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Take A Mini Vacation Around The World With WindowSwap

It's time to look at the world through someone else's point of view

By Nishtha Bhalla  December 2nd, 2020

If at any point through the year, you’ve yelled the words, ‘I need a vacation‘, you’re not alone. For a year that lasted for seemingly 43 months with no respite, 2020 has been an exhausting process. The lack of a break from the confines of our homes hasn’t helped either, and the monotony of staring at the same view everyday is definitely getting to us. (After counting all the tiles in your room and memorising the routine of everyone out on the street, what else is there to look at, really?) If your eyes are yearning for a change in scenery, we’ve got the perfect solution for you – WindowSwap.

 

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The brainchild of Singapore-based couple Sonali Ranjit and Vaishnav Balasubramaniam, the website allows you a peek into the views that people all over the world see every day. WindowSwap’s ‘open a new window somewhere in the world’ button is the answer to all your wanderlust goals in 2020, taking you through different, gorgeous landscapes with every click. There’s a scene from everywhere in the world – think of a gorgeous sunrise over the hills in New Zealand, a lake-view of a Peruvian sunset, even roosters and hens pecking around a coop in Indiana, and if you’re really lucky, a pet popping up on the screen. Filled with sounds of the day to day, it makes the viewer feel as though they’re really there. (And makes for a great daydream you can lose yourself in, for hours on end.)

 

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The quarantine-induced, global collaborative project is not only one of the most positive things to come out of the current situation, but also allows a welcome shift in perspective and truly highlights the spirit of collective effort. It’s a comforting feeling to know that even in a divisive world, people have come together to showcase their favourite moments from their day, to make people feel less alone. Viewing the world from someone else’s eyes is a strangely intimate experience, and adds to a feeling of connectivity that so many have been missing. But most of all, WindowSwap serves as a human reminder that we’re all in this together.

 

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