Travel Newsletter - 26 June, 2020
Beach neighbourhoods of Da Nang and Hoi An, Chernobyl with zero tourists, the monkeys of Lopburi, and the first Air Force One.
A weekly newsletter of great travel reads and news by James Clark from Nomadic Notes.
I’m starting to get the blog muscle moving again (if that’s a thing), and I have written a new article this week. In my various news sources I’m also seeing more travel blog posts by those in other domestic travel bubbles.
Overall though I’m not entertaining the idea of international travel for the rest of the year. If we’re lucky perhaps there will be a Greater Mekong Subregion travel bubble, containing Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand. Until then I will continue exploring more of Vietnam.
Here is this week’s latest post, and round-up of travel links.
Latest posts at Nomadic Notes
Comparing the beach neighbourhoods popular with digital nomads and expats of My An in Da Nang and An Bang beach in Hoi An.
COVID-19 news and travel, or lack thereof
“Expecting the worst, a photographer set out to document the pandemic in Bangkok. He was surprised by what he found.”
“Globe reporter Alexi is stuck in quarantine for two-weeks in the outskirts of Phnom Penh after his flight returned a positive case of Covid-19. In his first diary entry from isolation, he talks swabs, Russian Boulevard and Avicii.”
Assorted travel reads
“A self-drive Chernobyl tour, during the pandemic, with zero other tourists. I’ve been waiting my whole life for this.”
“The in-flight entertainment system was once a novel idea that kept passengers enthralled. Now in the COVID-19 era, it’s both outdated and a serious germ hazard.”
“Indian authorities had to manage 250 million festivalgoers. So they built a high-tech surveillance ministate.”
“Guilt-free time off should be planned – and required.”
“Forgotten by the world, a Nepali village on the Thai-Burma border clings to its heritage.”
“The disputed geographic center, or "navel," of Italy.”
“When Dwight Eisenhower was president, he traveled in style. Now a team is restoring his airplane to presidential perfection.”
“With a sitting room, dining area, relaxation zone, workspace, bedroom and en-suite bathroom and shower, you may as well live here.”
An up-coming film set in Bangkok.
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Even in normal times the monkeys of Lopburi roamed the streets with impunity.
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