Samui Airport – the airport that thinks it’s a resort

Samui Airport (USM) is the airport of Koh Samui, serving domestic and international destinations. Samui Airport is a privately owned airport, built and owned by Bangkok Airways. [Ticket Office] Bangkok Airways bills itself as a boutique airline and the airport feels more like a tropical hotel resort than an airport. Samui Airport was listed 4th […]

Flight Review: Viva Macau – Macau to Sydney

Viva Macau was a low cost airline based in Macau. They ceased operations in March 2010. This is a review from my flight in 2007 which remains in the Flight Review archive. Flight: Viva Macau ZG 9501 Date: 8 Dec 2007 Viva Macau is a low cost airline from Macau. They offer a no frills […]

Flight Review: Oasis Hong Kong – London (LGW) to Hong Kong

Oasis Hong Kong was an airline based in Hong Kong. They ceased operations in April 2008. This is a review from my flight in 2007 which remains in the Flight Review archive. Oasis Hong Kong is a long-haul low-cost airline based in Hong Kong. They currently fly to London and Vancouver and are expanding to […]

Flight Review: Ryanair – Nador (Morocco) to Marseille (France)

Flight: Ryanair FR6012 Date: 25 Nov 2008 From: Nador (NDR), Morocco To: Marseille (MRS), France When I’m in Europe I always look at the Ryanair map and see if there are any airports near where I’m going to be. It’s a fun map to play with because they have so many destination airports. [Ryanair Destinations […]

The best of Swiss transport at Mt. Rigi – Switzerland

Mt. Rigi in central Switzerland is a popular day trip from Lucerne. With a round trip ticket you can cross Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstattersee) on a paddle steamer, board a cog railway at Vitznau and ascend the summit, then descend via cable car to Weggis. From here you can get the paddle steamer back to Lucerne. […]

Cool art project of a Melbourne tram decorated as a Karachi bus

The W-11 is the name of the bus route in Karachi, Pakistan, where the buses are ornately decorated by the bus owners. As part of Festival Melbourne2006, which was running during the 2006 Commonwealth Games, a team of Karachi vehicle decorators have transformed a regular Melbourne tram into a W-11 Karachi style mini-bus. The W-11 […]

Notes on Rhodes – A colossal tourist destination

Rhodes is one of the most visited places in the Mediterranean. During the holiday season there is a different cruiseship in the harbour every day, and a steady stream of charter flights. The Old Town is a big attraction for visitors, but most come to relax in the 300 plus days of sunshine on one […]

Welcome to Nomadic Notes

Hello and welcome to Nomadic Notes. My name is James Clark and I am a long term traveller who has been working and travelling since 2002. I have an web business and I conduct all my business online, which means I can work anywhere in the world. Nomadic Notes is my travel blog, featuring observations […]