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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.

    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.

    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 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.

    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


    Doha, Qatar

    Uhuru, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

    Carretera a Pastoruri, Ancash Region, Peru

    Sado Niigata Prefecture, Japan

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