I’ve always had problems with maps back at school. I could never remember what is the capital of Slovenia, or how many countries that major river crosses. Geography definitely wasn’t my strong suit. But maybe I wasn’t shown all the good maps either? After all, knowing the exact number of inhabitants in one country or another is not exactly a fun fact… [Continue reading below…]
But what if someone would have shown me a map of the longest distance a person can travel without crossing major bodies of water? Or a map which reveals the freedom of press in the world? Or a map of the countries that reveals their attitude towards foreigners? Well, that is something that would have given me a slightly better understanding of how the world functions.
Luckily, education doesn’t have to end with school or university. This is why we present you 38 maps that are much more interesting than you’d expect them to be.