Notes from a Nomad

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


15 – Meandering through Myanmar? – April 5 2013

photo23I am spending a period of three and a half months writing a book in Thailand and I needed to leave the country to renew my visa. Rather than a quick one day hop across the border to Cambodia, Laos or Malaysia I thought this was an ideal occasion to visit Myanmar, a country my wife Sharron visited Continue reading


10 – China on my mind – Oct 8 2012

IMG_4251I keep thinking this is my third visit to China but in fact it is the fifth time I have been in the country as I have twice visited Tibet and whether we like it or not after 50 years Tibet is as much part of China as Wales and Scotland are part of the UK.  So perhaps I should say this is my third visit to mainland or undisputed China. Continue reading