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Sight seeing without the travel

871593_pool_in_paradise.jpgGooglesightseeing’s motto is ‘see the world without travelling’.

It doesn’t sound like much fun, but there is an an eco-angle to it.

It looks like it’s not much more than Google’s Maps site, but someone has gone to the trouble of pulling out some of the world’s best travel spots…
It’s pretty cool actually. You can see things from hot slag in its formation to the largest swimming pool in the world.

Here’s what they say about the pool (not the one pictured above)…

“Apparently officially recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records, here in San Alfonso del Mar in Chile you can hardly miss the world’s largest swimming pool! This absolutely immense pool is 1 kilometre long and covers eight hectares – that’s 80,000 square metres! Furthermore, it contains an incredible 250,000 cubic metres of water. And yes, it’s right beside the beach, and no more than a stone’s throw… from the sea.”


  • Slade
    Posted October 13, 2007 at 9:16 am

    Well, in my part of China two things work againts a dryer, first electricity costs and second the availability of a decent sized clothes dryer.

    I use much more electricity than all my neighbours (and MUCH less water) with an oven, and couldn’t see myself paying a lot more for drying.

    The dryers as so small as to require three loadings to do a washer load. I could see my dryer going forever. What I do instead it put the clothes on a horse and turn the aircon on to dehumidify. 🙂

  • TheChinaPerspective
    Posted October 11, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    Excellent post, always have wondered what will happen if one day every chinese household decided to buy a washing machine. As it is now even the newer and fancier buildings in beijing and shanghai all seem to have a ‘sun room’ to dryones clothes. Let’s hope it stays that way.

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