Love padlocks, Ljubljana – Slovenia

[Love padlocks on a bridge, Ljubljana – Slovenia] While travelling around Europe I have noticed more cities that have love padlock bridges, such as this one in Ljubljana. I first saw this phenomenon on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, though the origin of this tradition is unknown. I wonder if the couple who first locked […]

Floating in the Dead Sea – Jordan

For as long as I have been listening to travellers tell tales about travel, floating on the water of the Dead Sea in Jordan (or Israel) always seems to make the list of things to do in ones life time. I can now say that having floated in/on the Dead Sea, it is one of […]

A day in Dubrovnik

I only had a brief amount of time to visit Croatia so I opted not to visit any islands on this trip. I didn’t want to start something I couldn’t finish, so I limited myself to visiting a few key cities. One city I’ve always wanted to visit was the UNESCO World Heritage Site of […]

Mujib Biosphere Reserve – Jordan

[Walkers trekking through the river at Mujib Biosphere Reserve – Jordan] If you ask someone what they know about Jordan before they have been here, you would probably get the usual response of “Petra, the Dead Sea, and Wadi Rum.” That, and a few biblical sites was about my knowledge at least. So the Mujib […]

(Inadvertent) New Country Day: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina Date: 24 May 2012 Here at Nomadic Notes I like to keep track of when I visit a country for the first time, which I celebrate as New Country Day. I’ve been back to lots of countries, but you can never reclaim the same experience of entering a country for the […]

The underrated goodness of Zagreb

Having lived and travelled in Europe for several years of my life, I have more than a few times heard people not talk so highly of Zagreb. Mostly Europeans who are more interested in heading for the beaches of Croatia rather than visit yet another European city. Coming from Australia, what I call a beach […]

Amman Travel Guide

Travel Guides > Jordan > Amman Travel Guide [Roman theatre, Amman.] The Roman theatre in Amman. And we aren’t talking about the outskirts of town here, but smack in the middle of the city. It’s an incredible sight to see this nearly 2000 year old ruin amidst apartment blocks and a busy city road. In […]

Hong Kong Travel Guide

Travel Guides > China > Hong Kong Travel Guide Nomadic Notes Blog Posts A day in Hong Kong is better than no day in Hong Kong – Taking a stopover between flights is a good way to get a bonus trip within a trip. Hong kong is one of those places where I’ll build in […]

Where I’m At: May, 2012 – Bangkok

Travelling for the next two months Greetings from Bangkok. While I have extolled the virtues of living in Chiang Mai, particularly with its excellent cafe culture, every time I come back to Bangkok I feel like I should be spending some more living time here as well. I had considered getting the Chiang Mai – […]

Cafes to work from in Chiang Mai

A month of cafes in Chiang Mai – Thailand When in need of downtime to get projects done in Asia, Chiang Mai has been my home base of choice. I realised when I first started coming here that this city is a cafe wonderland. With so many cafes with wifi, it is an easy place […]