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Chicago to London...the Google way - UPDATED! [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-3-31 01:05:55 |Display all floors
No, this is not an early April Fool's joke. This is a real suggestion from Google travel and can actually be found at:
[url]http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&saddr=Chicago,

I offer the suggested route here for convenience...but don't forget your swimsuit!

From:
       
Chicago, IL
                               
Drive:        4,703 mi (about 29 days 22 hours)       
               
1. Head east on S Lumber St toward S Halsted St        492 ft
2. Turn left at S Halsted St        0.3 mi 2 mins
3. Turn right at S Canalport Ave        302 ft 1 min
4. Slight right onto the I-90 E/I-94 E/I-55 N/I-55 S ramp        89 ft
5. Keep left at the fork to continue toward I-90 E        492 ft 1 min
6. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-90 E/Ryan Expy/I-94 E/Indiana and merge onto I-90 E
Partial toll road

Passing through Indiana
Entering Ohio - 311 mi 4 hours 51 mins       
...
7. Take exit 142 for I-90 toward OH-2 E        1.3 mi 2 mins
8. Merge onto I-90 E

Partial toll road 27.0 mi 27 mins       
...
9. Take exit 170B for I-90 E/I-71 S/OH-176 S toward Cleveland/Columbus        0.7 mi 1 min
10. Merge onto I-90 E        17.2 mi 19 mins       
...
11. Take the exit onto I-90 E toward Erie PA

Partial toll road

Passing through Pennsylvania
Entering New York 448 mi 7 hours 0 mins       
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12. Continue on I-87 S/New York State Thruway S (signs for New York Thruway S/I-87 S/New York/Boston/Mass Pike)

Toll road 14.6 mi 14 mins       
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13. Take exit 21A toward I-90 E/Mass Turnpike/Boston

Toll road 0.9 mi 1 min

14. Merge onto New York State Thruway E

Toll road 24.1 mi 22 mins       
...
15. Continue on I-90 E/Mass Pike/Massachusetts Turnpike

Partial toll road
Entering Massachusetts 134 mi 2 hours 9 mins
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16. Take exit 24 A-B-C on the left toward I-93 N/Concord NH/S Station/I-93 S/Quincy        0.4 mi 1 min
17. Merge onto Atlantic Ave        0.8 mi 3 mins
18. Turn right at Central St        0.1 mi
19. Turn right at Long Wharf        0.1 mi

20. SWIM ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN        3,462 mi 29 days 0 hours
       
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21. Slight right at E05        0.5 mi 2 mins
22. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto E05/Pont Vauban        0.1 mi
23. Turn right at E05        5.7 mi 10 mins
24. Take the exit onto A29/E44 toward Amiens

Toll road 27.8 mi 23 mins       
...
25. Take the exit toward Dieppe/Amiens/Calais/A151/Rouen

Toll road 1.1 mi 1 min

26. Merge onto A29/E44
Toll road 22.6 mi 19 mins       
...
27. Take the exit onto A28/E402        45.6 mi 37 mins
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28. Take the exit onto A16/E402 toward Boulogne/Calais

Toll road 44.3 mi 38 mins       
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29. Take exit 29 toward Boulogne-Centre/Outreau/Le Portel 0.6 mi 1 min
30. Merge onto N416        1.1 mi 1 min
31. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto N1        0.4 mi 1 min
32. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on N1        0.1 mi 1 min
33. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on N1        0.9 mi 2 mins
34. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit        0.6 mi 1 min
35. Slight left at Rue Ferdinand Farjon        427 ft
36. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit        0.4 mi 1 min
37. Slight right at Dover - Boulougne-sur-Mer        30.1 mi 1 hour 50 mins       
...
38. Continue on Dover - Boulogne-sur-Mer        0.2 mi
39. Continue on Eastern Service Rd        0.3 mi 2 mins
40. Turn right at E Ramp        0.4 mi 2 mins
41. Slight right at Dock Exit Rd        0.1 mi
42. At Eastern Docks Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A20        0.6 mi 2 mins
43. Slight left to stay on A20        0.3 mi
44. At Prince of Wales Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A20/Limekiln St 0.2 mi 1 min
45. At Limekiln Roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A20        0.3 mi 1 min
46. At Western Heights Roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on A20        7.0 mi 8 mins
47. Continue on M20 (signs for M20/London/Ashford)        49.7 mi 47 mins       
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48. Continue on A20 (signs for London (SE)/Lewisham)        9.7 mi 15 mins
49. At Clifton's Roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A20        2.2 mi 6 mins
50. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A20        1.3 mi 4 mins
51. Slight left at A2        0.7 mi 2 mins
52. Slight right at A2/Kender St        72 ft
53. Turn right at Kender St        0.3 mi 1 min
54. Turn left at A2        1.9 mi 5 mins
55. At Brick Layers Arms, take the 1st exit onto A201/New Kent Rd        0.6 mi 2 mins
56. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A302/St George's Rd        0.4 mi 1 min
57. Turn left at A3203/Lambeth Rd        0.6 mi 3 mins
58. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A3203        0.2 mi 1 min
59. At Horseferry Rd, take the 3rd exit onto A3212        0.4 mi 1 min

To:
       
London, UK

<Edited to remove the too long url. It can still be checked by going to the link still present and then inputting London as the destination.>> This post courtesy of the UTT Travel Agency - we can get you there without the Swim!

[ Last edited by canchin at 2007-3-31 02:16 PM ]
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Post time 2007-3-31 01:07:06 |Display all floors

Chicago to London...the canchin way!

Chicago O'Hare Airport to London Heathrow approx. 6 hours.

Get on a plane in Chicago...fly to London.

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Post time 2007-3-31 01:16:42 |Display all floors
That's pretty funny!

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Post time 2007-3-31 01:22:34 |Display all floors
Excellent. I'm sending the address on right now!

Cheers.

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Post time 2007-3-31 01:23:52 |Display all floors

Reply #3 irishinuk's post

Yes it is, isn't it?

I can sort of understand Number 20, the Swim across the Atlantic Ocean...although 29 days seems a trifle long...but why in heaven's name would Google suggest one go to France first?

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Post time 2007-3-31 01:27:05 |Display all floors
And there is something fishy here as well.

Can't for certain say that they are being racist or discriminatory, but here is what Google says when one tries to get directions from Washington, DC to Beijing, China:

"We could not calculate driving directions between Washington, DC and Beijing, China."

Maybe it's just that the Atlantic is being favored over the Pacific? Hmph!

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Post time 2007-3-31 14:04:52 |Display all floors

UTT Travel Agency Update:

One can also enjoy the Swim Across the Atlantic Ocean (check direction number 26 on the site) if one wishes to go from Toronto, Canada to London...but one must first drive to Massachusets:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&saddr=Toronto (input London in the appropriate destination box).

However, there is still the problem of the Pacific Ocean being totally ignored:

[Google says]: We could not calculate driving directions between San Francisco and Hong Kong.

Google has never heard of Shenzhen:

[Google says]: We could not understand the location Shenzhen.

At least we can rest assured that the japanese that now own so much of Hawaii can't drive to Guangzhou:

[Google says]: We could not calculate driving directions between Hawaii and Guangzhou.

And also fortunately, they cannot get from Hawaii to San Francisco:

[Google says]: We could not calculate driving directions between Hawaii and San Francisco.

Seems it is only the Atlantic Ocean that is favored! Discrimination of the most heinous sort!

The UTT Travel Agency has routes for all of those noted...and perhaps more importantly, we know that there is in fact a Shenzhen!

[ Last edited by canchin at 2007-3-31 02:12 PM ]
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