Google Maps Gives Directions Around Europe on a… Dragon?
I’m not kidding, Google Maps does give you directions and estimated travel time, if you like, for your dragon. And if you want to travel lower, you can coast along waterways on Nessie’s back. These are the contents of the Google Maps Easter Eggs 2014. This funny addition to Google Maps is kind of like finding April Fools inside the Easter eggs and brings added fun to the App.
The monster rides on offer depends on the area actually. If you need directions for a trip from Snowdon to Brecon Beacons, you get the standard driving directions and estimated travel time of between three and a half hours, to three and three quarters. As an alternative, you are given a second option of 21 minutes by a dragon. You just make sure your dragon has a GPS brain implant and can read Google Maps for it to work. If you need to go across or on points along the Loch Ness, you can hitch a ride on Nessie, that is if you don’t mind getting a little wet and getting a little tour; Nessie doesn’t like going in straight lines. Other alternative travel methods offered include traveling by Royal Carriage from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle, punting between Cambridge and Oxford and Antartica Day trip.
These playful Easter Eggs routes are a way for Google Maps to draw attention to the 17,000 new routes available in the search engine. The new routes covers buses, trains, ferries and other public transports in the featured areas. The alternative rides and routes might be utterly useless, but they are fun and should give you at least a smile if not a good laugh when you see the ride and the kind of route your ride takes you on.