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Top Things To Do In Armenia

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When you are thinking about having a vacation, Armenia is not of the countries that will come into your mind when you are deciding where to go. However, Armenia is one of the most amazing countries in the world, and you need to visit it. If you are one of the people who like discovering the beauty of new countries, keep on reading as we guide you through the top things to do in Armenia.

Visit the ancient churches & ruins

Carmencitta Magazine - Top Things To Do In Armenia 1Armenia was one of the first countries that had adopted Christianity religion back in the 301AD (more than 1,700 oyears ago!). In fact, most of the churches that were built back then, have been restored. Moreover, today, the government gives you the ability to visit the sites of these inspiring millennium old monasteries. When you are there, you will be able to recognize the big amount of rich history of these churches that dates way back into the past.

Carmencitta Magazine - Top Things To Do In Armenia 2Indulge in the delicious local cuisine

 

Once you are there, you need to visit Cross of Unity restaurant in Echimiazin. In fact, this restaurant allows children to attend art classes for free, and gives people with disabilities the opportunity to work there in order to earn a living. Moreover, the restaurant offers excellent local food such as Morash (shredded chicken mixed with green peas) and Kyufta (handmade sausage beef, grains and sauteed mushrooms).

Carmencitta Magazine - Top Things To Do In Armenia 4Drink the famous Armenian coffee

The thing that makes Armenian coffee taste so good, and so different than all other coffees, is its preparation method. Moreover, in order to prepare it, they crush the coffee beans, add water to it, and then heat it in a special Armenian coffee pot where it’s narrower at the top. Once the coffee mixture start to rise and foam, it’s ready for drinking!

things to do in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia, is situated in the Horn of Africa. Moreover, it is a landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture that is worth to visit. Moreover, Ethiopia has important sites like Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church. Here are the top things to do in Ethiopia.

Debre Berhan Selassie Church

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In fact, there are a lot of stories about this church which remained rather unscathed from the various wars throughout the centuries. Once you get there, you will notice the unlimited symbolism including the apostles, days of creation and a lion. In fact, you will need a guide that will help you understand the place even more.

Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

 

Carmencitta Magazine - things to do in Ethiopia 2jpgIf you are interested in knowing what the country has been through, this is something that you need to see. We assure you that you will feel mesmerized if you know how much that generation had to go through. In fact, your guide will almost certainly have been imprisoned under the Dergue. That makes for a tour you are unlikely to forget – as your guide remembers, visualizes and makes you feel the sheer awfulness of what it meant to live under that regime.

Simien Mountains National Park

 

Carmencitta Magazine - things to do in Ethiopia 3This is the location where you will find: great trek in a spectacular mountain views, and a unique landscape .The guides over there are well knowledge equipped, as well as organized when it comes to time, pleasure, and health.

Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela

 

Carmencitta Magazine - things to do in Ethiopia 4In the matter of fact, Ethiopia is filled with churches. However, whatever your religion is, you should visit those places because of the amount of culture they offer. In fact, Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela has signs written in English, so you do not need a guide over there, and this way you will not spend money on one.

An Unusual Hotel: Iglu Dorf

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Location and Overview

 

An Unusual Hotel Iglu Dorf

Iglu Dorf, or ‘igloo village’, is a collection of interconnected igloos sitting on the mountainside just off the Riffelhorn piste, in the attractive Swiss resort of Zermatt. The views are amazing. You can see every star in the sky crystal clear. Sometimes the views even beat the skiing.

In other words, Igloo Village stands for hotels made of snow for young and old. With muscle power, snow sloughs, balloons and plenty of passion in around 3,000 hours every winter, they create new hotel complexes of snow and ice every winter. A tunnel system connects the igloos to each other.

History of the Hotel

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Adrian Günter built his first igloo in 1996, to better enjoy the mountain and first powder snow of the day. Following an avalanche of interest from friends wanting to sample an igloo night, he increased the number of igloos and opened the “small world in white” in 2006. There are 7 villages across Andorra, Switzerland and Germany now accepting guests.

Building the Rooms

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Every year in December builders move three thousand tons of snow to build each village. Adrian invites artists from all over the world to craft sculptures inside each village. Only they use an ice pick, motor saw and shovel. Furthermore, artists produce seals, arctic wolves, polar bears and whales as well as swirling designs and patterns illuminated by candle light to look over the guests from the walls.

                              Best time to go

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The Villages are open from Christmas day through to the beginning of April each year. It might be best to go a little later in the winter when it is slightly warmer.

What More Makes it specialAn Unusual Hotel Iglu Dorf

A variety of igloo options are available in the different villages, from Standard and Group igloos, to Romantic-plus igloos. Moreover, there is a church including an altar and baptismal font for a wedding party. Also, there are a small indoor bar, a dining area and a dance floor. Not only that, but also There is a Romantic Suite with private Jacuzzi, perfect for honeymooners.

