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How to hire a boat in Indonesia: Without drowning

Travelling off the beaten path in Indonesia, there will, almost inevitably, come a time when you need to charter a boat. Want to spend the night on... [ www.travelfish.org ]

One day in Hanoi

Hanoi is often, sadly, just somewhere visitors stop off for a night or two en route to Ha Long Bay or a dash down the coast to Ho Chi Minh City. So... [ www.travelfish.org ]

Funeral at Toraja, Sulawesi

Anywhere else, you probably wouldn't spend a full day of your vacation at the funeral of a 100-year-old woman you'd never met. But in the highlands... [ www.travelfish.org ]

Bangkok's top 50 street food stalls

Chawadee Nualkhair has just released a new book, Bangkok's Top 50 Street Food Stalls, profiling the top 50 street food stalls (plus a few straggler... [ www.travelfish.org ]

A ride in the woods. Mountain biking in Bali

"Make sure you have good brakes. Like life, it's mostly downhill." So said John (Jack) Daniels of Bali Discovery when I tweeted to say I'd be off t... [ www.travelfish.org ]

Singapore's Hip Haji

When you think of Singapore and shopping, don't think of Orchard Road's swanky mainstream designers, repetitive chain stores and cookie-cutter coff... [ www.travelfish.org ]

The 211 country honeymoon

Kazuto and Azusa Matsumoto began their honeymoon on May 11, 2007. When I happen to meet them in the cozy common room at the Betel Box Backpackers H... [ www.travelfish.org ]

Hotels should never charge extra for WiFi

I'm writing this story on a laptop that isn't connected to the internet. It's not connected to the internet even though the hotel has WiFi access. ... [ www.travelfish.org ]

Dengue fever in Southeast Asia

For many first time visitors to Southeast Asia, a visit to a "travel doctor" is a part of the pre-departure planning. Invariably discussion revolve... [ www.travelfish.org ]

10 dumb things I've done while travelling

Travelling is a liberating experience. Whatever worries or headaches you may have disappear (or more likely are postponed) as you walk through the ... [ www.travelfish.org ]