I have been in:
Week end break: Bratislava (Slovakia)
Week end break: Zagreb (Croatia)
Week end break: Stockholm (Sweden)
Week end break: Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Road trip (two weeks): Balkans, Servia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Slovenia
Road trip (one week): Moldova (Chisinau & Orhei Vechi), Transdniestr (Tiraspol) and Ukraine (Odessa)
And in early December road trip (one week) Bulgaria (Sofia) & Macedonia (Skopje)
Ad finally in christmas Road Trip (two weeks) in Argelia
I am presently in a nice 2 bedroom country house not far from Frigiliana on the Costa del Sol, Spain. I've been here since September 13th and have it till mid August 2012.
I am fairly well travelled and this is the first time I have tried living in another country for 11 months (an extra year if I want). Within easy reach are Malaga, Gibraltar, Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, Seville, Cadiz and even Portugal as well as endless small villages and coastal towns. When I want to go. Driving and stopping where I want sure beats cattle truck airplanes and crowded airports.
I can see myself sitting out on the patio here, or down by the near empty beach on sunny days in January (from past experience, sometimes 20-25.C)
I've been to Tagaytay, Philippines this year and it was amazing. It wasn't too hot, nor too cold. The weather was perfectly fine. Also, the scenery is just astounding.
i just went on an awesome 5 day military tour in israel with a company called LionOps...it was pretty damn awesome!!!
Started the year in Melbourne, went to the Gold Coast for 5 days.
Shanghai - live here!
Xian - saw the Terracotta Warriors
Wales - visiting the in laws over summer holidays
England - to London, Cotswolds, Stratford and Milton Keynes catching up with friends and family
France - because 4 year old daughter* asked us if we could go up the Eiffel Tower, so we obliged with a visit to Paris.
Shanghai - home again
Christmas and ending the year in Melbourne, with a few days in each of Wagga Wagga, Sydney and Canberra!
- She's also asked us if we can go to Hong Kong so she can go to Disneyland... we haven't obliged her on that request yet!!
Key west Miami and Dry tortugas
I've had quite an active year travelling with ~5 months on the road!
Here are some of the cities and towns -->
Canada: Vancouver (for #TBEX), Toronto and Montreal
US: SF and NYC
UK: London, Newcastle, Leicester, Melton Mowbray, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow
Europe: Amsterdam, Denmark, Berlin, Potsdam, Prague
Asia: Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong
Australia: Port Douglas, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne
I didn't travel far this year, but my family finally came to visit me, here in China, so I had a chance to show them around Beijing (Great Wall, etc.) and Dalian, where I live.
2011 is most unforgettable year for me. I have been to Costa Rica with my family last june 2011. Awesome places to see.
I have been travelling around Zanzibar - such a beautiful island, stunning beaches and such clear warm water - went diving for the first time in my life - WITH dolphins! -snip- Take care!
[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]