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Where to Travel for the First Time

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You are all over the place trying to figure out where to travel for the first time. You have gathered enough money, made a group of friends, but still do not know where to travel. In fact, not so many people can travel every month, and some of them may work for years in order to be able to buy a ticket. This is why, traveling for the first time might be a hard decision for most of people. Moreover, we have collected for you, our readers, some of the best places for when you want to travel for the first time.

The UK

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When it comes to tourism, the UK is a country that is full of beautiful places. Moreover, once you are there, you can go to the iconic city of London, misty mountains of Wales, and to the Scottish Highlands. Moreover, over there, you do not have to worry about language, as English is the spoken language.

Iceland

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For those of you, first time travelers, who enjoy nature and calmness, Iceland is your destination. In fact, the beautifully spread landscapes will make you question if you are still on earth, that’s how magical they are! Moreover, similarly to the UK, most of the people over there speak English as well. Furthermore, if you are looking for a place that is basically crime free, Iceland is the answer.

Mexico

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Do not let the bad things that are said every day in the press, keep you from visiting the beautiful and safe places in Mexico. In fact, Mexico is an ideal place for a short vacation, especially if you are traveling from the US, since it is a short plane trip. Over there, make sure to visit the most amazing historical cities like Puebla or Oaxaca or book some beach time along the Mayan Riviera or around Puerto Vallarta.

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.

 

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.

Mykonos for vacation?

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Summer is here, and most of us are trying to find the perfect place to go for a vacation. If it happens that you chose Mykonos, Greece for this summer’s vacation, you should book in one of its best hotels; Cavo Tagoo. This hotel is considered to be one of the first establishments among the island.

Location

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Cavo Tagoo locates in Cyclades, Mykonos, Greece. More specifically, 500 meters north of Hóra towards the new port, on a west-facing hillside. In this location, you can enjoy sunsets and anchored cruise ships.

Style

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A relaxed mood takes over the hotel. The most beautiful spot is the 38m long infinity pool that is filled with sea water where next to it, lies a big aquarium bar with wood decking, and a sunset that happens right in front of your face.

About Cavo Tagoo

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It is a five star hotel, with a well-trained friendly staff. Moreover, it offers facilities such as: a basement pool, a spa that includes steam bath, a sauna, and couple’s massage service. In addition, it has a decently equipped fitness center.

Rooms

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Cavo Tagoo is divided into 83 units. However, more than half of them consists of “superior” room, villas, or suites. In fact, the previously mentioned, are worth the extra money because they offer upgraded services such as: quasi-private pools music systems, DVD players, marvelous bathrooms, and a lot more. Furthermore, all units contain minimalist furniture with subdued tones and a bit of color that appears only in chairs.

Food

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The hotel includes an on-site restaurant that offers a Greek menu for lunch. However, this changes at night, and the restaurant turns into a sushi bar at night. Moreover, every day, there is a generous and universally praised buffet that they offer at poolside. In addition, there is a bar near the pool that offers drinks for those who like to enjoy a sunny day at the pool while sipping a delicious cocktail.

Top 3 Trip Destinations for Nature Lovers

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Are you tired of your daily routine, and feeling like you need a calming vacation? Are you looking for a close encounter of the herd kind? In fact, all over the world, there are thousands of beautiful nature destinations. However, we will be counting for you only 3 of them. Keep on reading this article if you want to know more about the top 3 trip destinations for nature lovers.

Pulpit Rock, Preikestolen, Norway

 

Top 3 Trip Destinations for Nature LoversThis place is actually, 604-meter high from a flat plateau down to Lysefjord. Moreover, when you go there, there is no safety, so you have to be careful and stay away from the edge. Moreover, it will be all worth it when you will see the majestic scenery over Kjerag peak, which itself drops 984 meters.

Gran Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

 

Top 3 Trip Destinations for Nature LoversThe Gran Salar de Uyuni in southern Bolivia takes in more than 10 square kilometers of salt. It feels more like a desert than a lake. The flat, white landscape causes optical illusions and reflects colors. There’s even a hotel made almost entirely of salt and an island where giant cacti grow in the middle of the salt lake.

Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania

 

Top 3 Trip Destinations for Nature LoversThe Ngorogoro Crater is what they call “Africa’s Eden”. In fact, this place appeared after a huge volcano exploded 2-3 million years ago, and as a result, people are able to see Africa’s wild animals on the 300 square kilometer caldera. Moreover, those wild animals consist of: Lions, rhino, leopards, elephant and buffalo, and many more, but the ones mentioned are what they call the “big five”, they are present among around 25,000 animals, and nearly every species present in East Africa, which call the area home. Besides that, the crater itself offers dramatic vistas, especially at sunrise.

