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Posted by exacto on 26/5/2009 at 00:00

I've always wondered how many people I pass on my trips to southeast Asia who are folks I've met here on the message board. On my last trip, I proudly wore my Travelfish t-shirt, but that was only once a week, and nobody seemed to comment on it.

What about something else with the Travelfish logo that's easy to spot, like a logo patch for our day packs?

Somtam, I don't even know if you are still selling the t-shirts and other logo items, but I'd love to have a Travelfish patch for my day pack or hat or something that is easy to spot. I'd be buying a beer too for anyone I spotted with a Travelfish logo item or for anyone who spotted me with one.

Anyway, just an idea. I'd be happy to buy the patch and even happier to win one in any of the Travelfish contests that pop up from time to time. Cheers.

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Posted by chrispyrolls on 26/5/2009 at 03:38

a travelfish t-shirt? how did you get one if they are not for sale exacto?...

also instead of the patch for a pack, can i have a sicker for my samsonite please?

and a hat...

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Posted by exacto on 26/5/2009 at 05:01

hi crispyrolls,

yeah, the shirts were definitely for sale at some time in the past, since both me and the mrs. have one. but i guess they aren't for sale anymore?

anyway, like the sticker idea. fun. love the idea of a hat too, since i'd have the chance to wear it alot and people could spot me as a fellow travelfisher. functional and a conversation starter. bonus.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 26/5/2009 at 09:08 admin

T-shirts -- don't get me started! We're in the process of getting some made here which should make it much Far Less Complicated for us to make them available through the site. Will keep you posted. Stickers - interesting - hadn't thought of that -- lets see how I go with the t-shirts first!

Stickers -- I have a gazillion stickers -- anyone who wants some, please email me your address and I'll get them posted to you. Please send the email to stickers@travelfish.org

Cheers

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Posted by chrispyrolls on 26/5/2009 at 20:43

email on it's way... thanks

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Posted by somtam2000 on 29/5/2009 at 10:45 admin

Hey, I'm making the trek to the Post Office today, so if anyone else wants stickers, drop me a line to the email mentioned above.

Lets see just how many countries we can get, so far we have:

Australia
Finland
New Zealand
Singapore
Thailand
UK
USA

I'll do a post out once a week.

Cheers!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 1/6/2009 at 13:51 admin

Just had a bunch more requests come in via the newsletter, adding the following countries to the list:

Canada
Israel
Japan
South Korea

I'll be doing a post out every Friday, and as we've got about a b'dillion stickers, don't hold back from asking for some ;-)

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Posted by somtam2000 on 1/6/2009 at 19:34 admin

More countries:
Austria
Italy
India
Malaysia
The Netherlands

But a LOT from the UK and Singapore!

Keep em coming ;-)

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Posted by somtam2000 on 5/6/2009 at 11:26 admin

It's Friday -- and that means sticker mailout day -- anyone else want stickers, let me know at stickers@travelfish.org -- if you're too late, will be next week's mailout.

Cheers!

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Posted by busylizzy on 6/6/2009 at 14:44

Stickers arrived in NZ today, thanks! (Actually, could have been sooner but I only cleared the PO Box today).

So... now I gotta think about where I can stick 'em. Laptop lid? Diary cover? What are other people's suggestions?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 6/6/2009 at 17:00 admin

All over the front of your guidebook ;-)

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Posted by chrispyrolls on 11/6/2009 at 00:55

woohoo... stickers arrived in the UK today

thanks stuart

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Posted by M_adz on 11/6/2009 at 11:04

**Lurkers first post alert**

i'd love a few stickers :D

My partner and i are 6 weeks out from a 6 month volunteering adventure in Chiang Mai so would be more than happy to meet other travelfishes while we are over there. ive been a reader of this forum for quite a while now, but this is my first post.

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Posted by c1ee on 12/6/2009 at 18:18

Stickers arrived here in Sydney. Thanks mate.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 12/6/2009 at 19:04 admin

Glad to hear they're arriving -- another postout tomorrow -- so if you want Travelfish stickers, send me an email to stickers@travelfish.org and will sort it out.

Cheers

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Posted by CunningMcFar on 12/6/2009 at 23:23

emotw, hearty thanks for the offer
hats would indeed be cool!

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Posted by MADMAC on 14/6/2009 at 18:13

A secret handshake? How about a secret sign - like some sort of hip hop sign or something? A secret tattoo? I don't know, just throwing ideas out there.

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Posted by christay2009 on 14/6/2009 at 18:56

i think a 'travelfish patch' would be a great idea, then you could sew it on to your backpack! It would be great free advertising too as even if you didnt speak to someone they'd probably see the patch on your pack

Chris

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Posted by MADMAC on 14/6/2009 at 21:00

OK, the travelfish backpack insignia seems to be a winner...

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Posted by c1ee on 15/6/2009 at 12:55

"i think a 'travelfish patch' would be a great idea, then you could sew it on to your backpack! It would be great free advertising too as even if you didnt speak to someone they'd probably see the patch on your pack"

I concur!

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Posted by SBE on 15/6/2009 at 16:57

Marginally better than people attending TT pissups with a copy of LP in their hands so they can be recognized I suppose.


It would be nice to actually meet up with posters IRL but I'm not wearing stickers and patches for 6 months on the offchance that there's a travelfisher on the same bus as me. It's bad enough getting stickered whenever you buy a boat ticket to places like Ko Tao.

