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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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Viewed 2,778 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 7/1/2008 at 06:32

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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Viewed 2,744 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 30/12/2007 at 10:52

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 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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Posted by RobertLittle on 12/9/2007 at 08:13

Why is all the text on this site doublespaced? It makes it a pain in the arse to read. So I will doublespace everything that I type here just to get my point through. While I am whinging away. I can't say I really like the organisational structure of the information you have on the site. It isn't the easiest to navigate. But I have to say some of your information is very good and the design is very nice. Much nicer than my shitty looking site. A lot of work has been done here a ...

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Your travel guide reviews

Posted by someguyinasia on 7/9/2007 at 13:33

I don't want you to take this the wrong way. I like Travelfish, like it a lot, and while I've found your travel guide reviews good reading, I'm wondering if you're really in a position to throw stones? After all, there's still large parts of the region you don't cover, and I'm sure there's some mistakes in the coverage you do have, so I'm wondering if you're in a position to really start calling errors in the books you read? I mean that in the nicest possible way of course! If I've m ...

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Hotel & other business owners - please read

Posted by somtam2000 on 5/9/2007 at 17:07

We're getting an increasing number of fake posts by businesses pretending to be guests. We consider posts like this to be spam and they will be deleted. I thought adding a link on the bottom of every page of the Travelfish site reading "How do I get my business listed on Travelfish?" would have been sufficient, but reading that section appears to be far too complex an undertaking for some businesses. So once more for the dummies, posting fake reviews and recommendations for your business ...

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Posted by pezza on 17/7/2007 at 21:33

Found this site yesterday and haven't stopped visiting it since - good work guys! I'm going travelling in SE Asia in November for 3-4 months and require a decent backpack. Does anyone know of any trusted backpack review sites? I'm not going to be doing any mountain climbing. Many thanks, Pez ...

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Anyone speak Italian?

Posted by somtam2000 on 10/8/2007 at 21:52

An Italian travel website TripMagazine has something about Travelfish on it, and despite my living in Trieste for two years, my Italian is about as good as my poached eggs -- not good at all. If there's any Italian travellers out there reading this, I'd love a translation of the following: "Insisto con google e mi ritrovo su Travelfish, indubbiamente il miglior sito oggi in circolazione quando si tratta di fare ricerche nel sud est asiatico. Travelfish non tradisce: hanno una mappa interat ...

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