Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Balled Up

Those of you who know me personally can attest to the fact that I have absolutely no sense of direction. One time, ShoeGeek and I were supposed to meet up with some friends at a restaurant right behind my office building. In anticipation of my geographically challenged brain, I loaded up Google Maps and ventured out to meet her. We met, somehow took the wrong turn and ended up in the opposite direction of where we were supposed to be and took about half an hour to go to a restaurant basically one block down. (Yes don’t ask. I’m still baffled as to how that happened).

Anyway, so when I go traveling, I normally make sure I pick up a map if it’s somewhere I’m not too familiar with. The one thing I hate more than anything, is folding the map back into its original state. Apparently, I’m not the only one. The people behind Palomar came up with this awesome idea of a map that is supposed to be crumpled up. If you’re lost, look up where you are supposed to go, then just shove it back into the pocket or bag. The map is apparently made of a more durable paper and is waterproof. The downside is that the only cities available are London, Paris, New York, Rome and Berlin. For those who are going to be in need of a map of these cities and don’t trust your GPS, get them here for 12 euros.

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