Agreed, totally. “Nothing comes close to being there and soaking the view for real“—but when you can’t get away, Google Maps is totally amazing. I love how I can see different places I’ve visited and therefore revisit parts of my life in just a few mouse clicks too.
Technology is a wondrous, wondrous thing.
I spent the day touring the streets of Ginza, Shibuya and then had a quick jaunt at Mt. Fuji. When I grew bored salivating the many amazing sights of Japan, I made a quick jump at Namsan in Seoul, and revisited my old neighborhood in Myeongdong. I made a quick stop at Nature Republic, trawled the streets of the Myeongdong Market then changed my mind again and strolled the pleasantly chaotic Nathan Road in HK, checked where we will be staying in October then made a quick jaunt at Chungking Mansions before ending the trip at the Avenue of Stars.
Amazing, I know. And impossible to do in one day unless you have Harry Potter’s Firebolt.
I was actually doing all these through good old Google Maps.
I was actually doing research for my sister, who is Tokyo-bound this September for a seven-day vacay…
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