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

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

Mar 1, 2020, 2:01 am*

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Dylan Love 

Dylan Love

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