Fun with Maps

Map review in The New York Times

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Stylish Maps That Are Chatty By JOSHUA BERMAN In today’s satellite-blanketed world of precise, GPS-determined maps, a splash of watercolor and some hand-written advice are…

Map: Sri Lanka, laying down

Map: Sri Lanka, laying down

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map_srilanka.jpgMy flat map of Sri Lanka denies the island its normal north-is-up “teardrop” romance, but laying it on its side, it looks like big-headed whale, don’t you think? Colombo the eye, rail tracks the teeth. . .a blunt-headed giant of the sea, swimming south while casually raising its tail to India.

Map: Two Weeks in Laos

Map: Two Weeks in Laos

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[flashback post, painted map a month late] By boat, bus, and second-class bogey, we float and poke down the Mekong, across the northwest corner…