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The Hidden Bride

There was once this bride who was kept hidden in a faraway place, locked up somewhere far in the deep mountains. The bride spent her life isolated with little else to do but abide to Mother Nature. Obediently, she laid fascinated in those deep cliffs, observing the world, the beautiful sky and nature that surrounded her, the peasants as years passed by and they lived and went about their lives.
She was a myth, a legend. The myths and the legends all mentioned her name. Peasants knew that there was this hidden bride, searched high and far, but never knew her secret place. As years went by, men gave up searching for their hidden bride and accepted that she’d had second thoughts and went on with her life so they did the same.
Little did they know that she will keep holding on never giving up, wishing upon shooting stars as she waited and waited never giving up hope that one day someone will know about her secret place and fall in love with her…longing for the day when her life begins.
The bride waited and waited, day after day, determined that one day she will be found, until decades later he found her. He knew her hidden place and finally rescued her.
Everyone told him that it was a hopeless search. And still, he waited until the covered snow melted. Spring came, he stood there, many hours passed observing as he faced the beautiful mountain, and still… couldn’t find her…
Mesmerized by the moment, the beauty of the mountain, he took photos. Not seeing his bride at first, back home he looked back at the photos. And there she was, inside a proud mountain she was engraved, lying gracefully… Unique in its form, a vague image still, he went to his friend the artist and asked him to trace her path.
Doctor Lteif finally unlocked her hidden secret, the rumored legendary engraved by the hand of God, some 250 million years back. It was there where he stood, it was his lens that helped him find his beautiful bride.
They both never once gave up hope despite the circumstances, they refused to despair.…
I am here, I am living, I am free…  For like the first time ever, I’m completely free!
Important Facts
Mount Sannine
Mount Sannine is in Baskinta, Mount Lebanon.Holy Scripture (psalms 42, 43, “From Hermon, from the mountain of Mitsar”), the prophecies, the myths and the legends all mention its holy name.Its highest point is 2,628 m (8,622 feet) above sea level in Lebanon.
Aarouss Sannine
Aarouss Sannine dates back some 250,000,000 years back, during the 1st Jurassic Period. It is 1km high, 1600m legs and 2600m head.The head lays on the right peek of Sannine mountain and her feet end at the far bottom of the mountain.
The person who first found her is unknown. He was the first to take a photo of the mountain, which later, while looking at the photo, he was able to identify her. He then passed away leaving the photo behind. The photo reached the hands of a man called Hanna. Hanna gave it to Bechara Aalam, a friend of Dr. Lteif, Internal Medicine.
It was Dr. Lteif’s lens that helped him find the Bride of Sannine and it was with the support of his friend the artist Antoine G. Ghanem who put the lines on the first drafted photos, which helped Carmencitta team to photoshoot the bride in full HD format and dress her in white.
Carmencitta needs to thank Dr. Lteif for providing us with facts and information. The editorial content and art work is exclusively for Carmencitta. 
How to get there
When you first stand facing the mountain, you don’t see the bride. However, if you take the road of Zaarour and take this specific angle facing the mountain, you will only be able to see the slight traces of the bride. Jabal Sannine in Baskinta, Mount Lebanon, Lebanon. Follow the road that leads to Zaarour where Jabal Sannine is right facing you. It is only clearly visible in the afternoon from 3 to 6 pm.
 CARMENCITTA wishes our bride eternal happiness …

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.

 

Casablanca Attractive Destination

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Location and overview

Casablanca is a large, port city and commercial hub in western Morocco. It is fronting the Atlantic Ocean. Once you visit it you can notice the city’s French colonial legacy through architecture. There is a great blend of Moorish style and European art decoration. Casa (as locals call it) isn’t too touristy but it is the most cosmopolitan and Western-feeling city in Morocco.

Tourist Attractions in Casablanca

Hassan II Mosque

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On the shoreline, just beyond the northern tip of Casablanca’s Medina, the Hassan II mosque dominates the entire city. Finished in 1993, it is the second largest mosque in the world.

La Corniche

Carmencitta MAgazine - Casablnaca city 2Located in the same region as Hassan II Mosque, La Corniche is a beach front district offering an array of dining experiences as well as pools and beach access. La Corniche offers an area full of entertainment, and the chance to go on a pleasant and refreshing walk on the beach, or even a dip in the sea if you’re feeling daring.

The Old Medina

Carmencitta MAgazine - Casablnaca city 4Unlike in many Moroccan cities, the old part of town is surprisingly easy to pass by in Casablanca. Moreover, it’s a rambling and ramshackle neighborhood with an authentic residential feel, and a great place to feel the pulse of Casablanca life.

Cathedral Du Sacre Coeur

Carmencitta MAgazine - Casablnaca city 3This graceful cathedral was built in the 1930s.Its architecture is a harmonious blend of both European and Moroccan style.

Central Market

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It is a must for tourists who want to throw themselves into the midst of city life. It’s a great opportunity for photographers and great fun for everyone else. You’ll find everything here from plastic bowls to Morocco’s famous slippers.

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Museum of Moroccan Judaism

It is a unique museum and the only Jewish museum in the Arab world. It offers an insight into the history, religion, traditions and daily life of Jews in a Moroccan Civilization.

