Google Maps has the ultimate travel option for ‘Game of Thrones’ fans

Catch the next one out of "Snowdonia Dragon Station."

 

Dylan Love

Tech

Published Jun 9, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 3:32 pm CDT

This article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire.

Google Maps‘ public-transit directions now offer a whole new way to get to your destination: dragons.

Here, for example, are the directions for traveling from Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales, to Brecon Beacons, another Welsh mountain range. The green as-the-dragon-flies route covers more than 100 miles in 32 minutes, meaning these (non-existent) transport dragons are flying roughly 180 miles per hour. To make the same trip by car would take about three and a half hours.

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Supposedly you catch your dragon ride at “Snowdonia Dragon Station,” but the egg glyph displayed next to the trip’s duration is a clear indicator that this is simply an Easter egg hidden in Google’s software by engineers with silly senses of humor—indeed, clicking on it does a search for “Google Easter egg.”

Those Google engineers must love Game of Thrones.

H/T Carmarthen Journal | Photo via Jan Tik/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Jun 9, 2015, 10:12 am CDT