Travel book

Here is the final version of the travel reference manual for 2021:

This version is smaller and more manageable than the old versions. The previous versions were around 90 MB because the CIA maps were such high definition. I finally managed to get the maps into low definition (by printing to image) and so this is just 7.5 MB.

Otherwise, I’ve just kept working on the sections that I thought needed the most work. A native speaker has now proofed each section of the phrasebook, so I have some more confidence in that now. I’ve also revised the history section after some helpful analysis from a professional historian.

Here is the final table of contents:

  • Calendar
  • Conversions
  • First Aid
  • Games for children
  • Games for drinking / chess
  • History of the world
  • Maps
  • Meditation
  • Packing lists
  • Personal finance
  • Personal information
  • Phrasebook
  • Recipes
  • Self-defense
  • Survival
  • Work out
  • Notes

Hopefully, it will be a useful book to travel with. I’ve been carrying a copy with me since the summer and it’s been pretty handy.

And here is a digital version if you just want to download it on your phone:

The digital version is the same as the print version except:

  • No chess board or big world map;
  • No personal finance or personal information. These sections are supposed to be filled in by hand in the print version;
  • No blank pages at the back for notes; and
  • A few formatting differences.