Jens Oliver Meiert

New Book: Journey of J.

Post from August 6, 2015 (↻ April 2, 2019), filed under .

Mostly for planned closure, somewhat for playful curiosity, I wrote another book. Journey of J.—Around the World in 557 Days, 1,017 Photos, and 291 Personal Notes is about the long and eventful trip I undertook after leaving the United States, in 2013, leading me back to my home country, Germany, in 2015.

Format Kindle ebook (download free app for Android and iOS)
Price $6.99 U.S. and international
6.99 € Germany and rest of Europe
Extras 1,017 photos
Length 1,315 pages
Language English
ISBN 978-0991148028


The cover of “Journey of J.”

Journey of J. is a unique blend of photo journal and introspective diary, an unusual testament to 557 days of travel around the world. In this report, Jens Oliver Meiert shares 1,017 photographic impressions, and juxtaposes 291 personal observations. From simplified to deep, the result is a particular perspective at what happened in the traveler’s and adventurer’s life and in the 48 countries visited from 2013 to 2015.

❧ Once more do I thank the wonderful Sarah M. Tyrrell for her tremendous help editing the huge manuscript, as well as Lalit Dalal for his expertise making sure my photos were indeed mine.

When I say planned closure and playful curiosity I’d need to elaborate. You would be correct in perceiving no presumption, but personal meaning; you would, however, need to ask me at a different occasion to share more on how the book exactly constitutes closure and curiosity—unless I find that there’s use for a public account to be made later.

Then, both On Web Development and Journey of J. are markers for lives I’m leaving behind. I’ll still be a web developer, I’ll still maintain the mindset of an adventurer, but the significance of these last two books is that they are what I wanted as proof for myself that I’ve dived in quite far enough into these worlds so to, in peace and with ease (of mind), put more steam behind philosophy and politics.

Finally! My last books are no mass market books, however your own curiosity and support, and then your honest and kind feedback, do help me as an author. Have a look at my books and, of course, get a copy of Journey of J.!

About the Author

Jens Oliver Meiert, photo of April 19, 2019.

Jens Oliver Meiert is a technical lead and author (sum.cumo, W3C, O’Reilly). He loves trying things, including in the realms of philosophy, art, and adventure. Here on he shares and generalizes and exaggerates some of his thoughts and experiences.

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