My Year in Cities, 2008
Post from December 31, 2008 (↻ March 5, 2021), filed under Adventure.
As per Anne, in no chronological order and intentionally incomplete, here are some cities I visited in 2008. I couldn’t resist.
- Aarau, Switzerland
- Basel, Switzerland
- Bern, Switzerland
- Bremen, Germany (obviously)
- Coburg, Germany
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Flensburg, Germany
- Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
- Hamburg, Germany
- Jerusalem, Israel
- Laax, Switzerland
- Las Vegas, United States
- Lisbon, Portugal
- London, England
- Los Angeles, United States
- Lyon, France
- Malmö, Sweden
- Mountain View, United States
- Mulhouse, France
- Munich, Germany
- Osnabrück, Germany
- Palo Alto, United States
- Rotenburg/Wümme, Germany
- San Bruno, United States
- San Diego, United States
- San Francisco, United States
- Santa Barbara, United States
- St. Gallen, Switzerland
- Tel Aviv, Israel
- Tijuana, Mexico
- Vaduz, Liechtenstein
- Wedel, Germany
- Winterthur, Switzerland
- Zurich, Switzerland (obviously)
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.
I’m Jens Oliver Meiert, and I’m an engineering manager and author. I’ve worked as a technical lead for Google, I’m close to the W3C and the WHATWG, and I write and review books for O’Reilly. Other than that, I love trying things, sometimes including philosophy, art, and adventure. Here on meiert.com I share some of my views and experiences.
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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 !
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!
wow, that’s a hell of a list - I’ve been to New York this summer, that’s it.
On January 5, 2009, 23:35 CET, Topper said:
I’ve been to all these cities twice and the capital of Elbonia.
On January 15, 2009, 1:56 CET, Kang Zhiwei said:
google.com direct me to your home, Happy new year! Wish you a better year! I am from China.
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?
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Perhaps my most interesting book: 100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer (2013). During my time in the States I started trying everything. Everything. Then I noticed that wasn’t only fun, it was also useful. Available at Amazon, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play Books, and Leanpub.