Today is day 7. G.
I’m running a little behind on this, so I may get another post out today. We’ll see. In the meantime.
Kids Travel Journal: G is for Graphs
For the longest time, the largest population of people and tourists I ever witnessed was in New York City. I was sitting outside of the Plaza hotel (not where I stayed). So many people walked passed me in that moment that it made me curious. So, I asked myself.
How many people walked into this square of sidewalk concrete within a minute? Then I counted.
On later trips I tried this experiment again.
Sometimes the number was zero.
Then I went to Beijing. To those who’ve been there it’s certainly high on the population congestion scale. My little sidewalk concrete counting experiment would never work. Too many people. Plus, I’m pretty sure I’d be trampled over if I just stood there for a minute counting. So, from the comfort of my hotel room above the city, in the wee hours of who knows when, while readjusting to the time change I counted something else. Horns honking. How many times do I hear horns honking down below in a minute?
The answer was a lot.
My prompt for today is the simple graph. I love this prompt for many reasons. The things you opt to graph tell so much about your trip. If I was at a beach, I wouldn’t be counting people crossing sidewalks or horns honking, but maybe beach umbrellas. If I carried my honk counting throughout China I would have different answers for each of the different cities. Or maybe it’s as simple as how many different attractions do we see each day of the trip.
I know I’m not the only one who finds these little details fascinating.
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Question for the commenters
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Are there any counting rituals you keep on your trips?
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