Notes from a Nomad

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

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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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28 – Dinner with Miss Chan. Kuala Lumpur: March 6 2015


14 Sri M TempleOne of the downsides of spending extended periods in Thailand on a Tourist Visa (rather than use a Retirement Visa) is that it is necessary to leave and re-enter Thailand every 30 days. And indeed, many Travel Agencies operate daily ‘Border Runs’ for a quick 3 hour hop over the nearest border so ‘residents’ can extend their visa with the minimum of inconvenience. Continue reading