Most of us can’t wait for the day that we get to hug our loved ones, head to the movies to watch the latest blockbuster, and eat at our favorite restaurant. However, it seems as though the human race is going to need to make some serious changes to make that happen. Restaurants across the globe are already starting to implement these changes, and this German cafe’s decision has left us all laughing our socks off. We guess a pool noodle isn’t just for pools.
Maintaining A Distance
In light of everything going on in the world at the moment, it seems as though we’re going to be maintaining the social distancing rules for many months to come. This causes a few issues for businesses that rely on customers sitting in their restaurants, cafes, hair salons, movie theaters, and so much more. Yet, many of these business owners are coming up with genius solutions that allow them to open back up again.
A New Idea
Cafe Rothe is located in Schwerin, Germany, and is just one of the main eateries across Germany that had to close in light of the coronavirus pandemic. When restrictions began to lift, cafe owner Jaqueline Rothe knew that she wanted her customers as safe as possible – but she just didn’t know how to enforce the social distancing rules. After much thought, she came up with a great idea.
What A Noodle
Rothe realized that pool noodles acted as the perfect barrier between people, and their 1.5-meter length meant that they could showcase just how far away customers needed to be away from each other. So, she stuck three of them together to create a helicopter-type-hat structure, and then attached them to hats for her customers to wear. This way, they can keep the appropriate distance away from each other at all times.
Well, this is a pretty genius idea. Would you wear a pool noodle hat, though?
With vaccines on the way and things beginning to look a lot like a world before the pandemic, it’s time to think about your travel list again. It may be too early to plan your next trip, but it doesn’t hurt to start looking for lesser-known or overlooked destinations that won’t be as packed with tourists and can still offer amazing (if not better) experiences. If you’re looking for the perfect hidden gem for your grand 2021 travel itinerary, check out these three options!
1. Greenland, a Unique Experience Many Will Miss
The reality of Greenland as a travel destination is that there is a reason it’s still considered a hidden gem. Getting there is expensive, and it can take several flights to reach it. However, airport expansion plans are underway with direct flights scheduled to connect Greenland with North America, as well as Copenhagen and other cities. When it comes to unique experiences, Greenland won’t disappoint. You can hike an ice sheet, explore Viking history, go kayaking, and take in all the beauty off the coast of Ilulissat.
2. Gabon, a Truly Hidden Gem in Western Africa
If you want to see the true meaning of wildlife, as well as the last remaining wild coastlines of Africa, then a trip to Gabon is a must for you. While you’re there, you might also want to visit the small island nation of Sao Tome & Principe, easily accessible from Gabon’s capital Libreville.
3. Swedish Lapland, a Less Crowded Alternative to Norway
Although Norway tends to steal the spotlight with its breathtaking fjords and dramatic landscapes, many people overlook what lies just next door – the Swedish Lapland. Hidden gem adventurers won’t be disappointed by the compelling views of gentle mountains, pine forests, and powerful rivers and lakes that Sweden has to offer. Not to mention, you can also see the Northern lights from there in the company of virtually no one. The Swedish Lapland isn’t as packed with tourists as Norway, and you can have a truly magnificent experience there.