Travel Newsletter - 2020 Christmas Edition
Merry Christmas from Saigon (or ho ho ho from Ho Chi Minh City).
Merry Christmas and happy holidays, wherever you are celebrating. I know for many it’s not a particularly merry one, so I hope you get some joy out of the day.
After speaking with my family in Australia, I joined some expat friends in Saigon for a somewhat traditional lunch.
I’m now in my favourite chocolate cafe sending this. I was debating sending this at Christmas, but I truly enjoy curating travel reads every week, and I want to see how many unbroken weeks in a row I can send a newsletter.
[Marou Cafe, Ho Chi Minh City.]
I also had a schedule for blog posts over the new year, but my brain has shut down for the season. I will resume blogging in the new year. See you in 2021!
COVID-19 and travel (or lack thereof)
“When will we be able to take international trips again? Medical and travel experts weigh in.”
“You can feel like you are in the Lion City with a little work in the kitchen, the right book and some time in front of the TV.”
Assorted travel reads
Travel writer Don George has unearthed his diaries from a trip in 1990 to Hunza, in northern Pakistan.
A guide if you are dreaming of turning one of those 1 Euro homes into a holiday home.
“Some 60 years ago, the Flying Kangaroo was eager to get hopping faster than the speed of sound.”
“Located south of the Arctic Circle, in Russia’s far east, Yakutsk is known for its severe climate.”
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