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.
As of June 2012, Google cars had driven over 5 million miles, covering 39 countries, and about 3,000 cities.
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.
And the result is a whimsical snapshot from around the world.
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
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
Uhuru, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Carretera a Pastoruri, Ancash Region, Peru
Sado Niigata Prefecture, Japan
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