Spot mouse lemurs in Madagascar's Ranomafana National Park

By Paul Read (Moderator), a Travel Enthusiast

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Overall rating:3.0 out of 5 (based on 1 vote)
Enjoyable
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4.0
Useful
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3.0
Inspirational
4
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Recommended for:
Activity, Adventure, Eco, Expensive

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My review has been withdrawn as Simonseeks has closed down and monthly payments no longer made.

Unfortunately I cannot completely remove my piece, so I have to substitute my review with 200 words of nonsense.

I always questioned the logic of simonseeks – given that travel is such a crowded spot on the web it seemed they either needed to focus upon a specific niche, beaches or do the tripadvisor approach and “pile it high sell it cheap”.

Instead Simonseeks seemed to want a restricted number of articles with a fairly strict quality control, and sometimes a month would elapse between the user writing and submitting a piece and it being approved.

That was no way to build up the numbers of reviews and loyal contributors needed to make an impact on the search engines. Still, I quite enjoyed hanging around and making a little bit of beer money.

Apparently a group of former employees may yet purchase simonseeks, but in its usual style, we the contributors have been told very little – after waiting patiently for news between May and August 2011, I’m now withdrawing my work while I am still able.
I certainly hope any new Simonseeks team learn from the lessons of the failed first version. However, given my recent experience of “no news” I’m not hopeful.
 

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More information on Spot mouse lemurs in Madagascar's Ranomafana National Park:

Author:
Paul Read (Moderator)
Traveller type:
Travel Enthusiast
Guide rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Total views:
582
First uploaded:
26 February 2010
Last updated:
2 years 51 weeks 2 days 6 hours 34 min 13 sec ago
Destinations featured:
Trip types:
Activity, Adventure, Eco
Budget level:
Expensive
Free tags / Keywords:
wildlife, snakes, guide, Forest trails, night safari, Mouse Lemurs, Chameleon, Frogs

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1 of 1 people found the following comment helpful.

While we prefer guides brimming with impassioned and detailed recommendations, some destinations just don't lend themselves to such a format. Tales about safaris, and night treks like this one, become more inspirational than useful, and you've done a nice job here Paul, thank you.

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Thanks for your comments Jeanette. I've enjoyed fashioning my writing to fit the "house style". My review may not earn a lot of income, but it was fun to share the experience.

Paul