An opportunity to keep you informed of where I have been, where I am and where I am planning to be.
No definitive plans yet – not sure when we will be able to travel anywhere.
We have hopes of spending a week in Champagne; maybe spend a few months in Singapore. Italy is beckoning but who knows if we can make it this year.
We will spend Christmas in Belgium as we have missed the past three years – not sure where we will go for New Year.
I am in Brussels, do not know for how long …
We started the year in Brussels where we are now living. This is the first time since 2004 that I am spending New Year in the country where I am currently living.
I retired on 1 April.
No traveling allowed except in Belgium. We discover my home country in day trips just to get out of town.
2020 was not your regular year!
We started the year in Porto Rico and in January had a great trip to the Florida Keys and to The Everglades NP. What a revelation for me.
We had another Mardi Gras parade in Baton Rouge with friends (dressed as bottles) and then spent the week-end in New Orleans – it was my first chance to see those famous parades.
After that, COVID19 came and all activities stopped. We took advantage of a lull to go to Big Bend NP.
Our plans for Belgium, Toronto, Mexico City, Montreal, Colorado, Guatemala and several more were all scuttled.
In September we moved back to Brussels where we had a similar situation. No place to go other than Belgium.
We did spend Christmas in Cassis with my Dad.
Still living in Houston, Texas, USA. We celebrated New Year near Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica.
We went sailing with friends to Vancouver Island and the Vancouver Sound and later visited Calgary, Banff and Lake Louise.
We celebrated Mardi Gras with friends in Baton Rouge and even walked in one of the parades dressed as Martians.
We visited San Francisco, Las Vegas, Iowa, New York, Seattle, Olympia, Mt Rainier; took a cruise in Alaska
We spent Thanksgiving in Asia, visiting Phuket, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. It was nice to see friends and family in that part of the work again.
We finished the year in Porto Rico
Bee and I moved to the USA and are now living in Houston. We celebrated New Year in Fez – Morocco.
I had a lot of business travel but we did manage to go to Bordeaux for two weeks; to Asia (Bali, Singapore and Malaysia) in August
We ended the year in Costa Rica
Still living in Belgium. We celebrated New Year in Rome, surrounded by 1000 of fireworks.
We traveled in Poland and Japan
Ended the year in Morocco.
Still living in Belgium. We celebrated New Year in Margaret River, Australia
We traveled to Southern France, the Greek Island, including Santorini.
We ended the year in Italy, in the great city of Rome.
I am still living on Belgium and Bee and I celebrated New Year in Vienna
Our first big trip of the year was to Peru where we did the Inca Trail and visited Puerto Maldonado, Cuzco, Puno and Arequipa, among others.
We spent Bee’s birthday in Stockholm this year, right after we moved into our new house. So I am keeping up m record of not having lived anywhere for as long as six years, even though I did move just to the other side of Brussels.
In September Bee and I got married surrounded by friends and family. Since not all our friends were able to make it in Brussels, we had further celebrations in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Baton Rouge and Houston.
We ended the year on the West coast of Australia
At the beginning of the year, I am still living in Belgium. I celebrated New Year in Prague
Bee and I had a great trip to Southern Italy (Naples and Amalfi Coast) in May and another to Cortina D’Ampezzo and the Dolomite in August
We also spent a very wet week in Provence in November
At the beginning of the year, I was still living in Belgium. I celebrated New Year in Florence
First highlight of the year was a major promotion at work that brings a lot of non-monetary benefits!
Had a fantastic trip to Portugal in May and a cruise on the Western Coast of Africa up to a total eclipse of the sun in November.
At the beginning of the year, I was living in Belgium. I celebrated New Year in Barcelona with Bee.
In February I had a quick business trip to New Jersey.
I had a fantastic trip to Bhutan with Bee – one of the best ever…
We also went to Scotland and I spend a week in Iceland.
In between business trips to US, France and the UK, I also managed a short trip (long week-end) to St. Pertersburg, Russia
I finished the year with Bee in Florence
At the beginning of the year, I was living in Belgium. I celebrated New Year in Malta.
