The World Through a Window

Every so often a reader sends us a travel site which they discovered and wanted to share. We love when this happens. And thanks to Hans in Mainz, Germany we now have a cool new distraction, with a site which allows you to see the world through a window.

Window Swap is a simple but powerful idea. It encourages users from across the globe to upload and share a picture looking out from their window. All a user has to do is click through the pics to view daily life for people in huge cities in China, farms in the USA, villages in Africa or a penthouse in London, UK.

There is something very unique about looking out someone else’s window to the street, countryside or ocean beyond. It makes you feel like a local, almost as if you’re instantly transported to a different time and place. It’s addictive.