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Google offers Street View shots of Brazil and Mexico

September 5, 2012

Google has been offering its Street View shots for some time, and now, people can take advantage of this technology when searching Brazil and Mexico, according to PC Magazine.

The shots have been available in Brazil since 2010, but this new addition shows 70 cities in the country, giving people the chance to really see Brazil up close - and possibly promoting more people to visit, according to the news source.

"You'll now find colonial cities like Fortaleza, architecturally compelling cities like Brasilia and coastal landmarks like Recife, Natal and Salvador," Google employees wrote in a blog post. "You can even virtually travel to the west side of Brazil and visit Foz de Iguaçu, or if you're planning an upcoming trip, preview the the area around your hotel as well as nearby shopping malls, historic monuments, restaurants and more."

Brazil will be in the spotlight in the upcoming years,  as it will be hosting the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. The world renowned events will likely draw more people to search the country.

"We're excited to share the riches of Brazil's cities not only with tourists from around the world, but also with locals who might want to visit a city, neighborhood or landmark they've not yet experienced," Google wrote.

The search engine supergiant is also offering 360-degree imagery of some of the biggest tourist attractions in Mexico, including Kukulkan's Temple and other Mayan and Mesoamerican sites and ruins, the media outlet reports.

Those who are interested in booking trips to either of these countries can make calls to Brazil or Mexico using international calling cards. This way, travelers can save their money for their trip rather than the phone call. 

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