In March I spent almost two weeks in the US for business
In April I went on a great trip to Botswana and Zambia where I got to see the third of the “Great Falls”: Victoria Falls
May is essentially dedicated to getting ready for the 20km of Brussels
June saw me spending a week along the Loire Valley, in Amboise and Saumur.
July saw me going to the US on a short business trip.
In August I spent five days in Budapest and in September I spent two weeks in the North of Italy.
In October, I competed for the third year in the Channel Sailing Regatta – after two second places, this year we were able to go one better and won the week-end competition.
In December, I made a short trip to Houston
I finished the year with Bee in Barcelona
At the beginning of the year, I was living in Belgium. I celebrated New Year in Amsterdam, with 1000’s of fireworks all around me.
In February, I went to Southampton then in March I went to Thailand, Laos and finally Singapore for the 1/2 ironman with Tri50Plus. In April I spent only one week in Houston – I had planned two but could not leave because of the flight ban due to the ash cloud of that awfully named volcano in Iceland.
In May, I went to England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland over two weeks- all of the UK except for those remote places nobody can remember.
In July, and again in August, I spent time in the United States, first two weeks in New Jersey and later one week in Houston. This was mostly work, but I was able to spend a week-end visiting New York City and I caught up with very good friends.
In September, I went hicking in Slovenia for 13 days. Very hard, but really nice.
In November, US again, then a long week-end in Berlin.
I finished the year in Malta
At the beginning of the year, I was living in Singapore – I celebrated New Year in Seoul, Korea
Two months of T/A during which I was working 12 hours a day, 6 days a week followed almost immediately by the move back to Beglium.
Highlight Trips: A week in Greece where I visited Athens and the Monastery of Meteora
I finished the year watching and listening to the fireworks in Amsterdam.
I lived in Singapore – I celebrated New Year in the South of France, in Beaumont de Pertuis
Highlight Trips: Japan in April, Burma in October, Familientag in September
I lived in Singapore – I celebrated New Year in Kyoto, Japan
Highlight Trips: New Zealand in March, South Africa in September
I started the year living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana – USA
I celebrated New Year in Istanbul, Turkey
In March, I moved to Singapore
Highlight Trips: Australia and Great Barrier Reef in March, The “Business Trip from Hell” in June, Borneo in September, Japan in December
I lived in Baton Rouge – I celebrated New Year in Baton Rouge
Highlight Trips: Bahamas in May, Montreal in August, Brazil in September, British Virgin Islands (Sailing) in October, “Round-the-World” in December and January 2006
I started the year living in Singapore
I celebrated New Year in Malaca, Malaysia
In August, I moved to Baton Rouge, Louisina – USA after a short business trip to Brussels
Highlight Trips: Trecking in Morocan Sahara Desert in March, Western Australia in June, Italy in November
I lived in Singapore – I celebrated New Year on a plane, flying back from London to Singapore
Highlight Trips: New Zealand in March, Familine Tag in September, Vietnam in December
I lived in Singapore – I celebrated New Year in Bali, Indonesia
Highlight Trips: Australia (Tasmania) in March, China (Shanghai, Xi’An and Beijing) in June
I lived in Singapore – I celebrated New Year in Singapore
Highlight Trips: India in March, Thailand in September
I started the year living in Milan, Italy
I celebrated New Year in Lisbon, Portugal
In March, I moved to Singapore
Highlight Trips: Yogyakarta, Indonesia in April, Cambodia in May, Northen Australia in July, Tibet and Nepal in Spetember
I started the year living in Houston, Texas – USA
I celebrated New Year in Oxford, England
In February, I moved to Milan, Italy
I lived in Houton, Texas – USA; I celebrated New Year in Houston
I started the year living in Brussels, Belgium
I celebrated New Year in Belgium
In March, I moved to Houston, Texas – USA
1989 to 1996
I lived in Belgium
I started the year living in Wales
I celebrated New Year in Belgium
In September, I moved to Ridgefield, Connecticut – USA
In December, I moved to Brussels, Belgium
I started the year living in Ridgefield, Connecticut – USA
In September, I moved to Saundersfoot, Wales