8.07.2010

The four corners of the globe

Because I am a little bit of a freak and I like to look at these kind of things, I have decided to make a post about it. Of what do I speak, you ask? What were the furthest points of our journey to the North, South, East, and West, in our 27 country tour.

Our furthest point West was in our home country and first stop, Vancouver, with a western geographical co-ordinates of 123° 6′ 0″. With both of our family now represented in Vancouver it has been and will be a "go to" destination. A home away from home if you will.


Canada Place, Vancouver

Our furthest point East was located in the exotic and aptly named "Far East". Tokyo has co-ordinates of 139° 42′ 54" East. One of our top picks to get back to one day, Tokyo was everything we look for in a urban destination. Of all the places we visited it was the only one I recall that Corina instantly decided that she could live. A very attractive idea admittedly, as Tokyo was in the top five for the both of us.


Tokyo's Shinjuku district.

Our Northern-most point was another of our top picks and one of the prettiest cities we saw, in my humble opinion. I speak of the so called "Athens of the North", Edinburgh, with co-ordinates of 55° 56′ 58″ North. Considering their passion for stuffed potatoes who could not fall for this northern beauty. Both regal and warm, Edinburgh was another top fiver for us.


Edinburgh's royal mile.

Our Southern-most point was Santiago with co-ordinates at 33° 27′ 0″ South. Due to some travel fatigue and some home-sickness it was the least explored of our four corners. Santiago was charming, set snug in a valley in the midst of the high Andies. Given half a chance Santiago was arguably one of the niceset, safest of our South American cities (earthquakes not withstanding).


Santiago from atop Cerro San Cristobal

I can't post this without a shout-out to Winnipeg our starting point, our center to these four corners and our home. It is located at 49° 54′ 0″ N, 97° 8′ 0″ W. One great city, a former slogan for our home town, now "The Heart of the Continent" and it holds a special place in ours. I suppose home will always hold that place in most peoples' heart no matter where they call it.


Sign welcoming you to Winnipeg.


Thanks all for indulging my need to quantify and correlate this trip of ours. It helps me keep it straight in my head.

Jason.

1 comment:

jake + cleo said...

welcome home