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Google just made it easier to find a location

I’m sure we all love travelling one way or another … some like the luxury travels and some just like the pure simple backpacker style …. and for some .. its a hybrid !

Did you know that Google Maps has released a new Navigation called Live View ?

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What it is is actually embedding the arrows as to where you should walk to find your destination. The accuracy is pretty impressive especially when walking in small streets where the cars can’t go in.

I’ve personally tried it and I was looking for a specific shop which in one of those very small tiny alleys in the dense city of Saigon.

To my surprise, it got me to the door steps of exactly the location I was looking for. I wonder how Google would know such things.

I must say that it was a brilliant way to use Augmented Reality and what better way to showcase this by using navigation for it.

How to activate live view … its pretty simple .. load up Google Maps and key in the destination .. then click LIVE VIEW .

If you’ve not tried it out … go ahead and give it a go. See if its as accurate for you. Now .. do remember that the AR does not function too well when its dark .. and always walk safely as you can get pretty much distracted when looking at it.

Cheers and have a brilliant day !

Crazy cheap flights

So how does flying around the world on really cheap rates sounds ? I stumbled across this website and took a look at the rates. Its crazy cheap !

How would you like to get a round trip to the Maldives and enjoy the beautiful islands … sounds like a dream trip eh ?

So if you really are keen to go, the flights are really that cheap. I wish I knew how they manage to get it at that rate. I would guess that they have purchased in bulk and just need to sell those seats.

Booking the hotels are another different thing though … however I’m sure that you would be able to get some sort of AirBnB at the destination you are heading to.

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So this is just one of the many GEMS which I managed to find in the internet. Do share if you do come across any interesting site. This is surely worth a bookmark don’t you think ?

Hey its FRIDAY ! Have a great weekend ahead.