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COVID-19 STAY AT HOME GUIDE

Mya Care Guest Blogger 09 Apr 2020
COVID-19 STAY AT HOME GUIDE

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In the last few weeks, there is no denying that our lives have changed as we know it due to the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19. Most people around the world are either on lock down, or have movements restricted. While this can be very frustrating and stressful, there is much we can all do during this time to keep ourselves busy, and bring ourselves some sense of normality in our lives. 

In this article we list some of the things that you can do while at home to keep you and your families entertained including virtual museum tours, concerts, cooking classes, theatres as well as online learning. 

Museums

The Louvre - Paris, France: This famous museum has a number of free online exhibitions including Egyptian Antiquities. Visit Online Tours at the The Louvre for more information.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History -  Washington DC, USA: According to their website, they tell the history of the planet and are a record of human interaction with the environment and one another. Explore the entire museum at your own pace.  National Museum of Natural History

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY, USA: One of the most famous museums in New York, the Met has over 2 million works of fine art. The museum has online galleries and virtual tours that include famous works from Vincent van Gogh, Jackson Pollec and many more. Metropolitan Museum Online

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, South Korea: There are four branches of this museum in Gwacheon, Deoksugung Seoul and Cheongju . The virtual tours consist of a mix of print, design, sculpture, photography, and large scale installations. There is also a collection of contemporary Korean art works. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul, South Korea.

MASP, São Paulo, Brazil

The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is Brazil’s first modern museum.  According to their website, the museum collection contains more than 8,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, objects, photographs, and costumes from a wide range of periods, encompassing art from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. MASP - Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, São Paulo, Brazil.

Music

The Metropolitan Opera, New York, New York

The Metropolitan Opera located in New York was founded in 1883 and is home to singers, musicians, directors, dancers and much more from all over the world. Watch live stream Nightly Opera Streams through their website at Metropolitan Opera

Royal Opera House, London, United Kingdom

Located in London, the Royal Opera House is a major performing arts venue.  Their YouTube Channel has various online performances to keep you entertained during the next few weeks. 
Royal Opera House

Wiener Staatsoper, Viena, Austria

The Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper) is one of the most famous Opera Houses in the world. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there are various performances on their website. Visit Wiener Staatsoper for more information.

The GRAMMY Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA

Located in Los Angeles, The GRAMMY Museum is an interactive, educational museum devoted to the history and winners of the Grammy Awards. The museum will be hosting a series of concerts from their website over April. Museum at Home.

Living Room Live, Online

Classical Music concerts that are streamed live from musicians live from their living rooms. 
Living Room Live

Billboard Online, Online

Billboard Online has a listing of live converts from artists of all genres of music from various sources that are YouTube, Facebook or on Instagram. For a full listing, check out Billboard Online

The Dubai Opera, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Dubai Opera will be streaming performances from Arab Artists from their homes. Visit their website to learn more. Showlist - Dubai Opera

Cooking

Many famous chefs took to posting cooking shows on their social media channels. Some to check out include:

Massimo Bottura

Massimo Bottura needs very little introduction to many. He is an Italian restaurateur and the chef patron of Osteria Francescana, a three-Michelin-star restaurant based in Modena, Italy. The restaurant which has been listed in the top 5 at The World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards since 2010. Massimo Bottura has been posting short videos of recipes on his instagram account. Massimo Bottura (@massimobottura)

Geoffrey Zakarian

Many already know American chef and TV personality Geoffrey Zakarian American  from the Food Network. He is also the executive chef of several restaurants in New York City, Atlantic City and Miami, and a published author. Check out his Instagram channel for recipes from his home. 

