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Travel Bingo for the city

My wife and hosted an 11-year-old girl over Spring Break. There’s nothing more boring for a kid than a long ride, so we created travel bingo games to help her pass the time.

The first card is city-specific, designed for a trip into downtown Toronto on the subway. However, it works for any city with pigeons. The second one is tailored to the drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls, and works as more as a scavenger hunt than a bingo. You can spot all of the odd things on the card if you keep your eyes peeled.

These cards were originally posted in my sketchbook blog, You Windy Rathole! Print-quality versions can be found there, if you are taking a trip yourself this spring.

 

 

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Global banking and a globetrotter’s book

I love Tim Baynes drawings. His loose yet precise travel sketches are full of energy and humour. When I heard the British artist had published a book of drawings, Drawing on Experience, I contacted him to purchase one. What followed was a parochial to-and-fro between our banks which made any talk of global markets seem like nonsense. Tim wrote an entry about the whole adventure on his blog, complete with a photo of my much stamped letter.

Drawing From Experience is great, but when Tim publishes a sequel, I’m just going to meet him in Paddington Station and pass him a £10 note.