Travel Newsletter: 18 June 2021
The genesis of Southwest Airlines, the renaissance of Trieste, exploring Greece’s unseen corners, and more travel reads.
Hello from Ho Chi Minh City. We are still social distancing here, with another two weeks being added this week, so there is no domestic travel for the foreseeable future.
I don’t have any new posts on Nomadic Notes this week as I have been working on other things (I made a draft for a post for next week). At Future Southeast Asia I put together an article about a possible metro in Phnom Penh, and a map of all current and planned metro systems in Southeast Asia.
Here are some of the best travel reads I found this week.
Travel and COVID-19
“More than a year after Delta parked a plane, a pilot found it in the cockpit.”
Assorted travel reads
“Fifty years ago this month, the Dallas-based carrier first took flight. Those who were there reflect on its past as it confronts a future shaped by the pandemic.”
“Trieste, an overlooked cultural gem in northern Italy, is poised for a new era of prosperity as nations vie for access to its once vibrant port.”
“For several years, a photographer has documented local Greek customs and attire, turning his lens toward his country’s vibrant traditional culture.”
“From a man who quit his job and hit the road...for years.”
““Motor lodges.” “High-end motels.” “Exterior-corridor hotels.” Whatever you call them, the “motorist’s hotel” has gotten a boost these past 15 months. Now about that reputation …”
“For the last four years, Kevin Craft and his family have been living in an eight-metre-long bus.”
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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.
- James Clark