Notes on Shanghai – old and new

[Notes from my visit to Shanghai in November 2008.] Shanghai was once known as the Paris of the East. Today it is referred to as the Pearl of the Orient. Along the Shanghai river front is where you can see the best of Shanghai’s past and future in one spot. [Shanghai old and new. A […]

Sentosa Island – Singapore

Location: Sentosa Island – Singapore Sentosa Island is a leisure resort island off the city-state island of Singapore. It is regarded as the southern most point of continental Asia, though that is disputable as Singapore is an island, therefore technically not continental. [Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia] Sentosa has a theme park resort feel […]

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 […]

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 […]