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Notes on Split – The historic hub city of the Dalmatian Coast

Split is a city on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, and it’s the second-largest city in the country after Zagreb. For my 2021 visit to Croatia, I bookended the trip with time in Zagreb and Split to compare the two. Split has a metropolitan population of about 346,000 people, so it’s not a huge place. […]

Where I’m At: October 2021 – Sarajevo

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 Croatia View this post on Instagram A post shared by James Clark ✈️ (@nomadicnotes) The month began in Zagreb where I spent time to […]

Notes on Rijeka – Croatia’s grand port city

Rijeka is the third-largest city in Croatia (behind Zagreb and Split) and the main seaport. Croatia is better known for its beach and island destinations, so Rijeka doesn’t figure high in tourism promotions. I had never heard of anything about Rijeka before going. My decision to go here was based purely on the fact that it […]

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” […]