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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.


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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


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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.

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