San Diego Map-A-Thon

Back in 2012, I went to Comic Con with my good friend HH. While we were there, I casually photographed maps that I came across. In about ten hours of wandering around the city (admittedly in some touristy locations, including a hostel and the convention center), here’s what I found:

This one goes out to AR. PS Where is Newfoundland, I ask you!?

This one goes out to AR. PS Where is Newfoundland, I ask you!?

Balboa Park is rad, and I went there with some rad friends. (Thanks, EC and NT, for the recommendation!)

Balboa Park is rad, and I went there with some rad friends. (Thanks, EC and NT, for the recommendation!)

Admittedly, the UN Village gift shoppe is probably gonna be full of maps...

Admittedly, the UN Village gift shoppe is probably gonna be full of maps…

Gift shop poster.

Gift shop poster.

Gift shop tourist maps.

Gift shop tourist maps.

World map playing cards.

World map playing cards.

Earthopoly? They're just not even trying any more with these names.

Earthopoly? They’re just not even trying any more with these names.

This one seems pretty straight forward.

This one seems pretty straight forward.

Considering how badly these pedagogical games emphasize geography, I have yet to meet someone in the United States who has heard of "Canada."

Considering how badly these pedagogical games emphasize geography, I have yet to meet someone in the United States who has heard of “Canada.”

Water!

Water!

Convention Center - You Are Here!

Convention Center – You Are Here!

Hostel maps.

Hostel maps.

Hostel decor.

Hostel decor.

Banana Bungalow Hostel - You Are Here!

Banana Bungalow Hostel – You Are Here!

Banana Bungalow in context.

Banana Bungalow in context.

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