Journal/diary writing while traveling

Old Jul 11th, 2006, 11:49 AM
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noe847, you have made me feel so much better! (LOL) I thought I was the only one who took pictures of signs! When I was taking friends of mine round Ireland in April, one of them said to me "Why waste room on your memory card taking pictures of the signs? It's just foolish." Nonono, it's actually very handy, particularly in places where one doesn't speak the language. Sure, I could go refer to a guide book later for some of the major places, but why bother, when I'm there, have the room, and have the camera to do it?

When my best friend and I do roadtrips, we take pictures of all the junctions, intersections and route markers we find so that we can go back later and highlight where all we drove on a cheap map.
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Old Jul 11th, 2006, 01:02 PM
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lazuliangel, memory cards are (relatively) cheap - and very portable. I think they're an excellent way to keep track of information. I take pictures of signs on a hike also, so I can easily identify what the scenery is later. Oh, and signs when I'm entering a town/state. The digital images are numbered and dated, and really help give context to the neighboring pictures. And they're filed right with the pictures on the computer.
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Hey...I'll bet we all take shots of signs, etc...I know I do..and boy, they come in handy when compiling an album, or adding titles on the digital show.

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I took a pen and notebook but in retrospect, with all the trip updates I was posting online, I wished I had taken a small laptop so I could write my digital updates on trains and during other "down times". There are a ton of wifi locations in Europe that would have saved me money from spending all that time in web cafe's writing updates as well.
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I take a laptop and a legal pad/portfolio folder with a pen loop. The laptop is for downloading the day's photos... because I too am a fan of taking pictures of signs! Yay, I'm not alone!

(I was lucky enough to go to northern Thailand for my honeymoon. If it hadn't been for incessant sign photography, the whole thing would have been a blur by the time I got home. But a girl can cram a memory card chock full that way, so the nightly data dump is crucial.)

The legal pad is my travel journal, because I don't like carrying the laptop while touring. One side of the page only, so when I'm home I can bind the finished pages and mount the "book" in the back of my scrapbook.
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Volapueck was (is?) an artificial language composed - as far as I know - of many languages. I have never heard any volapueck used (unlike esperanto with which I played as a child, although it was most popular during my mother's childhood, but I was a strange child, lol), but the word itself was often used as a synonym of an intelligible mixture of languages or generally as something hard to understand.
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