Top Destinations for Ecotourism

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Ecotourism deals with tourism that is directed towards the exotic natural environments. Moreover, it is intended to support the conservation efforts as well as observe wildlife. In fact, if you think of a perfect trip as one that lets you get up close as well as personal with the natural world, you will want to choose one of these destinations that are great for Eco tourists. Keep on reading this article as we guide you through the top destinations for ecotourism.

Palau

Carmencitta Magazine - Top Destinations for Ecotourism. 1jpgIn fact, this beautiful island was featured in a series called “Survivor”, on its 10th season. Moreover, Palau is known as one of the world’s top diving destinations. In fact, over there, you will enjoy the crystal-clear water, as well as a colorful underwater due to its more than 500 species, and more than 1400 types of fish. However, if you do not like diving, you can wander along its gorgeous beaches, or through its enormous jungles.

Norwegian Fjords

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In fact, the thing that helped preserve the beauty of Norway’s famous fjords, is their far location, as well as their strict environmental regulations. Moreover, over there, you will find mountains filled with snow, tumbling waterfalls, as well as some crystal-clear waters. If you plan on visiting, you can enjoy multiple activities such as: hiking, or biking over the terrain, taking a boat ride, or enjoy the multiple species that live over there such as: eagles, porpoises, seals, and seabirds.

Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is a great place to travel to if you like ecotourism. In fact, over there you will have a great time because you will find some misty cloud forests, thick rain forests, black sand beaches, and rushing river rapids. Additionally, a huge amount of creatures such as: monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, jaguars, sea turtles and poison dart frogs.

Romantic Destinations in Greece for Couples

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You are just too tired of the routine, and you are thinking about a place to go to for a vacation with your loved one. Destinations are uncountable, and you are torn between heading East or west. Moreover, you are thinking about whether to go to somewhere where the ice covers the place, or to an island to enjoy the sun with your partner. In this article, we will be talking about the best romantic destinations for couples: The Vine, Watehopper Corfu, and Sailing Yacht Dreamaker. Moreover, they are all located in Greece.

The Vine

Carmencitta-MAgazine-Romantic-Destinations-in-Greece-for-Couples-2This is one of the greatest little wine bars you can find in Greece, a relaxed atmosphere roams all over the place where there is something different which catches your eye no matter where you look. In addition, there are a Lot of little games offered so you can keep yourself amused. However, you won’t need them because there is a lot going on with the décor that can keep you entertained for hours.

Waterhoppers Corfu

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You and your loved one can enjoy your first diving experience here. We assure you that it will be wonderful. First, they give you a quick lesson about diving on a little amphitheater. Then, they gear you up and sit you down on the beach. Over there, you slit a bit farther in the ocean and put up your oxygen tank.

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A boat trip with the one you love around the coast, is undoubtedly the best way of seeing the hidden treasures of this beautiful Island. In addition, it is a great way to escape the hot, dusty, and noisy roads in order to approach the pristine turquoise beaches by water instead.

The Top 2 Countries famous for Plastic Surgery

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Cosmetic surgery, also known as plastic surgery, is nowadays, a thing that is easily on the reach of anyone. In fact, people decide to go under plastic surgery in order to remove any type of blemishes from their bodies. Moreover, in our days, with the easy access of this thing, not just the high or elite classes are using this field of science, but also the ordinary and normal people are starting to get involved in enhancing their looks via surgery. International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has surveyed and announced the famous countries that offer the best and most satisfying results. Here are the top two countries famous for plastic surgery.

South Korea

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Asia beats all the others! In fact, South Korea is the largest center for plastic surgery in the world. A research made in 2009 resulted that one out of every five women who live in Seoul undergoes at least one kind of plastic surgery. Moreover, the most common surgery that happens in South Korea is the double eyelid surgery. Additionally, in 2010, there were more than 44,000 double eyelid surgeries done in the country. Another very common and most frequently performed, apart from the eyelid surgeries, are nose jobs and liposuction.

Greece

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Greece is the second largest country in the world when it comes to plastic surgery. Moreover, Greece is very popular for its cosmetic surgeries for the fact that over there, those procedures cost less. In fact, the thing that made the second best country, is the advanced technology and less cost. Additionally, one of the most common surgeries performed in Greece is breast augmentation. It has also been reported that Greece another of the most common surgeries was Penis Enlargement and its frequency is approximately ten times the average frequency of this procedure in other countries across the globe.

