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2019 travels

Every year since 2005, I have posted a list of the cities where I have spent a night away from home in that calendar year. I am just back from a four-city seven-day trip, which I hope is the last of this year, so this should be the final list for 2019. Previous years: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

This year’s list is as follows (an asterisk marks places where I spent more than one non-consecutive night):

*London, UK
*Zagreb, Croatia
Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
*Rome, Italy
Prishtina, Kosovo
The Hague, the Netherlands
*Washington DC, USA
Nashville TN, USA
*Dublin, Ireland
*Belfast, UK
Little Wymondley, UK
Utrecht, the Netherlands
Bratislava, Slovakia
Senningen, Luxembourg
*Kidderminster, UK
*Loughbrickland, UK
Dordrecht, the Netherlands
Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia
New York NY, USA
Belmont MA, USA
Opio, France
Oxford, UK

That's 23 cities in 11 countries, the same as last year, equal 6th highest of the 15 years I have been counting. Country total for the year is 14, counting also:

Vatican - visited while in Rome
Germany - changed planes
Austria - changed planes

The last couple of years, I've been able to supplement this list with some cool maps. Unfortunately Swarm/Foursquare seems to have discontinued their raw checkin feed, and I can't work out how to grapple with the API to get the information out of it. The chaps at https://www.4sqmap.com/ have done, but I find the grey boxes for checkin points a little sad. Anyway, here's my global map of locations for 2019, if not as jazzed up as I would have preferred.

This is where I've been in Europe:

Here are my travels on two trips to the United States, ranging from Maine to Tennessee:

This is my London, concentrated in the space between St Pancras and Westminster with occasional excursions:

And here's my Brussels, concentrated in the European Quarter and the railway stations, with ventures to the centre and the trendy south of the city.


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 15th, 2019 06:00 pm (UTC)

Is this for work or pkeasure? An impressive list and some great places. Ju

Dec. 15th, 2019 06:09 pm (UTC)
The blog post is for pleasure!

The trips split about fifty-fifty, eleven mainly work, eleven mainly leisure, and one that had elements of both.
Dec. 16th, 2019 06:05 am (UTC)
I certainly didn't cover as much ground this year (2019), but (for work) it was nice to see Dusseldorf (twice), Paris, Amsterdam (twice) and Austria. I hope next year to have a bit more free time to travel on my own; a van might be on the cards but we'll see. Best wishes Ju. 🙏
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