Notes from a Nomad

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


5 – Roland Garos – Paris France June 6 and 13 2012

IMG_7790Paris in the Spring is a magical place, beloved by writers, filmmakers, poets and romantics but there is always a problem when I come here each Spring – I do not get to see much of Paris!

For me and many others who flock to Paris at the end of each May, Paris means one thing only Continue reading


4 – Matchmaking in Baan Nong Weng – Thailand April 27 2012

IMG_6688You would be hard pushed to find Baan Nong Weng  on the map – I first came here 6 years ago and have been back most years since, staying in one of the many thousands of almost indistinguishable villages in Isaan, the dry dusty north eastern region of Thailand that borders on to Cambodia and Laos. Continue reading

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3 – Kuta Beach 40 years on – Bali Indonesia April 19 2012

IMG_5141I am fortunate to have been able to organise my life so that I have been able to travel extensively for parts of every year since 1967 and I have never been to a place that has changed as much as one of the worlds iconic destinations Kuta Beach Continue reading


2 – Defending Pattaya – Thailand April 12 2012

I am coming to the end of a two week stay in Pattaya of all places and I have seen this unique city from a very different perspective.  That is surprising in that my previous visits had afforded some contrasting experiences given that they included coming as a solo male traveller, a short stay in Thailand with my Continue reading


1 Antarctica – Simply the Best – February 23 2012

1022I am writing these words on the boat having just sailed from  volcanic Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands to commence our return journey across the Drake Passage to Argentina after 8 days exploring the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsular. Continue reading