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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.

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.

 

Read this before visiting japan

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Visiting Japan comes with some rules and customs, which you need to better understand so that you don’t feel like you offended Japanese people.

A bow to show respect

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Bowing, for Japanese people, is considered something that has to be done whenever you see someone you know and you respect, to show how much respect you have for them. The length of time the bow needs to endure depends on the second person. For example, if he or she lasts only for 2 seconds, you need to last for that time also.

While on the table

Carmencitta-Magazine-Japan-3.Table manners are an important aspect of Japanese customs. There are a few things you need to know before dining with them. First, if you are invited to a dinner party and there were drinks available, wait before you drink so that someone takes the lead, make a speech to welcome guests, and then raises the glass. Second, the small cloth you receive at restaurants, is not used for your face, but for your hands and just your hands. Finally, you should say “itadakimasu” which means “I will receive” before eating.

Do not offer tips

Carmencitta-Magazine-Japan-4When it comes to tipping, Japanese people find it insulting. For them, any service you ask for is covered by the price they give you.

The slippers

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Remember to always take off your shoes when you are planning to enter someone’s house, business, or company. Usually, there is a pair of slippers waiting for you at the door. In addition, do not use at home the same slippers you used in the bathroom.

Public Bathhouse

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These are available in a large number in Japan. They can be found in small areas in Japan, as well as large areas. They are used if you have already showered, and feel like you need extra minutes soaking in hot water.

Palm Springs “Arrive Hotel Lands”.

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Thanks to its close proximity to Los Angeles, Palm Springs continues to be a hot famous spot for holidays and vacations. Recently, the new “Arrive” hotel has appeared on the scene with its cozy atmosphere and proximity to restaurants, coffee shops, and ice cream shops.

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The hotel property includes nine buildings with profiles mimicking the surrounding mountain ridges and giving nod to the mid-century architecture.

It emits a relaxing vibe which is steered through the use of natural pallets of rustic furniture. It features steel, wood and concrete. The project’s main focus was the energy efficiency and sustainability.

Outdoors, there is space for guests and is located around the pool. The courtyard which wraps the hotel brings a welcome presence to the neighborhood.

The hotel’s main aim is to give guests a local experience with its offerings. A pool side that fascinates with its sun view, a modern southern California cuisine at their special Reservoir restaurant and exciting nights by the pool and fire pits.

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Its guest rooms are smartly designed, and come with outlets in which you can charge all your electronic devices.  However, the tech-savvy hotel also lets you check in at the bar and lets you interact with the crew via text message. you can ask for room service, housekeeping and many other services only via text message, how easy!

The hotel rates starts $179 per night and it depends on the season. Reservations can be online via the hotel’s official website.

Palm Springs is an original, sophisticated area that can definitely be a remarkable destination for all tourists and luxury lovers.

If you are planning for a relaxing, well-spent and a distinctive vacation this summer, don not hesitate in checking this hotel out. It is a combination of ultimate serenity, art and sophistication.

Things you should know before going to Italy

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Italy is, despite the communication difficulties, still a very pleasant and beautiful country to visit. However, just like many other countries, there are some things that you should know before you go there. If you are planning to visit Italy, read through the following things that you have to know before traveling, they might be a great help for you!

Carmencitta Magazine - things to go before going to italy. 1jpgDo not expect to eat “Italian Food”

In fact, there is no such thing as Italian food. Whenever we go to an Italian restaurant back home, we expect pasta dishes, pizzas, and tiramisu as a dessert. However, there are some parts of Italy where it is barely impossible to find a single piece of tomato in your plate! Moreover, once you choose the town, try to know what is usually produced in that season, and you will eat the freshest dishes.

 Carmencitta-Magazine-things-to-go-before-going-to-italy.-2Pay Cash rather than with credit cards

In Italy, most people pay for their things on a daily basis using cash. Moreover, they use paper bills to pay for everything, from their morning coffee, to their dinner, and everything in between. However, for those of you who have used to pay for small things at the grocery store with a credit card, do not get offensive when a waiter at a decent restaurant refuses your credit card.

Carmencitta-Magazine-things-to-go-before-going-to-italy-3If a waiter leaves you alone to eat, he is not being rude

You may be accustomed to waiters visiting your table every minute to see if everything was going okay and that you are enjoying your time at the restaurant. However, in Italy, it is different. The waiter actually leaves you alone to eat and waits far for you to call him if you need anything. In fact, this is not the waiter being rude, this is him or her leaving you to enjoy your meal as much as possible.

Thalassotherapy: A Sea Treatment

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Ever since people started developing and finding unusual ways to make their businesses more successful, SPAs and resorts have developed new treatments and therapies to try and cure their patients’ cases. However, some of them, did not believe in modern ways of treatment, and chose to maintain their ancestors’ ways of healing and dealing with patients. For example, ancient Egyptians kept believing in the healing powers of long soaks in seawater.

Sea; Life Origin

Have you ever wondered why we always seek relaxation on a beach? most people, find it stress relieving going to the beach, just sitting on the shore, looking at the sunset, and smelling the ocean’s breeze.

In fact, this relieving feeling, has a deeper meaning. Scientifically, plant life first started in the deepest part of the sea. Since Planet Earth was first created, the only source of nourishment existed in the sea, because the sea itself, was covering all the planet. Moreover, in a recent scientific research, it was proven that seawater can restore balance to an organism. “The living organism is a sea aquarium in which a few billion cells are bathing,” said Quinton, a French physiologist.

