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bio website travellerspoint.com
location Melbourne, Australia
age 35
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seen May 22 at 4:46

Bit of background of myself.

Born in the Solomon Islands. Lived in a little village on Rennell Island until I was about 5, then in the capital Honiara until the age of 10.

We moved back to the Netherlands where I spent my high school years. I speak Dutch, though I do have to search for words after being out of the country for so long.

At the earliest convenience (17) I packed the bags and moved to Melbourne, Australia where I have been living ever since.

In 2002 I set up a travel website called Travellerspoint which has been my occupation ever since.

Travels (apart from the moves described) include trips to North America, across Europe, Russia, Japan, SEA, Scandinavia and of course various trips around Australia.

Now I have two young children, our travels are more limited. We've been on a couple of trips to the US with them. Rather than move around a lot, our focus was more on staying in one spot for a few weeks and just enjoying that location.


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May
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answered How safe is it to visit Fiji and travel around Viti Levu in a car rental?
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comment How safe is it to visit Fiji and travel around Viti Levu in a car rental?
Not sure that 8 years ago really classifies as 'recently' but then he's still in power.
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answered Is it feasible to visit the Yarra Valley by public transport?
May
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comment How to spot fake reviews on TripAdvisor?
I just updated my answer above and included some of these points in there as well.
May
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comment How to spot fake reviews on TripAdvisor?
I've updated my answer to include some findings from a study. I've also changed point 2 following the feedback in comments.
May
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revised How to spot fake reviews on TripAdvisor?
Removed point 2 as there were a lot of disagreements. Added two more points found in a study I just read on this.
May
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comment How to spot fake reviews on TripAdvisor?
#2 is based on experience from filtering out fake reviews on our own site. Not the reason we remove them, but a frequent occurrence within the fake ones. Of course, just because a review has one (or all) of these characteristics, doesn't mean it's guaranteed to be fake either. Just a higher likelihood in my experience.
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awarded  Nice Answer
May
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answered How to spot fake reviews on TripAdvisor?
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Jul
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revised Where in India do I have the best chance of seeing wild tigers?
Improved title
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suggested suggested edit on Where in India do I have the best chance of seeing wild tigers?
Jul
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revised Transit in US airport
capitalize US in title mainly
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suggested suggested edit on Transit in US airport
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revised Where in Europe can I find an aircraft turned into a hotel?
missing "a" in title