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After writing my Destinations page, I realised it leads on quite well to a note of where I went during each year, which helps determine how old I was when I went to a certain place. It also acts as a more complete menu page, and another excuse to stick a whole load of flags on one page.

For each year I have stated where I was living for the majority of the year, and have not included this base country in the numbering. Every other foreign trip is listed, in the order that they were taken throughout the year. Where I have visited a country more than once in the same year, only the first trip is numbered.

Some countries have different ideas about which other countries exist, and what relation they have to each other, so I have tried to arrange things in an international sense without leaning towards one political inclination or another, as it is not my intention to upset anyone.


2015
Living:

Anchorage, Alaska, the Last Frontier.

1:

A stopover in Reykjavik and a tour of the Golden Circle!

2:

Holiday with family in Edinburgh.



2014
Living:

Back in bonny Aberdeen!

1:

Business trip and eventual move to Alaska.

2:

Lads' holiday to Kiev and Chernobyl.

3:

Short stop on Frankfurt on the way home from Kiev.

4:

Family wedding and a week's holiday in Krakow



2013
Living:

Working in Dubai, UAE.

1:

Working in Cádiz, Spain.

2:

Two short trips to The Rock.

2a:

Moved back to Aberdeen.

3:

Manila, Palawan and Angeles.

4:

Back to Beijing and Tanggu.

5:

North Korea

A short trip into the DPRK.

6:

Copenhagen in the sun.

7:

Exploring Gothenburg in the summertime.

8:

The last of the summer sun in Portugal.

9:

When in Rome...

10:

A visit to check up on His Holiness.

11:

Oh...Vienna!

12:

Crossing the Iron Curtain.



2012
Living:

Working in Dubai, UAE.

1:

Sampling the pubs and clubs of Kuwait.

2:

Back in the bonny 'Deen, 'Burgh and 'Dee.

2a:

Visiting family down in Engerland again.

3:

Long weekend in Istanbul.



2011
Living:

Working in Dubai, UAE.

1:

New Year in Scotland then back to the sand pit. More visits throughout the year.

1a:

Stag night in Bristol, visiting family, business trips.

2:

Tourist weekend in Lebanon.

3:

Weekend in Doha visiting friends.

4:

Hiking the Himalayas on the route to Everest.

5:

A long weekend in Sri Lanka.

6:

A short trip to Bahrain.



2010
Living:

Working in London, UK.

0a:

Many frequent trips back home...

1:

Skiing in the French Alps

2:

Winter visit to Norway and the Arctic Circle.

3:

Weekend visit to the Dalmatian coast.

4:

A stopover in Toronto on the way to Las Vegas!

5:

California coast tour, summer 2010.

6:

Ravenna, Italy on business.

7:

Eurostar city break to Brussels.

8:

A night in the Grand Duchy.

9:

Back to Dubai, this time for work.



2009
Living:

Working in TEDA, Tianjin, China.

1:

New year then straight back to China...

0a:

Chinese new year down in Hong Kong

0b:

A quick trip to Macau after Chinese new year.

2:

Visiting friends down in Singapore.

3:

Day trip to Bintan, Indonesia, from Singapore.

4:

Long weekend in and around Seoul.

1a:

London, for a follow-on temporary assignment from China.

5:

Family visit to Norway.

6:

Two weeks touring the land of the rising sun.

1b:

Quick trip to north Wales for a wedding.



2008
Living:

Aberdeen.

1:

Ho Chi Minh City to visit the family.

2:

Ten days down under.

3:

Muscat for a family trip.

4:

Solo jaunt to north Africa.

0a:

Cardiff, for sister's graduation.

5:

Tianjin, to live!

1a:

Back to 'Nam for the last time before my parents left.



2007
Living:

Aberdeen.

0a:

Visiting sister in Cardiff.

0b:

Staying with friends in a couple of places around Englandshire.

1:

A few nights in Malta and Gozo.

2:

Two business trips in a row to Stavanger.

3:

Visiting the olds once again.

4:

Long weekend in Hong Kong, from Vietnam.

5:

Long weekend in Dublin.

6:

A day in Paris.

3a:

Back to 'Nam again.

7:

Annual holiday with my mates, India this time.



2006
Living:

Aberdeen.

0a:

Business trips to Theddlethorpe, Hartlepool, Cumbria and social visits to Derby, Nottingham, Lincoln, Manchester and London throughout the year.

1:

A long weekend visiting my sister in Madrid.

2:

Business trip to Vlissingen, southern Netherlands.

3:

Two week business trip to Houston, Texas.

4:

Business trip to Stavanger.

5:

Weekend of madness and fun in Milan.

6:

South East Asia trip '06, beginning in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

7:

Continuing holiday in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

8:

Holiday in Vientiane and Vang Vien.

9:

Holiday in Chiang Mai, Ko Samui and Bangkok.

4a:

A week of training with work in Stavanger.

7a:

Back in HCMC for Christmas.



2005
Living:

Mostly in Glasgow this year, but spent a month in Edinburgh then moved to Aberdeen to start work in September.

1:

Visit to Rome.

2:

Couple of visits to the Vatican city whilst in Rome.

