Hello from Hue
Update from Central Vietnam, and the best travel reads of the week.
Hello from Hue in Central Vietnam. I arrived here by train from Danang, which takes you via the spectacular Hai Van Pass. I was in Hue in 2019, but it would have been rude not to stop here on the way through to my next destination. I will do some transport and accommodation research while I am here.
Here are this week’s travel reads from around the web.
Assorted travel reads
Packing list blog posts are a well-worn subject in the travel blogosphere, but I find them interesting when it is by someone who isn’t a blogger. This is the packing list by Vitalik Buterin of Ethereum fame.
“Often, all it takes in a train or a bus or a café in a foreign country is a friendly remark, a curious question or a smile, before you’re invited into the world of someone you may have only swished past on a nameless train platform.”
I’m reasonably well-travelled in Europe, but the fact that I haven’t been to any of these tells me that I have to lift my Euro island game.
And to think that I have been doing this for free…
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