japan

Stay The Fuck Home The Virtual Tours Edition

Being stuck at home, a lot of us will being going stir crazy, if you haven’t already. Many are used to regular social gatherings or the freedom to go to a gallery, museum, theatre, movie theatre, or restaurant at will. When this is suddenly taken away, it can be depressing and make you feel completely isolated from the rest of the world. Though this isn’t quite the same as physically going there, and being there is always better, several places have created virtual tours. It is a great way to spend an hour and an amazing way to distract your mind for a while.

Google Earth launches virtual tours of 31 of the world’s most incredible national parks
https://www.countryliving.com/uk/travel-ideas/abroad/a31891488/google-earth-virtual-tours-31-national-parks/?fbclid=IwAR2yvH6VFPxlz72h-t2eKPxtUqGmK15plHi43qhVINVhIkIQe-S_EamXtik

Canada’s Wonderland Roller-coaster
https://www.canadaswonderland.com/blog/2020/march-2020/heres-how-to-take-a-virtual-ride-on-all-the-rides-at-canadas-wonderland-in-your-own-home

AGO
http://lodzghetto.ago.ca/start?t:state:flow=25866551-8cb1-42a3-8ceb-73c569f44eae

ROM
https://collections.rom.on.ca/?_ga=2.44462948.1396545685.1584450489-329250888.1584450489

Dundurn Castle
https://museumshamilton.com/#/pano/dundurn-main-frontentrance

National Gallery Of Canada
https://www.gallery.ca/collection/search-the-collection#

Casa Loma
https://casaloma.ca/experience-the-castle/

The Louvre
https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabs

Good Housekeeping has an extensive list of virtual tours.
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/

Travel Japan has a few virtual tours of Japan.
https://en.japantravel.com/article/virtual-japan-tours/61611

Explore the Catacombs of Paris
https://boingboing.net/2020/03/24/explore-the-catacombs-of-paris.html?fbclid=IwAR0QW-okTfscCoQ3Xk7ZRJJGG3y-wunr5jLJvFxqyqMIoxaI9soeKGhclZw

But… You promised bats!

Where have the bat posts gone? You promised us bats! Yes. Yes I did, however, life got in the way. Since my last post I had a bad reaction to all of the mosquitos bites I got and things in general got really busy! Due to all of that, I haven’t had time to get out for our regular dusk strolls. But do not fret, I have a new adventure that I will be posting about soon.

During the glorious month of Halloween, my Gomez (aka my husband) and I will be heading off for an adventure in Japan! I’ve been dreaming of this trip for many years and I’m beyond excited that we will finally be going! One of the best parts (besides seeing family and visiting all of the things on my crazy ‘to visit’ list) is that our first few nights we will be staying in a hotel with a giant Godzilla head on top of it! GOJIRA!!! Ask me how excited I am. No really. Ask me!

Back to bats for a moment. Japan has a lot of bats and I will be taking our bat detector with us. To find out more about The Ryukyu Flying Fox click here and for the Japanese House Bat click here.

In writing news, I am doing my (I swear it this time) final read through of Freaks & Grimm and then it is off to a couple more readers. Once I get their feedback, it is being sent to a publisher. I loved writing this book, but I have another story scratching at my brain currently (a 1930s based novel), as well as another novel idea for the continuing story of Freaks & Grimm.

If we are able to fit in a few more Bat Adventures before the cooler weather drives them into hibernation I will do a blog post .