Geoffrey Zakarian (@geoffreyzakarian)

Vineet Bhatia

Michelin star Indian chef and restaurateur Vineet Bhatia has restaurants in various cities around the world, and also worked with various airlines to perfect their first and business class dishes. Check out his instagram profile for more Vineet Bhatia (@chefvineet)

Forks Over Knives Recipe App

Forks over knives has over 400 plant based recipes available, with new recipes added every week. Check out their website at Forks Over Knives App

Online Courses

Udemy

Offers more than 100,000 video courses online ranging from everything to Computer Programming to Personal Development. 
Udemy: Online Courses - Learn Anything, On Your Schedule

Coursera

Coursera offers hundreds of courses from Top Universities across the world. There are free courses, as well as those that you can pay to do and receive a certificate. Coursera

Steezy

Always wanted to learn to dance but didn’t know where to start? Online platform Steezy offers dance classes across various styles from urban dance to Hip Hop. They are also offering one free class a day during the COVID-19 outbreak. Videos break down into small steps and you can move at your own pace.  Online Dance Classes and Tutorials

Duolingo

Language app Duolingo offers more than 94 different language courses in 23 languages. Some courses are free, and some are paid. Duolingo - The world's best way to learn a language

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is at the forefront of the COVID-19 outbreak, helping countries and governments across the world. They have an online resource where they list various different courses in healthcare, and much more through their website from various different universities and institutions across the world. Check it out at WHO Resource - Short and longer courses of study

Travel Without Leaving Your Couch

Take The kids to Visit Disney Parks Around the World 

While Disney parks around the world are closed worldwide, The Points Guy has summarized all virtual rides available at Virtual Disney Rides

Go On An African Safari

Tau Watering Hole, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Located on the Northern border of South Africa and Botswana you can find the  Tau Game Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve. It is one of the largest game reserves in the country.  The lodge is in close proximity to Tau Waterhole, which attracts all sorts of animals and wildlife including elephants, giraffes, lions, zebras, and cheetahs. You can catch some of this through their 24 hour camera at  Tau Watering Hole

Watch Gorillas in the Easter Domoctatic Republic of the Congo

According to the website, the gorilla forest corridor connects the gorillas' night quarters with the Democratic Republic of the Congo forest habitat at GRACE - a gorilla rehabilitation and conservation education programme. Watch as the gorillas pass through while grazing on vegetation and some may choose to nap here as well at explore.org.

Sunrise Safari

Watch a daily sunrise Safari in South Africa at 6am South Africa time, or a Sunset Safari at 15:30 South Africa Time. Wild Earth

South Africa’s Tembe Elephant Park

As well as having one of the largest elephant populations in Africa. Watch their 24/7 live feed to see these elephants in real time, and be sure to watch out for other animals that might join them as well including rhinos and buffalo. Tembe Elephant Park

Visit the 7 Wonders of the World

You can visit the 7 Wonders of the World without leaving your couch thanks to technology. 

The Great Wall of China, Huairou District, China

The Great Wall of China  is the longest structure built by humans. It is made with cement, rocks, bricks, and powdered dirt to protect the north of the empire of China from enemy attacks. 
The Great Wall of China

Chichén Itzá, Mexico

Chichén Itzá, ruined ancient Maya city occupying an area of 4 square miles (10 square km) in south-central Yucatán state, Mexico
Chichen Itza, Yucatán, Mexico

Petra, Jordan

One of the world's most famous archaeological sites, Petra has not been habited  since prehistoric times. It is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. Petra, Jordan

Taj Mahal, Agra, India 

A Blend of Persian, Islamic and Indian styles,  the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum complex built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahān to immortalize his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal, India

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

One of Brazil’s most recognizable landmarks, Christ the Redeemer, is a giant statue of Jesus Christ at the summit of Mount Corcovado. Built in 1931, it is 98 feet (30 metres) tall, its horizontally outstretched arms spanning 92 feet (28 metres). Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

One of the major landmarks of Rome, the Colosseum was finished in the year 8. It is one of the greatest Roman amphitheatres. Over 6 million tourists visit yearly. The Colosseum, Rome

Machu Picchu, Peru

A World Heritage Site, Machu Picchu is located in the middle of a tropical rainforest, and is one of the most amazing creations of the Inca Empire. 
Machu Picchu, Peru

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Sources

  • https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/
  • https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online
  • https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/mar/23/10-of-the-worlds-best-virtual-museum-and-art-gallery-tours
  • https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbes-personal-shopper/2020/03/27/5-of-the-best-online-language-learning-courses/#6c7aa7de386f
  • https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-06/safari-guides-become-unlikely-stars-as-conservation-turns-to-instagram
  • https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/how-to-do-a-virtual-safari-a4411406.html
  • https://www.departures.com/travel/safari-livestreams

 

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