Friday, August 16, 2013

European Chronicles 2013: Planning [Fail]

Just like we did before, we planned the trip on Google Maps, carefully selecting places we wanted to visit and routes we wanted to take.

View Europe 2013 Trip - Outline in a larger map

Only to find out, one day before the trip started, that Google, in its infinite wisdom, removed My Maps feature, along with usable offline map caching ("ok maps" is *not* acceptable) from Maps on Android.

To say that I was infuriated would be an understatement of a century.

Still, even in this crippled form, planning helped - for example, it would've been absolutely impossible to discover Hotel Salastrains or Gasthof Seefeld while being on foot or in the car. And, if not for it, we would certainly not discovered Lago di Livigno, the southernmost point of our trip.

^ [European Chronicles 2013]

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