The “year in cities” approach to summarising a year is something I adopted from Jason Kottke many years ago. Again, I’m reminded how much I miss Dopplr. If only Tripit were pretty/nice to use.


  • Praia da Rocha, Portugal
  • Amsterdam, Holland
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • New York, New York, USA
  • Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Stockholm, Sweden*

We had a couple of brief stopovers in Singapore, but since these were just a couple of hours and we didn’t leave the gate, let alone the airport, I’m not counting them as a visit to the city itself.


  • Newcastle, UK**
  • London, UK**
  • Manchester, UK*
  • Bristol, UK*

Previous editions: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

* denotes multiple trips
** denotes places I lived; in a “rented a room or bought a house/flat” way rather than a “oh god how many nights will I have to stay in this hotel room” way