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East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Virtual Globetrotting, the website

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It would be lovely to board a train and a ship, or maybe a plane, and take two weeks off in Egypt and Sudan to visit the places I’m describing in AMARNA.
As things stand now with me and my finances, I can’t even board a train to go and take an afternoon off in Milan, that’s barely 80 kms away.
But, praised be Thoth, God of Knowledge, we have the web – and while I was browsing the usual Google Maps and Google earth, I stumbled on something that’s quite fun, and useful, called Virtual Globetrotting.

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View amazing and beautiful satellite imagery from across the globe. Celebrity homes, roadside attractions, movie locations, landmarks, military, and more!

The website allows users to upload and share tour maps and guides, with links to online resources and extras, basically building virtual tours.
I’ve spent the last half-hour checking out the Valley of the Queens, and I’m seriously thinking about creating an account and later on use Virtual Globetrotting to add extras to my serial.

In the meantime, check it out – it’s a wonderful resource.

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Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

2 thoughts on “Virtual Globetrotting, the website

  1. This is an amazing website. I’d never heard of it before, but I think I might spend all day on it…

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