Zoom on the Sipadan pontoon.
Zoom on the Sipadan pontoon.

I geolocate

Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the weird sentences and the funny mistakes that could have been generated during the process. If you can read French, the original and correct version can be found here:

  Between Two Journeys

That's it. My little bubbles are "geolocated". Now each of my articles can be found on a Google Map!

It's beautiful, geolocation

I love cards. There are three on the walls now in my room ... A huge world map over the bed, Thailand in front and the Philippines on the left. Like that, I travel while sleeping. Dreaming of my next departures.

It's the game, my poor Lucette!
It's the game, my poor Lucette!

When I am fixed on a destination, I do not like anything so much as to draw my future itineraries, to imagine my points of fall, to mark the roads to be borrowed, the crossings to make, the overflights to accomplish. Like a reminiscence of my children's games ...

Did you, like me, draw fake pirate cards and imaginary treasure island shores when you were little girl or boy? Having the world today as a virtual playground is even more exhilarating.

Since there are interactive maps, geolocation tools, virtual maps like Google EarthI enjoy it. How to say ? There is something terribly exciting about zooming in on the coast of Borneo, then seeing the island of Sipadan appear, then the pontoon, the famous dock where the diving boats dock. Until the day, when, finally, we contemplate it with his own eyes ...

Zoom on the Sipadan pontoon.
Zoom on the Sipadan pontoon.
The pontoon of Sipadan, in real life! Malaysia, Borneo, July 2009.
The pontoon of Sipadan, in real life! Malaysia, Borneo, July 2009.
The pontoon of Sipadan from another angle. Malaysia, Borneo, July 2009.
The pontoon of Sipadan from another angle. Malaysia, Borneo, July 2009.

I do not know if you're like me, but these new geography toys on the web give me a mild dizziness.

Installing GeoMashup

It's been a long time since I was looking for a way to integrate one, which suits me, in this blog. (For those who use WordPress, I used the plugin GeoMashUp, which I do not yet master all the subtleties ...

I tested: in principle, it works under the latest versions ofInternet Explorer, Firefox, Safari. You just have to wait a little while the card appears, depending on the speed of connection.

[geo_mashup_map map_content = "global"]

All of my geolocated posts are gathered on a general map, which can be found in my section Maps and Itineraries. Voila. Geolocation is done. It remains for me to resume the thread of my travel stories!

Go, to give yourself courage, in the heart of the winter greyness, two last small photos of Sipadan, full of turquoise water ...

The beach of Sipadan. Malaysia, Borneo, July 2009.
The beach of Sipadan. Malaysia, Borneo, July 2009.
The island of Sipadan, seen from the sea. Malaysia, Borneo, July 2009.
The island of Sipadan, seen from the sea. Malaysia, Borneo, July 2009.

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