As I look back over photos from the past 12 months, my year looks a little inside-out. I spent the winter in nice warm New Zealand walking the 1200-km long Te Araroa. It was a great year for long-distance hiking. In the spring I returned to Canada to hike the Great Divide Trail – which looked a lot more like winter even though it was summer! I spent the second half of the year travelling around the world – my first ever circumnavigation of the earth. Cycling in the Netherlands, exploring the ever mysterious North Korea, celebrating China’s 70th anniversary in Beijing, learning yoga in Sri Lanka, scuba diving with sharks in the Maldives, and eating everything possible in Singapore.
I certainly haven’t tired of travel and adventure yet. I’m looking forward to making more great memories in 2020.
7 thoughts on “2019 in 12 Photos”
I’m exhausted just looking at these pics. Looking forward to being part of your 2020 adventures. Afraid to say we don’t have any dog or cat restaurants yet in Canada, or do we??
Thanks Jim. Cat or dog “restaurants“? Maybe in Chinatown in Vancouver but I sure hope not! 😉
Holy sh*t! what a year!! that image of North Korea is great – so is that yoga pose! How on earth does one get to North Korea??
It’s actually pretty easy to get into North Korea (for everyone except American citizens). A tour company in Beijing arranged my visa and I didn’t even need to send in my passport or go to an embassy. They do it all online. Here are my posts with more about that strange and amazing country…
Happy New Year!
Ah yes, you are Canadian! You get to go everywhere! 😊 Thanks for sharing your posts!!
Hi Justin, Excellent photos. In regards to the cat reastaurants, I know there is a cat restaurant in Melbourne city near Victoria Market. It is open on certain hours and get a cup of coffee. But I do not know of a doggie restaurant in Melbourne. I can see there may be a cat restaurant in Vancouver’s Chinatown!
Actually, I’ve been to that cat cafe in Melbourne! I went a few days after you showed us around town. It was really nice – clean and happy cats – actually one of the nicest cat cafes I’ve been to.