Travel Newsletter: 16 July 2021
The largest railway station in Southeast Asia, Medellín's thriving arts and cultural centre, Giza from above, and more travel reads.
Hello from Ho Chi Minh City, where we are entering our second week of hard lockdown. The highlight of my outside time is the visit to the local Family Mart convenience store.
In normal times I try and publish one destination article a week, and to keep my other sites operational I like to get the post done within one day. With more time on my hands, I’m working on some big resource pages. The one I’m working on now is taking me ages, and I would never have got it done while travelling around. Hopefully, it goes live next week.
Here is this week’s assorted travel reads.
Travel and COVID-19
Assorted travel reads
Bangkok’s new railway station is set to open in November. When normal travel resumes you will be able to get the train to Luang Prabang and Phnom Penh from here, and there are new high-speed railways that will serve the station.
“For years, the Moravia neighbourhood of Medellín was the city's rubbish dump. But in recent years, this former landfill has blossomed into a thriving arts and cultural centre.”
“Doubly off the beaten track, the Estonian town is full of life and culture, especially music. And if travel is going to change its ways, it’s a good place to start.”
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.
- James Clark