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Transitions Abroad and Travelfish

Posted by somtam2000 on 28/8/2008 at 09:24

With over 30-years in the business, travel publication Transitions Abroad certainly knows what they're talking about, making us all the more delighted to announce that they've awarded Travelfish Website of the Month for August 2008. In the words of editor Gregory Hubbs, Travelfish "...represents the state-of-the-art in the dissemination of reliable travel destination information." You can read the full August release here and we encourage you to check out the TransitionsAbroad website -- i ...

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Happpy New Year!

Posted by somtam2000 on 3/1/2009 at 07:52

Yes, I know, we're late! We've just been totally buried in a complete redesign of the Travelfish site (which was supposed to be finished on, well, New Years...) and so things are all running a little late. Anyways, the redesign should be up pretty soon... lets say another week if the redesign gods smile upon me. In the meantime, Happy New Year to all -- may 2009 brings you absolute bucketloads of 110% satisfying travel experiences -- and thanks again for using Travelfish! Cheers ...

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Honeymoon mission

Posted by Nolan on 19/12/2008 at 13:30

Hi guys chasing some advice for honeymoon adventure for january 13 to 23 we are arriving into ho chi minh city and have a return flight from there, thinking of checking out cambodia for a brief visit and then back to ho chi minh, would love to get to loas if it was feasible, slow boats are also something would be keen on has any one got any ideas to help us out thanks Nolan ...

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Budget places to stay in Chiang Mai?

Posted by brickroadcafe on 4/12/2008 at 22:28

yes:-) here at The Brick Road cafe, ratchadamnoen Rd, Old City Chiang Mai. With spacious rooms priced from 100 baht a night for a single, 150 for a double, 200, double(special0, 200 twin , and 250 for a huge room with two kingsize double beds, ( thats less than 63 baht a night bewtween 4 people) we are a great bet. Friendly staff with a very much family, homelike atmosphere, great food from genuine Northern Thai cuisine to good old fish and chips and some great homemade burgers and macaroni chee ...

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Rant!

Posted by SBE on 23/6/2008 at 16:37

Sorry, but those double underlined "key word" advert things that appear randomly in the texts of people's posts on here drive me nutz. I find them very intrusive and personally I think they make posts a lot harder to read. I appreciate you need to make a living Somtam, but is there any way to block them? I swear you won't be losing any money from me as I wouldn't DREAM of clicking on the wretched things! ...

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Hi

Posted by packtoofull on 12/5/2008 at 15:24

Hi, I'm packtoofull. People say my pack is always too full but I don't believe in such a thing as a full pack. Somtam & the family are on holidays in Australia for the next week and have left me to steer the good ship Travelfish while theyre away. Updates for Laos and northern Vietnam will continue to appear over the next few days, but other sections will slow down until they are back. Please let me know if you have any questions and I'll try to answer them if I can. Happy travel ...

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Top spot in Bali!

Posted by somtam2000 on 16/2/2007 at 08:04

As some may recall, our place was flodded out in the Jakarta floods and we split to Bali to wait for the waters to drop. We spent a little over a week on Bali, with the last few days spent at the rather tremendous Pondok Pisces which, as we don't cover Bali, I thought I'd like to let you know about here. Set overlooking the Balian river which empties out onto the black sand Balian Beach, Pondok Pisces has two three storey bungalows (along with a few other options in another area). They're fu ...

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Interview with Travelfish's man in Vietnam

Posted by somtam2000 on 12/2/2008 at 14:35

Travelhappy has just added an interview with our man in Vietnam. He's actually been all over the region putting together travel intelligence for the region, and you may find some of his thoughts of interest... The full story is here. ...

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Problems accessing Travelfish

Posted by somtam2000 on 27/1/2008 at 09:45

Anyone who tried to access the site in the last day or so may have got an access denied message... All I wanted was a couple of quiet, internet-free days on the beach... thanks to all who emailed me to let me know and the problem is now fixed. Service is now restored and apologies for any inconvenience! ...

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Guide books

Posted by venician on 23/1/2008 at 08:09

What's best? Lonely Planet guides for each individual country or the regional SE Asia guide? Is the extra weight worth carrying a guide book for each individual country? ...

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Free travel blog from Travelfish!

Posted by somtam2000 on 6/1/2008 at 15:12

We're delighted to let you all know about our latest little creation -- a free blogging service for all Travelfish members. Please login to the Member Centre where you can read more information about the service. Happy Travels & happy New Year! ...

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Please add 2008 to reviews drop box?

Posted by mrsdbooth on 6/1/2008 at 22:25

... because it's 2008 now :-) ...

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where is the search bar?

Posted by annu75 on 30/12/2007 at 10:39

what happened to the travelfish search engine? i can't find it any more. you know where you can search for stuff within the travelfish site...? ...

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New messageboard icons feature thingy

Posted by somtam2000 on 28/12/2007 at 11:34

We've just added a new feature to the Travelfish forum -- member icons and member profile pages. These display in the left column -- you'll see mine of a temple dog in Pak Tha. The image is clickable to a popup Member Profile page where others can read more about you -- I've filled mine out a bit as a sample. You're also able to add a second image -- sort of a title photo, which displays on the profile page. It's a bit basic for now -- we're open to suggestions on what info you'd like to h ...

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New linking added

Posted by somtam2000 on 5/12/2007 at 15:06

Just a quick note, to let you know we're trying out some "linking code" on the forum where, if you type a placename into your message, it will automatically be linked to the relevant section of the site. So if I type Ko Lanta then it should be made into a link. Hope that makes it a little easier to find your way around Travelfish! ...

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Travelfish site maintenance, please read!

Posted by somtam2000 on 23/11/2007 at 16:34

The Travelfish site will be closed to the public for some sprucing up and house-keeping on Saturday morning 24th November from 06:00am till midday GMT+7. During this time, the site will not be able to be accessed. We apologise for any inconvenience. ...

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Take the Travelfish survey and score a Travelfish Guide

Posted by somtam2000 on 6/10/2007 at 16:21

The title really says it all. Spend a few minutes of your time taking part in our survey and we'll credit you with one Travelfish Guide of your choice. The survey is twenty questions and it really won't take long at all to complete -- really! There are only two things I ask: a) You MUST enter your Travelfish member name in the survey (question 19) for me to be able to credit you with a guide. No member name, no guide! b) Please only do it once -- ie we're giving away one guide per me ...

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Travelfish and Facebook

Posted by somtam2000 on 21/6/2007 at 19:03

In a series of bouts of procrastination over the last few evenings I've been sucked into the Facebook vortex. I'm not sure I've yet figured out what the purpose of it is, but I figured out how to create a Travelfish.org Facebook group -- and have done so. So if there's any Travelfish fans out there on Facebook, please feel free to join the group, and explain what exactly the purpose of the whole thing is! ...

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status in forum?

Posted by cybervlad on 26/9/2007 at 19:14

Hello, I didn't quite understand the status system in forum :) tuk-tuk driver, motodop, backpaker, flashpacker etc. Is status depend on number of messages? ...

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looking for unique SEA hostels...

Posted by erind on 27/9/2007 at 04:41

have you stayed at an amazing or unique hostel that you would like to share. i am looking for places that have something extra amazing to offer from architecture to outings to amazing owners. you can share just the place or a whole story. price is not important. ...

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