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Greetings from Saigon!  I've got lots of cool links this week and my monthly update is first up, so l
 
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Nomadic Notes
Greetings from Saigon! 
I’ve got lots of cool links this week and my monthly update is first up, so lets get into it.
~ James

Where I'm At
Where I’m At: August, 2017 – Saigon edition
Latest posts from Nomadic Notes
Kanchanaburi to Hua Hin by train (with a bonus stop at the tallest stupa in the world)
Travel Reads
These absurd photos of young travelers on the ‘Hippie Trail’ raise a lot of questions
Life on the Road
Cambodia’s most important ecosystem, the Tonle Sap, is in crisis. Is the damage past the point of no return?
Life Inside Hong Kong’s ‘Coffin Cubicles’
Papua: Poverty and Death in Indonesia's Land of Gold
The Forgotten Legacy of World War Two in Northern Thailand
How Yangon's colonial buildings are being given a new lease of life
Surfer girls make waves and defy expectations in Bangladesh
Chongqing metro stop is China's loneliest station
Inside China’s Plan For A Massive Forest-Covered City
Qantas’ 1986 style guide is all class
Photography
2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year
The ISS and the moon: A perfectly-timed photo of the moon puts humanity's achievements in perspective
21 Incredible Photos Of Bali In 1970's With No Tourist In Sight
20+ Creative Leaning Tower of Pisa Pictures Using Forced Perspective
Travel Gear
Ex-Google SVP: iPhone 7 Marks 'End of DSLR Era,' Is Years Ahead of Android
I am overdue for a major gear upgrade for my laptop, mobile phone, and camera. One thing I have been considering is if I just get the very best mobile phone and use as my camera. I read this article about how two BBC journalists filmed a news package for television with a smartphone which is swaying my decision.
Southeast Asia Railways
News related to future Southeast railways.
Circular railway upgrade project to start in October
Video
Thirty minutes at Shinagawa station, Tokyo, as captured by @sigeyosiinoue
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