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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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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!

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.


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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)
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I just read the Stratford-upon-Avon article, and the quotes are a great touch. What a delightful theme for that article. —Granger (talk · contribs) 16:04, 15 August 2020 (UTC)

Upcoming trips

With luck:



  • September-October 2021: The Algarve

Recent trips


  • September-October 2020: Happisburgh, North Norfolk



France Brittany

  • August-September 2019: The Rhuys Peninsula, Brittany

England Wales





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

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 Scotland The Trossachs
Southernmost Falkland Islands Sea Lion Island
Easternmost New Zealand Taupo
Westernmost Falkland Islands Port Howard
Closest to the equator Singapore Singapore
Highest New Zealand Fox Glacier
Lowest England Channel Tunnel France
Furthest inland Poland 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:

Flag of Ascension Island.svg Ascension Island

Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina / Bosna i Hercegovina

Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia / Hrvatska

Flag of the Falkland Islands.svg Falkland Islands

Flag of France.svg France

Flag of Brittany.svg Brittany / Breizh / Bertaèyn / Bretagne
Flag of Occitania.svg Occitania / Occitània / Occitanie

Flag of Germany.svg Germany / Deutschland

Flag of Greece.svg Greece / Ελλάδα (Crete / Κρήτη)

Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary / Magyarország

Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland / Éire

Flag of Italy.svg Italy / Italia

Flag of Monaco.svg Monaco / Múnegu

Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro / Crna Gora / Цpнa Гopa

Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand / Aotearoa

Flag of Poland.svg Poland / Polska

Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal (including Madeira)

Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore / Singapura / 新加坡 / சிங்கப்பூர்

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

Flag of the Basque Country.svg Basque Country / Euskadi / País Vasco / Pays Basque
Flag of Catalonia.svg Catalonia / Catalunya / Cataluña

Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera

Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey / Türkiye

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom

Flag of England.svg England / En-ger-land
Flag of Cornwall.svg Cornwall / Kernow
Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland / Alba
Flag of Wales (1959).svg Wales / Cymru

Cities of the world I have been to

Flag of England.svg 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)