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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.

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.

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.

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.

Carmencitta Magazine - You Did Not Know That This City Existed 2The three main areas:

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.

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.

A Hotel for car lovers

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A hotel called V8 Hotel, locates in the Motor world exhibition. It is a themed hotel that includes everything that has to do with cars. Moreover, it is 18 km far from the “Castle Solitude rococo palace” and 20 km far from “Schlossplatz” square in Germany. In fact, modern rooms and suites, as well as the car-themed-rooms all have free-Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and tea and coffee making facilities. Moreover, there exist car memorabilia and car inspired beds. Suites add private saunas, sitting areas, kitchenettes and terraces. Other amenities include: a relaxed restaurant, a gym, a spa, a sauna, a relaxation area, and a treatment room. You can pay extra money for breakfast and a parking lot.

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A Hotel for car loversYou will be surprised by the hotel’s themed rooms and you’ll experience a great time enjoying classic cars as well as modern ones. Moreover, each room has its own touch, as well as its unique character. Furthermore, all the rooms are specially decorated and provided with high quality materials, as well as unique pieces, and they are furnished with genuine car parts and images from the automotive world. The Hotel offers single rooms, double rooms, and family rooms in multiple variations.

The Mercedes Suite

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The Mercedes Suite is situated over four floors where the visitor can get both design and quality at star level. The suite includes a personal rooftop terrace that looks over the entire world of Motor World and lets you enjoy unlimited views in private settings. On the 3rd floor, is where you sleep in a bed that is made of a classic car and dream about your love for automobiles.  Moreover, on the second floor lays the magical panoramic bathroom where you can enjoy your private sauna. Furthermore, on the first floor there is the kitchen, the living room and the 47-inch flat screen TV.

What you need to know before traveling to Mexico

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Every year, Mexico becomes more and more a perfect travel destination for most people, Especially Americans. Moreover, once you decide to go there, you will start imagining your long days on white sandy beaches, and clear blue waters. However, the culture over there differs from the culture of your own country. Here are the thing you need to know before traveling to Mexico.

Do not believe what you hear in the news

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In fact, for years, we have heard on the news that Mexico is where you can find drugs, and smuggle them from one country to another. Moreover, you cannot expect Mexico, or any country, to be violence free. However, there are a lot of regions in the country that are violence free and too friendly. In the matter of fact, The Yucatan peninsula, where Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations are located, is relatively unaffected by drug-related violence.

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We cannot ignore the fact that Tacos are delicious. However, there are much more Mexican foods that you should try such as: tortas, tamales, and mole poblano. In fact, in each region of Mexico you will find specific local specialties.

Buses are safe and cheap

Carmencitta MAgazine - what you need to know before traveling to mexico 4Do not be afraid to be late for a lunch with friends or a meeting, because in general, buses in Mexico are safe, clean, and on time. Moreover, you will be so relaxed on your trip because you will find in Mexico “executive class” as well as “first class” buses that offer you air conditioning, reclining seats, as well as movies. Moreover, if you have to go to a local place, use the second class buses because they make more stops. Additionally, buses fees are considered cheap because a one day trip can cost about 15$.

Top Things to do in Hollywood

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Hollywood is a neighborhood situated in California, in the central region of Los Angeles. Moreover, the neighborhood is known for its location as the big house of the United States film industry, including multiple historic studios. If you are American, or planning to go to America, you should make some time in order to visit Hollywood. The followings, are the top things to do when you are in Hollywood.

Hollywood Beach

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This is the perfect place to go if you are looking for a bit of relaxation under the sun, In fact, there is always something you can do on Hollywood Beach, for example: you can people watch, swim, play volleyball, eat, drink, dance, and many much more activities.

Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Casino

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If you are one of the people who enjoy gambling, Seminole Hare Rock Hollywood Casino, offers a great gambling experience. However, if you don’t like gambling, you can still go there to watch a show, grab a snack, or enjoy a late dinner and cocktail. Moreover, you can listen to more live music. All of that without ever entering the casino to gamble.

Anne Kolb Nature Center

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Tired of the busy city life? Visit Anne Kolb Nature Center for a great escape from the crowds. Over there, you will find wonderful walking trails that you can walk with your friend, dog, or just by yourself. Additionally, there will be a good observation tower. The good thing is, the admission fees to this place are cheap admission.

ArtsPark at Young Circle

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It is family day, but you do not know where to go. ArtsPark at Young Circle is a beautiful park in the center of downtown Hollywood, Florida. Over there, your kids will enjoy a great playground while you and your spouse enjoy a nice meal in one of the many restaurants nearby. In addition, outdoor concerts, glass-blowing and other artistic demonstrations are often held over there.

Where to spend Thanksgiving this year?

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Thanksgiving is a nice holiday to have a big dinner at home, and invite your big family. However, it might happen that, you have not decided what to cook for Thanksgiving yet, and the thought of preparing multiple huge meals makes you feel very tired, even though you have not started yet. In fact, this is when, the idea of spending the weekend elsewhere, should be considered. And this is where our job comes! Keep on reading as we guide you through the top places where you can spend Thanksgiving this year.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Carmencitta Magazine - Where to spend Thanksgiving this year 2Thanksgiving in this place is ideal if you’re looking for a mountain getaway. In fact, Gatlinburg is a beautiful gateway to the Great Smoky Mountain, National Park, as well as a popular destination for families all over the year. Moreover, over there you will find a big variety of vacation rentals, from cozy cabins to mountain chalets as well as numerous activities and events.

Hawaii

Carmencitta Magazine - Where to spend Thanksgiving this year 3We cannot deny that, any time of the year is a perfect time to go to Hawaii. However, November is particularly good because you will find less tourists and a quieter time, while still enjoying that fabulous turkey dinner as most resort restaurants offer special meals for the holiday. In fact, November tends to be a rainier month, so you can choose destinations on the dry side of the islands, generally the southern or western coasts of Kauai, like Poipu, Wailea on Maui, Kailua-Kon on the Big Island or Waikiki on Oahu, you’re likely to experience more idyllic weather.

Orlando, Florida

Carmencitta Magazine - Where to spend Thanksgiving this year 4You need to know that in Orlando, theme parks tend to be packed during the holiday weeks, especially on Thanksgiving. In fact, on holidays, most kids are out of school, and amusement parks such as Disney World and Universal Studios, have extended hours that make it easier to enjoy the rides and shows without witnessing massive crowds.

 

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.
 

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