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Assorted Travel Reads
The East–West Economic Corridor is a proposed railway that would connect the ports of Mawlamyine in Myanmar to Da Nang in Vieitnam, via Thailand and Laos.
“Joe Cummings was one of Lonely Planet’s first authors, creating the original Lonely Planet Thailand guide in the early 1980s. As the famous travel brand begins shuttering its offices, Cummings looks back on his early days as a Southeast Asia guidebook writer.”
“An “adopt don’t shop” mentality taking root in Bengaluru could bring a newfound respect for the country’s millions of free-roaming canines.”
“Hidden belowdecks, they’ve got their own gyms, bars, hair salons, mess halls and more.”
“Just finding space to park can be a problem, and idle planes require a surprising amount of work, from maintaining hydraulics to stopping birds from nesting.”
“The Boeing 2707 was the US planemaker’s take on a supersonic Concorde design back in the 1970s. What was it like, and why was it never built? Let us explore.”
“On this day 50 years ago, WA farmer Leonard Casley stuck his nose up at the Federal Government and seceded from Australia, forming the micronation the Principality of Hutt River.”
“The capital of medieval Armenia, the city of Ani was a thriving center of trade and faith, survived by its haunting ruins.”
“The orders for enhanced community quarantine in Luzon and in several parts of the Philippines have turned the country’s most visited beach into a virtual ghost town. It’s summer and even if the beach is ready to accept tourists, no one is allowed in.”
“The nearly 2,800-mile-long walking route runs all the way around the English coast.”
“Notes on walking the UNESCO World Heritage listed Ise-ji pilgrimage route in Mie Prefecture, Japan.”
An excellent resource for a pilgrimage walk in Japan.
As Seen on Instagram
Our women pilots are electrifying Kartini's Day with #PassTheHatChallenge to show that every woman's role is important. Hats off to all…”
“@garuda.indonesia on Instagram: “Our women pilots are electrifying Kartini’s Day with #PassTheHatChallenge to show that every…””
Kartini’s Day is Indonesia’s Womens Day, and Garuda Indonesia put together this fun post on Instagram featuring the women pilots of Garuda.
As Seen on Twitter
If you’ve been on social media lately (and who hasn’t) you might have seen the dancing pallbearers meme going around. This is its origin. In my travels I have been invited to random weddings and funerals, so I wouldn’t pass up an invite to a spectacle like this.
(If you click through you will see some of the memes in the replies.)
The now TikTok famous dancing pallbearers from Ghana ⚰️ https://t.co/cKDCxDig7s
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Celebrating the easing of lockdown restrictions in Vietnam with ramen!