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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.

 

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.

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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.

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Gallup is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States, with a population that hit 21,678 people in 2010. Moreover, it is the most populous city between Flagstaff and Albuquerque, along the historic U.S. Route 66. In fact, the city was founded in 1881 as a railhead, and was named after David Gallup who was a paymaster for the railroad. Here are the top things to do in Gallup.

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In fact, Bill Malone is an experienced man in obtaining as well as selling authentic Native American goods. His selection is widely varied, and he offers very reasonable prices. Moreover, this place is very important to visit because of the refreshing feeling you get, as well as the different collections from everywhere else. He has many other interesting items and a vast knowledge. And the thing that makes this place feel very welcoming, is Bill himself, who has no problem giving customers advices.

Gallup Flea Market

Carmencitta MAgazine - Top Things To Do in Gallup2The flea market is a place where you can find Native American crafts that you can take back home as gifts and souvenirs. In addition, while you shop, you can eat along the walkway. There are NFL blankets, hats, and accessories. There are T-shirts and socks for sale. There are food booths too. Additionally, you will find lots of great deals on silver and turquoise jewelry, and the prices are extremely reasonable and the artists are always willing to offer you a great deal.

The Gallup Cultural Center

Carmencitta MAgazine - Top Things To Do in Gallup3If you want to kill about two hours of your time, the cultural center is your destination. In fact, this is a place that offers good insight into the local culture. Over there, you will find exhibits on sand painting, weaving, and local history. Moreover, you will also find exhibits of local artists’ work. The people there were friendly and happy to answer questions.

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 Dwarka

Dwarka is a municipality of Devbhoomi Dwarka district in the state of Gujarat in northwestern India. Moreover, it is located on the western shore of the Okhamandal Peninsula, on the right bank of the Gomti River. In 2011 it had a population of 38,873. Are you thinking about visiting this beautiful place? Keep on reading as we guide you through the best things to do in Dwarka.

Dwarkadhish Temple

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Dwarkaa is one of the most fantastic places in India. In fact, in Dwarkadhish Temple, you can do all the things any tourist will enjoy, such as shopping. In fact, once you get there, you cannot but feel peace when you look at Lord Krishna’ statue. Divinity is all over the air, which makes you mood go from bad to great. Words are not enough to describe the place, and once you go there, you will know why.

Carmencitta Magazine - things to do in dwarka 2Nageshwar Shiva Temple

This place is a must visit for people who are visiting the Jyotirling. Over there, you will find a huge statue that will take your breath away with its beauty. Moreover, the temple’s location is easy to find because it is located on the main road and well recognized by a huge shiv statue outside the temple. In fact, the jyortiling darshan are very calm and soothing.

Bhait Dwarika

Carmencitta Magazine - things to do in dwarka 3The ride to get to that place is too much fun, as you will be riding a boat to island town of bhait Dwarka (Gujaratis pronounce it as Bet Dwarka). However, make sure to know when to go, because the temple will be closed from 1 P.M to 5 P.M so plan your journey accordingly. Moreover, the boats are available at 20 min interval and charge about 10-20 Rs. One-way. In fact, Indians call this place “Gods home”, and ou will know why once you visit.

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.

 

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