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Admire the Swedish Northern Lights
Scandinavian temperature to watch Northern Lights online.
Lights Over Lapland, a travel company that guides tourists through Abisko National Park in Sweden, has posted aurora borealis time lapse on its website. Stunning lines of bright green dance on video, stunning views from afar.
Go to: Virtual aurora tour

Climb the Great Wall of China
You will not record your 10,000 steps daily by visiting the Great Wall of China, but it is still a pleasant experience. The Beijing-based travel agent, The China Guide, has posted 360-degree photos of parts of the Great Wall, especially for online tourists to appreciate the immortal monuments during the Covid-19 period. The photos show man-made wonders in different seasons.
Go to: Great Wall of China guide

Enjoy dizzying heights at Yosemite America
Famous rock climber Tommy Caldwell climbs El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in the 2017 documentary, The Dawn Wall. PHOTO: NETFLIX
You might want to visit El Capitan, the 914m high rock formation in Yosemite National Park which is the wallpaper on your MacBook.
For now, get high adrenaline by watching a 360 degree video of mountaineer Alex Honnold taking on a scary peak.
The view of the American National Park and its towering height make it an inspiring experience, even from the screen.

Admire cherry blossoms in Japan
You expect to see beautiful pink flowers in Japan, or at least in Gardens by the Bay.
Well, try watching a video from Chiba Japan prefecture instead on YouTube. The videos provide a sweet introduction to the prefecture, which includes the eastern suburbs of Tokyo and the Boso Peninsula. Flowers-laden trees, clear blue sky and peaceful Japanese roads are a breath of fresh air for this house.

Get close to South African wildlife
The careful lion can roam deep within the African savanna by capturing a direct stream of wildlife.
The luxury travel company andBeyond, which adjusts safaris and tours, has begun uploading live streaming of the Ngala Private Game Reserve and Djuma Private Game Reserve every day in South Africa.
The guides bring their audience on screen through the sights and sounds of the wilderness and also answer questions remotely.
While some people might find this a simpler alternative to the real experience of driving games, it’s still thrilling to see a great wild elephant from your seat.
Go to: WildWatch Live
Dive into Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
Getting a 360 degree snapshot of the Great Barrier Reef is Google Street View’s first underwater project and it feels very deep.
Drop the “little man” on Google Maps to the Great Barrier Reef and you will be surrounded by clear blue waters and multi-colored corals. You might even see a turtle swimming calmly.
Of course, watching Finding Nemo (2003) is an equally good alternative.
Go to: Great Barrier Reef on Google Maps
Bungee jump in New Zealand

Watch fearless or stupid people jump off the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, the world’s first commercial bungee jump site.
In beautiful surroundings, these adventure addicts dive into narrow valleys, sometimes even drowning their heads in the river below.
Adrenalin will shake anyone from a daze in the afternoon while locked up at home.

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