When Google launched Street View, I couldn’t really understand all the fuzz made about it. I also didn’t see much of the neccessity of it, until just a few days ago…

My first Street View encounter was when Alejandro, the Mexican artist whose apartment in Mexico City I’m currently staying in, sent me a link to his place, so I would be able to get an idea of the immediate neighborhood. Great, I thought and clicked myself through the neighborhood which only fuelled my excitement about my upcoming trip.

Today I’m flying to Cancun, and to see what my hostel looked like from the outside, I had another Street View peek. I’m officially hooke and will from now on use it regularly when choosing hotels and placed to stay abroad. Distance to the beach or the city center or potential noise from surrounding bars are now first-hand information.

Try it sometime!