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Notes on Zagreb – Croatia’s cool capital

Croatia is popular for its islands and beaches, so the inland capital of Zagreb doesn’t get as much consideration from European holidaymakers. After all, it’s just another European city. I first visited Zagreb in 2012, and I remarked on that trip that Zagreb was an underrated city. After nine years since my last visit, I […]

Where I’m At: September 2021 – Zagreb

Where I’m At is my monthly travel and site update. Subscribe to my travel newsletter for weekly updates and the most interesting travel reads from around the web. Where I’ve been What a month. After being locked down in my room for weeks on end, and being in the same country for over 17 months, […]

Flying with Singapore Airlines during the pandemic – SGN-SIN-MUC flight review

Flight: Singapore Airlines SQ 183 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Singapore (SIN) Flight: Singapore Airlines SQ 328 From: Singapore (SIN) To: Munich (MUC) It had been over 17 months since I had taken an international flight, which is the longest I’ve gone without an international flight since living the expat life in 1999. […]

Where I’m At: August 2021 – Saigon lockdown edition

Where I’m At is my monthly site update, where I usually round up my travels and other news. Subscribe to my travel newsletter for weekly updates and the most interesting travel reads from around the web. Where I’ve been With the Delta variant raging across Southeast Asia, it’s been another month of no travel. This […]

Digital Nomad History

A digital nomad is defined as someone who uses technology, especially a laptop and a wireless network, to work remotely from anywhere in the world. Digital nomadism has risen from being an idealist vision to an acceptable way of working by major corporations. The global pandemic that ground cities to a halt in 2020 acted […]

Where I’m At: July 2021 – Saigon social distancing continues

Where I’m At is my monthly real-time site update, rounding up my travels (or lack of travel) from the last month, and other news. Subscribe to my travel newsletter, where I update weekly and curate the most interesting travel reads from around the web. Where I’ve been While parts of the world are opening up […]

Pham Viet Chanh – The coolest street in Saigon

Pham Viet Chanh Street and Ward 19 in Binh Thanh District has emerged to become one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Ho Chi Minh City. This up-and-coming area next to District 1 could be described as the Brooklyn of Saigon. Ward 19, Binh Thanh District, HCMC Travel readers would be familiar with the annual “best of” […]

Best new banks for travellers, expats, and nomads

A guide to new world of banking and finance – direct banks, international transfers, mobile wallets, crypto exchanges, and other online investing platforms I often grumble about the high fees associated with international banking when travelling abroad (especially with Australian banks), so I’ve been looking around at banking alternatives. Changing bank accounts is not something […]

Where I’m At: June 2021 – Saigon lockdown 2 edition

Welcome to another edition of Where I’m At – rounding up my travels (or lack of travel) from the last month, and other news. For the best weekly travel reads, subscribe to my travel newsletter, where I curate the most interesting travel reads from around the web. Where I’ve been Having been inside the eerily […]

Europe Rail News – The new newsletter for train travel in Europe

Introducing my latest project: Europe Rail News – the newsletter for train travel in Europe. The newsletter includes new routes, service updates, train travel tips, ticket deals, and features on European destinations by railway. Why start a Europe rail news site? Nomadic Notes is my online home to write about travel and digital nomad life. […]