Fastest trains in Southeast Asia, a remote highway along the Arabian Sea, a rare filling of Lake Eyre, and more travel reads.
MELBOURNE - The season of reunions continues, with more borders reopening across Southeast Asia. Laos is on the cusp of reopening, and Malaysia and Singapore have now reopened. I enjoyed this reunion of a man and his dogs after the Singapore/Malaysia border reopened.
I’ve seen most of my family members in Australia, and I also reunited with my sister’s cat (if I had a cat reunion and didn’t Tik-Tok it, did I even have a reunion?)
I’ve been doing a lot of walking around inner-city Melbourne, admiring the buildings of the Marvelous Melbourne era. It is good to be back.
Assorted travel reads
I made a list to sate my own curiosity.
With the two flights of 50-minutes and 17-hours, this must be a record for any airline. I visited Darwin in 2017, and I wrote about how Darwin should become a hub for flights from across Asia. It’s a good entry point to Australia if you are coming from Bali, and I will see if I can do this 50-minute flight from Dili the next time I come back to Australia.
• I’m packing again. After hardcore nomadding since August, I think I’m the latter at this point…
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- James Clark