I'm lost. Now where's the airport?

@cahaya1983 (10043)
Malaysia
October 21, 2015 10:17pm CST
Imagine this. You woke up in a strange location and you've no idea where you are or how you got there. Your goal is to find the airport to fly back home. ........ Sounds like a nightmare, but guess what, if you ever want to have a virtual experience of this (and have some time to waste) you can try playing the Mapcrunch airport game. Just go to the Mapcrunch website, click "Options", check the "Stealth" box (this will hide your location) and press "N" on your keyboard. You'll be taken somewhere random and your goal is to figure out the way to the airport. I don't know who started this game but at one point in 2012 the site got so many visitors that it crashed. Anyway. I'm stranded on a dirt road with trees and shrubs around. Looks like it's not going to be very easy to find my way out.
Random Street View - teleport to a random place in the world.
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• Canada
22 Oct 15
My husband has found his way out of many real world situations like this, but I would probably stay helplessly lost.
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@cahaya1983 (10043)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 15
At least with this game you know you won't get eaten by wild animals or anything!
• Preston, England
22 Oct 15
great idea. I must play it some time - I'll probably get eaten by wolves
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@cahaya1983 (10043)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 15
It would definitely be more challenging if they had included wolves in the game too.
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• Indonesia
22 Oct 15
It seems terrible being trap in such as situation. But actually, if I have lot of money, it would make a nice adventure!
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@cahaya1983 (10043)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 15
Oh yeah it's bad enough getting lost, but being broke would make it so much worse I'm sure!
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@boiboing (12827)
• Northampton, England
22 Oct 15
Interesting idea.
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• Philippines
22 Oct 15
@boiboing as a frequent traveler would you try it out of curiosity or suggest it to others?
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@boiboing (12827)
• Northampton, England
22 Oct 15
@hereandthere I'm a real geography nut too so I'll try to give it a go at the weekend.
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@cahaya1983 (10043)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 15
@hereandthere I think even those who don't travel would enjoy being teleported sometimes.
@LadyDuck (163549)
• Switzerland
22 Oct 15
This is something I like, I should try this link, it sound interesting.
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@cahaya1983 (10043)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 15
Yeah if you have the time it's actually pretty fun. I was disoriented most of the time.
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• Philippines
22 Oct 15
@ladyduck let us know what it's like
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@LadyDuck (163549)
• Switzerland
23 Oct 15
@hereandthere I try to find a moment to play during the weekend, I will let you know.
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@much2say (39716)
• United States
23 Oct 15
I am not a gamer, but oh, this one is something I could get into! Can we just ask the nearest person "Where is the airport?" I suppose that may be a little hard being on a dirt road with trees and shrubs!
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@cahaya1983 (10043)
• Malaysia
24 Oct 15
I know right! I gave up on that one, haha. The second place I got teleported to was a bit better, passed through towns and workshops and stores. But yeah, if only I could ask for directions!
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@much2say (39716)
• United States
24 Oct 15
@cahaya1983 I suppose one could also look up in the sky and see which direction the airplanes are going
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@wiLLmaH (8232)
• Singapore, Singapore
23 Oct 15
Oh! This is interesting. I will check on this
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@cahaya1983 (10043)
• Malaysia
24 Oct 15
You should! Who knows, maybe you'd get teleported somewhere close to your home.
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@wiLLmaH (8232)
• Singapore, Singapore
26 Oct 15
@cahaya1983 Haha! Let's see..
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• Grand Haven, Michigan
22 Oct 15
I played that game all the time growing up. Except it was real because my parents could never get rid of me for good lol
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@cahaya1983 (10043)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 15
Lol I hope you did manage to find the airport, wherever you got "teleported" to.
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• Grand Haven, Michigan
23 Oct 15
@cahaya1983 I never found an airport, but I DID find a 7-11. A nice man by the dumpster offered to give me a ride......but he didn't mean in a car lol
@kepweng (16794)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
7 Oct
you must be rich cause only rich people with lots of money can travel a lot right? and where is mapcrunch is that a city in a country?
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@cahaya1983 (10043)
• Malaysia
7 Oct
Haha it's just an online game. But I do love traveling!
@marlina (74866)
• Canada
22 Oct 15
I don't have a good sense of directions so I would certainly not find my way too easily.
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@cahaya1983 (10043)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 15
Same here. I even read maps wrong sometimes.
@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
22 Oct 15
I hate this idea, but my husband would love it.
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@cahaya1983 (10043)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 15
Let me know if he ever finds an airport.
• United States
22 Oct 15
no thanks, i'm directionally impaired 'nough in real life, lol.
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@cahaya1983 (10043)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 15
Haha trust me I'm not the most reliable person when it comes to maps and directions! Let's hope I won't get lost like that for real lol
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