“Binh what?” you ask….
We’ve just added comprehensive coverage to the very little known province of Binh Phuoc — a place you’ll never read about in your guidebook…
You’ll find it on the back way from Saigon up to the Central Highlands. It boasts a total of 900 foreign tourist a year, so for all those people wanting to dodge other tourists, Binh Phuoc is the place to be. You can read all about Binh Phuoc province and the capital Dong Xoai here.
We’ve just finished updating our Phnom Penh coverage — more restaurants, more places to stay and yes, finally a bus timetable! The map is on the way, just need another day or two to decipher the notes from our man in Phnom Penh. You can read all about Phnom Penh here.
We’re just added out latest effort to our collection of travel ebooks — an 18 page travelguide to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Weighing at over 25,000 words with over 100 detailed listings, it’s going for a bargain price of just US$3.95 — less than the cost of a cab from the airport! Read more about the Ho Chi Minh City Travelfish Guide.
Just found this excellent little “thingy” that you can use to store all your electronic gizmos while you’re charging them on the road — kind of like a hammock for your iPod. It’s called a LOAD DING and while the website is in German, it’s pretty self explanatory — and a bargain!
Found via Gadling
This excellent entry follows the author’s trip in 1974 hitching in Cambodia on military and
civilian aircrafts. Great pics too. The last couple of pars should clarify why it’s filed under “All the dumb things”
Found via Friskodude
We’ve finished our update of Laos’ backpacker mecca Vang Vieng including photos of all the places to stay and a completely new and expanded map — if you’re heading to Vang Vieng it’s well worth a read. You can read the full coverage here.
Slate ran this Friday a piece on using the internet as one’s main source of travel information for a trip to Thailand. After finding that Wikitravel just doesn’t travel well, we’re delighted to say Travelfish helped save the author’s trip. Give the story a read here.
I’ve been following some of the online discussion that has followed Tim Wu’s story in Slate — it’s interesting (and somewhat disappointing) that the focus has been on what’s wrong with WikiTravel rather than what’s right with Travelfish — afterall didn’t we save Tim’s trip?!
While some posts are almost at pains not to mention Travelfish, at least Meta Filter had a good yarn about some of the issues. There’s also a conspiracy theory and a few words from Evan Prodromou, one of the founders of WikiTravel — who takes Wu’s concerns as I assume they were intended — constructively.
While I guess I’m somewhat biased, I thought the Slate story was pretty fair. Given the small team (ie., one full time employee — me!) we have at Travelfish, I think we’ve done a great job at putting together what is — without question — the most comprehensive guide to the region available online, and we’re very excited about what we have planned for Travelfish in the future — we hope you are too.