Travel Newsletter - 18 September, 2020
The Hanoi Metro, a new city mega resort in Vietnam, flights to nowhere, Malawi, Stockholm's subway, beautiful airport landings, living in extreme habitats, and ducks (lots of ducks)
Greetings from Ha Long City, Vietnam. I’ve been to Ha Long Bay before, so this time I’m having a look at the city. You can see the rock formations from the city, so it’s a great view even if you aren’t going out (though you definitely should if you’ve never been). I have 10 days of travel coming up, so stay tuned for trip reports in the coming weeks.
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Most visitors to Hanoi stay in the old quarter in Hoan Kiem district, and visit Ba Dinh District (the political and cultural heart of Vietnam). With a new metro system being built, visitors in the future will have more options beyond these two core districts.
COVID-19 and travel (or lack thereof)
Assorted travel reads
“Malawi leaves a lasting impression not because of its location or aesthetics, but because of its people, writes the photographer Marcus Westberg.”
I’m sure I posted an article a while ago that tells you why you shouldn’t post your boarding pass in Instagram. This is why.
“Photographer David Altrath engaged in his own form of social distancing to capture these photographs when commuters weren’t around.”
“Ko Phayam is one of those ultra laid-back islands where doing nothing is the main “activity.””
I have been asked before if I’m a spy due to my prolific travels. Maybe I am…
“Fukushima was forever changed by one of the world’s biggest nuclear disasters nearly a decade ago. The Japanese government has poured billions of dollars into recovery efforts. But what does recovery really mean? The answer is a combination of resilience, reinvention and regret.”
“The Searchlight drama, a simultaneous premiere by the Venice, Telluride and Toronto festivals, was directed by Chloe Zhao and stars Frances McDormand as a woman who travels through the American West in a van after losing her job and her home. Apart from McDormand and David Strathairn, almost all of the actors in the film are actual “nomads” that Zhao cast on her own travels through the area.”
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