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The start of Thalassotherapy

The first Thalassotherapy center first opened in 1899, in the Brittany region of France. Not to forget, the term thalassotherapy means: to seawater healing in a medically supervised environment as a form of preventive or curative health care, utilizing seawater, seaweed, marine mud, sand and other marine substances. Moreover, in the last century, Thalassotherapy started gaining credibility and fame throughout Europe. In addition, there are today, more than 45 Thalassotherapy centers in France alone.

About Thalassotherapy

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Thalassotherapy centers have a spa treatment included as well as medical therapy. In addition, a plumbing system plumbs seawater into the spa and connects all equipment in the center. Moreover, the spa has a heated seawater pool where patients immerse themselves based on schedules. Furthermore, when patients arrive, they meet with a doctor so he can decide what they will be treated for. Once the doctor finishes examination, the patient starts the therapy which can last from two days to two weeks.

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.

Carmencitta MAgazine - what you need to know before traveling to mexico 3Mexican food does not consist of just Tacos

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$.

The Legend of The Wedding Rice


Have you ever wondered when you were a child and attended weddings with your parents, why people throw rice at the newlyweds as they went out of the church?

Until this scene became something usual and you stopped asking. You grew up and attended several weddings, some did not throw rice after the ceremony.
After doing more research, we found out that it’s a custom dating to ancient Rome and is done to wish the spouses good luck, fertility and abundance in their new life as a couple.

 

Food is always a popular option, because it symbolizes an abundant harvest. Seeds and nuts symbolize fertility, because from a small seed, a large plant grows. Grains like wheat or rice were thrown at the newlyweds in old times so the couple would be prosperous and have many children to help them farm the land.
In other countries, different foods are thrown during weddings. For example, in Morocco, newlyweds are showered with figs and raisins to ensure a fruitful union. Italians traditionally throw candy and sweetened nuts. In Korea, the groom’s father throws red dates at his new daughter-in-law to attract fertility. In France, they prefer wheat, while in other European countries they even throw eggs!
Even today, some people think raw rice can explode in birds’ stomachs and for this reason, some churches allow it and some not because they believe that throwing seeds of rice would kill the birds. In other cities, the custom is simply forbidden outside courts and churches because of the nuisance of picking up the rice and because it can cause falls and other accidents.

Probably you have talked to some of your girlfriends who were showered with rice at their weddings and are still married. They told you it’s uncomfortable and even painful to feel the grains falling on their heads, faces and the worst part, inside their clothes.

Whatever the story is, don’t you think that this tradition is good to hold on to, still get showered with rice and candies too perhaps? 🙂

 

Are You In Jamaica…Book in The Caves Resort

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Location And Overview

The Caves is located on the Lighthouse Road in the West End of Negril, a resort town in western Jamaica. When you stay in the Caves, it means that you are in the center of a lush. Furthermore, it puts you in serene environment. Staying in this resort gives you an   easy access to the nightlife and legendary beaches of Negril. In other words, the Resort is a handcrafted utopia that combines all the natural glamour of Negril, with a modern, metropolitan attitude.

Why The Caves Is A special Resort

The Caves is a collection of twelve private cottages atop a cliff, overlooking the ocean, with plenty of jumping-off points to impress one’s companion and other guests. Every room at The Caves is unique, charm and heart-­stopping coastal views.

Moreover, it is all-inclusive rate covers three meals daily, unlimited drinks and non-motorized sports.

Also, The Caves Aveda Spa offers a selection of treatments that promote the kind of healing. You can arrange a spa appointment in a shaded cabana, a candle-lit cave or outdoors under the replenishing island sun.

Activities To Do

Various activities typical to island resorts are available. If you are looking for water sports, there are expert guides. You can choose a snorkeling expedition in the awesome natural caves. Furthermore, you can visit the school of dolphins that are swimming partner on the island. More activities you can do such kayaking, bicycling and nature tours.

Be Romantic

There are secrets and surprises sprinkled throughout the property that make The Caves one of the best-kept secrets and best loved retreats. So, you can stay in the resort for a honeymoon or to arrange you wedding there. Book a session in the private hot tub or prepare a private dinner. For sure, it will be to be an unforgettable experience. Furthermore, it is one of the best places to have a romantic vacation with you partner.

 

A Spa on the Sea; Bota Bota

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Bota Bota is a water spa located on a boat in Montreal’s old port, Canada. This spa number one on the list of the most unusual spas in the world. Moreover, its location and concept are enough factors to make it be on the top of the list. This spa offers a lot of unusual services that will be mentioned and talked about in this article.

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Bota Bota’s services

The Water Circuit:

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This is a treatment that should be followed step by step in order to get its full benefits. In Bota Bota you do not have to take an appointment in order to get this treatment. First you start with dry sauna or a steam bath in order to open your pores. Nest, a jump under cold water or bath should be immediately done in order to close the pores. Finally, a stretching up for 20 minutes is necessary so that your heart rate returns to normal.

Massage Therapy:

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This spa offers two types of massage treatments: Therapeutic Massage and Relaxation Massage. The Therapeutic one is the one that targets a specific area that you feel pain in, and massage it so that the tension goes away. On the other hand, the relaxation type of massage targets the whole body where the therapist puts more pressure on the places that you feel they need it.

Facial and Body treatments:

Carmencitta Magazine - Bota Bota 3The facial treatment aims to cleanse, exfoliate, massage, mask and hydrate your skin that is guaranteed to come out glowing. As for the body treatments; Bota Bota offers multiple options such as: coconut sugar scrub, pear and green apple sugar scrub, immersive indulgence treatment, blueberry soy sugar scrub, the shaping wave treatment, and the escape treatment.

Mom to be treatment:

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Some unpleasant symptoms are a necessary part of pregnancy. This is why, this spa offers ways to feel more comfortable while going through them. Such as: sauna and wet steam, bathes, and thermotherapy.

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