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How is everyone?

Posted by think87 on 10/7/2010 at 04:54

Feels like its been ages since I was on here getting great advice and sharing stories with all you on here. Settled in now and back from the latest SE asia trip. just wanted to say hello and catch up a bit from anyone whos interested. That includes you MADMAC since I missed seing you in Muk lol..... ...

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asia without touts?

Posted by buecax on 22/7/2011 at 18:08

hi all, i visited thailand, vietnam, laos and cambodia in september/october 2009. as much as i LOVED it for being so different to western life and culture, i also HATED all the hassle i got as a farang (i realize i might be a bit sensitive on that matter). so can anyone recommend other asian countries without aggressive touts? or is there no such thing? cheers axel ...

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anything else like travelfish out there?

Posted by walkingtrees on 3/1/2011 at 08:54

Hi all First I just have to say thanks for all the help I received from you guys in planning my Thai/Laos trip this past summer. This forum truly shines with great people helping each other. Anyways, I'm now planning my next trip and sadly...Travel Fish doesn't have a China section! Haha. I'm planning on doing something like Lonely Planets "South West China" itinerary and am wondering if anyone know of any boards on the web that are up to TF's standards regarding that part of the ...

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karaoke on the bus

Posted by sayadian on 16/7/2011 at 20:14

I feel like apologising sometimes for the impression of Cambodian music most travellers get when their only exposure is to the nauseating karaoke they play on buses in Cambodia.I started this thread after Madmac mentioned the Cambodian-American fusion band Dengue fever whose lead singer Chhom Nimol has a hauntingly beautiful voice reminiscent of the unique Cambodian 60's style when young singers were inspired by listening to American forces broadcasting rock and pop music in Vietnam.The exubera ...

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Sorry! All the other internet forums are rubbish! I don't suppose anyone has USA advice?

Posted by rledez1990 on 16/5/2011 at 01:18

I apologise in advance for asking a USA related question on a SE Asia forum- I love Travelfish and check it every day, and just haven't been able to find a good, friendly alternative for USA travel. Basically I just wondered if anyone on here had travelled around the USA/lives in the USA, and if anyone could give me budget ideas for my trip in Summer 2012 (after my Thailand trip this year!). I'll be travelling with my boyfriend on the student summer work/travel program from the beginning of Jun ...

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Using a daily dose of Travelfish to calm my excitement!

Posted by rledez1990 on 8/5/2011 at 15:53

I'm be heading back to Thailand with my boyfriend in 37 days and literally cannot wait! In the meantime I'll be scouring this forum daily for anywhere I can talk about my past experiences/future trip....! ...

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Is this the end? A shortage of coconut milk....

Posted by busylizzy on 12/6/2011 at 10:21

OK, as a die-hard fan of eating and cooking Thai curries, I was saddened to read the news today: NZ faces drought in coconut milk A global shortage of coconut milk is expected to be felt here over the next two years. But one of the biggest importers....doesn't expect it to be as bad as in the UK where supermarkets have been running out and some restaurants have been forced to change their menus. Manassen Foods Australia development manager ...said the impact could already be seen in New Zealan ...

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Travelling on barges

Posted by KazAussie on 28/5/2011 at 20:13

Hi, this is not at all to do with Asia but more about travelling around northern Australia. A few years ago I met up with some people on Thursday Island who had travelled from Cairns on a supply barge. Aparently these trips were great so long as you weren't fixed into a strict schedule. They said that there were trips available right across the north of Australian and down the West Australian coast. Does anyone have any more information on these. I have searched the internet but can't find out a ...

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Too many shoes.

Posted by humpdawg on 6/11/2010 at 19:11

Hi all. After a long wait I'm finally off to SE Asia on tuesday with my girlfriend. We're going for about 6 months. I've been before myself a few times but this will be her first time. So here's my predicament - She wants to bring a pair of flip-flops, a pair of converse and 3 pairs of sandals so she'll have something to go with whatever she wearing when we go out at night. She's not stupid, just a bit naive. I've told her this is ridiculous but she's not having it.I need help convincing her. ...

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Traveling to Saigon, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangkok, and Siem Reap

Posted by lachan on 16/5/2011 at 07:31

Hello, I will be in Saigon for a month on a job. I plan on doing some traveling on the weekends while I am their in July. I was thinking of going to Singapore, Malaysia, Bangkok, and Siem Reap. Also wanted to try a resort in Vietnam. Anybody have any ideas of what I should see or do? Thanks ...

