We’ve just aded the first in a series of new feature stories, explaining the ins and outs of how to get from A to B in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. We’ve started off with one of the most common routes, and one that people ask about all the time — How do I get from Bangkok to Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Tao?
We’ve finally got the bulk of our north-west Vietnam material online — there’s still a few holes and a few more pics to come, but the basics are all there, including a bunch of great (and not so great) spots to stay in Sapa — northern Vietnam’s hilltribe mecca. You can see our Sapa coverage here, and the entire Northwest Vietnam coverage here.
As the most popular tourist destination in Laos, Luang Prabang is filled with a wide range guesthouses and hotels to choose from. Finding one with the right blend of comfort, style and value can make or break your visit. Read on to learn our tips on some fine choices in Luang Prabang.
We’ve just updated the coverage for Surat Thani town – a few more places to stay, a couple more restaurants and some detailed information for onwards transport — hope you find it helpful. You can see the full section here.
The kind people at Starwood and ElectricArtists have put together some very nice words about Travelfish — describing it as invaluable! — what a nice way to start the day. Here’s the full review:
Travelfish.org Asian Travel Guide
Though it’s geared a little more towards students and backpackers, the extensive (and free) guide to travel in the countries of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam at Travelfish “dot org” is invaluable for all sorts of travellers to the region. Says the homepage: “Find Southern Thailand’s best islands, go trekking out of Luang Prabang in Laos, explore Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and savour the charm of Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi.”
In any case, you’ll find regional overviews, a trip planner, a membership registry/login for the free detailed guides, firsthand travel features and, of course, the #1 strength of using the Internet as a guide: quickly and regularly updated information on guides and entries, as well as message boards with up-to-date commentary and miscellaneous chatter. If you’re planning a southeast Asian trip, it’s well worth your while to have a careful look over the boards here for useful information.