A Parting Gift

A resort in Mauritius.

So today I leave on my summer vacation. I’ll be posting the Daily News Round-up later this afternoon, but after that you won’t hear from me on these pages again until Tuesday, July 28th—possibly later than that if jet lag gets the better of me.

I did want to leave you all with something cool to check out while I’m away, a link that I’ve been saving for just such an occasion. XDA has managed to pull off something fairly spectacular, a worldwide atlas of their users.

They’ve collected anecdotal data from literally everywhere on the planet—North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Asia, Australia, New Zealand… It’s very much worth having a look at what people are paying for their mobile phones and service in different parts of the world.

And to get you started, I’ve copied and pasted the table of contents for your convenience!

Americas: ArgentinaBrazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, EcuadorGuatemala, Martinique, Panama, Puerto RicoUnited States, Uruguay.

Europe: BulgariaDenmarkGermany, IrelandItaly, MonacoNorway, RomaniaSerbia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

Asia: China, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, LebanonMalaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand.

Africa & Oceania: Australia, GuamIndonesia, KenyaLibya, Madagascar, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa.

I was particularly interested in the part about Madagascar, since where the girlfriend and I are going is pretty close to there. Where exactly are we going? Mauritius. Where’s Mauritius?

Where is Mauritius?

That’s where! See you when I get back…

Source: The Atlas of XDA

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