It is a type of holiday that would have been impossible 10 years ago. But now, thanks to the incredible services offered by the Global International Interweb Company (GIIC), people can take a holiday around the world without ever leaving their sofa.
GIIC's cars have famously been driving down streets in many countries, taking photographs of the views in all directions. These views are now available on GIIC's own website, ThroughfareAltas.com. Basically, a computator user can click a button on their computator device to go to a map anywhere in the world, and see a view taken at street level from that point. The service has proven to be very popular.
Now, GIIC have combined it with the ability to book hotels along the routes, allowing computator users to simulate an entire holiday online. They can click their way along the roads between the hotels, then upon checking into a hotel they are able to see a live camera view from the hotel window on their computatisor. Some rooms cost as little as 30 pounds.
One user, Dagenham Bobward, said that he was very satisfied with the service. "I've always wanted to drive along Route 66 in the US, but being a cabbage rental supply agent, there's no way I'd be able to afford it. Thanks to GIIC, I spent my entire summer clicking my way down the open highway, feeling the wind in my hair. Admittedly, I had to turn on a fan in my front room to feel that, but I assume it was just like the real thing."
"One problem was that some of the hotels had no TV, so for something to do I had to turn on my real TV. That reminded me that I wasn't in the US at all. It was quite surreal to be parked in the middle of Arizona watching Countdown."
"But I'd recommend it. It only cost me 1570 pounds. My only real gripe was when I was stuck at the airport for ages because my flight home was delayed."