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Nomadic Notes - Travel Reads 10 April, 2020

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April 10 · Issue #155 · View online
Nomadic Notes
A weekly newsletter of great travel reads and news by James Clark from Nomadic Notes.

Where I'm At
Greetings from Saigon, where life in semi-lockdown continues.
No new blog posts this week as I have been working on other projects. I did some site admin (like cleaning up broken links) and other things that take away creative time (like being on hold to a bank for 2 hours with no resolution). I will post a blog next week to keep the site ticking over.
I posted some articles on Living In Asia about Future Vientiane and the Forest City urban development in Malaysia.
Having all this time with no outside distractions has brought forward another project that has been in the proverbial “to do” basket, and I will announce that next week when it is ready.
Assorted Travel Links
A short history of travel guidebooks and why they matter more than ever
Camera lost for eight years found in five hours through power of social media
Hundertwasser Art Centre in Whangārei 'unlike any other in the world'
I have travelled to places just to visit the works of
I have travelled to places just to visit the works of Hundertwasser. I have also never been to New Zealand, so this is another prod to visit our friendly neighbours across the ditch.
Here is the Hundertwasser building I visited in Magdeburg, Germany.
Travel (or lack thereof) in the time of the coronavirus
Housetrucks: A Traveller's Answer to Freedom in this Strange New World?
Himalayas visible for first time in 30 years as pollution levels in India drop
Malaysian man walks 120km home to avoid infecting anyone with Covid-19, adopts dog along the way
[Photos] An Empty District 1 Waits for Its Crowds to Return
Coronavirus: Sophie Raworth's deserted London
No Visitors, No Virus
With no tourists, Vienna's horse-drawn carriages deliver lockdown meals
Travel Comic
From the excellent Itchy Feet (and I have serious itch feet right now).
Instagram
First rain of the year in Saigon, a prelude to rainy season.
First rain of the year in Saigon, a prelude to rainy season.
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