Travel Newsletter - 12 June, 2020
Visiting Hoi An without international tourists.
A weekly newsletter of great travel reads and news by James Clark from Nomadic Notes.
I did a blog!
Usually this weekly newsletter includes updates of blog posts at Nomadic Notes, in addition to curated travel reads. After no blog posts for 7 weeks I’ve posted a new travel article about my first trip after the lockdown.
The Vietnam economy is recovering well, and domestic travel is getting back to normal. I’m waiting to see what international connections to Vietnam are going to resume first, but until then I have domestic trips by plane, train, and bus planned for the next few months.
Latest Posts At Nomadic Notes
Visiting Hoi An after the pandemic lockdown. With no international flights, Vietnam is currently in a domestic travel bubble. Here is what it looks like.
COVID-19 Travel News
As countries are trying to work out their strategy for reopening for international tourism, here are two completely different approaches.
There are so many updates for each country that it would be futile to list them all here. Here is a good resource from IATA: Interactive Coronavirus (Covid-19) Travel Regulations Map.
“An airport long regarded as among the least inviting in the United States unveils an airy, art-filled terminal.”
Assorted Travel Reads
“The Khon Kaen Transit System (KKTS) is a proposed light rail transit (LRT) and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Khon Kaen Khon in the Isaan region of Northeast Thailand.”
“Journalist Janine Rubenstein took her family on a road trip from New Jersey to California just days before George Floyd’s murder set this nation ablaze. Here’s what they learned about motor homes, the country and life, along the way.”
Regular readers of this newsletter may recall I recently linked to an article about this flight. Here is a first-hand account of what it is like.
The “$1 house in Italy” is a recurring story, and here is another one:
Buying old houses in Japan is also a thing:
“A new map shows where people have the lowest impact—but are those the best places to protect?”
I wouldn’t object if my Grab driver turned up on this.
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