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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.

Things to do in San Antonio

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The City Of San Antonio is considered to be the Number 7 on the list of “the most populated cities in America”, with a population of 1,409,019. Moreover, it is considered to be one of the fastest growing cities in the world. This marvelous and giant city has a lot to offer. You can go there on a vacation in order to escape the routine that is taking over your life. Moreover, in order to make it easier for you, we have gathered some tourist attraction sites in a list for you to find things to do in San Antonio.

River Walk

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The San Antonio river walk is one of the most beautiful areas over there. This is appropriate for families because there is a lot of food and shopping for everyone. Once you are there, you should take the boat tour to see everything from another angle. Additionally, make sure you walk both directions and both sides of the River Walk so that you don’t miss anything.

Mission San Jose

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This is a beautiful and lovely stop. While on the mission trail, you will be glad you took the time. How much time? Well you can go as fast or as slow as you like but if you give yourself a good hour you’ll likely be ready for the next stop soon. While here do take the time to wander the quiet areas located throughout the grounds. Read the information, touch the past and you will be rewarded with a deeper understanding of the roots of this area and our country.

The Alamo

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In fact, this is a tour in San Antonio that is well worth your time. It is so impressive to see the site as it now stands. The great big wooden doors and the grounds with huge oaks. You would just love it, especially of you have seen the movie!

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.
 

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.

 

Find the Wildlife in Mauritius

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Overview

It is an island of volcanic origin, almost entirely surrounded by coral reefs. The land rises from coastal plains to a central plateau. The Mauritius Republic consists of Mauritius, the island Rodrigues, the islands of Agalega, and the archipelago Cargados Carajos Shoals.

Where is Mauritius?

Mauritius is an Island nation. It locates in the continent of Africa, Mauritius, in the south west Indian Ocean, slightly over the tropic of Capricorn. Furthermore, it covers 2,030 square kilometers of land and 10 square kilometers of water. Though it is one of the largest nations in the world.

Must-See Places in Mauritius

Le Morne

it is in the South of the island. The place is full of nice viewpoints over the west coast of the island and over the southern part of the island.

Black River Gorges National Park

A national park stretching over 6574 hectares of incredible native forests and wildlife. The national park proposes a number of long hiking trails for those nature lovers. Moreover, it is the habitat of the Pink pigeon.

Ile Aux Cerfs

It has spectacular white sandy beaches, palm trees and waters of all shades of blue. In other words, it is the perfect place to relax.

Champ de Mars in Port Louis

If you are a fan of horse races, then you must go there to attend a race. Moreover, you can you can enjoy canapés and drinks.

 Grand Bassin

It is an extinct volcano, now a lake high up in the mountains about 1800 feet above sea level is the most sacred Hindu place on the island of Mauritius.

La roche qui pleure /Le Souffleur

This place is simply amazing, superb, relaxing and inspiring. Also, unique big waves crashing against the volcanic cliffs.

Château de Labourdonnais

It is is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mauritius. Furthermore, this is a great place to acquaint oneself with the nineteenth century Mauritian lifestyle.

 

And that’s Why We Should Laugh…

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Laughter is one of the most beautiful ways of expression in humans. It
can record the position of an interview or a particular situation or
even visible incident. This human expression was first discovered by
the French philosopher, Henri Bergson. Several philosophers devoted
his books and articles, most notably the book “Laughter” in which
several aspects and events that makes the human laugh were mentioned,
proposing an analytical and philosophical issue starting from the
following question: “Why do we laugh?”

As a matter of fact, human being is the only creature capable of
laughing as the process of laughing expresses the impact of what
happened in our psyche. The most important thing is that this effect
stems from the brain that may be surprised by an unexpected or a
sudden psychological trauma that tickles the sense of man, who
directly expresses his feeling by laughing.

 

Psychologists emphasize that laughter comes from the human brain,
which analyzes the things that drive us to laugh. However, it must be
said that the human brain, which analyzes the visual logic or audible,
turns to an analysis of the incident then sends messages to the facial
expression which push us to laugh or not. For example, if we are used
to watch the manager entering his office, this phenomenon is a logical
thing we are used to and do not lead us to any sense of laughter,
because it fits with the logic of our brain, which is entering the
office and sitting down. But, if the manager enters the office one day
and fell down on the ground dropping his things everywhere, this
action will directly lead to spark laughter, because the logic path
has been cut and what we didn’t expect had happen.

