Blogging With Victorian Exuberance On Global Politics And Geography
It's not often that we find blogs about geography that are not buried in technical GIS jargon. Well, we found one: Coming Anarchy. Don't let the title put you off. This blog is written by two Americans and a Canadian who are experienced travelers. They visit countries just for the sake to visit them and then write about it, or follow geopolitical issues regarding various spots around the globe. The best part is they add an eye-catching flavor of Victorian style to their blog. Writing under pen names of Victorian-era British officers of the likes of Lord George Nathaniel Curzon, Sir Francis Edward Younghusband, and Sir Ignatius Valentine Chirol, they add an air of stuffy enthusiasm for travel and global issues. In addition to the topics they write about, they provide an interesting blogroll that includes links to blogs that cover specific geographic areas and topics—other than GIS and mapping. The blog does include maps and geographic histories of countries and places to help tell stories of their travels. Yesterday's post by Curzon outlines Ethiopia's geography through history and leads into the present situation of the country. There can also be some pointed humor at comments and public figures. Most times, when it comes to geographic topics, they tend to comment on boundary disputes and demarcation. Posts from travelers such as these three gentlemen can, at times, provide great insight and resources for geographers trying to follow international events.