(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 […]

Songkran in Chiang Mai – The worlds greatest water fight

Songkran in Chiang Mai I’ve had many friends over the years rave about how good Songkran is, so naturally I had to find out for myself. I have already attended one incredible festival in Chiang Mai, the Yi Peng Lantern Festival, which I didn’t think could be topped. I would have to say that Songkran […]

Where I’m At: April, 2012 – Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai – Where everybody knows your name Greetings from Chiang Mai. I’ve arrived back to my home away from home after five weeks in the Philippines, topped off with a four day stopover in Hong Kong. After that much time on the road I will be here for the next month to catch up […]

My first mountain climb – Mt Hibok-Hibok in the Philippines

I love a good walk. I can wander the streets of New York or London all day no problem. While I am at ease on flat urban terrain, I have never attempted a mountain climb before. On my trip to the Philippines I figured this was the ideal place to test my flatland legs on […]

Mandalay Travel Guide

Travel Guides > Myanmar > Mandalay Travel Guide Ahh Mandalay, surely one of the most evocative destination names in the world (up there with Zanzibar and Timbuktu). Rudyard Kipling may have had something to do with that with his poem (On the road to) Mandalay. For our generation, being in the middle of a land […]