 

Nevertheless, human tends to laugh especially that laughing approaches
distances between people, moisturizes the atmosphere tension and
creates a sense of satisfaction and peace. However, some people cannot
stop laughing even during the saddest moments and some psychologists
have hailed these people, considering that their brain has a
remarkable capacity in the logical path of events analyses.

 

Perhaps laughter pushed man, since ancient times, to use this
emotional feeling and stick some artistic scenes to maintain a
theatrical comedian work. As people started attending and
participating in the process of collective laughter that makes us feel
the happiness and the beauty of life.
Finally, as the saying goes, “Laugh, And the World Laughs with You,”
we may also convince you to laugh as laughing makes you brighter and
more powerful.

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.

 

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.

Where to travel for a warm Christmas

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Christmas is the holy time when you spend this night with your friends and family hosting dinners and praying. In fact, when most people hear the world Christmas, all they can think about is the cold weather, the snow, and the rain. However, what most of them do not know, is that they can travel, and spend Christmas on a beach, while paying a small amount of money compared to other travel experiences. Keep on reading if you would like to know where to travel for a warm Christmas.

Cancún/Cozumel/Riviera Maya, Mexico

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In case you aren’t aware of all of these, Cancún a resort that was purposely built in order to host people liking for warm vacations. It faces the Caribbean, and the area known as the Riviera Maya, which includes the nearby island of Cozumel. In fact, in December, the weather will be perfect over there, with a small possibility of thunderstorms that rarely occur, and when they occur, it is only for a small amount of time. Moreover, due to the availability of more than 1000 hotels, the competition is rough, and you will be able to find a room for a very cheap price. You should not miss the opportunity to visit Cancun during the holidays.

Punta Cana/Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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Who would not want to spend a vacation in the Dominican Republic? What most people do not know, this location in known for its large all-inclusive hotels at great prices? Moreover, over there you will be able to find two of the most popular resorts around the world: Punta Cana (on the eastern tip) and Puerto Plata (on the northern shore). In fact, the two resorts, each has around 200 hotels for you to choose from, including dozens of all-inclusive resorts designed to keep you there for your entire stay.

Christmas Traditions From Around The World

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Christmas is the holiday that most people, around the world, wait for every year. In fact, each country celebrates this merry holiday in a different way; some start the celebrations months ahead, and others might not even celebrate it. Moreover, unexpected ways in celebrating Christmas occur in each country, and here are the most unique Christmas traditions from around the world.

The Philippines

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In fact, the Philippines is the third largest country in the world, and no other country celebrates this holiday quite like Filipinos do. In fact, over there, they immediately replace Halloween decorations with Christmas lights and start the celebrations in September; which makes it the longest Christmas celebration in the world, starting in September, and ending in January. In addition, you will see all the windows decorated by star shaped lanterns that are named after the Spanish word for lantern, farol.

Sweden

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The Yule Log is a custom that happens each year in European-derived Christmas traditions. In fact, a Yule Log is a cake that has the shape of a tree branch, filled with cream, and covered in order to look like an actual tree branch. However in Sweden, they have the tradition of Yule Goat, which is made of animal products as well as, surprisingly, straws. Merry Christmas in Swedish is “God Jul.”

Finland

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In Finland, a myth says that, Reindeer run rampant in Finnish Lapland and Joulupukki makes his home where those same reindeer roam. But it’s not all snowflakes and cookies on Christmas Eve, when at noon the Declaration of Christmas Peace is read in a formal ceremony in South Finland. Moreover, in Finland, people wish each other “Hyvää Joulua” on Christmas.

France

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In France, French people stay awake all the night in order to celebrate. In fact, celebrations include delicious food. “This means essentially gathering with friends, often a dozen or more, and enjoying a multi-course dinner, in company of many bottles of wine and much champagne,”

 

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