe me!)

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Posted by steviej on 20/11/2006 at 07:32

Hi all you Travelfishes,

This is a photo taken last year, it opitimises the Bolivian high Altiplano with it's seemingly miles and miles of nothingness but incredible majesty.

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Posted by Manticore on 20/11/2006 at 08:06

hey fatman,

was that pic at Samui taken outside Wishes by any chance? Its in Lamai and the view I remember was very similar to yours. Do old women still sell fried chicken on that beach? I loved that place.

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Posted by pythagnz on 22/11/2006 at 13:24

A great travel experience for me is when I can combine my love of the outdoors with travelling and being physical. Last year I enjoyed a six-week biking trip around north-east Thailand. It was such a buzz reaching the Mekong river at Chiang Khan. This photo was taken the next day as I was riding towards Sangkhom.

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Posted by itsallaroundyou on 24/11/2006 at 04:28

Here's a pic of the peak of Jungfrau (13,642ft/4158m), the highest peak in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps. This was taken on Christmas day 2005 from the observation deck of the Sphinx High Altitude Research Laboratory on the so-called Top of Europe, Jungfraujoch.

Though hard to tell, the peak is another 1896ft/578m higher than where I'm standing. This breathtaking view typifies my travel experiences, which have come to be punctuated by breathtaking experiences such as this (though the altitude was partly to blame for my shortness of breath!)

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Posted by steviej on 24/11/2006 at 07:11

WOW..........................

Top photo you've got there itsallaroundyou.......................

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Posted by itsallaroundyou on 26/11/2006 at 04:58

Thanks steviej!

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Posted by jasonj on 26/11/2006 at 06:17

Gidday all,
Had a lovely time in Sri Lanka last Xmas. This photo, taken from the side of the train that takes you through the mountains from Kandy to Badulla, shows the lovely senery and locals at work in the tea plantations that blanket the area. I think it conveys the most important element of travel,-movement. You can't travel without it.

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Posted by fatman on 26/11/2006 at 09:14

Hi manticore,

No the picture was taken on Mae Nam -- the island in the distance is Ko Pha Ngan. There's no shortage of huts on samui with sea-shell mobiles!

Jasonj that's a great pic, the blurred people in the foreground really ads to the feel of motion.

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Posted by bunny on 26/11/2006 at 23:48

Hi All!

This pic was taken in July of '06 at Angkor Wat in Cambodia. To me, travel means being able to get out and see things that you would never see at home (no elephants walking down Main Street here in small town, USA!). I love the visual of all the different forms of transportation people take to see the ruins - cars, bikes, elephants, tuk tuks, and of course, their own feet... so many different ways to "Keep On Movin'".

~Bunny

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Posted by Manticore on 30/11/2006 at 08:50

great pic! reminds me of when i was there last april. I think i liked Angkor Thom best

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Posted by Manticore on 30/11/2006 at 17:26

This pic was taken at the lunch stop in Pak Beng on the Mekong between Houay Xai and Luang Prabang, Laos.

I took one of these fast boats on a very long, loud, and uncomfortable journey to Luang Prabang. It's not something I would do again, but I'm glad I can say I did it.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 12/12/2006 at 20:04 admin

Jasonj -- you've got it!

Congratulations.

We'll email you directly to sort out the prize -- thanks to everyone for entering -- we'll be adding a new competition shortly.

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Posted by jasonj on 13/12/2006 at 17:39

Thanks Travelfish. I've just arrived in Thailand and are relaxing in Khanom, Nakon. Took some great river/waterfall shots today. All the photos in the comp. were great and I am deeply humbled. Talk soon...

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Posted by exacto on 14/12/2006 at 10:55

Congratulations, Jasonj! There were lots of great photos this round, but no doubt that yours best captured the "keep on movin'" theme best. You did this on your very first Travelfish post no less. Nice job!

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Posted by exacto on 9/1/2007 at 11:22

Somtam,

Is there any chance of getting these contests going again? I thought we got a pretty good momentum going with the last one. Or is the contest from the last few months something like "how many diapers can I change in one day?"

Let us know. Cheers.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 9/1/2007 at 15:44 admin

We'll be running another one shortly -- the winner gets seventeen hundred used nappies (and that's just from last week!).

Will announce it sometime next week -- tks for the reminder

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