There still seems to be no end to the COVID-19 pandemic and the re-opening of much of Southeast Asia although there are the first, faint glimmers of hope.
Undeterred we have continued to expand our content in the region to help people to plan and be inspired for future travel and also our general news, picture and tips articles. Hopefully we all be able to travel safely again soon.
Here are the highlights from October.
My Favourite Pictures
The start of a series of pictures that have some significance or meaning behind the picture.
They may not always be the best pictures, but that doesn’t change their importance to me.
We started with Thai Rolled Ice Cream and followed with:
Top 20 Mistakes When Flying
South East Asia Tourism Updates
We have continued to keep a close eye on tourism developments in Southeast Asia and have published articles on International Tourism May Not Recover Until 2022, the Effect of COVID-19 on International Tourism in Thailand, South East Asia Travel Update (6/10), October Southeast Asia Flight Tracker, Thailand Protests and the Return of Tourists, Vietnam, Open to Tourists? and Travel from Europe to Singapore to Open.
Troubles continue for many Southeast Asia airlines and those serving the region.
Don’t smoke on the beach in Thailand, forget those e-cigarettes and chewing gum.
We looked at 10 unusual things banned in various Southeast Asia countries.
We took an in-depth look at the Indonesian government backed tourism project on Rinca Island that has received criticism from locals and conservationists over the impact on the Komodo Dragons and their habitat.
Southeast Asia and COVID
We continue to monitor the situation in Southeast Asia and how many countries in the region have successfully kept cases very low.
Our latest update was Southeast Asia COVID Facts and Figures, which we have already updated with latest figures and tourism developments.
We have also looked at the prospects of testing or vaccinations helping to re-open tourism in the near future.
I got married in Koh Samui but that is not why everyone visits this wonderful island so I listed my 7 (other) Top Things to do in Koh Samui.
Vietnam Floods and Landslides
More than 130 people have been killed by landslides and floods in Central Vietnam after a series of major storms hit the region in quick succession.
We launched lots of new content for Vietnam in September and added even more in October to make it your definitive guide to the country.
We now have features available on Con Dao, Da Nang, Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Hoi An, Hue, Mui Nei, Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, Phu Quoc, the Reunification Express and Sa Pa and the Northwest of Vietnam
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