Have you always wanted to visit the British Museum, but never seem to have had the opportunity to? With modern technology, you can realize your dream without ever leaving your house.
Nowadays, numerous world-famous exhibition venues offer virtual tours of their galleries. Here are ten museums that you can visit online.
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Wander the halls of the Uffizi Gallery and see the art collection of the Medici family for yourself. The museum is housed in a 16th-century building, which was designed by Giorgio Vasari for Cosimo I de’ Medici and is an artwork of its own.
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Art aficionados from all over the world travel to New York to visit the Guggenheim. You can do that from your home through Google’s Street View. Take a virtual stroll on the museum’s famous spiral staircase and discover works of art from renowned artists.
British Museum, London
One of the most famous museums in the world, the British Museum offers people the possibility to visit the Great Court and see Egyptian Mummies, the Rosetta Stone, and many more mind-blowing artifacts.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Get a peek at the works of Monet, Gauguin, Manet, and other famous artists by taking a virtual of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France.
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
This museum offers two virtual tours through Google. One allows people to discover the work of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, while the other gives access to an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895.
MASP, São Paulo
It is excepted that Brazil’s first modern museum would offer a virtual tour of its galleries. Make sure to explore and discover the wonders of MASP.
Pergamon Museum, Berlin
Home to the Pergamon Altar, the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, and many more ancient artifacts, this is a virtual tour that everyone should take.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
Use Google’s virtual tour to wander through six floors of amazing artwork housed in one of Asian’s most visited museums.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Dedicated to famous painter Vincent van Gogh, this museum has the largest collection of Van Gogh artwork and personal artifacts. Any art enthusiast would truly enjoy a virtual tour of this outstanding gallery.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
This museum offers 23 exhibit rooms, which display ancient artifacts from the country’s pre-Hispanic era. It is truly a tour worth your time.
These virtual tours will enable you to see wonders and fight the boredom that you may be experiencing while you are confined at home. Enjoy them!
A fan of Oriental cuisine, aren’t we all? Do try this authentic delicacy, that you’ll find wafting in every traditional Chinese kitchen cooked especially during the Dragon Boat Festival Celebration: Bamboo wrapped Sticky Rice called Zòngzi in Mandarin! Though it’s elaborate, treat it as a weekend project and you’ll be pleased with your results. For, once the elaborate Zongzi is ready, the rolls can be stored in the freezer, and steamed whenever you and your family would like a taste of this festival favorite.
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 1 hour 40 min
Total Time: 3 hours 40 min
Ingredients: (to make approx. 1 dozen Zongzi)
30 – 35 bamboo leaves
3 cups of rice (glutinous)
For the Filling:
1 lb. pork belly / lean pork shoulder
3 Chinese sausages strings
1/2 cup shrimp (dried)
1 cup mushrooms (dried)
1/2 fried shallots (dried)
2 Tbsp. of cane sugar
1 tsp. of salt
1/4 tsp. of five-spice powder
1/4 cup of soy sauce (low sodium)
Step 1: Take Bamboo leaves and wash them thoroughly. Soak the bamboo leaves for two hours in hot water till they are soft. Wipe them clean and presto! They are ready to use. (We recommend starting a day prior to the actual cooking)
Step 2: Stir fry the rice using a little bit of water till it is fragrant yet not sticky.
Step 3: Cook the ingredients of the filling for an hour till the pork is fully cooked.
Step 4: Next, fold the bamboo leaves into a cone shape. Add some sticky rice at the bottom, put in a layer of the filling, and once again top with rice.
Step 5: Fold the leaf so that it is neatly sealed and tie it up together with cotton twine.
Step 6: Steam the bundles in a steamer for an hour and 25 minutes.
Voila, your delicious Zòngzi is ready! Open it and dive right in.