Travel Newsletter - 25 September, 2020
The Trans-Sulawesi Railway, hydrogen-fueled aircraft, sea camels, fake Venice.
Greetings from Lao Cai, Vietnam. I’ve been in Sapa this week, which to get to you need to go via Lao Cai on the Vietnam-China border. I figured I should have a look here as well before going back to Hanoi, so I will have reports on Sapa and Lao Cai on Nomadic Notes. I don’t usually post articles when I travel, but I am still publishing travel-related articles once a week at Living In Asia (link below).
COVID-19 and travel (or lack thereof)
The Thai government has “agreed to allow in foreign tourists who agree to 14-day quarantine and stay for at least 90 days, to help the economy.”
Assorted travel reads
“The Trans-Sulawesi Railway is a proposed railway that would connect the two biggest cities in Sulawesi, from Makassar in the south to Manado in the North.”
“In Gujarat, India, a special breed of camel is not constrained by land—but cannot escape the many forces of change.”
“After living for nearly half a decade in the capital city of the Brazilian state of Bahia, a photographer offers an intimate look at a city where the act of celebration is indelibly ingrained.”
“Venice Syndrome spots the similarities between Venice and 2 replicas of Venice (a Chinese replica in Hangzhou and Las Vegas). All pictures on the left side were shot in China or Las Vegas whereas all pictures on the right side were shot in Venice/Italy.”
“The passage from Japan (Shimoda) to Canada (Victoria) took 51 days, and it was the hardest thing we've ever done. We decided to keep a logbook, to better remember it and so it can help others who wish to make this trip.”
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