On March 11, WHO announced the coronavirus pandemic. Countries closed their borders and the whole world went into quarantine. This means that the real travel, which we love so much, are in the past.
Okay, what should I do?
First, stop panic and relax.
Secondly, observe the isolation regime. The whole world was in the same boat. And the more conscious we are, the faster we will cope with the epidemic.
Third, travel. Without getting up from the couch ..
Read in our selection of how to see the world without leaving your home.
Watching cool travel documentaries about places we are unlikely to find ourselves in the near future
“Sea Tramps: A Journey to the End of the World”
An insane documentary story about a team of amateur yachtsmen who set off on an adventure from New Zealand to Patagonia.
“Wild Magic of Colombia”
A beautiful documentary about the wildlife of Colombia. The Amazon jungle, exotic animals, snow-capped volcanoes, Indian tribes, the five-color river Caño Cristales – it’s hard to tear yourself away from this work of art.
“Everest. Reaching the impossible “
A dramatic story about how in 1953 New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay climbed the highest peak in the world.
The Netflix miniseries has been filmed in 50 countries around the world. The film crew spent 4 years to show the unique beauty of the planet and the impact of climate change on it.
A soulful report from Anton Ptushkin from the Nevada desert about the craziest festival in the world.
Examining your favorite places through webcams
And the EarthCam website contains webcams from all over the world.
Listening to opera and watching ballet online
Vienna Opera. Free daily online screenings of past performances. The upcoming program includes “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Figaro’s Wedding” and others. Schedule of performances until April 30 on the opera website.
Metropolitan Opera, New York. Free daily Live in HD performances. The broadcasts start at 19.30 ET and are available for 23 hours. Among the closest performances – “The Count Ori”, “Madame Butterfly”, “The Rose Knight”. Schedule of screenings until April 26 on the opera website.
Berlin Philharmonic. Free access to all archived concerts for 30 days with the BERLINPHIL promo code.
Royal Opera, London. Free opera and ballet will be broadcast every Friday on the youtube channel and Facebook page.
The Bolshoi Theater has also started online broadcasts of performances from the “golden collection” on its YouTube channel. “Swan Lake”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Boris Godunov” and “Nutcracker” have already been shown. Next in line: “A Hero of Our Time”, “Katerina Izmailova”, “Don Quixote” and “Sadko”. The schedule is available on the official theater group on Instagram.
Traveling through book pages
Jack Kerouac, On The Road… An autobiographical drama about the wanderings of two friends in the USA and Mexico. Their everyday life is filled with alcohol, drugs, sex and kitchen philosophy. And the road has become a life in which there are many beautiful places and amazing stories of people.
Robin Davidson, Travel Never Ends… At the age of 26, Robin, with four camels and a dog, crossed the deserts of Central Australia in 9 months. The heroine walked 2,700 km, studying the life of the aborigines, enjoying the beauty of the dangerous Australian continent.
Ilf and Petrov, “One-story America”… A travel sketch written by Ilya Ilf and Yevgeny Petrov in 1935-1936, during their trip to America. The book does not describe sights, routes or beautiful places. Instead – a vivid humorous acquaintance with the American people, their way of life, culture and thinking.
Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days… You can’t imagine childhood without Verne’s adventure novels. It is especially gratifying to re-read the story of Phileas Fogg and his servant Passepartout, who on a dare go round the earth in eighty days. Fogg and Passepartout’s dangerous journey begins in England and travels through France, Italy, Egypt, India, Japan and the United States.
Ernesto Che Guevara, “Diary of a Motorcyclist… Travel Notes in Latin America “… A book of memoirs of the future revolutionary about his travels in Latin America, on a motorcycle that is dying out. For seven months, Ernesto Che Guevara and his friend traveled to Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela. Poor romantics spent the night in the forest, earned money as loaders, washed dishes and treated peasants.
Visit unusual museums with Google Arts & Culture
Traditional Peruvian costumes of the inhabitants of Cusco in a series of portraits by Mario Testino. Here is Peruvian haute couture.
Museum of Georgia O’Keeffe – the mother of American modernism. One of the few artists of the 20th century who gained fame during her lifetime. A unique opportunity to examine in detail the paintings, which cost up to $ 44 million.
The branch of the Solomon Guggenheim Museum made a “star” out of provincial Bilbao. This avant-garde building with complex architecture is visited by millions of people every year. But while the museum is in quarantine, we admire contemporary art online.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will delight you with masterpieces of painting of the 20th century in detail: “Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh, “Hope II” by Gustav Klimt, paintings by Paul Cézanne.
Online exhibition of Katsushika Hokusai, a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, illustrator and printmaker. You’ve probably seen the famous “Great Wave off Kanagawa” or its copies at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the British Museum in London, in the house of Claude Monet in Giverny in France. According to one of the legends, Vincent van Gogh wrote “The Starry Night”, being inspired by this very work.
Text: Dubkova Maria