My Mostly Chronological Travel Stories

Most of my traveling occurred in the summer of 2012 and summer of 2016. A variety of factors led to these two periods being the most travel-friendly for me.

As of September 31, 2018, my tally is at 40 countries and 6 continents

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Breakdown by Continent

Asia

  1. India
  2. Israel
  3. Oman
  4. Qatar
  5. Saudi Arabia
  6. Singapore
  7. United Arab Emirates

Asia Gallery

HaShalom Railway Station, Tel Aviv, Israel, September 2015
HaShalom Railway Station, Tel Aviv, Israel, September 2015
Azrieli Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, September 2015
Azrieli Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, September 2015
Tel Aviv, Israel, September 2015
Tel Aviv, Israel, September 2015
Beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, September 2015
Beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, September 2015
Beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, September 2015
Beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, September 2015
Beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, September 2015
Beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, September 2015
Beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, September 2015
Beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, September 2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 2012
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 2012
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 2012
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 2012
Doha, Qatar, August 2012
Doha, Qatar, August 2012
Doha, Qatar, August 2012
Doha, Qatar, August 2012
Doha, Qatar, August 2012
Doha, Qatar, August 2012
In Oman, August 2012
In Oman, August 2012
In Oman, August 2012
In Oman, August 2012
Muscat International Airport, Oman Air Boeing 737, August 2012
Muscat International Airport, Oman Air Boeing 737, August 2012
Singapore, September 2012
Singapore, September 2012
Singapore, September 2012
Singapore, September 2012
Singapore, September 2012
Singapore, September 2012
Singapore, September 2012
Singapore, September 2012
Singapore, September 2012
Singapore, September 2012
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, September 2012
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, September 2012
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, September 2012
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, September 2012

Africa

  1. Egypt
  2. Ethiopia

Africa Gallery

Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, October 2015
Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, October 2015
Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, October 2015
Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, October 2015
Pyramids in Giza, Egypt, October 2015
Pyramids in Giza, Egypt, October 2015
Pyramids in Giza, Egypt, October 2015
Pyramids in Giza, Egypt, October 2015
Inside Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, October 2015
Inside Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, October 2015
Inside Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, October 2015
Inside Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, October 2015
Close up of Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, October 2015
Close up of Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, October 2015
Close up of Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, October 2015
Close up of Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, October 2015
Small Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, October 2015
Small Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, October 2015
Small Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, October 2015
Small Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, October 2015
Injera in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
Injera in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
Church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
Church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
Inside church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
Inside church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
Inside church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
Inside church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
Animal hide drum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
Animal hide drum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
Royal artifact in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
Royal artifact in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
Mountaintop church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
Mountaintop church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
View from mountain of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
View from mountain of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
St. George Beer in Lucy Restaurant in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
St. George Beer in Lucy Restaurant in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
Meat Injera in Lucy Restaurant in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015
Meat Injera in Lucy Restaurant in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2015

Europe

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Czech Republic
  4. Denmark
  5. England
  6. Estonia
  7. Finland
  8. France
  9. Germany
  10. Hungary
  11. Iceland
  12. Ireland
  13. Italy
  14. Lativia
  15. Lithuania
  16. Monaco
  17. Netherlands
  18. Northern Ireland
  19. Norway
  20. Poland
  21. Romania
  22. Spain
  23. Sweden
  24. Switzerland
  25. Vatican
  26. Wales

Europe Gallery

Viking Line M/S Amorella in Turku, Finland
Viking Line M/S Amorella in Turku, Finland, July 2016
Viking Line M/S Amorella in Turku, Finland
B2P Inside Piccolo Viking Line M/S Amorella in Turku, Finland, July 2016

North America

  1. Canada
  2. United States of America

North America Gallery


Oceania

  1. Australia
  2. New Zealand

Oceania Gallery


South America

  1. Brazil

South America Gallery



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Before Summer 2012

I lived in India until June 2006. Then moved to the United States. Before moving to the United States, I had been to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Oman as well. Aftr moving to the United States, I went back to India in summer 2009 to visit family. During the summer 2009 trip, I also visited Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Muscat, Oman. To summarize, I had been to India, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and United States before Summer 2012.

I became a citizen of the United States in late 2011. This opened the door to lots of Visa-free international travel opportunities for me.

