11/11 Single’s day – A guide to where not to go if you’re single and fabulous!

It’s Singles’ day, it’s Sunday and probably raining outside while you’re reading this. We get it, even the toughest singles amongst us can have a down day but you know what? We’re here to help you getting through this long Sunday, and kick its a** with a few tips on what to do. At Mapiful we’re all about special places for SINGLES (and ok yes, also couples) – so check below for a list of selected places to absolutely avoid if you’re single and fabulous!Starting off with Paris (duh), the city of love and romance. Easy to avoid unless you live in Paris of course, if you do live in Paris avoid at all costs the romantic selfie spots and other tourist lovebird magnets such as Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, Pont Des Arts, Arc de Triomphe. Make it a museum kind of day or choose a cosy café in a non touristic area and enjoy the warm cappuccino while watching the waiters complain about customers. Feeling a bit extra? Take two seats, and celebrate your freedom.

In general, we would strongly recommend you avoid any city that features “romantic water canals” just like Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Bruges…

The second destination to AVOID at all cost is Venice, another lovebird destination that you should avoid at any cost during single’s day. If you happen to be single in Venice and can’t escape take some time to help locals get their city pristine again. Venice has been recently hit by “acqua alta” (high water levels across the whole city) and the more hands on deck the better. Also the higher the water levels the trickier it is to kiss under the Bridge of Sighs. (take that lovebirds!) In general, we would strongly recommend you avoid any city that features “romantic water canals” just like Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Bruges…and the Venetian resort in Las Vegas.

London, New York or any city that features iconic panoramic viewpoints and proposal spots are also not ideal. Hard to avoid these cities for most of us so just stay away from The Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, The London Eye and similar locations.  Choose an adrenaline filled Sunday and take your training to the parks or make it a makeover Sunday to re-think your apartment interior. (Subtle hint: we have great maps and a special discount code for single peeps – “Singles11”)Last but not least – Bali, Maldives and other paradise islands. If you live there or are currently there, single or not, we can’t really feel sorry for you. So just enjoy the sun and take a swim for us cause it’s getting cold in Sweden.

Mapiful Travel Guides – Los Angeles

This month’s stop on our Mapiful Travel Guide is Los Angeles. This city is for the wanderer, the dreamer, the athletic, the film fanatic, the fashionista, the food lover and the hedonist. Surrounded by mountains, the Pacific Ocean and with an average of 300 sunny days a year – this is a city to escape to during all seasons. Continue reading “Mapiful Travel Guides – Los Angeles”

Frida Ramstedt from Trendenser gives advice on how to best decorate your home with maps, posters and artwork.

We have all been there. Whether you have recently moved-in, newly renovated your place or are simply tired of your old interior, it sometimes is time to start fresh. Starting fresh with empty walls makes it not exactly easy to know where to start. We therefore decided to create a guide and have brought in help from a real expert explaining how to think and where to start when it comes to decorating your walls at home.

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Visualization the global digital divide

We are huge fans of maps, and graphic interpretations of huge data sources. That’s one of the reasons Mapiful came to be from the beginning. Being able to run a digital business on a global scale is something marvellous and amazing, but up until quite recently it was not possible to the same extent.

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Most commonly mispronounced place-names of 2015

With 2015 marking the 150th anniversary of the naming of:

which is the Welsh village which bears Europe’s longest place-name, we at Mapiful have commissioned the British Institute of Verbatim Reporters (BIVR) – the organisation responsible for live TV subtitling and captioning – to identify the place-names which have been most commonly mispronounced by newsreaders and those in legal and governmental proceedings in the year 2015.

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