Google Earth puts Valentine's holiday island firmly on the map

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It all smells rather of some large publicity stunt, in fact, it is a large publicity stunt, of which I’m now a part, but what the hell – Google Earth has made it very clear to the world that the island of Galesnjak off the coast of Croatia is shaped a lot like a heart – or at least a love heart anyway.

The owner of the island, Vlado Juresko, had always had an idea about the dimensions of his 130,000 square yard piece of uninhabited real estate but only got the full picture once inundated with booking requests from couples all over the world who’d spotted it on Google Earth sitting in the Zadarski Kanal between Zadar and the Island of Pasman.

No word, as yet, to whether Vlad’s managed to cash in on this potential bonanza but I trust he’s got a team of Croat brickies, plumbers and joiners working round the clock in time to build the world’s tackiest hotel for Valentine’s Day.

(via Switched)

Daniel Sung