Travel Newsletter - 24 July, 2020
A beachside backpackers in a fishing village in Vietnam, South Georgia Island, art Deco in Central Africa, parks in Pakistan, and the Meiji Shrine Forest in Tokyo.
A weekly newsletter of great travel reads and news by James Clark from Nomadic Notes.
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Backpacker guesthouse review of Life’s a Beach Bai Xep in Quy Nhon, Vietnam - a beachside backpacker accommodation in a fishing village.
COVID-19 and travel (or lack thereof)
“The collapse of visitor numbers amid the pandemic offers cities a new opportunity to rethink their business model.”
“Japan’s baseball parks may be empty at games thanks to coronavirus but that hasn’t stopped the game’s most tireless supporters from putting on a show.”
“The Taiwanese flag-carrier moves closer to a rebranding from the confusing 'China Airlines'.”
Assorted travel reads
“With no permanent residents and millions of animals, South Georgia island is one of the world’s most biodiverse places. Yet, few Brits have ever heard of it.”
“From Taiwan to Washington state, peaceful places remind us that quiet has the power to heal, especially in these pandemic times.”
“In Bukavu, beautiful buildings have an ugly colonial history. But locals want to save them.”
“In the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains you’ll find Georgia’s first “flat pack” architecture”
“As heat waves induced by climate change roil the Arctic Circle, Siberians are articulating a distinct identity.”
“The forest surrounding Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine appears ancient, but it was created a century ago in a nationwide effort. Led by a team that included forestry experts and landscape architects, the project aimed to make a self-sustaining woodland that would stand for eternity.”
“Hit the highway with this collection of some of our favorite reads about epic road trips.”
“A glance at the research reveals that there are distinct advantages to using print maps.”
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