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Google maps and the Road of Bones

I travelled the Road Of Bones last year (www.etribes.com/markstowe).
I have used google maps to navigate around the UK (www.maps.google.com)

However...if i put my trip into google maps i come up with this:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...13497&t=h&om=1
This is the T junction where the really bad bit of the Road of Bones finishes and turns into a maintained dirt road to Magadan. Travel east for a trip along the Road of Bones (although, i think the high quality images finish).

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...26994&t=h&om=1
This is where we were stuck at the flooded river for three days. You can see the bridge that no longer spans the whole river.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...06748&t=h&om=1
Hotel Magadan

Truly amazing......
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I travelled the Road Of Bones last year (www.etribes.com/markstowe).
I have used google maps to navigate around the UK (www.maps.google.com)

However...if i put my trip into google maps i come up with this:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...13497&t=h&om=1
This is the T junction where the really bad bit of the Road of Bones finishes and turns into a maintained dirt road to Magadan. Travel east for a trip along the Road of Bones (although, i think the high quality images finish).

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...26994&t=h&om=1
This is where we were stuck at the flooded river for three days. You can see the bridge that no longer spans the whole river.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...06748&t=h&om=1
Hotel Magadan

Truly amazing......
Mark

That's not hotel Magadan.
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Good point, MarkCh.

The photo marks Prospekt Lenina (Проспект Ленина). Hotel Magadan is at 8 Ulitsa Proletarskaya (ул Пролетарская) which, I believe, is the dark building opposite the bus station after going 300m north-east, turning right and 50m on right.
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OK...that is not Hotel Magadan - but it is the Hotel i stayed in in Magadan.

It is actually Hotel VM-Centralnaya.
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OK...that is not Hotel Magadan - but it is the Hotel i stayed in in Magadan.

It is actually Hotel VM-Centralnaya.
"BM-Tsentralnaya Hotel", I remember the two big bold blue BM letters on the side of the building above the entrance. I stopped in for a visit for some info on Magadan but didn't stay there as it was a bit expensive (I ride a KLR). I stayed at Hotel Magadan for ten days waiting for my bike to arrive, modest though clean.
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Excellent - now all you need is mobile internet access in siberia and you need never purchase a paper map again. Interesting that google maps seem to have higher res images than I remember google earth having - though I admit it changes all the time.
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How cool is that? makes it nice and easy to check out road conditions before you go :-) Takes away a bit of the 'adventure' though !

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Laser kid, we cannot access to your webpage, they ask a password...
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