What did 2015 look like? 2015 marked yet another change in my life. After moving to the US following ~10 years on and off in Asia, I moved to the Netherlands in Europe to start yet another adventure. The time spent in the US provided me with some significant challenges, also on the travel side, but I somehow managed to pull through and do some interesting things this year.
So, here’s a quick summary of my 2015 in travel.
I spent most of January freezing my ass off in the mid-west, and at some point just had to take off to go warm up in Mexico a bit.
Aside from the freezing mid-west and visits to Chicago, I had a warming up conference in Long Beach, next to L.A.
During March I had the opportunity to go see a bit of Europe. I visited my sister in Rome, attended a conference in Amsterdam, and toured down south-east through Germany visiting Cologne, Frankfurt, and Munich.
After a very short visit to Israel for a holiday, I came back to the states with a stopover in NYC.
Back again to New York to attend a conference, and this time ventured out to see Princeton and UPenn in Philadelphia.
Had to go see more of Central America before leaving the region, so went for a few days to see a bit of Panama. Later that month I took a road-trip towards to revisit long lost Topeka-Kansas, where I lived for a year as a kid.
July was my last month in the United State before moving to a new adventure in Europe.
On the way to my new base in Europe I made a few quick stops along the way. Mexico, then Canada for a conference, and finally Russia.
September introduced a few European adventures. First, a short visit to Budapest, and then a couple of weeks roaming around Italy.
In October I arrived at my new base in the Netherlands, and on the way had a chance to visit the Turkish riviera in Antalya.
In November & Decemebr, from my base in the Netherlands I visited Eindhoven, London, Antwerp, Amsterdam & Frankfurt, with planned visits to Spain for Christmas and Newyears.
Overall, this year I’ve been to various parts of the US (Los Angeles, Kansas, New York City, Philadelphia), Canada, Mexico, Hungary, Panama, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, United Kindgom, Belgium, Russia, Turkey, and Israel. Not a bad year (compare that with 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009), though it’s probably the first year in a long time I have not visited Asia. I hope 2016 will bring lots of new adventures and interesting places.
After living in Asia and the US, I’m looking forward to adventures in in Europe. Also hoping for a visit or two to Asia, but it’s hard to tell at this point. Either way, new adventures coming up, definitely something to look forward to.
Have a great 2016!