Of course, if we had a PM function people could exchange phone numbers/emails etc rather than having to look like they're part of some kind of tour. 8pm Gullies, I'll be the old lady wearing flipflops, ripped jeans and a punk T shirt. ;-)

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Posted by somtam2000 on 15/6/2009 at 18:13 admin

That was you?!

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Posted by chaos23 on 22/6/2009 at 00:59

thanks somtam, stickers arrived. i was waiting for a mail from singapur and was like "whoa, now malaysia tooooo?"

already is on my car! the one for the wakeboard has to be prepared for heavy water :)

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Posted by chaos23 on 22/6/2009 at 01:00

sorry, meant indonesia... :)

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Posted by somtam2000 on 22/6/2009 at 12:11 admin

Ok, another sticker mailout today -- let me know if you want some!

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Posted by christay2009 on 23/6/2009 at 21:53

hey Somtam2000 - what is the best way to give you my address for stickers?

thanks again

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Posted by somtam2000 on 24/6/2009 at 08:34 admin

christay2009 - send an email to stickers@travelfish.org.

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Posted by christay2009 on 25/6/2009 at 03:11

Somtam2000

thanks, ive sent an email off today!

i was wondering, i accidently uploaded my thumbnail picture as my main/profile picture but it doesn't appear i can delete it, only replace it. Could you possible delete it for me? so there is nothing there

Thanks again

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Posted by somtam2000 on 25/6/2009 at 08:59 admin

christay2009 - done

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Posted by exacto on 27/6/2009 at 05:02

the stickers finally arrived at my rural Utah home too. thanks! i couldn't help but notice all the zeros on the stamps you used to send them. i remember how that much cash bought a nasi goreng and a BIG bottle of bintang on my last trip to indonesia. thanks for the extra effort in sending the stickers and for being so generous picking up the postage. cheers.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 27/6/2009 at 06:46 admin

You're welcome -- though you'd probably only get a small bottle of Bintang with than nasi goreng this time around!

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Posted by DShearer86 on 30/6/2009 at 17:51

Somtam - Stickers arrived in UK today. Nice one mate!! Two days before I'm flying to Bangkok now. Great site by the way, its been so useful.

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Posted by tails101 on 30/6/2009 at 18:03

A better late than never reply... thanks for the stickers somtam, arrived a couple of weeks ago, much appreciated!

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Posted by CunningMcFar on 2/7/2009 at 09:42

airmail letter postmarked Denpasar waiting in my mailbox to greet me this afternoon--thank you kind sir

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Posted by somtam2000 on 3/7/2009 at 18:57 admin

Well my faith in the Indonesian postal system is getting a big leg-up here -- glad to hear they are getting there!

More new countries -- Belgium, Fiji and Morocco.

Again if you want some Travelfish stickers -- send me an email to stickers@travelfish.org with your address and I'll post them to you -- easy as that!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 3/7/2009 at 18:58 admin

Sidenote I just changed the title of this thread to make it a bit more obvious what was going on.

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Posted by BruceMoon on 6/7/2009 at 17:31

Hey, somtam, I got my stickers a couple of weeks ago. Put one on one of my cars and promptly went to Sydney. Stopped at a servo and this guy commented. Great convo opener...

Now just waiting for the sew on patch for the backpack.

Cheers

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Posted by christay2009 on 21/7/2009 at 02:18

i'm afraid i've lost my faith in the Indonesian postal system...no stickers!! unless my postman has taken them for himself, i swear i saw a fish stuck to his window?!!! mmmmm

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Posted by somtam2000 on 21/7/2009 at 07:19 admin

hmmm, doing another mailout today so will send you off another lot.

Cheers

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Posted by SBE on 21/7/2009 at 07:39

Good grief, how much are you spending on stamps Somtam?!!!

I like TF a lot but I'm NOT wearing a sticker!

Ever.

(Unless I change my mind)

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Posted by somtam2000 on 21/7/2009 at 12:17 admin

Never say never.

The post office is well and truly sick of the sight of me and when I popped by the other day asking after postage for the tshirts (something I really wish I had done before I decided to give away 50) they recoiled in horror. me thinks I'll be posting them from Denpasar.

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Posted by christay2009 on 22/7/2009 at 02:06

its really no problem, i appreciate the thought/effort. If anything, i should be sending you something in return for running this site! mmmm...maybe i will! a christay2009 sticker perhaps?!?!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 1/8/2009 at 14:22 admin

When I was bundling up the last of the t-shirts to go the other day, I found a pile of around 20 sets of stickers that had slipped behind by desk -- they've now been posted out -- apols for the delays -- it's my fault -- not Indo Post's!

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Posted by christay2009 on 6/8/2009 at 01:53

haha okay, so we were doing the postal office a dis-service then! i am waiting with baited breath!

Cheers

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Posted by CG on 8/8/2009 at 14:42

Just got my stickers in the mail today. Thanks.

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Posted by satori_kicks on 10/8/2009 at 12:44

Stickers arrived today in Hamilton, New Zealand. Thanks heaps for the effort you've gone to send them out, this is an awesome website, well and truly made with by goodwill, and energy like that.

Ta,
Ben.

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Posted by christay2009 on 16/8/2009 at 00:40

got mine today, amazing! if you ever plan a vacation to Yorkshire, UK then i'd be happy to give you advice and send you some stickers :-)

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Posted by stevejames00 on 17/8/2009 at 18:04

Received mine this morning in Manchester, UK. Thanks

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