So last night on tumblr I saw a post that said the following:
HEY TUMBLR, LET’S PLAY A GAME
To play this game, go to MapCrunch, select “hide location”, make sure you have all countries unselected, and click go. What this will do is drop you in a random part of the world. It’s as if you woke up on the side of a road in an unfamiliar country. The goal of the game is to find your way to an airport so you can return home.
Bonus Hard Mode: No using outside sources, and that includes using google maps to figure out your location from signs or landmarks
Took me about 10 mins of clicking to find my first sign but it was about a service stop in a language I didnt recognise. A while later I found another one.
I did use wikipedia to look up cities and later to check locations of airports in the countries I was in to try and help guide me a little.
I found a sign in the opposite direction from where I was headed that said Bucuresti which I figured meant Bucharest. So I was in Romania. When i checked a list of airports in the country…the direction i had been heading seemed to have the closer airport, so I kept heading that way.
You can see I started off in quite a rural area so just imagine how much clicking down a motorway it would take to get to a city. I got bored a lot of times but was still popping over to the window with Mapcrunch right up until 2:30am or so when the electricity in my apartment block went out…AGAIN!
So I went to sleep.
When I got home from work today HEAPS of peeps I follow are playing this on Tumblr….and there is loads of jokes going around. Its AWESOME!
Anyways I quickly established I was in Mexico….I randomly followed a sign and was sporadically clicking along a road for AGES (we are talking hours..while i was checking out new posts on tumblr) till I found some signage for towns and realised there was actually an airport closer to where i started so i turned around and headed back.
FINALLY just a lil while ago i came across a sign saying aeropuerto!
*click click* a bit more and i came to the airport. I refuse to try and figure out whether I was in domestic or international. DUDE – I was at an airport – i will fly to a bigger international one if i have to to escape! I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO!!!
Fun times. Now can I be bothered to try again?????