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Google Maps now offers trips by dragon across its spiritual home

Google Maps has become the latest service to jump on the Game of Thrones bandwagon by adding dragon as a transportation method to its directions section.

The popular mapping service confirmed via a Google+ post that it has provided the travel time by dragon between, rather aptly, the Welsh National Park locations of Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons.

“Want a faster way to get from #Snowdon to #BreconBeacons? It’s 21 minutes by dragon you know...,” read the Google+ post.

You realise just how fast it takes by dragon when it shows that it takes around three-and-a-half hours to drive and there is no public transport option available thus meaning that dragon is by far the fastest of any method available.

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Google Maps is no stranger to dropping some little treasures over its vast canvas of maps and this ia none more the case than around Easter. This year it placed a Tardis from Doctor Who at Earls Court underground station on Google StreetView and those that were even more curious would have found that you could even get inside the Tardis.

The company’s search engine wasn’t left out either and typing in “do a barrel roll” into the search bar would trigger just that, and those that typed in “Anagram” were met with a message from Google asking if you meant “Nag A Ram.” That word was again the subject of a spoof that happened when people typed in “Define Anagram” which saw the site ask if you meant “Nerd Fame Again.”

It’s unclear how long Google Maps will offer dragon as a transportation method and if any more Khaleesi dragon eggs appear on the map we will be here to report it.