Summer 2012

In the summer of 2012, I went on a trip around the world. Started out in Europe with a friend and he was with me for a month. We officially entered Europe in Keflavik Airport, as it is in the Schengen Zone. The itinerary was:

  1. Oslo, Norway
  2. Stockholm, Sweden
  3. Copenhagen, Denmark
  4. Hamburg, Germany
  5. Manchester, United Kingdom
  6. Liverpool, United Kingdom
  7. London, United Kingdom
  8. Paris, France
  9. Madrid, Spain
  10. Valencia, Spain
  11. Barcelona, Spain
  12. Venice, Italy
  13. Milan, Italy
  14. Rome, Italy
  15. Vienna, Italy
  16. Munich, Germany
  17. Frankfurt, Germany
  18. Mainz, Germany
  19. Berlin, Germany
  20. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  21. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  22. Doha, Qatar
  23. Muscat, Oman
  24. Kochi, India
  25. Bengaluru, India
  26. Singapore
  27. Brisbane, Australia
  28. Auckland, New Zealand
  29. Sydney, Australia

Sydney was my last stop. Flew back home from Sydney. The flight between Sydney and Los Angeles is the longest non-stop flight I have ever flown.

2013 and 2014

I didn't do any international traveling in 2013. I went to Portland, OR, Folsom, CA and Sacramento, CA for job interviews. I also went to Chandler, AZ twice on business.

In 2014, I went to Whistler, BC, Canada, for Martin Luther King Jr holiday weekend, also known as "Whistler College Weekend" among American college students. This was obviously during winter. I also traveled to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil for the Fifa World Cup. That was the end of my travels in 2014.

2015

In 2015, the first trip I did was to Whistler, BC again in January for the same Whistler College Weekend. Then in the spring, I traveled to Tel Aviv and Haifa, Israel for work. I went to Israel again for 10 weeks in Autumn 2015. While I was in Israel, I did a weekend trip to Cairo, Egypt and Addis Ababa, Ethipioa. I concluded 2015 with a trip to Bengaluru, Kerala, Udaipur, and Jaipur in India.

I stayed in a hotel for 70 nights when I was in Israel. Which meant I earned a lot of points and status.

2016

Went to Whistler, BC, Canada, in January for Martin Luther King Jr holiday weekend for a third time.

In the summer of 2016, I did a 7-week trip through Europe. Here's my itinerary:

  1. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  2. Brussels, Belgium
  3. Bordeaux, France
  4. Arcachon, France
  5. Ibiza, Spain
  6. Marseille, France
  7. Nice, France
  8. Monaco, Monaco
  9. Geneva, Switzerland
  10. Lausanne, Switzerland
  11. Vevey, Switzerland
  12. Prague, Czech Republic
  13. Helsinki, Finland
  14. Turku, Finland
  15. Stockholm, Sweden
  16. Tromso, Norway
  17. Gothenburg, Sweden
  18. Gdansk, Poland
  19. Hamburg, Germany
  20. Amsterdam, Netherlands

The ton of points I earned while I stayed in the hotel in Tel Aviv is what I used for several nights during this trip. I also used a bunch of frequent flier miles for flights.

2017

Went to Whistler, BC, Canada, in January for Martin Luther King Jr holiday weekend for a 4th time!

Went on a family road trip to Souther California to visit Disneyland in August.

In September 2017, my work sent me to Germany. The German that I took in college finally came in useful! I flew via Amsterdam to Munich. Then flew to Berlin. Then took the ICE to Hamburg and came back to Berlin. The one weekend I had in Berlin was awesome! I went to a club literally across the street from the hotel I stayed and it was a lot of fun! The name of the place was House of Weekend. It had a rooftop garden and had a sick view of the Fernsehturm. I could see the hotel too!

2018

Went to Whistler, BC, Canada, in January for Martin Luther King Jr holiday weekend for a 5th time!

Flew to Europe in February 2018! Visited Dublin, with a day trip to Belfast, Budapest, and Cluj-Napoca in Romania!

In August 2018, checked out Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, England and Wales. First part was vacation with last 10 days for work.

There will be a trip to India with a long layover in Beijing in December 2018-January 2019. May also go to the Maldives.


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