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I was adopted from China and moved to the USA when I was 8 months old. 14 years later, I travelled back to see the country in which I was born. This map is illustrating my return trip. It's certainly not a conventional map, as it is very personal to me and my story, but I'm proud to show it and give representation to other adoptees like myself!
Why shouldn’t dogs have their own map? This map of Roswell, GA depicts great locations for the above-average canine: two vets, two groomers, two shopping experiences, and two places to board. Does your canine live in a town as dog-friendly as Roswell?
This place is special to me because it is the birthplace and home to a woman who means the world to me, my mother. Despite being born and raised in this town, I've never really got myself 'that familiar' with it. Probably because of the many years being out of town for studies. Listing out the places of interest was quite challenging and I think that is normal for a lot of us when it comes to extracting such information from one's hometown; how ironic. Sure, you frequent its traffic, you rush through that one hidden gem on daily basis, you may know every turn and corner like the back of your palm but to get that sense of 'this town is touristy enough', that may need some work. My secret is to turn to TripAdvisor. That way, I get to learn to see it from a different perspective. That's how I see the hidden gems - that's how I realise there's a lot to re-learn about this little town we call home. So here is a little introduction to Klang from my side.
This place is special to me because it is where I studied and now spend most of my free time. We do not have many green or open spaces in Beirut but the American University neighborhood has it all: a botanical garden –which is also a cat haven, heritage buildings, an archeological museum, art galleries, excellent restaurants and coffee shops, a weekly farmers’ market and, last but not least, the seaside cornice – a beautiful promenade that leads to the iconic Rauche rocks site. One never gets bored in this area, never!
This is a very special place to me because when I lived in Paris as an au pair I was so charmed by the city’s flair that I could just walk around aimlessly while gathering impressions. I remember stopping by each and every patisserie, admiring the window displays of the most elaborate cakes and tartes in delicious colours. I could only imagine how they tasted (they were expensive). Many years have gone by since then! My map features some of the finest and most famous addresses of patisseries one can find in Paris.
This illustration is an autobiographical map of many of the places dear to me. It's got anything from stupid and fun things I did as a kid, to my girlfriend Meg & I buying our first house this year and doing it up.
And lots of tea, beer and coffee!
My family and i discovered free secret playgrounds and petting zoos in the heart of Amsterdam, along with kid-friendly restaurants nearby. We also enjoyed exploring forest parks in and around the lovely city on bicycle.
Map of places that I have visited or lived and the awesome chocolate, candy and brownies that I would recommend. My all time favorite will always be Lore's Chocolate in Philadelphia. They are family owned and make their own candy. I always buy my Easter candy there and the peanut butter eggs are to die for. However, those Fat Witch brownies are amazing, too!
This map is a combination of mixed media and collage.
Enjoy and Happy Valentine's Day!
Aurora, Illinois has the distinction of being the first city in the United States to install electric streetlights in 1881 and is also home to the most excellent Wayne and Garth. But as anyone with young children at home knows, none of that stuff matters much to them. Instead, I created this map of my hometown from my kids' point of view and included all their important landmarks: ice cream, giant dogs, construction equipment, cows, corn dogs, eagles/seagulls (to anyone under 5, they're the same thing), helicopters, chickens, and most importantly, playgrounds.
My cousin Sarah is the type of dinner party guest who would stop at all six neighborhood ice cream joints to bring you a Capitol Hill ice cream tasting buffet! She has more fun & tasty recommendations for you at SeattleBySarah.com and one time she made an entire dress out of sprinkles and clear tape.