Travelfish weekly newsletter

Stuart McDonald
A weekly wrap on travel–related news and events in Southeast Asia. Brought to you by Travelfish co-founder, Stuart McDonald.
Created 17 May 2020
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  • Travelfish #430: Tea, monks and pooches
    01 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Hi all, I missed last week—apologies for the service interruption! This week I have a beautiful read from Iraq, a look at tea in Burma, more still on Cambodia’s stolen antiquities, more environmental ...
  • Travelfish #429: Staying aloft is hard
    18 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    Hi all, So this week I’ve got a lead story on jet planes and climate and all that. There’s also a piece on more tragic madness in Burma’s, a terrific piece on antique smuggling out of Cambodia, and a ...
  • Travelfish #428: The case for staying put
    11 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 2 5
    Hi all, So this week I’ve got a lead on a piece that asks why are people still travelling? There’s also a piece on Burma’s Salween River, yet more bad news out of Cambodia, and an appalling story abou...
  • Travelfish #427: Cleaning up the mess
    04 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 5 1
    Hi all, So this week I’ve got a great two-pronged Aljazeera piece on the mountains of waste Covid is leaving behind. There’s also more bad news out of Burma, an interesting tale about a fall-down Camb...
  • Travelfish #426: Art worth nicking
    27 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Hi all, So this week I’ve got a great piece on one of my favourite topics—looting. There’s also a fascinating podcast featuring Ma Thida, an explainer on why Angkor was never “lost”, a profile on a gi...
  • Travelfish #425: Falling off the couch
    20 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 4 0
    Hi all, So this week I’ve got an inside story on what did (or didn’t) happen at Couchsurfing. There’s also elephants in jars (no, not literally), more on eco-tourism in Cambodia, the brutalising of tu...
  • Travelfish #424: The slowest kind of travel
    13 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 8 1
    Hi all, So this week I’ve got an epic story about slow travel. The term is all the rage, but I think deciding to walk for 21,000 miles is, well, a bit special. Yes, he is still walking. There’s also t...
  • Travelfish #423: Kenya, elephant buying, coffee, hornbills and more
    06 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 4 1
    Hi all, Before anything else, thank you for the many kind emails after last week’s “yes I’m still kicking” newsletter. My apologies for the late replies—it turned out the emails all went into a folder...
  • Travelfish #422: Long time no chat
    30 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 17 3
    Hi all, So what is 150 days between newsletters? My apologies for the long break—I had a heart attack in April (I’m fine now) and took a break from everything for a spell. This newsletter is the last ...
  • Travelfish #421: The flip side
    29 Mar 2021 • 7 min read • 2 1
    Hi all, Sorry—three weeks between emails! At least I’m on time this week and I’ve added double the usual number of things worth reading. Matters in Burma sadly continue to deteriorate. If you’re looki...
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