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A la carte Maps – build your own maps

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Sick of wordy guidebooks? Tired of following the well-trodden tourist path? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get a simple city map which has all the important info, like where to change money, transportation, best gift stores, but also inside knowledge about local bar customs, off-the-beaten-track tours, and restaurant tips? And access to an online database with more information about the city you’re in, with the ability to produce your own itinerary.

A la carte maps are an artist-drawn mix of tourist guide, city guidebook, and online travel database in a handy 42 x 70cm waterproof folding format (great as an emergency umbrella) with all the afore mentioned information. If you’re less of a forward planner and more of a retrospective recorder, there is also the “create-your-own” alternative. Same artist-designed map product, but with your own sticker sheets and notepaper to record where you found that awesome saucisson, or to make a personalised map guide for your travelling friends.

So far they only cover 6 cities (Barcelona, Munich, Shanghai, Tokyo, Washington DC and Zurich), but more are in the works. €8.90 (plus delivery)

A la Carte Maps provide a unique approach to traveling by combining guidebook, tourist map and a piece of art in one. No matter whether you travel for business or for leisure, with our “My City à la Carte” Maps you have a local friend in exciting cities all over the world. Not only will this friend provide you with the most important information about your city, he or she will also reveal the city’s best-kept insider tips by writing them on a beautiful hand-drawn map.

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