I recently stumbled across Oliver Jeffers‘ One city, Five Hours project on the fuckyeahcartography tumblr and immediately fell for his the simple and adorable illustrations. His illustrations were made to accompany the United Airlines magazine Hemispheres’ One City, Five Hours series that gives a step to step guide to how to spend a five hour layover in a city. According to Oliver Jeffers, all of his maps are ‘geographically accurate’. Do you think you could fit in all this action in just five hours?

Mexico City:


San Fransisco:




For more illustrations, and very amusing guides to how to spend your five hour layover, head on over to Hemispheres.


Kathrine Opshaug Bakke Kathrine Opshaug Bakke, editor at Travelettes from 2009 to 2013, wrote this post. Originating from Norway, she has been living in Berlin, Lisbon, and Stockholm the past 6 years.

She loves cities with imperfect facades, photography, traveling by bike, vintage hunting, and everything that comes with cheese. Follow her visual diary at anchoredpaperplane.com.