Update: this post is originally from 2015, but I’ve since been keeping it up to date.

My post on Friday about moving prompted some discussion about how often I’ve moved (or been forced to move). Here is a list of all the places in my life I’ve lived for at least 6 weeks

  1. Peoria, Illinois, USA
  2. San Antonio, Texas, USA
  3. Rümmer, Niedersachsen, Germany
  4. San Antonio, Texas, USA
  5. Medford, New Jersey, USA
  6. Decatur, Illinois, USA
  7. Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, USA
  8. Bann, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
  9. Landstuhl, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
  10. Lawton, Oklahoma, USA
  11. Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA
  12. Bruchmühlbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
  13. Durham, North Carolina, USA (1st year of university)
  14. Erlangen, Franken, Germany (Summer 1994)
  15. Durham, North Carolina, USA
  16. Bruchmühlbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (Summer 1995)
  17. Durham, North Carolina, USA
  18. Hof, Franken, Germany (Summer 1996)
  19. Durham, North Carolina, USA
  20. Regensburg, Bayern, Germany (Summer 1997)
  21. Weimar, Thüringen, Germany
  22. Schwabing, München, Bayern, Germany
  23. Maxvorstadt, München, Bayern, Germany
  24. Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  25. Whitecross Market, London, UK (Summer 2004)
  26. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  27. Holland Park, London, UK
  28. Shoreditch, London, UK*
  29. Hoxton, London, UK (Eagle Wharf Rd)
  30. Hoxton, London, UK (Wenlock Road)
  31. Hoxton, London, UK (also on Wenlock Rod)
  32. Barbican, London, UK
  33. Moabit, Berlin, Germany (Summer 2014)
  34. Barbican, London, UK
  35. Poblenou, Barcelona, Spain
  36. Tres Torres, Barcelona, Spain
  37. Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany (Summer 2017)
  38. Tres Torres, Barcelona, Spain
  39. Tres Torres, Barcelona, Republic of Catalonia **
  40. Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany (Summer 2019)
  41. Tres Torres, Barcelona
  42. Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Eichsfeld, Thüringen, Germany
  43. Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany (Summer 2022)
  44. Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Eichsfeld, Thüringen, Germany
  45. Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany (Summer 2023)

Looking at the list I get very tired of moving. London especially was a nightmare - moving 6 times in 10 years, I’m hopeful this time we can have a bit more stability.


  • added Prenzlauer Berg, 2023
  • added Prenzlauer Berg, 2022
  • added Heiligenstadt
  • back in Tres Torres
  • added Prenzlauer Berg, 2019
  • added Tres Torres and Prenzlauer Berg, Aug 2017
  • added Republic of Catalonia


** on 27 Oct 2017, the Catalan parliament voted for independence. Not entirely clear if I changed countries or not.

* I don’t want to say I alone made Redchurch Street cool, but if we look at the facts they speak for themselves.