3:

The start of South America 2005, Rio de Janeiro, Ilha Grande, Paraty and Fos do Iguassu in Brazil.

4:

A brief but eye-opening visit to Ciudad del Este, Paraguay.

5:

A leg of our trip spent in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina.

6:

Three nights in Uruguay; Montevideo and Colonia.

5a:

Over to Buenos Aires to finish our South American adventure.

7:

My first visit to my parents' new home in Ho Chi Minh City. Also went to Cu Chi, Hoi An, Hue and the Mekong Delta.

8:

Visiting my sister living in Madrid.

9:

Back to Dublin for a long weekend.

0a:

Business trip to gas terminal at Teesside. Exotic.

7a:

Back to HCMC for a very Vietnamese Christmas.



2004
Living:

Glasgow, at University.

1:

Trip to Arizona to visit friends I lived with in Spain, also went to Los Angeles.

2:

Extended stopover in Frankfurt.

3:

Helsinki for the start of our Baltic tour.

4:

St Petersburg and Moscow.

5:

Riga.

6:

Estonia.

3a:

Back to Helsinki for the end of our Baltic tour.



2003
Living:

Valencia, at University.

1:

Long weekend trip up to the Andorra and Catalunya.

2:

Long weekend in London.

3:

Trip to Fes, Marrakech and Casablanca.

2a:

A week back in Aberdeen.

4:

On way moving back to Spain, went via Nice.

5:

Trip to Monte Carlo from Nice.

2b:

Moved back to Glasgow, to continue University.

6:

Long weekend in Asker (near Oslo) and Haglebu (near nowhere).



2002
Living:

Glasgow, at University.

1:

A few nights in Dublin and Cork.

1a:

Just Dublin this time, for a long weekend.

2:

Moved to Valencia, still at University.



2001
Living:

Glasgow, at University.

1:

Summer in the USA, mostly Columbus, Ohio, but also New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Cut short by 9/11.



2000
Living:

Aberdeen, but moved to Glasgow in September.

0a:

School trip to London.

1:

Tampa, Miami, Dallas and New Orleans.

2:

Two weeks in Montreal and a weekend in Toronto.



1999
Living:

Aberdeen.

0a:

School trip to London and Essex, two week Crest course.

1:

Touring Ireland; to Dundalk, Wicklow, Cork, Kilkenny and Dublin.

0b:

Continuing the Irish tour in Armagh.

0c:

A week in the Lake District.

2:

One week's holiday in Havana.



1998
Living:

Aberdeen.

1:

Three weeks touring northern Spain; Cantabria and Pais Vasco.

2:

Long stopover in Amsterdam, see the city again.

3:

A week visiting friends in Damascus.



1997
Living:

Aberdeen.

0a:

School trip to London.

1:

One week in Caesarea and Jerusalem.

1a:

Bethlehem, West Bank.

2:

Ten day rugby tour based at Decazeville, southern France.



1996
Living:

Aberdeen.

1:

A week-long school trip to PGL Les Tamaris, near Montpellier.

0a:

Two weeks in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone.

2:

Visit to Dublin during our trip to Northern Ireland.

0b:

A week's holiday in Blackpool.



1995
Living:

Aberdeen.

1:

Our trip to Les Deux Alpes, skiing over New Year.

0a:

A week-long school trip at PGL Llangorse Lake, south Wales.

1a:

Three weeks camping in Normandy and Brittany, northern France.



1994
Living:

Aberdeen.

0a:

Centre Parcs, Sherwood Forest, Nottingham.

N/A:

Les Deux Alpes, skiing over New Year (most of this trip was in 1995!)



1993
Living:

Aberdeen.

1:

One week in gay Paris.

2:

Two weeks in Torrevieja, Costa Blanca.



1992
Living:

Aberdeen.

1:

One week in New York City.



1991
Living:

Dubai.

1:

A week in Reykjavik.

2:

Moved back to Aberdeen! Also went to Dundee and Rockcliffe.



1990
Living:

Dubai.

1:

Cairo and Luxor, one week's holiday.

2:

Dundee and Rockcliffe.

3:

Amman, one week's holiday.

4:

A week in the Hague.

5:

Moved for three months to Houston, Texas. Then went back to Dubai!

6:

A week in Merida, on the way back from Houston to Dubai.



1989
Living:

Dubai.

1:

One week in Beijing.

1a:

Weekend in Hong Kong on the way back from China.

2:

Back to sunny Dundee!



1988
Living:

Dubai.

1:

Caravan holiday in Devon.

2:

Just a quick stopover.

3:

Georgetown, Penang.

1a:

Dundee, Rockcliffe.



1987
Living:

Maidenhead.

0a.

Dundee.

0b.

Cardiff.

1.

Playa Isla, Santander.

2:

Moved to Dubai.



1986
Living:

Moved to Maidenhead.

0a.

Kyle of Lochalsh, and probably Dundee.



1985
Living:

Aberdeen. No foreign trips, unless Aviemore counts?!



1984
Living:

Aberdeen. No trips out of Scotland (went to the Isle of Mull though!)



1983
Living:

Aberdeen. No travelling.



1982
Living:

Aberdeen, city of my birth. Travelled nowhere :(

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