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An Unusual Hotel: Iglu Dorf

An Unusual Hotel Iglu Dorf

Location and Overview

 

An Unusual Hotel Iglu Dorf

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

An Unusual Hotel Iglu Dorf

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.

A Treatment from the Sea

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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

Carmencitta Magazine - A Treatment from the Sea 4Have 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.

Carmencitta Magazine - A Treatment from the Sea 3The 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

Carmencitta Magazine - A Treatment from the Sea 2Thalassotherapy 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 immerge 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.

 

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.

A Hotel for car loversThe rooms

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

A Hotel for car lovers

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.

A weird Spa Treatment Therapy

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Carmencitta Magazine - A weird Spa Treatment Therapy 4You are thinking about going to a spa in order to pamper yourself. However, you got bored from the usual spa treatments such as: hot stones on your back, aromatherapy, and conventional massage sessions. You want something new, something fun and adventurous. Search no more, as we have found you one of the strangest spa treatments that you will ever hear about; the snake massage.

In fact, this may be the great opportunity for you to get over your fear of snakes (or maybe not).

Location and information

Carmencitta Magazine - A weird Spa Treatment Therapy 2The spa locates in Ada Barak’s Carnivorous Plant Farm and Snake Spa in Talmey El’ Azar, Israel. It was at the beginning, a snake farm, and later on, turned into a spa. The spa coordinates the snakes in order for you to have the ultimate massage experience. The snakes are divided into two categories: big snakes that reach up to 8 feet long for deep massage, in addition to small snakes that are used for smaller and lighter massage. In fact, Ada claims that snakes have the ability (a sixth sense) to detect where a human being is feeling pain, and after that, they head towards the injury trying to heal it.

Process

Carmencitta Magazine - A weird Spa Treatment Therapy 3For about $105, you will benefit from a 60 minutes massage session where a specialist stays with you so he or she can guide the snakes towards you back, neck, head, and legs. In addition, there will be people who are present to calm you down in case you have a panic attack. In fact, snakes are nervonomous; they will detect where you have tangles in your muscles, and head to them to massage it (the big snakes) and make you feel relief.

Moreover, the health and beauty benefits of this treatment are: the release of muscle tension, stress relief, and healing of bones and joints’ aches.

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.

 

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.

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.

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