Southeast Asia is reopening
The price of Starbucks in every country, worlds longest passenger train journeys, and more travel reads.
BANGKOK - It appears that most of Southeast Asia will be reopened by April, with Singapore and Malaysia set to reopen, and Indonesia following the quarantine-free Bali trial. This is on top of Thailand, Cambodia, and Philippines having reopened, and Vietnam this month. I haven’t planned travel for more than a month ahead at this point, but I am feeling confident that I can start using some flight credits from cancelled flights from 2020.
This week I went to Rayong, where there is a plan to extend a high-speed railway from Bangkok. I’ve been making the most of my time in Thailand by working on Future Southeast Asia articles. New articles on Nomadic Notes are coming next week.
Assorted travel reads
My friend Kash at Budget Traveller put this initiative together.
“As the once tourist-dependent region reopens its borders, travelers should expect more paperwork, higher airfares and cheaper hotels — at least for the short-term.”
You may be familiar with the Big Mac Index by The Economist. Now there is a Starbucks Tall Latte Index.
Some cool photos from the r/Egypt/ subreddit.
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