Sarajevo trip report

Hobo code, a nomad on the Appalachian Trail, living in hotels, and more travel reads.

DUBAI - The last time I was in Dubai it was too hot to go to the beach (which is for months at a time here). To make up for that trip I’ve been to two beaches this week. It felt good to put my feet on a sandy beach again.

Being in one place for a few weeks has been good after the pace of travel of the last few months. I’m now catching up on my Balkans trip reports, though at this rate I will have Dubai posts by the end of the year.

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Notes on Sarajevo

COVID-19 and travel

International travel will get easier, but restrictions will remain

“Cross-border travel will probably not recover to pre-covid levels until 2024.”

Assorted travel reads

The new luxury vacation: being dumped in the middle of nowhere

“The joys—and absurdities—of finding oneself abandoned in a desolate landscape.”

Norway's soaring mountain staircases

At 83, ‘Nimblewill Nomad’ enters the Appalachian Trail record book

“M.J. Eberhart, known by his trail name, hiked into Dalton, Mass., on Sunday and became the oldest known person to hike the more than 2,000 miles of trail from Georgia to Maine.”

Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania: Freddie Mercury museum where a little silhouetto of the singer can still be found

S’porean, 36, has been living in luxury hotels in Bangkok, Dubai & Bali since Nov. 2020 at S$1,193 per month ($870 USD per month)

Abandoned former USSR sites – in pictures

29+ abandoned airports that tell a fascinating story

Everything you thought you knew about ‘Hobo Code’ is wrong

“Rail riders past and present leave messages for each other, but not the ones you’ve probably heard about.”

Flight attendant explains why you never want to hear this chime alarm when flying

Selfies and smartphones are making these photographers obsolete

More than just a 'mystery' train, the Orient Express whisked the elite across Europe in luxury and style

One of the articles featured in the latest edition of Europe Rail News.

• I wish I could sleep on planes…

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The Nomadic Notes Travel Newsletter is a weekly newsletter of the best travel reads and interesting travel news from around the web, and random ramblings by the editor.

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