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Joke from Travelvice.com

My friend Craig at Travelvice.com ribbed Vagabond Journey.com with a humorous little jest about the regional location thumbnail maps that I have begun including within all of my travelogue entries. It was perhaps well deserved, and it made me laugh.
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Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
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Travelvice Craig’s joke:

This got a chuckle out of me.

I suppose ol’ Craigy is correct in asserting that the inclusion of two maps and text that tell of my location is a little redundant. So I will now draw out my planned route with distance markers on the regional thumbnails – so that with a single click readers can see where I am and where I am planning on going. Even though I am getting picked on for this, I still hold strong to my theory that it is good to have regional maps within each entry so that it is completely transparent where they are written from.

95% of the place names on the planet have no meaning to 99% of the people on earth. Outside of the major cities in a country, it is reasonable for one’s geographic senses to become a little opaque. I have included the regional thumbnail maps so that every travelogue entry can be easily provenienced with a single click.

My next stop is Eskişehir. Who in the world knows where Eskişehir, Turkey is?

I didn’t, well, until I looked at a map.

Joke from Travelvice.com

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 76 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3048 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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