“I want to hang a map of the world in my house, and then I’m gonna put pins into all the locations that I’ve traveled to. But first I’m gonna have to travel to the top two corners of the map so it won’t fall down.” ~ Mitch Hedberg
I love seeing maps that show all the places in the world I’ve visited so far!
For many years we’ve had a world map on our study wall with yellow pins to show places Pete and I have both visited, and purple pins to show where I’ve been but he’s not. No pins for him on his own as he didn’t really travel before we met. We even have some flag pins we use for places we’ve booked a trip to but not yet visited – anticipatory markers, if you like!
But we didn’t use a very good pinboard beneath the map and pins are constantly falling out, including the corner ones holding the map itself to the board. And there have been some sweary moments when I’ve trodden on a fallen pin barefoot on my way to or from the toilet in the middle of the night!
So when I read this quote, it made me giggle out loud!
We’ve agreed we need to replace our tatty map for something bigger, and maybe we can use magnets or stickers instead of pins to mark the spots.
Do you have a map where you record your travels?
As it fitting to the quote, this photograph was taken in Abisko, Sweden which is up in the Arctic circle. In winter, when we visited, the sun doesn’t rise above the horizon and the brightest it gets in the day is this gloomy blue. Beautiful, though!
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