Paria Canyon, Arizona, United States

 

Top 3 Trip Destinations for Nature LoversThe Paria River in northern Arizona is known as being the smaller version of the Grand Canyon. Some of the rock formations, including The Wave, are just as spectacular. Visitors need a permit from the Bureau of Land Management.

Here’s a Brief History of Alarm Clocks

Since its inception, the alarm was known as a device based on the
principle of an ascending or descending counting of a watch, as the main goal of the invention is to alert human in order for them to wake up at time. Alarms used to work mechanically through small toothed wheels, as they are linked with each other for the alarm to ring at a specific time.

In early nineteenth century, Citizens in European cities used to
assign an “alarm guy” whose main job was to wake them up at a specific time, as he appeared with a long stick and a small bell, in which he hits their windows for them to wake up.

 

As a matter of fact, alarms, in different shapes and mechanics, have always been used in the ancient times but in 1847, the Frenchman Antoine Redier, has re-designed it so it can be set at a specific time. Therefore, he is considered as the main inventor of mechanical alarms and his name was mentioned in the record register. However, in America, alarm clocks were certainly used but they were always set on the same time and people were unable to edit it. Therefore, Antoine Radier had added a huge modification in the alarm industry by adding the possibility of adjusting time.

In the twentieth century, many inventions in the industry of the alarm have appeared, including modern alarms that have been created by the major industrialized countries Japan and China. However, Alarms have appeared with digital screens as they were developed in order for it to be set and used easily.  Nevertheless, alarms developments have progressed until alarms have entered the software systems on computers, televisions and radios. This development has been crowned with the entry of the alarm to the phone and portable Pad adding numerous adjustments and developments such as timers and digital numbering systems for athletes.

 

 

There is no doubt that the alarm clock has become an integral part in the life of every employer, manager, teacher,  doctor, etc. as it saves us from falling in a deep sleep and, therefore, our body would be accustomed to a certain awakening pattern. However, doctors recommend us not to use the cell phone alarms by putting them beside the bed because it may adversely affects the brain and the nervous system activity, as they prefer to use the old version alarm clocks or digital alarm clocks.

Top Things to Do In Romania

Romania is considered to be one of the most beautiful countries in Eastern Europe, it attracts millions of tourists every year with its picturesque landscapes, significant landmarks, and unique culture. There are so many beautiful reasons to visit Romania, because it is able to welcome you whether you are looking for mountain hikes, sea water, or forests to explore. Keep on reading as we guide you through the top things to do in Romania.

Peles Castle

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This is, without any doubt, one of the most exceptional tourist attractions in Romania. In fact, its fabulous architecture as well as its rich heritage, make it a place worth visiting. The location of the castle is near Sinaia in Prahova County, within the majestic Carpathian Mountains. In fact, Peles Castle was built by King Carol I of Romania between the years 1839 and 1914. Moreover, when the king built it,  it was meant to serve as the monarch’s summer retreat. The cost for this incredible landmark, cost him about $120 million in today’s currency.

Bran Castle

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The Bran Castle is also known as Dracula’s Castle, it can be found, no surprise, in Bran, in close proximity to the important city of Brasov. In fact, this Castle is looked at as the home of the famous Dracula character brought to life by Bram Stoker, but its history is much more comprehensive than that. Moreover, in our days, the Bran Castle is a museum that contains a huge collection of art pieces as well as furniture that belonged to Queen Marie.

Neamt Citadel

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The Neamt Citadel can be found in the northeastern part of the Country, in close proximity to Targu Neamt in Neamt County. In fact, its elegant structure was built when Petru I of Moldavia was in charge, in Moldavia in the 14th century. Moreover, the structure of this Citadel was constructed using river stone and quarry stone, and it features a defensive ditch that separates it from the rest of the plateau.

Thailand Uses Snails for Massages

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We have always heard about unusual spa treatments that leave us unsure about their effectiveness. A lot of people enjoy unusual, natural ways of massage therapy. In fact, Thailand has been one of the leading countries when it comes to Spa Therapies. However, Snail Massage comes on a whole new level.

What is Snail Massage?

Carmencitta-magazine-Thailand-Uses-Snails-for-Massages-1Before answering the question, let us not forget to mention that this idea first appeared in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. This location is surrounded by forests and jungles. It is not a surprise that they were able to come up with this idea. In general, the snails are applied to the face and left to roam on it.

