Know the airport before you arrive

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For people like me that need to know where they are going before they get there, Google Street View had come to the rescue.  Google Street View has already made it possible to tour the canals of Venice from the comfort of your living room, but now the service has been updated to feature a range of international airports and train stations, so that, if you do decide to go on holiday it will be an altogether more painless experience.  Google Maps now includes 16 airports, more than 50 train and subway stations, a cable car station in Hong Kong , and even the inside of an Emirates Airbus A380 at Dubai Airport.  The service includes Waterloo station in London, Madrid’s Barajas airport, as well as Tokyo International Airport. In a blog post, Ulf Spitzer, Google Street View program manager said: “Now, in addition to scoping out your destination, Street View can help you cut down the stress of travelling by giving you a preview of your journey too. ”

The Daily Telegraph

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About The blog of travel & lifestyle journalist Melody Wren

Melody is a freelance writer because she believes that work and fun should not be mutually exclusive. She writes about travel, food, lifestyle and green living. Melody loves staying in a place long enough to get acquainted. Local customs, markets and traditional cultures are magnets for this writer. When not writing she’s either on the road, in the air, or savoring something tasty. Most of her travels feature outdoor adventures of some sort, although she typically avoids sleeping on the ground. She is an ordinary person that enjoys challenging and pushing herself, facing fears with an eye on experiential travel. She needs to do it, feel it and see it so she can write about it. Her hope is that her stories encourage readers to get out there and do the same.
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