Travel Newsletter - 8 January 2021
Notes on Nha Trang, off-roading Siberia, and hikes around the world.
Hello from Long Xuyen in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. I’ve been out exploring, so publishing the newsletter is a good excuse to take a break from the afternoon heat.
This week I have a new post at Nomadic Notes, plus the usual round-up of travel reads from around the web.
Latest posts at Nomadic Notes
Notes on Nha Trang - Visiting Nha Trang in 2020 during the pandemic, and seeing how the international travel ban has affected the tourism industry.
COVID-19 and travel (or lack thereof)
Assorted travel reads
“We’re in the autonomous region Karakalpakstan, in the once thriving fishing port of Muynak. It’s a searing hot July afternoon; the thermometre is pushing 50°C. Good thing then, that we’re on the southern shores of the grand Aral Sea. We’ll just run into the water for a quick dip, to cool down. Except…”
“In normal times, Japanese citizens would be able to visit 191 countries visa-free.”
“The sharp drop in visitors since the start of the pandemic pressed this small community in the hills of Chianti to cling to the essentials: the pharmacy, the food store and agriculture.”
“A curated list of long distance hikes around the world.”
This site has an expanding database of hikes around the world, sortable by distance and region.
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