As a result, a trail of mucus (coming from the snails’ body) is left on the face. This treatment is known to give a glow to the skin as well as encouraging its rejuvenation. In addition, experts claim that the snail essence removes dead skin cells and toxins that lay under the skin’s dermal layers.

Further Information

When the snails get stressed, they release a fluid called helix aspera muller glycoconjugates. In the spa, they leave the fluid on your face for a determined time and then massage it so it can enter as good as possible into the layer on the surface of your skin. In addition, this treatment in known to cost a lot of money. For instance, in Japan 5 minutes of snail massage cost about 160$.

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However, no evidence (except for claims) has shown that those treatments are beneficial. Some people say that the fact that the fluid that the snails release can help reduce puffiness is because it is cold. This effect is the same as putting a cucumber on your face for it to reduce under eye puffiness.

Mountain Climbing

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Overview Mountain Climbing

Mountain climbing is a great hobby and a sport that involves risk, danger, and hardship. Mountain climbing is not for everyone, although some can find it irresistible, as well as frustrating and sometimes even deadly. It can be rewarding, life changing experience and one of life’s greatest accomplishments. Moreover, it is excellent physical and mental conditioning. Also, it exercises and strengthens the back and leg muscles because of the constant movement and carrying of the heavy packs. Not to forget the attractive view you can see from the top of the mountains.

How To Start Mountain Climbing

1-Learning About the Sport.

Take your time in making research. Read up on everything you can, and be sure to check out as many different resources as possible. Websites, books and magazines each offer insight into the sport. You have to know everything from basic strategy to advanced techniques.

2-Practice the skills you can master away from the mountain.

Practice your climbing techniques. Things such as learning the proper way to tie climbing knots. Learning skills like these will not only make you more ready for the climb, they can also help build confidence.

3-Knowing the various climbing styles.

There are several choices of climbing but you have to well know the type you choose.

Types Of Climbing

There are different types of climbing:

  • Hiking on the lower elevation mountains. Includes various terrain such as rock, dirt, brush, talus and scree.
  • Traditional climbing on the moderate elevation mountains.
  • Scaling rock walls of mountains.
  • Climbing through snow and ice.
  • Climbing glaciers and alpine trekking.

Required Equipment

The amount of equipment will grow just like your experience and desire to go to mountains. But as a starter ,only you need a pair of good walking shoes, some waterproof jacket and pants. Also you need a good climbing rope and a helmet. For sure you will take a  backpack for daily tours.

 

Unique Experience in the Sala Silvermine Hotel

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Location and Overview

The Sala Silvermine is a place to stop over and certainly visit to learn the life of the Silver Miners of times gone past. In Sweden, Vdstmanland County, Sala locates this deep hotel. Centrally located on the mining area, you will find the mine’s own hostel. Originally  Sala Silvermine Hotel built as a rooming house for unmarried men around 1920. A visit to the old silver mines in Sala is well worth it because you go down to 155 m underground in very dark place and cut off from the outside world.

The Hotel

Carmencitta Magazine - Sala Silvermine Hotel 4Deep within the dark tunnels and cavity shafts of an old Swedish silver mine, guests can sleep in the world’s most deepest hotel suite. It has 15 double rooms, all with space for extra beds. There are single and family rooms also available. The hotel maintains a simple standard with a shared toilet and shower in the hallway. The dark chamber features a double bed surrounded by three rock walls, candles, seating and little else. You may think that a hotel suite will be cold and dark, but the halls are warm where the temperature is 18 degrees.

The Unusual Tour

 Carmencitta Magazine - Sala Silvermine Hotel 5Each tour takes different time from 60 minutes to 3 hours. Also it is for different levels from 60 meters deep to 155 meters. Moreover, there are tours especially for children. In the tour you will see dark winding galleries, vast caverns and magic lakes. You can join the tour with very experienced guides. They will tell you of a fantastic chapter in industrial history. During its heyday, production amounted to more than 3 tons of silver a year.

Adventure to be Had

Carmencitta Magazine - Sala Silvermine Hotel 3Sleeping underground in the deep hotel and having a tour not the only adventures you can do in the  Sala Silvermine Hotel. You can also do a high-wire assault course, go whizzing on a zip wire and explore the subterranean world of the silver mine through a number of different tracks. If like your golf, there is a fine course above ground for you to check out 10 kilometers from Sala Silvermine.

 

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