2016 Reflections: Travel

I travelled less this year than last, and I travelled less than I’d originally planned, for a lot of reasons, but largely because I wanted to spend some time at home.

However, I did still fit in some trips, mainly for business, although a couple to see people as well. Here are some of the stand-out points from my 2016 travels.

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Travel Touchstones 2015

I’ve made a resolution not to go anywhere else abroad this year. Part of me would like to, but a bigger part recognises that (a) I have a shitload of horrible admin to sort out, and all of it requires me to be in the country, and (b) I’m very tired and should probably take it easy for the next few months.

So I thought I’d do a kind of early travel round-up, inspired by Nomadic Matt’s recent post in which he mentioned ‘Travel Touchstones’.

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When did my life become a movie?

Monday was my final day in Barcelona. Really I should say my final day for now, since I plan to go back. I worked from my friend’s living room in the morning, then when she came home from her course we went for a drink at a focaccia place just up the road, then I got on the metro and headed to the airport.

When I’d originally looked at tickets there from London, they’d been £30 direct each way, but by the time I actually got around to going it was summer holiday time, which meant the cheapest I could get was about £160 in total, and that included a nine-hour nighttime layover in Geneva airport.

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