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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. […]

Visiting every province in Vietnam

Having been based in Vietnam off and on for a number of years, I have been to most of the main tourist hot spots in that time. When the world went crazy in March 2020, I came back to Vietnam knowing that travel international travel was not going to get back to normal anytime soon. […]

Notes on Vung Tau – A weekend at the beach of Saigon

Vung Tau is a coastal city in the Southeast region of Vietnam, in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. While Vung Tau is technically not the closest beach to Saigon, it’s the most accessible nicest beach to Saigon. Thus it is regarded as “the beach of Saigon”. [A Saigonesque skyline is growing on the Back Beach road […]