Notes from a Nomad

Remarkable People, Memorable Events and Fascinating Destinations from Around the World.


35 The Wildstrubel Circuit  – A Photographic Essay: The Bernese Alps, Switzerland. July 2016

There are many long distance hiking trails in the Alps and almost certainly the most famous is the Tour Mt Blanc, an 11 Day circuit of Mt Blanc passing through France, Italy and Switzerland. Tens of thousands complete the walk annually and other long distance walks that come readily to mind are the Alpine Pass Route from the Austrian border westwards across Switzerland to Lake Geneva, the Walkers Haute Route from Chamonix and Mt Blanc to Zermatt and the Matterhorn and the Tour of Monte Rosa, another multi day circuit of a major peak. Continue reading

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32 Old Friends in Tasmania…….and beyond – February 2–5 2016 Tasmania Australia

My friend and colleague Tony once said to me:

‘One of the things I have always admired about you is that you find the time to keep in touch with so many people from earlier stages of your life’.

And it is true that even before the internet I was a good correspondent, writing to people I met on my travels and always answering cards and letters I received. Continue reading

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31 A Tale of Three Islands 1: A day trip on Bohol – October 31 2015 Bohol, Visayas, The Philippines

For the uninitiated, which I readily admit would have included myself until recently, Bohol is an island Province in the Visayas region of the Philippines. It has a population approaching 1.5m and is situated east of Cebu where I have been based, south of Leyte and is the 10th biggest island in the Philippines, a nation of islands.

With a population of around 100 million the Philippines is the 12th biggest nation on the planet by population and both one of the most dynamic and impoverished nations in South East Asia. With another 10 million Filipinos living and working overseas many families are dependent on overseas income. Continue reading


28a – An Open Letter to John Fry – #DearJohnGo

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John Fry has been Chairman of Yeovil Town Football Club for almost 20 years and has overseen the Club’s rise from Non – League Football to the Championship.

Michael Bromfield is a Queens Award winning businessman and a long term Yeovil Town Supporter. He is the author of ‘Around the World with Yeovil Town’


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