Greetings from Bangkok! I could have sworn when I left Bangkok in March that I wouldn’t be back until the end of the year. Bangkok has a way of bringing me back despite myself. In this case I timed a visa run with a railway conference that I attended on behalf of myself for Future Southeast Asia.
The next month will be rail-themed research, so stay tuned for future updates.
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Assorted travel reads
Bennett Murray is an American journalist who is currently in Ukraine. I met Bennett before he moved to Russia, when he was based in Hanoi. In addition to writing for news agencies, he has this new site which has more personal updates from the war zone.
“A story of Antarctic adventure seekers, stamp collectors, politics, and penguins.”
“How to avoid American-made traps when traveling abroad.”
• It’s not often a government/tourism board gets a video right, but this entertaining poet had me wanting to visit Jersey. I have a thing for islands with odd jurisdictions, so that may also be a reason I want to visit. Either way, this was good…
“To escape my city’s pandemic restrictions, I embarked upon a cruise with literally no end destination.”
• This reminded me of the Bamboo Railway in Cambodia.
And if you want to rig your own rail cart on an abandoned railway, check out Abandoned Rails, which features thousands of miles of abandoned railroad routes in North America.
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