Travel Newsletter: 23 September 2022
Where I’m At: Ho Chi Minh City. Travel Reads: Japan reopens, an audio tour of Mexico City, Iraq's answer to the pyramids, four trains and a ferry across Europe, and more travel reads.
Hello from Ho Chi Minh City. I’m in Vietnam for the next month, and I will be travelling north next week. I will be doing transport and construction research, which balances out the recent beach weeks I have enjoyed. Meanwhile, options for travel to East Asia have opened up, with Japan reopening on 11 October, and Hong Kong is about to reopen as well. My travel system for visiting Japan is to stop in Hong Kong and Taipei on the way there and back. I do that to break up the trip, and to get an extra visit to some of my favourite places. We are still waiting for Taiwan to fully reopen before that can happen though.
I have been working on some longer articles and new maps this week, so no new blog posts this week.
Japan is now open for independent travellers from October 11.
“Ellen (Magellan) Falterman enjoys a farewell pig roast and sets off from the Trinity River, in East Texas, in a bid to become the first person to circumnavigate the globe in a rowboat.”
“Ian Mackay was paralyzed 14 years ago in a bike accident, but he’s come to see there’s happiness in finding new ways to experience old loves. In his case, that meant getting back on the road, in a record-setting way.”
“This is an audio/visual story exploring the sounds of Mexico City’s streets.”
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It has been odd to see Hanoi Train Street in the news everywhere (here is the report from my visit in 2019).
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- James Clark