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This Girl Does All Her Traveling Via Google Maps

If you need to get away (but can't actually leave your desk) this is your solution.

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As of June 2012, Google cars had driven over 5 million miles, covering 39 countries, and about 3,000 cities.

Above: All the countries where street view is currently available.
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Above: All the countries where street view is currently available.

Which means they've collected over 20 petabytes (PB) of information. Petabyte as in 1PB = 1000 terabytes. That's 15 zeros!

Essentially, the world is yours for the viewing.

"I Wish I Was There" is an Instagram account which uses Google Street View to bring you to places you might not see on your own.

The account's owner, Meghan Williams, uses Google to do all of her traveling, virtually.

"I just go to maps.google.com and then drag the little yellow dude. I only use Google street views, never anyone's submitted pictures. Then just take a screen shot, email it to my phone, filter, and post. I also try to leave as detailed location as Google Maps provides," Meghan Williams told BuzzFeed.
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"I just go to maps.google.com and then drag the little yellow dude. I only use Google street views, never anyone's submitted pictures. Then just take a screen shot, email it to my phone, filter, and post. I also try to leave as detailed location as Google Maps provides," Meghan Williams told BuzzFeed.

And the result is a whimsical snapshot from around the world.

206 Rodovia MA-026, Codó, Maranhão, Brazil
Instagram: @i_wish_i_was_there

206 Rodovia MA-026, Codó, Maranhão, Brazil

Yongyuseo-ro, Incheon, South Korea

Avenida Leste-Oeste, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

Fylkesveg, Nordland, Norway

Hundalee Road, Canterbury, New Zealand

Random orange house in Manta, Ecuador

Somewhere along Victoria Road, South Africa

Sūhuā Road, Nanao Township, Taiwan

Masarykovo námėstí, Pelhrimov, Vysočina Region, Czech Republic

Migdal, Israel

St. Basil's Cathedral, ploshchad' Krasnaya, Moscow, Russia

Crkvice, Orjen Mountain, Montenegro

Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

Kapoho Kalapana Road, Island of Hawai'l, Hawaii

Ennie, Scotland, United Kingdom

Antarctica

Doha, Qatar

Uhuru, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Carretera a Pastoruri, Ancash Region, Peru

Sado Niigata Prefecture, Japan

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