2013 was an interesting year, starting as it did with a six month sabbatical. I got a fair bit of travel done, and a LOT of writing done, and spend the entire time half working, half not. Not quite as exciting a travel year as 2010, given it was a working sabbatical, but still some interesting new places.


  • Austin, Texas, USA*
  • San Francisco, California, USA
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Praia da Rocha, Portugal**
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Mumbai, India*
  • New Dehli, India
  • Pune, India*
  • Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Ratingen, Germany

I was meant to have visited Budapest, Hungary, but sadly had to abort my trip due to illness.


  • Newcastle**
  • London**
  • Thatcham**
  • Newbury
  • Richmond/Kew/St Margarets
  • Bedford
  • Penryth
  • Brighton
  • Glasgow
  • The Isle of Eigg for dev/fort 8

** denotes places I lived at some point in the year
* denotes places visited more than once