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Hello, world! I'm ThunderingTyphoons!, or "Jamie", as people in real life tend to call me, when they're being nice. I come from Hampshire in the United Kingdom, with family roots in Liverpool and Cardiff. A graduate of the University of Sheffield, I have been a fully committed francophile for as long as I can remember.

As of 15 January 2020, I have been a Wikivoyager for seven years and am on the administrative team. If you need help with anything at all, please leave a message on my talk page or email me in strictest confidence.

My work on Wikivoyage

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en-N This user has a native understanding of English.
fr-3 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances avancées en français.
es-2 Este usuario tiene un conocimiento intermedio del español.
cy-0 Nid ywhwn yn medru'r Gymraeg (neu mae'n cael hi'n anodd iawn ei deall).
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Thoughts on editing

As an editor, I enjoy:

  • writing in lively style about places I know.
  • finding new facts for Wikivoyage:Discover all over the world's best travel guide.
  • writing article leads.
  • contributing to history, transport and food-related articles and sections.
  • welcoming new users to Wikivoyage.

I think the following aspects of editing are tedious but necessary:

  • adding images
  • adding listings (seriously)
  • copy-editing
  • dealing with problematic edits
  • anything to do with impossible-to-remember but damn useful templates

Things you won't find me doing:

  • doing "technical" things - my programming skills are nonexistent
  • making a static map - see above
  • working on anything related to the United States - we have a large number of fine American editors who are brilliant at what they do, so a destination article for just about anywhere else in the world is much more in need of my time.

I prefer to work on destination articles related to the United Kingdom and France, though I also patrol recent changes and my watchlist. Many of the weirder Discover facts you read will have been chosen by me. Pages I have created (bold) and / or have contributed extensively to:

Rather annoyingly, my 10,000th edit on Wikivoyage, usually a milestone to celebrate, was undoing vandalism to my own userpage. Ten thousand thundering typhoons!


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Next to excellence is the appreciation of it. So here is your medal of appreciation. We need ten thousand thundering typhoons like you! Well done Jamie. Saqib (talk) 14:27, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
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For being willing and able to change your mind, and for having the courage to say so. Happy and successful communities depend upon people like you. WhatamIdoing (talk) 03:29, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
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Great work on handling outdated docent notices. ---Selfie City (talk | contributions) 00:29, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

Upcoming trips


And, with luck:


  • September-October 2020: The Algarve


Recent trips



  • August-September 2019: The Rhuys Peninsula, Brittany






  • September 2018: Lanzarote: a return to the Canaries after many years


  • July 2018: The slightly-deserted (due to World Cup) Shropshire Hills in the middle of a heatwave.


Trips made earlier than two years ago are stored in my trips archive. Because I'm thoroughly anal like that.

Pointless lists to do with my own travels that I find interesting

Extreme points

(table shamelessly stolen from Andrewssi2)

My records Place
Northernmost   The Trossachs
Southernmost   Sea Lion Island
Easternmost   Taupo
Westernmost   Port Howard
Closest to the equator   Singapore
Highest   Fox Glacier
Lowest   Channel Tunnel  
Furthest inland   Kraków

Most-memorable travel experiences

Countries I have been to

I have been very lucky so far in my life to have done a lot of travelling. I have set foot in 22 countries around the world, mainly in Europe, though I have also visited Asia and Oceania and done my fair share of Atlantic islands:

  Ascension Island

  Bosnia and Herzegovina / Bosna i Hercegovina

  Croatia / Hrvatska

  Falkland Islands


  Brittany / Breizh / Bertaèyn / Bretagne
  Occitania / Occitània / Occitanie

  Germany / Deutschland

  Greece / Ελλάδα (Crete / Κρήτη)

  Hungary / Magyarország

  Ireland / Éire

  Italy / Italia

  Monaco / Múnegu

  Montenegro / Crna Gora / Цpнa Гopa

  New Zealand / Aotearoa

  Poland / Polska

  Portugal (including Madeira)

  Singapore / Singapura / 新加坡 / சிங்கப்பூர்

  Spain / España (including the Balearic Islands / Islas Baleares / Illes Balears and the Canary Islands / Islas Canarias)

  Basque Country / Euskadi / País Vasco / Pays Basque
  Catalonia / Catalunya / Cataluña

  Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera

  Turkey / Türkiye

  United Kingdom

  England / En-ger-land
  Cornwall / Kernow
  Scotland / Alba
  Wales / Cymru

Cities of the world I have been to

  English counties I have set foot in

All counties I have set foot in rather than simply driven through, and not nearly as exciting a list as 'how many U.S. states I've set foot in':

Travel wishlist (no particular order)