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Caption anyone?

Posted by somtam2000 on 9/3/2011 at 21:16

Looking through some island pics I came across this photograph I took quite a few years ago on Lamai Beach Samui in Southern Thaialnd -- just goes to show people been behaving badly for a loooong time! Any thoughts for a caption? ...

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Viewed 3,273 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by Rasheeed on 13/5/2011 at 16:28

Bloody spammers!

Posted by busylizzy on 12/5/2011 at 17:52

What's with the recent influx of spammers?! Geez, they are obnoxious! Do you really think it does any good? Do you really think people are going to go check our your crap websites?! Why don't you guys go away and get a real job?! Sigh.... Ok - rant over. Feel free to delete this Somtam, along with all the other stupid spam. It's not like you've got anything else to do anyhow, right?! ...

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Viewed 2,464 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by busylizzy on 13/5/2011 at 08:39

travel companion for southeast asia

Posted by mmcphee7117 on 11/5/2011 at 21:09

Hi everyone, I am a 24 year old Male who is looking for someone to travel around Indonesia, Laos, and the rest of Southeast Asia (flexible on exactly where and when). I was looking to leave as early as late July or as late as early September. A little about myself...I just graduated from nursing school, I am a veteran, I enjoy reading about Buddhism/meditation and hope to learn more in my travels in this area. I'm a very athletic individual and look forward to doing as many activities as I com ...

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Teaching in Thailand

Posted by rossco on 30/4/2011 at 02:56

In July I will be flying out to Thailand, most likely Surin Province, to volunteer teaching in a Thai university (through GapYearThailand). I am very excited and can't wait to get back out to Thailand but understandly nervous at the same time! Has any other members taught in Thailand before and can pass on some tips and share there experiences with me? Many thanks!! ...

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My 3 Month Travel Blog

Posted by bdtjones on 29/4/2011 at 11:58

Hey all, I just thought that since I use Travelfish so often, and I have been traveling South East Asia for the last 3 months, that I would share my blog with all of you. Disclaimer: There is some rude language, some disgusting yet hilarious stories, and just all around good memories in there, so read at your own risk . ...

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Viewed 3,629 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 30/4/2011 at 02:29

I'll never come here again...

Posted by travellingsarah on 7/7/2010 at 10:57

As I stood in the pouring rain waiting for a bus in a remote town in NW Vietnam I thought to myself - I am never going to come here again. This view may have been primarily driven by the weather and boredom, rather than the location, but it made me interested in where other people had visited and vowed never to go again - for whatever reason. Any opinions welcome! ...

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Banner photo subtitles

Posted by swag on 12/3/2011 at 06:03

Hi Somtam was just looking at the site and I noticed the captions relating to food etc don't match up with the photos. Not sure if you were aware of it. cheers swag ...

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So I leave in 2 days...

Posted by rmccauley on 3/1/2011 at 06:58

First up- apologies if this is in the wrong forum. Mods, feel free to move it! I leave for 10 weeks in SE Asia very early on Wednesday morning- 4 weeks in Thailand, 3 weeks in Laos and 2+1/2 weeks in Cambodia. Has anyone got any last minute tips for me, or suggestions as to must haves (that I might've forgotten)? I think I have the main items covered- have a decent backpack, a few changes of clothes, my camera, my travel insurance, my guidebook and enough local currency for the first week! A ...

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Top 5 things you can't travel without...

Posted by bettysheis on 3/3/2010 at 04:26

Hello all, I've posted this in travel gear, but then thought it might be better suited to idle banter! Forgive me if this has been discussed. I did the search but found nothing... As I'm am yet to arrive on my first vist to Asia (60 days not that I'm counting!!) I was wondering in any of you more experienced travellers have a list of 5 things or so that you can't travel without? I'm not just thinking of things that are essential (insect repellent, sunscreen etc) but also things that help ...

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Viewed 16,393 times, with 37 replies. Last reply by ahmoimoi on 22/1/2011 at 22:57

Your status

Posted by 5acrefarmer on 8/1/2011 at 14:40

I just noticed I've been promoted to Noodle Lady! I'm so proud and honoured. I'd like to thank so many people, especially my customers and my suppliers. I was thinking I'd like to stay a Noodle Lady forever but then I saw someone else is up (or down) to Tout level. What's hot to be in the TravelFish cosmos? PS. Sure hope starting this extra thread won't bump me up to the next level! ...

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