Category Archives: Travel

Amazing Paper Cut City Map

I have been investigating different map styles recently, and came across this beauty. It is street map of Amsterdam created in the form of a leaf by street artist Nils Westergard. It measures 65 x 60 cm, and its intricate … Continue reading

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Burgernomics – Using the ‘Big Mac Index’ to Compare Countries

  Many economists believe that exchange rates should eventually adjust to make the price of goods the same in different countries. However, a basket of goods bought in say, the USA is in reality quite different to the same basket … Continue reading

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Where Do Tourists Spend Their Money?

There is a lot of data available to compare the number of tourists that visit different countries. However, the World Economic Forum has made it possible to also examine tourism through the amount of money tourists spend while abroad. In … Continue reading

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The New Silk Road – China’s Most Ambitious Project To Date

China’s ‘New Silk Road’ project provides an excellent case study of a large scale development scheme. The $4.8 trillion OBOR (‘One Belt One Road’) initiative has been described as the ‘New Silk Road’, or ‘Silk Road 2.0’. It is estimated … Continue reading

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Adventure Tourism Index

Anyone studying tourism in their lessons might like to investigate the countries of the world through the ‘Adventure Tourism’ Index. This is regularly published by the Adventure Travel Trade Association along with the George Washington University – in order to … Continue reading

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Unequal Scenes – Examining Inequalities In The Classroom

I came across the ‘Unequal Scenes’ web site recently, and would suggest it might have a use in the classroom. It would certainly help to generate discussion about issues of development, and could also be used for ‘compare’ and ‘contrast … Continue reading

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3D Maps As Works Of Art

‘Overview Maps’ is an innovative company that produces unique multilayered cartographic art pieces based on locations around the world, both natural and man-made. Earlier this year, the company was awarded the prestigious overall award from the British Cartographic Society, as … Continue reading

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