If you’re bored of sitting at home and staring at the same four walls, then why don’t you go on a city walking tour? A virtual one, of course. There are so many amazing virtual activities that you can do to pass the time, but this is perhaps one of our favorites to date. All you need is internet access and the ability to work Google Maps. When you’ve got this ready to go, all you need is a sense of adventure.
Old Havana Walking Tour — Havana, Cuba
Havana is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and it seems as though this Cuban city is steeped in history. The cobblestones and ancient architecture are a feast for the eyes, and you can see this on a walking tour around Old Havana. To start this tour, drop your Google Maps figure on the Plaza de la Catedral, and you can then make your way away from the square and into the heart of Old Havana.
Arcades And Laneways Walking Tour — Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne is known for being hip and cool, and you can see this for yourself as you make your way down the arcades and laneways of this city. Featuring impressive street art and bustling boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and cafes, you can check out the whole area while also feeling as though you’re there and walking amongst those who have previously been able to explore Melbourne.
Old Bangkok Walking Tour — Bangkok, Thailand
If you’ve never been to Bangkok but have always wanted to go, then why not make use of a virtual walking tour? You can start this tour at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and there’s no doubt about the fact that you could spend hours exploring this temple alone. When you venture away from the intricate architecture, though, you’ll still be impressed.
Ready for a virtual walking tour? All you need is Google Maps!
Although the so-called mac n cheese is an innately American staple, other cuisines also have their own versions of it. At just 62 square miles in size, the tiny postage-stamp of a country called Liechtenstein has a dish that’s surprisingly similar and some even claim better than the original. So, what is the Liechtensteiner Käsknöpfle, and how to make it?
Käsknöpfle Is Liechtenstein’s “Mac and Cheese”
Instead of traditional pasta, the “mac” in this recipe is actually spaetzle and the cheese is a combination of three different varieties. Liechtensteiner chefs and food lovers add caramelized onion for extra flavor and an optional touch of apple sauce to heighten the taste.
- 4 eggs
- 3 cups flour
- 1 package spaetzle (or pasta of your choice)
- 1 cup milk
- 2 onions, sliced thinly
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 tbsp butter
- ⅓ cup (heaping) shredded Fontina
- ⅓ cup (heaping) shredded Emmentaler
- ⅓ cup (heaping) shredded Gruyere
- Extra cheese for serving (optional)
- Apple sauce for serving (optional)
How to Prepare the Recipe
Whisk together the flour, eggs, milk, pepper, and salt until you get a nice and even, somewhat pasty, batter. Set aside for half an hour.
Caramelize the onions. If you want to follow the original Liechtenstein recipe, fry them until crispy, but you can also take them out while they’re golden.
Prepare the spaetzle or pasta. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt. Based on your preferences, boil the spaetzle or pasta for the amount of time described on the package.
Once the pasta is ready, add it to the pan of caramelized onions. Add in the cheeses and cook and scoop for a couple of minutes until it’s all melty and well-combined.
Serve while hot, top it with more shredded cheese and plenty of apple sauce as they do in Liechtenstein. Enjoy!