© Bartay | All Rights Reserved

GPS Tagging My Travels

There was an interesting article in the ‘Cambodian Daily’ the other day. It was talking about how Cambodia is growing, but it still has a long way to go. It was referring to the annual report put out the previous day by the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). I was quite interested, seeing as how I had chosen to make Cambodia my home for the past 6 months. Here are a few of the more interesting notes:

• “The least developed countries of the region: Afghanistan, Cambodia, & Myanmar, also have the largest infrastructure deficits”. Riding my motorcycle around the country and in Thailand and Laos, I can attest to that last part!

• The ESCAP report notes that: Only 24% of Cambodians have access to electricity, 64% have access to clean water, and 31% have access to proper sanitation.

• They also noted that Cambodia has one of the highest proportions of undernourished people at 17.1%

Yet despite all of it’s problems, the people here seem so happy and are so friendly. I wouldn’t have done anything differently and I am very pleased to be able to say: “I’ve lived in Cambodia”.

When I’ve been out and about, I will usually ‘try’ to remember to snap a photo with my iPhone. I love how it gps tags the photos with latitude and longitude, so it can map the photo. It gives me a record of exactly where I’ve been, not that I would forget! I wanted to show you a sample of my travels over the last 6 months, while being based here out of Phnom Penh.

Note: I am using the ‘Hipstomatic’ camera app, which allows me to change films, but there’s no zoom. It is also square with borders.

So, following is a map of SEAsia with the tags (locations) of the snap shots that follow it. I look at each photo and I can put myself back to the exact time and place I took it. I grant you, this post is my own personal log, so thanks for letting me indulge myself.

 

 ( All Blog Post Photos:  © Bartay )

.

GPS-01

GPS-02

GPS-03

GPS-04 GPS-05 GPS-06 GPS-07 GPS-08 GPS-09 GPS-10 GPS-11 GPS-12 GPS-13 GPS-14 GPS-15 GPS-16 GPS-17 GPS-18 GPS-19 GPS-20

GPS-24 GPS-21 GPS-22

.

This entry was posted in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam.

One Comment

  1. Maria Epes May 1, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    All I can say is what a wonderful adventure. It is amazing what you did in 6 months.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*