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Posted by fondo on 23/10/2009 at 12:23

Having been home for nearly a month, I'm obviously planning another holiday!

These two pages about the attractions of Ha Tien make interesting reading:

https://www.travelfish.org/location/vietnam/mekong_delta/kien_giang/ha_tien

http://www.odctravel.com.vn/destination/general-132-General_informations_about_Ha_Tien_Beach.html

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Posted by somtam2000 on 23/10/2009 at 12:55 admin

Sigh.

I unlinked the ODC link as I wouldn't want to send any traffic their way (I separately banned them for spamming the site a while ago).

Flattering perhaps, the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is also ripping off the same content.

How was Nakhon?

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Posted by fondo on 23/10/2009 at 13:18

Fair enough.

I'm just preparing a blow-by-blow trip report at the moment. Didn't work out quite as planned due to a massive sandfly strike on Lady Fondo on Had Thung Wua Laen near Chumphon which severely compromised her interest in driving around and beaches.

We ended up spending a fair amount of time in Chumphon, Bang Saphan and Prachuap. As we like provincial Thai towns and eating, this didn't pose any real problems for us at all!

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Posted by think87 on 25/10/2009 at 05:41

The ODC link is still active.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 25/10/2009 at 06:48 admin

By active I just meant I'd "delinked it" so people can't click on it and go to the website -- they need to cut and paste it.

Just to note, I may have been a bit flippant in the above, but we do view this kind of thing very seriously and we do chase down those that we can (even done a stint in the IP court in Thailand which was fun -- that particular agent won't be ripping us off again!)

If you do come across cases like this, please do let us know -- either by posting on the forum, or by email -- as it gives me a way to fill in my rainy days!

Thanks

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Posted by CunningMcFar on 25/10/2009 at 08:44

I just took a random paragraph from the TF Thailand intro page, plugged it into Google and it hit this:
http://www.siamonetravel.com/destinations.html

TF's entire Thailand intro copied pretty much word for word; with an occasional word dropped out here or there, but essentially lifted untouched, check it out.

The perils of running a successful and popular site I guess...

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Posted by CunningMcFar on 25/10/2009 at 09:06

looks like there's quite a bit of TF content on that site, as many of the links in the intro text have been copied as well

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Posted by tezza on 25/10/2009 at 18:43

These dudes are desperates - I've found some of my stuff word for word on booking sites.

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