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Notes on Phnom Penh – Revisiting after the reopening

Cambodia was one of the earliest countries to reopen without quarantine in Southeast Asia, and I just so happened to need to do a visa run from Thailand. That was enough reason to pay an overdue revisit to Phnom Penh. This trip to Phnom Penh was in December 2020, and I saw in the new […]

Where I’m At: May 2022 – Saigon

Where I’m At is my monthly travel and site update, and other random ramblings from the editor (me). More regular updates can be found at the weekly travel newsletter, which includes interesting travel reads from around the web. Where I’ve been This is an overview of where I’ve been over the last month. Detailed blog […]

Notes on Ko Samet – The closest beach-break island from Bangkok

Ko Samet is an island on the Eastern Gulf Coast of Thailand, approximately 220 kilometres southeast of Bangkok. It’s technically not the closest island to Bangkok, but it’s the closest “beachy” island to Bangkok (and much nicer than the closest beach to Bangkok). It’s this proximity that has made Ko Samet synonymous with boatloads of […]

Where I’m At: April 2022 – Melbourne

Where I’m At is my monthly travel and site update, and other random ramblings from the editor (me). More regular updates can be found at the weekly travel newsletter, which includes interesting travel reads from around the web. Where I’ve been This is an overview of where I’ve been over the last month. Detailed blog […]

The desolation of Khao San Road

Khao San Road is the famous backpacker street of Bangkok. This road and surrounding streets is the budget travel hub of Southeast Asia. In normal times it is a spectacle like no other place in the world. When the Covid-19 virus reduced travel to a trickle in March 2020, Thailand closed its borders to international […]

Notes on Bangkok – Thailand’s cautious reopening

On November 1 2021 Thailand reopened international travel with the Test and Go scheme. This system offered entry for select international arrivals with one day quarantine before being allowed to travel freely in the country. I waited a month for the system to be running before returning, and these are my notes from one month […]

Where I’m At: March 2022 – Udon Thani

Where I’m At is my monthly travel and site update, and other random bits that don’t fit anywhere else. Follow my travel newsletter for more updates, including interesting travel reads from around the web. Ukraine While Nomadic Notes is not a current affairs site, it would be weird to talk about island-hopping in the tropics […]

Notes on Istanbul

“Why did I take so long to come back?!” This is what I exclaimed to myself after my refamiliarisation wander through the streets of Istanbul. The last time I was here was in 2013, and I think I said the same thing after returning from my first visit in 2011. My original plan was to […]

Where I’m At: February 2022 – Koh Lanta

Happy Lunar New Year from Koh Lanta! May your year of the tiger be a good one 🐯. Where I’m At is my monthly travel and site update. More regular updates can be found at my travel newsletter, which includes the most interesting travel reads from around the web. Where I’ve been Cambodia View this […]