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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.

Things You Should Know Before You Visit Scotland

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Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Moreover, it shares a border with England to the south, and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the south-west. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides. Thinking about visiting Scotland? Those are the things that you need to know.

General Advice

carmencitta Magazine - things you should know before visiting scotland 2First of all, you need to know that Scottish prefer having indirect conversations, such as talking about the weather, traveling, etc… this is why, you need to stick with small talk. Moreover, make sure that you avoid topics like Politics and Religion. Additionally, if you are there to photograph, do not take a picture of someone without the person’s permission. In fact, Scottish are very proud of their country, so never make remarks against them. In addition, always say please and thank you while holding eye contact, as they are very polite and may get offended if you do not treat them the same way.

While Eating

carmencitta Magazine - things you should know before visiting scotland 3If in your country you are used to waving or snapping your hand at waiter, do not do that in Scotland. Moreover, for them, if you can afford eating at a restaurant, you can afford buying food for later meals, so don’t ask to take home food as leftovers. When it comes to tips, there is a customary tip of 10% with every meal and it is not expected of you to leave more. However, if you really enjoy your meal and your service, you can always leave more if you choose to do so.

If You Are Invited To Someone’s House

 

Make sure that you bring something over to their house as a gift. In addition, don’t mention that you don’t like the host’s food, and try to eat everything on your plate. Additionally, wait for the host to make a toast to the guest of honor first before eating.

 

Top Things To Do In Central Portugal

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Portugal is a country situated in South that borders Spain. In fact, Portugal’s Location on the Atlantic Ocean has made it one of the top touristic attractions worldwide. Moreover, this location on the sea has influenced its traditional dishes and added them to its menu such as: salt cod and grilled sardines. Moreover, one of its most popular beaches are the Algarve’s beaches. Keep on reading this article so you can know the top things that you can do in Portugal.

Quinta da Regaleira

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This location is one of the best places in the world. Over there, you will get lost in the beautiful gardens, as well as you will be able to visit the amazing house. In fact, every corner of Quinta da Regaleira holds something special. Moreover, this location is perfect for kids as they will feel like they are on a big adventure exploring the park. Make sure you take a lamp or a flashlight, as a lot of the tunnels don’t have light.

Lisbon Oceanarium

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Lisbon Oceanarium consists of a series of pavilions that house different marine habitats. Moreover, the habitats’ collection is huge and includes a big variety of creatures such as: penguins, puffins, playful sea otters, jellyfish, seahorses, frogs, and fish of all types and sizes… Moreover, this is a perfect chance to take your kids with you as you will find enough explanation if you need it.

Jeronimos Monastery

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If it happens that you are in the Belem area, it means that you should definitely try to go and visit the monastery. In fact, the entry to the chapel or church is free of charge, however, for the monastery you will have to pay, but we assure you it is a place that is worth paying for in order to visit. Over there, you will have the chance to enjoy the nicest designs of interior garden.

 

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.

Things to know before you visit Rome

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 “When in Rome, do what the Romans do”, of course, you have heard this saying, at least once in your life. In fact, people in Rome are well used to tourists, since it is a highly touristic location. However, there are things that are acceptable in your country, but necessarily in Rome! This is why, we have teamed up with our travel specialists, and found for you some things that you should know before you visit Rome.

Do not accept gifts from strangers on the street

 

Carmencitta-Magazine-Things-to-know-before-you-visit-Rome-2You might be surprised when a man, or a boy approaches you and handles you flowers just because, without any reason. In fact, those folks offering you flowers, small toys or trinkets, bracelets, and miniature holy pictures, actually expect money in return. The best thing you can do is refuse what they offer you with a “no grazie”, “no thanks” and keep on walking towards your direction. Moreover, you can give them a few coins so they stop bothering you. Otherwise, if you take the gift, and not pay, you will find yourself getting yelled at.

Keep an Eye on your Purse and Wallet

 

Carmencitta Magazine - Things to know before you visit Rome 3Pick-pocketing happens very often in Rome, the capital of Italy. This is why, it is very important that you  keep an eye on your wallet, cell phone, camera, or purse at all times, and never leave your money in an accessible backpack or pants pocket. Moreover, pick-pockets will try to strike as you get on and off buses by brushing up against you or snatching your bag and running as buses unload.

