Update from An Bang (the beach of Hoi An)
Monthly Nomadic Notes update, and a bunch of good travel reads from around the web.
Greetings from An Bang Beach in Hoi An. This week I have split my time between two popular beach neighbourhoods of Da Nang and Hoi An. There are some green shoots of recovery here, with more places opened than my previous visit at the end of 2020.
I don’t where I will be this time next week, which is the first time in years I have been in this position of making it up as I go. I’m waiting on some news, but I will most likely be inland for a month. For now, I am getting in one more beach walk.
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Assorted travel reads
“When the pandemic untethered millions of workers from their offices, a new species of digital nomad was born. They set off with laptops and passports, and have made it clear they’re never coming back. Now, on a sun-dappled island in the middle of the ocean, a group of them is engaged in a novel experiment that might foretell the future of work.”
And another Singapore cycling story here:
I found this travel satire site (The Onion of travel blogging?). I forgot I had subscribed to it, so I actually thought some of these posts were for real (like the Onion being harder to discern from satire these days).
Writing humour/satire is hard at the best of times, so it is not surprising that this genre is rare in the travel space. It is like musicals - best not to attempt it unless you know you will knock it out of the park. Having said that, I enjoyed this article by Brent and Michael Are Going Places: Travel writer blamed for major Athens olive shortage.
I loved this video of a delegation of 72 Orang Asal Sarawak boarding a flight from Miri to Kota Kinabalu, with 60 of them wearing ‘Sirat’, the traditional costume of the Sarawak natives. Imagine being on this flight!
And if you’re new to Nomadic Notes, here is that time I got dressed up for a tribal wedding in Sabah.
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