Popular places before and during the COVID-19: what happens when everyone stays home

APR 01, 2020 AT 02:24 PM

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Gran Via, Madrid, Spain

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According to TripAdvisor, out of over 14,000 fun things to do in Madrid, visiting the street of Gran Via in Madrid, Spain is in the top 10! 

What was once a street full of urban local life and picturesque tourism is now a quiet, and gorgeous ghost town.

Chinatown, London, England

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Since the ‘50s, this area has been known to have some of the best food in the city, inviting both locals and tourists to flock around the vibrant area. From Cantonese cuisine, to Malaysian meals, to traditional Asian treats, thousands of people raid these delicious restaurants, daily.  However, that was before the quarantine restrictions went into effect.

For now, the residents of the block are the ones who get to enjoy the peace and quiet of a deserted Chinatown London.