My Year in Cities, 2014

Published on December 28, 2014 (↻ February 5, 2024), filed under (RSS feed for all categories).

The story of my 18 months of travel around the world, though not including this article, is available as a big but humble e-book: Journey of J.

This is going to be a bit, lengthy. I told you I had traded activities for locations. Continuing the trip around the world that I began last year, here’s where I went in 2014. (As opposed to former years I’m simply listing all places. Layovers ignored, duplicates removed.)

  1. Santiago, Chile
  2. Puerto Montt, Chile
  3. Puerto Varas, Chile
  4. Laguna La Poza, Chile
  5. Ensenada, Chile
  6. Laguna Verde, Chile
  7. Lago Todos los Santos, Chile
  8. Saltos de Rio Petrohué, Chile
  9. San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
  10. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  11. Montevideo, Uruguay
  12. Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
  13. Porto Alegre, Brazil
  14. Florianopolis, Brazil
  15. Curitiba, Brazil
  16. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  17. Santos, Brazil
  18. Casablanca, Morocco
  19. London, England
  20. Istanbul, Turkey
  21. Izmir, Turkey
  22. Çeşme, Turkey
  23. Chios, Greece
  24. Selçuk, Turkey
  25. Ephesus, Turkey
  26. Athens, Greece
  27. Piraeus, Greece
  28. Koropi, Greece
  29. Egaleo, Greece
  30. Hydra, Greece
  31. Poros, Greece
  32. Aegina, Greece
  33. Tel Aviv, Israel
  34. Haifa, Israel
  35. Acre, Israel
  36. Nahariya, Israel
  37. Beersheba, Israel
  38. Eilat, Israel
  39. Aqaba, Jordan
  40. Wadi Rum, Jordan
  41. Petra, Jordan
  42. Amman, Jordan
  43. Amman Beach, Jordan
  44. Muscat, Oman
  45. Nairobi, Kenya
  46. Oloolaimutia, Kenya
  47. Narok, Kenya
  48. Masai Mara, Kenya
  49. Keekorok, Kenya
  50. Kisumu, Kenya
  51. Kampala, Uganda
  52. Entebbe, Uganda
  53. Lugazi, Uganda
  54. Kigali, Rwanda
  55. Johannesburg, South Africa
  56. Northern Drakensberg, South Africa
  57. Amphitheatre, South Africa
  58. Mafika-Lisiu, Lesotho
  59. Phahleng, Lesotho
  60. Harrismith, South Africa
  61. Durban, South Africa
  62. Coffee Bay/Rini, South Africa
  63. Mthatha, South Africa
  64. Zithulele, South Africa
  65. Chintsa, South Africa
  66. Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  67. Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
  68. Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
  69. Mossel Bay, South Africa
  70. Cape Town, South Africa
  71. Hout Bay, South Africa
  72. Chapman’s Peak, South Africa
  73. Simon’s Town, South Africa
  74. Buffelsfontein, South Africa
  75. Cape Point/Lighthouse, South Africa
  76. Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
  77. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  78. Tekirdağ, Turkey
  79. Denizli, Turkey
  80. Pamukkale, Turkey
  81. Anadolu Kavağı, Turkey
  82. Heybeliada, Turkey
  83. Trabzon, Turkey
  84. Maçka, Turkey
  85. Torul, Turkey
  86. Batumi, Georgia
  87. Tbilisi, Georgia
  88. Yerevan, Armenia
  89. Artashat, Armenia
  90. Yeghegnadzor, Armenia
  91. Areni, Armenia
  92. Delhi, India
  93. Noida, India
  94. Jaipur, India
  95. Amer, India
  96. Mumbai, India
  97. Kathmandu, Nepal
  98. Nagarkot, Nepal
  99. Bangkok, Thailand
  100. Vientiane, Laos
  101. Thadeua, Laos
  102. Victoria City, Hong Kong
  103. Cheung Chau, Hong Kong
  104. Shenzhen, China
  105. Kowloon, Hong Kong
  106. Chok Ko Wan Tsui, Hong Kong
  107. Stanley, Hong Kong
  108. Ngong Ping, Hong Kong
  109. Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
  110. Taipei, Taiwan
  111. Yilan (宜蘭), Taiwan
  112. Jiaosi, Taiwan
  113. Shuanglian Pi, Taiwan
  114. Hualien (花蓮), Taiwan
  115. Taroko National Park, Taiwan
  116. Taitung (台東), Taiwan
  117. Yan Wan, Taiwan
  118. Kaohsiung (高雄), Taiwan
  119. Tainan (台南), Taiwan
  120. Singapore
  121. Jakarta, Indonesia
  122. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  123. Batu Caves, Malaysia
  124. Pelabuhan Klang, Malaysia
  125. Rawang, Malaysia
  126. Sydney, Australia
  127. Newcastle, Australia
  128. Manly, Australia
  129. Melbourne, Australia
  130. Avalon, Australia
  131. Auckland, New Zealand
  132. Rotorua, New Zealand
  133. Taupo, New Zealand
  134. Napier, New Zealand
  135. Palmerston North, New Zealand
  136. Wellington, New Zealand
  137. New Plymouth, New Zealand
  138. Te Kuiti, New Zealand
  139. Bangi, Malaysia
  140. Seoul, South Korea
  141. Busan, South Korea
  142. Osaka, Japan
  143. Kyoto, Japan
  144. Nara, Japan
  145. Kobe, Japan
  146. Suita, Japan
  147. Incheon, South Korea
  148. Manila, Philippines
  149. Rome, Italy
  150. Vatican City, Vatican City State

All of the journey’s places on one map:

Around the world in more than 80 days.

I’m close to my dear home country. It’s been a long ride.

This is the last post of this series. Life should not be a contest, and I personally feel safe enough now to not present all my compulsions like this. This exempts, however, exploring less superficial and more useful formats as with a sequel to 100 Things, or a book about my 2013–2015 journey.

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About Me

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 29, 2014, 10:45 CET, Stephan said:

    Impressive list. Supposing you should choose one of these places to live there for 10 years, working and raising a family, which one would it be? Why this one?

  2. On December 29, 2014, 23:41 CET, Jens Oliver Meiert said:

    That is an interesting question, Stephan! There are a number of places where I could imagine doing that. I’d need to review the whole list to even come up with a short list though. Hard-pressed, I’d pick Istanbul, but I could also see myself choose something in Africa, South America, or Asia. (North America and Australasia are for the time being out of question because of their administrations.)