Things you need to know before visiting Ireland

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Visiting a certain country without knowing its people’s habits can get you in big troubles sometimes. In fact, each country has its own habits and ways of behaving. Moreover, if you are planning to visit Ireland, make sure to read this article that shows you the things you need to know before going there.

Do not be afraid of its people, they’re just friendly in nature

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When you are there, a lot of people will be willing to guide through it. They will give you some advice on where to go, which places to visit, and what to eat. Do not feel intimated when a person comes to you and asks you if you are lost and need directions. It is just in their personality to help people out.

In turn, expect some rudeness

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You may enter a coffee shop or a small restaurant where all the staff is busy and may not help you find a table or what to order. In fact, this is something usual over there. Moreover, this does not mean that they are rude, this is how they are supposed to do their job. In fact, many tourism businesses are working on solving the problem.

Plan ahead for your Sundays

In fact, most of the shops on Sundays do not open. However some of them will open until 2 pm only. This is why you should plan In advance what to do on a Sunday. In addition, Ireland has Bank Holiday Monday; this means if you want money from the bank, make sure to get it before Monday or after it. In addition, there are some shops that close after Bank Holiday Monday on Tuesday. As well as some museums that also are closed on Mondays. However, if you plan on visiting any place make sure to make a booking in advance so that you do not go there and find it closed.

The Cave Hotel, Yunak Evleri

In Cappadocia’s magical landscape of fairy chimneys, in the ancient village of Urgup, is a unique cave hotel carved into a mountain cliff, the Yunak Evleri.

This hotel includes 7 cave houses, 40 rooms dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries and a 19th century Greek Mansion.

Yunak Evleri is an inspiring hotel – an ideal base for exploring Cappadocia’s elaborate underground cities, hidden cavernous churches and enchanting rock terrain.

 

Where to travel for peace and quiet

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We all come to a point in our lives where we feel like we need to leave the world behind, and go sit alone in an isolated place where there is nothing bur peace and quiet. Moreover, some people are lucky enough to have the ability to travel to a place where peace and quiet dominate. This article is dedicated to every person who wants to have a vacation enjoying nothing but comfort, peace, and quiet.

The Beartooth Highway – Montana, Wyoming

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In order to hit this location, you should either fly into Billings or fly into Bozeman. Once you are there, rent a car and hit the road, in specific, the Beartooth Highway. In fact, this highway is often called the most beautiful road in America, and it spreads along 64 miles starting from Red Lodge and arriving to Cooke City. Moreover, its elevation is nearly 11,000 feet, where you can, while driving, enjoy the stunning scenery that includes: tundra, crystalline alpine lakes, as well as occasional mountain goats and big horn sheep.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park – California

 

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For you to reach this park, you have to take a flight to Los Angeles or to San Diego. Once you hit the spot, you will have the time of your life while exploring this enormous realm which combines both wilderness and desert. For the nature lovers, you will find amazing views, as well as wildflowers, palms and cacti. Moreover, when it comes to animals, this place is the home of golden eagles, foxes, deer, and iguanas.

Badlands National Park – South Dakota

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This is the location where you get to see the most beautiful and loneliest sceneries in the whole world. In fact, according to the National Park Service, this park has the world’s richest fossil beds. When you are there, be prepared to see all kinds of weird things such as: bison, bighorn sheep and lots of prairie dogs. And not to forget, of course, tourists.

LA TOMATINA

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“La Tomatina” In Valencian town of Buñol, a town located in the East of Spain, each year a festival called “La Tomatina” takes place. This is something that has been present in their culture for years. Since 1945, people throw tomatoes on each other for entertainment purposes only. In fact, the event takes place every last Wednesday of August, at the same time when Buñol festivals are happening.

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This event has been present since 1945. No one is actually sure hoe this tradition has started. However, there is an old story that says that disgruntled townspeople rioted and attacked city councilmen with tomatoes during a town celebration. Moreover, to the people, it did not matter how it started. All that matters is that they enjoyed it very much to the extent that they decided to repeat it every year. Furthermore, this tradition was banned for a certain period of time, because it did not have any religious meaning, and appeared again in the 1970s. Moreover, in 1975, due to the popularity of the event, the festival became official and there were some rules and restrictions.

Rules

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After the festival became popular, some rules have been made regarding the safety and the time.

First rule was that the festival only lasts for 1 hour. Next, the tomatoes should be squashed before use in order to prevent injuries. In addition, the only thing that is allowed to be thrown is tomatoes; no other projectiles. Moreover, participants should always give space for the trucks to pass, and when the second shot that indicates the ending is heard, nobody is allowed to throw tomatoes anymore.

 Event Description

The town has made an entrance fee, and only a certain number of participants are allowed to enter. After the event is done, fire trucks use the hoses to clean the streets. After that, the whole town is clean because of the acidity of the tomatoes.

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