My Year in Cities, 2012
Post from December 27, 2012 (↻ June 9, 2021), filed under Adventure.
Beside working and growing and trying new things (more
soon ), I’ve been in the great position to also travel a little. I’m very grateful. This year I visited 5 continents, more than 20 different countries, and probably more than 50 different cities (much of this as part of my first full trip around the world). Here are the larger ones that I had not seen before:
- Belfast, Northern Ireland
- Boston, MA, United States
- Cairo, Egypt
- Cambridge, MA, United States
- Chicago, IL, United States
- Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Darwin, Australia
- Dresden, Germany
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Honolulu, HI, United States
- Innsbruck, Austria
- Kassel, Germany
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Manila, Philippines
- Nürnberg, Germany
- Reykjavík, Iceland
- Würzburg, Germany
Most favorite city? Probably Dubai (cheers Asim!). I still see myself in front of the Burj Khalifa. What an impressive structure. The Petronas Towers, which I saw only a few days later, don’t compare.
Least favorite city? I should probably say Manila, where I got mugged (remind me to tell you the story), but I choose Colombo instead. It was a strange place, and I no fit for it.
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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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.