A year around Asia - 2010/2011

A year around Asia - 2010/2011 - student project

A year around Asia - 2010/2011 - image 1 - student project

  • Why am I making this map?

I'm making this map as a way to collect personal and useful information about the biggest trip of my life: a year around Asia I took with my boyfriend in 2010.

We left our jobs - and beautiful apartment - and went backpacking.

Too many cities, too many illustrations ( I drew stories of me and my bf while we were travelling, like..comic scenes :)), too many information and languages and currencies. Sometimes It seems that it never happened...that's why I need to do a map.

A year around Asia - 2010/2011 - image 2 - student project

  • Why am I the expert to create this map?

Well, I kept track of the trip, so I could remember every little town in China or in Korea.

By the way, I made the map on the top using the map tool here > http://www.travellerspoint.com/

  • Who is my target audience?

People that want ideas for wild, big travels like this I guess?! And also people that visit my blog and want somehow to know more about my work..

  • Do I want my final project to be printed or digital? How is going to be used/held? What other constraints do I need to keep in mind moving forward? 

I was thinking I would like to have it online, on my blog. It was a big part of my life and it's the reason why I blog now.

  • What level of detail do I need to include?

1st level - The general map with the track of the big trail

2nd level - Each country

                     +  Illustrations ( I made 23 illustrations)

                     +  Information about the trip in the country, pics, towns, etc

  • Dear class, I need your help/expertise/guidance on how to.....

I have no idea on how to do this right now, I put my first thoughts here. I guess I'll change lots of things later. I don't know yet if I want to draw a big map or a map for each country...


This is my first hand-drawn map I just made for this class

A year around Asia - 2010/2011 - image 3 - student project