Second chance New Year's resolutions
Happy Year of the Cat! Travel Reads: Weird Java, Amsterdam's new bike parking, and digital nomadding in Spain and Portugal.
Happy Year of the Cat from Ho Chi Minh City! Being in a country that celebrates a lunar new year is like getting a second chance at New Year's resolutions, in case your first lot didn’t get off to a good start.
Most of the city has been shut this week as it is the tradition in Vietnam to take a week off over Tet. Luckily there are enough shops open to keep me fed and caffeinated. I avoid travel during this week, especially on the day when everyone returns. I resume my travels next week.
“Java has a larger population than Russia.” It still blows my mind that over 150 million people live on the island of Java.
New underwater bike parking at Amsterdam Central Station
I’m in awe of the cycling infrastructure in the Netherlands. Here are more photos.
• The glow of Seoul’s hidden hot spots
“Not far from the glare of the city center, the South Korean capital offers a wealth of cozy, cool hangouts, if you don’t mind ducking down alleys and opening a well-concealed door or two.”
The Hamilton Road: A highway to a Kurdish paradise
We can’t pronounce his name, but he was basically Austria’s Gaudí
The hotel where you can sleep in two countries at the same time
Louvre decides to limit daily entries to give visitors a better experience
Digital nomad news
Taiwan county billed as a Bali alternative seeks to make island digital nomad friendly amid talent shortage
Want to work from Spain? Apply for a new digital nomad visa.
Portugal welcomes hundreds of digital nomads under new visa scheme. Here's how it works
• Train travel in the US – is a new day dawning?
✈️ Air travel
• Bunk beds come to economy class in battle for New York flyers
The Nomadic Notes Travel Newsletter is a weekly newsletter of the best travel reads and interesting travel news from around the web, and random ramblings by the editor.
- James Clark
Spiraling over the news that Java has a bigger population than Russia