Hanging out in Hua Hin
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HUA HIN - I have less than a week left in Thailand, so I am sneaking in one more beach break while researching new train routes. There is a planned high-speed railway from Bangkok to Hua Hin, which would reduce the trip to under an hour. The train I rode took 4 hours and 15 minutes.
One railway announcement I am excited about this week is a train line from Laos to Vietnam! If this gets built as fast as the China-Laos railway, you could be going from, say, Hue to Vientiane by train in 2025. Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for Laos to fully reopen so I can review the China-Laos railway.
If you are new to the Nomadic Notes Travel Newsletter, I also write about future transport projects in Southeast Asia at the Future Southeast Asia newsletter. I also have a Europe Rail newsletter going out next week.
I was last in Hua Hin about 5 years ago, so I will be writing about it on Nomadic Notes (once I am through my backlog of Thailand travel). I’ve spent three of the last four months in Thailand, and this week’s article is from when I arrived in Bangkok last year.
[James in Hua Hin.]
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I was in Bangkok in March 2020, so being back exactly two years later I have been thinking about that crazy month. This detailed report by Skift relives that month through the eyes of the travel industry.
• When you travel abroad you sort of become an ambassador for your own country. One of the things I love about Australia is the wildlife, but I spend half my time trying to convince people that not every animal is out there to kill you. Then Tourism Australia goes and posts a picture like this 🤣
Did you know that we have tree kangaroos? (And they won’t try and eat or poison you.)
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- James Clark