Wild garlic at Sihlwald, May 2023

About me and the site

I’m Mark; a photographer, web developer and blogger living in Switzerland. Permanent Tourist is my personal website. I came up with the name because I try to live like an interested visitor, whether at home or elsewhere.

Mark and Jody Howells-Mead in Zermatt, 2015

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WordPress is currently the most popular content management system in the world. I’ve been using WordPress for personal and business projects since 2003, both as part of my day job and also as a freelancer. I have been an active member of the Swiss WordPress community since the first official Swiss WordCamp in 2014, co-organising and presenting at conferences across the country.

Mark Howells-Mead on stage at WordCamp Zurich