Where to spend Thanksgiving this year?

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Thanksgiving is a nice holiday to have a big dinner at home, and invite your big family. However, it might happen that, you have not decided what to cook for Thanksgiving yet, and the thought of preparing multiple huge meals makes you feel very tired, even though you have not started yet. In fact, this is when, the idea of spending the weekend elsewhere, should be considered. And this is where our job comes! Keep on reading as we guide you through the top places where you can spend Thanksgiving this year.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Carmencitta Magazine - Where to spend Thanksgiving this year 2Thanksgiving in this place is ideal if you’re looking for a mountain getaway. In fact, Gatlinburg is a beautiful gateway to the Great Smoky Mountain, National Park, as well as a popular destination for families all over the year. Moreover, over there you will find a big variety of vacation rentals, from cozy cabins to mountain chalets as well as numerous activities and events.

Hawaii

Carmencitta Magazine - Where to spend Thanksgiving this year 3We cannot deny that, any time of the year is a perfect time to go to Hawaii. However, November is particularly good because you will find less tourists and a quieter time, while still enjoying that fabulous turkey dinner as most resort restaurants offer special meals for the holiday. In fact, November tends to be a rainier month, so you can choose destinations on the dry side of the islands, generally the southern or western coasts of Kauai, like Poipu, Wailea on Maui, Kailua-Kon on the Big Island or Waikiki on Oahu, you’re likely to experience more idyllic weather.

Orlando, Florida

Carmencitta Magazine - Where to spend Thanksgiving this year 4You need to know that in Orlando, theme parks tend to be packed during the holiday weeks, especially on Thanksgiving. In fact, on holidays, most kids are out of school, and amusement parks such as Disney World and Universal Studios, have extended hours that make it easier to enjoy the rides and shows without witnessing massive crowds.

 

Top 3 Trip Destinations for Nature Lovers

Top 3 Trip Destinations for Nature Lovers

 

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.

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.

 

Romantic Destinations in Greece for Couples

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You are just too tired of the routine, and you are thinking about a place to go to for a vacation with your loved one. Destinations are uncountable, and you are torn between heading East or west. Moreover, you are thinking about whether to go to somewhere where the ice covers the place, or to an island to enjoy the sun with your partner. In this article, we will be talking about the best romantic destinations for couples: The Vine, Watehopper Corfu, and Sailing Yacht Dreamaker. Moreover, they are all located in Greece.

The Vine

Carmencitta-MAgazine-Romantic-Destinations-in-Greece-for-Couples-2This is one of the greatest little wine bars you can find in Greece, a relaxed atmosphere roams all over the place where there is something different which catches your eye no matter where you look. In addition, there are a Lot of little games offered so you can keep yourself amused. However, you won’t need them because there is a lot going on with the décor that can keep you entertained for hours.

Waterhoppers Corfu

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You and your loved one can enjoy your first diving experience here. We assure you that it will be wonderful. First, they give you a quick lesson about diving on a little amphitheater. Then, they gear you up and sit you down on the beach. Over there, you slit a bit farther in the ocean and put up your oxygen tank.

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A boat trip with the one you love around the coast, is undoubtedly the best way of seeing the hidden treasures of this beautiful Island. In addition, it is a great way to escape the hot, dusty, and noisy roads in order to approach the pristine turquoise beaches by water instead.

Best Places To Visit In The USA

Finding places to visit and things to do in the USA is a hard task due to the fact that the United States of America is a very large country. This is why, we are going to list the best places to visit in America, in case you decided to take a vacation with your friends or family. Keep on reading so we can guide you through the top 5 places to visit.

Grand Canyon

This is the most picturesque location in USA. You will feel small next to the enormously giant rocks and mountains that border you from everywhere. You have two options: Hike the Bright Angel Trail, or raft the Colorado River. Either ways, you will have the time of your life.

Maui

If you are looking for beaches and parks, this is your spot. Go to Maui if you want to escape every day’s stress and routine. In addition, make sure to try the island’s food, it will satisfy your taste buds to a great extent.

Yellowstone

This is a great spot for nature lovers. You will find pools, geysers, hot springs, and hiking trails that go for miles. In addition, if you are an animal fan and lover, make sure to pay visit to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in order to learn about the wildlife over there.

 

Yosemite

In Yosemite, you will find famous landmarks such as Half Dome and Glacier Point. Those spots are great for camping. In addition, this is a good way to spend 2 days with your family members where all ages will enjoy their time.

 

San Francisco

All of you, exploration lovers, head to San Francisco, and go discover its neighborhoods, where in each one, you will find something unique, and different from the others. In addition, you can see the famous red bridge you see on televisions.

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.

L’Heure Bleue, Hôtel de Rêve

The Heure Bleue Palais in Essaouira i is like a book with a thousand stories and impossible to describe. A fabulous palais where you can experience exceptional hospitality and special moments in the unique environment of this Relais & Châteaux hotel, the world’s most famous hotel association.
Essaouira is a historic city, the picturesque port was fortified under Théodore Cornut, who originated from Vauban. Now the port is a buzzing tourist destination with never ending attractions: art, culture, festivals, beach, wellness, golf, water sports to name but a few.

 

 

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