“Unlike the hostile reception an American missionary received from the remote Sentinelese people last year, Doug Bock Clark was brought along on spiritual whale hunts for a view inside a fading culture.”
Always interesting to see what the NY Times picks for the top places. This year they have picked Da Nang, which they describe as the “Miami of Vietnam”. While that is a bit of a stretch (a lot of a stretch, really), I think the point they were trying to make is that there is a skyline developing on the coast that might resemble something like the Gold Coast in Australia in the future.
“The country with the world’s most powerful passport in 2019 is … Japan. Again. Find out how many countries someone with that passport can enter.”
Not only does the new year bring the annual listicles, the passport lists are also updated. The Henley website has a good interactive passport feature to see how your passport ranks: www.henleypassportindex.com/passport.
On the streets of Saigon.
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