My Year in Cities, 2008

Published on December 31, 2008 (↻ March 5, 2021), filed under (RSS feed for all categories).

As per Anne, in no chronological order and intentionally incomplete, here are some cities I visited in 2008. I couldn’t resist.

The stories behind these cities vary (more so on my Travel Map on Facebook, I guess), from just stopping to explore a city to staying for a couple of nights to actually living there, and include both repeated and first time visits. However, the 11 countries my trips involved contributed to an exciting and overall very successful 2008 for which I’m quite grateful.

Guys, Happy New Year, see you in 2009.

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Jens Oliver Meiert, on September 30, 2021.

I’m Jens (long: Jens Oliver Meiert), and I’m a frontend engineering leader and tech author/publisher. I’ve worked as a technical lead for companies like Google and as an engineering manager for companies like Miro, I’m close to W3C and WHATWG, and I write and review books for O’Reilly and Frontend Dogma.

I love trying things, not only in web development (and engineering management), but also in other areas like philosophy. Here on I share some of my views and experiences.

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Comments (Closed)

  1. On December 31, 2008, 14:21 CET, Neovov said:

    I think there is a problem. I don’t see Paris in your list. A mistake ? Or another city to visit 😉 ?

    I hope 2009 will be as good as your 2008 ! Happy new year Jens !

  2. On December 31, 2008, 14:56 CET, Jens Oliver Meiert said:

    Nicolas, I didn’t make Paris this year but that’s definitely, finally something for 2009—and I’ll ping you first thing I’m about to book the trip 😊 Happy New Year!

  3. On December 31, 2008, 16:55 CET, Masashi Kawashima said:

    Hey men, you should visit Tokyo someday and add couple of major cities in Japan to your great list 😊

    Happy new year from another side of Earth (2009 already). Enjoy your last 6 hours of 2008!!

    I wish we have a great 2009. Thank you for working together. It was great to work with you. Later!

  4. On January 1, 2009, 14:19 CET, Jens Oliver Meiert said:

    Masa-san, nice to see you here 😊 You’re of course right, Tokyo must be one of the priorities for 2009 (and I’d just love to go rather sooner than later) 😊

    Happy New Year…!

  5. On January 5, 2009, 10:06 CET, Michael said:

    wow, that’s a hell of a list - I’ve been to New York this summer, that’s it.

  6. On January 5, 2009, 23:35 CET, Topper said:

    That’s nothing!
    I’ve been to all these cities twice and the capital of Elbonia.

  7. On January 6, 2009, 9:28 CET, Jens Oliver Meiert said:

    Michael, I’m jealous and would like to trade 😊 (Seriously—I haven’t been to NYC yet.)

    Topper (Steffen), brilliant 😁

  8. On January 15, 2009, 1:56 CET, Kang Zhiwei said: direct me to your home, Happy new year! Wish you a better year! I am from China.

  9. On January 16, 2009, 16:21 CET, Amber said:

    you are missing out on all the fun US East Coast has to offer. Although I can how the spice for what you do really thrives in the cities you traveled to this past year. I am looking to fly into Berlin within the next few months if business doesn’t get in the way (last in Germany about a year ago) jedem guten Beer oder Vereine(clubs?), die Sie empfehlen sollte ich besuchen?