Travel Newsletter - 10 July, 2020
Visiting Tuy Hoa on the south-central coast of Vietnam, remote St Helena, a new pedestrian bridge in Bangkok, vintage Hanoi and a gold-plated hotel in Hanoi, mobile data cost in every country,
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Tuy Hoa is the provincial capital of Phu Yen province on the south-central coast of Vietnam, about half way between Quy Nhon and Nha Trang. There’s not much to do here, which is sometimes a good thing. This is my trip report.
COVID-19 news and travel (or lack thereof)
“Now I’m unwelcome to stay where I am, but unable to freely travel onward.”
I was in Hanoi this week and I saw this hotel glistening in the afternoon light. I had to walk over to investigate.
Assorted travel reads
“Once sustained by trading ships as they paused to replenish supplies en route to Hong Kong, and home to Napoleon Bonaparte during his exile, the British territory hopes to reinvent itself as a tourist hot spot.”
“I was nursing a devastating breakup when I suddenly found myself in Switzerland, trying to talk my way into Freddie Mercury’s birthday party. It was the best decision I ever made.”
“As more people opt for train holidays, enthusiasts, tech companies and the European Commission are trying to make ticket-booking a smoother journey.”
“Black, Asian American, Indigenous, and Latinx writers give travel writing the perspective it needs.”
“William Dalrymple didn’t set out to become Britain’s leading chronicler of Indian history, but a chance trip to the subcontinent started a lifelong obsession. Thirty years on, he’s still living in Delhi — a city with a “tangible sense of history”.”
“Known as the "Wikipedia for maps", anyone can download OpenStreetMap and edit it too.”
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