The world is full of amazing destinations, and all of them come with their own little quirks and eccentricities. For many countries, cities, and towns across the world, these quirks come in the form of murals and artwork that have been painted on buildings. This is so much more than just ‘graffiti,’ though. These murals are absolutely breathtaking, and many people travel across the globe just to see them in the flesh.
La Mamie de Valparaíso – Valparaíso, Chile
Chile is home to some of the best street art that the world has to offer, and that’s one of the many reasons why art lovers choose this destination as their vacation spot. One of the most famous murals in this country can be found in Valparaíso, where it has been adorned on a beautiful pink house. Created by world-renowned artists Ella and Pitr, this mural features a lovely-looking grandma who watches over everyone that walks by.
Beyond Crisis – Leysin, Switzerland
It’s not very often that you see a mural painted onto the hillside, but that’s exactly what Beyond Crisis is all about. This giant mural covers a whopping 3,000-square-kilometers and was created by Saype – who is known across the world for his impeccable work. Located within the Swiss Alps, this mural depicts a young girl as she sits on the ground and holds a chain of people in her hands in the act of solidarity. However, what’s even more amazing about this mural is the fact that it’s best seen from above. The shot is incredible when you can see the mural, the mountains, and the civilization below.
These murals are just a small selection of those that can be found around the globe. Every city comes complete with its own murals, and it’s down to you to try and find them so you can marvel in their beauty yourself.
The Hemsworth family is known for their staycations, and Chris Hemsworth decided to go big and take his family to Australia for a vacation. Hemsworth, who is a global ambassador for Tourism Australia, took his family to Lord Howe Island, which is located right off the coast of New South Wales.
A Family Reunion Thanks to Chris Hemsworth
The trip to Lord Howe Island was the first trip that the entire family had taken since Liam and Luke Hemsworth moved back to Australia in the middle of the pandemic. Luckily for the fans, the family shared some moments from their strip on social media.
Lord Howe Island is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the world got to follow along on social media as the Hemsworth family toured the island. Chis Hemsworth and his family visited coral reefs, lagoons, and even mountain valleys. They were lucky to be there because the island is currently only allowing up to 400 visitors at one time.
While on the island, the Hemsworth family was able to stay busy as they went surfing, fishing, and even snorkeling. At night, they would return to their posts, but they would dine together outdoors so that they would not miss a moment in nature.
They went on a tour of the coastline with Reef N Beyond Eco Tours, and the family also did some bird-watching before they hiked up Mount Gower, which is almost a 9-mile hike.
Surrounded by Natural Landscapes
Based on the posts of the Hemsworth family, they were the first guests to stay at the Island House lodge, which recently opened. It has two horses that are surrounded by natural landscapes. They had in-house chefs who even cooked Japanese-style meals.
Chis Hemsworth mentioned that this year had been hard on many communities, especially those that depend on tourism. He added that while not everyone could travel at these times, he highly recommended touring Lord Howe Island once they would be able to.