Fountains are not for feet washing in Rome

 

Carmencitta-Magazine-Things-to-know-before-you-visit-Rome-4.jIt is essential that you try, as much as you can, to keep your feet out of the fountains. In fact, Romans find it very disrespectful to dip your feet into a fountain. Even if you had a long day of walking, do not dip your legs in fountain water. Moreover, not only is it a sign of disrespectful, it’s actually forbidden.

 

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.

The Origin of the Olive Tree is Lost in Time

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The olive tree is known to be among the oldest trees in the world, which for years governed the destiny of mankind and left their imprint.
Olive leaf fossils have been found in Italy. Fossils have been discovered in North Africa, and pieces of wild olive trees and stones have been found in excavations during the Bronze Age in Spain. The existence of the olive tree therefore dates back to the 12th millennium BC.

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The wild olive tree originated in Asia Minor (the peninsula also called Anatolia, the modern part of Turkey and the Armenian highland). Most people there today speak Turkish. The seas surrounding Asia Minor are the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
So, the birthplace was Asia Minor some six millennia ago. It appears to have spread from Syria to Greece to lower Egypt, Nubia, Ethiopia, Palestine, Iran, the Atlas Mountains to certain areas of Europe – the entire Mediterranean Basin.

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In the 16th century BC the Phoenicians introduced the olive to the Greek isles where its cultivation increased and gained great importance in the 4th century BC when Solon requested decrees in olive planting. Another study though, shows that from the 6th century BC onwards the olive spread throughout the Mediterranean countries reaching Tunis and the island of Sicily, Italy.
The Arabs brought their varieties with them to the south of Spain and influenced the spread of cultivation so much that the Spanish word for olive (aceituna) has Arabic roots (azeitona).

With the discovery of America (1492) olive farming spread beyond its Mediterranean confines. The first olive trees were carried from Seville to the West Indies and later to the American Continent. By 1560 olive groves were being cultivated in Mexico, then later in Peru, California, Chile and Argentina, where one of the plants brought over during the Conquest – the old Arauco olive tree – lives to this day.

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In modern times the olive tree has continued to spread outside the Mediterranean and today is farmed in places as far removed from its origins as America, Africa, Australia, Japan and China.
But… where the sun permits, the olive tree takes root and gains ground.
 

You Did Not Know That This City Existed

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Little is known about the ruined city of Mada’in Saleh that was inhabited by the Nabataeans. Yet this pre-Islamic site is one of Saudi Arabia’s greatest treasures.

Like so many Arabian tribes, the Nabataeans were originally nomadic, tent-dwelling pastorals and traders, who raised livestock and developed pioneering oasis agriculture, establishing wells and rainwater tanks. By the 1st century BC Mada’in Saleh already flourished as a city, recognized for its trade with spices, aromatic plants, myrrh and incenses, and until the expansion of the Roman Empire it stood as part of an independent, wealthy Kingdom.

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The first of these encountered by a visitor to the site is the ancient city itself, which was built in the first century BC. This is the least understood section of Mada’in Saleh, as the majority of the ruins are still covered by sand. Tentative excavations have revealed everyday objects such as ceramics and coins, as well as traces of a probable citadel, a city wall and a church.

The second part of the site is Jabal Ithlib which served as the main place of worship. Located on the northeast of the site and surrounded by rocky peaks, Mada’in Saleh resembles Petra by the embraced and iconic Siq-glen, a 40 meter high carved rock ‘corridor’ giving out onto stunning views of the Diwan, or central court, one of Mada’in Saleh’s most visited parts.

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The final area, which hides the antique tombs, is undoubtedly the most important and most significant section of this archaeological site. This area is the home over 100 monumental tombs dating back to the era between 0-75 CE. Though it might appear as if the tombs are be identical, a closer look reveals that they differ in their details. Each tomb shows an immerse façade decorated by mythic figures: masks, eagles, lions and serpents. The epitaphs of the tombs display the moments from the life and death circumstances of the deceased, clearly indicating the social status of each buried person. In contrast to the ornamented doorways, the interior of the tombs is lacking in decoration.

A mystery that is still being discovered.

An Unusual Hotel: Iglu Dorf

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Location and Overview

 

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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.

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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.

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.

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