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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 …

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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

Where to travel for peace and quiet

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We all come to a point in our lives where we feel like we need to leave the world behind, and go sit alone in an isolated place where there is nothing bur peace and quiet. Moreover, some people are lucky enough to have the ability to travel to a place where peace and quiet dominate. This article is dedicated to every person who wants to have a vacation enjoying nothing but comfort, peace, and quiet.

The Beartooth Highway – Montana, Wyoming

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In order to hit this location, you should either fly into Billings or fly into Bozeman. Once you are there, rent a car and hit the road, in specific, the Beartooth Highway. In fact, this highway is often called the most beautiful road in America, and it spreads along 64 miles starting from Red Lodge and arriving to Cooke City. Moreover, its elevation is nearly 11,000 feet, where you can, while driving, enjoy the stunning scenery that includes: tundra, crystalline alpine lakes, as well as occasional mountain goats and big horn sheep.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park – California

 

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For you to reach this park, you have to take a flight to Los Angeles or to San Diego. Once you hit the spot, you will have the time of your life while exploring this enormous realm which combines both wilderness and desert. For the nature lovers, you will find amazing views, as well as wildflowers, palms and cacti. Moreover, when it comes to animals, this place is the home of golden eagles, foxes, deer, and iguanas.

Badlands National Park – South Dakota

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This is the location where you get to see the most beautiful and loneliest sceneries in the whole world. In fact, according to the National Park Service, this park has the world’s richest fossil beds. When you are there, be prepared to see all kinds of weird things such as: bison, bighorn sheep and lots of prairie dogs. And not to forget, of course, tourists.

The Top 2 Countries famous for Plastic Surgery

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Cosmetic surgery, also known as plastic surgery, is nowadays, a thing that is easily on the reach of anyone. In fact, people decide to go under plastic surgery in order to remove any type of blemishes from their bodies. Moreover, in our days, with the easy access of this thing, not just the high or elite classes are using this field of science, but also the ordinary and normal people are starting to get involved in enhancing their looks via surgery. International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has surveyed and announced the famous countries that offer the best and most satisfying results. Here are the top two countries famous for plastic surgery.

South Korea

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Asia beats all the others! In fact, South Korea is the largest center for plastic surgery in the world. A research made in 2009 resulted that one out of every five women who live in Seoul undergoes at least one kind of plastic surgery. Moreover, the most common surgery that happens in South Korea is the double eyelid surgery. Additionally, in 2010, there were more than 44,000 double eyelid surgeries done in the country. Another very common and most frequently performed, apart from the eyelid surgeries, are nose jobs and liposuction.

Greece

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Greece is the second largest country in the world when it comes to plastic surgery. Moreover, Greece is very popular for its cosmetic surgeries for the fact that over there, those procedures cost less. In fact, the thing that made the second best country, is the advanced technology and less cost. Additionally, one of the most common surgeries performed in Greece is breast augmentation. It has also been reported that Greece another of the most common surgeries was Penis Enlargement and its frequency is approximately ten times the average frequency of this procedure in other countries across the globe.

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.

You Did Not Know That This City Existed

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Little is known about the ruined city of Mada’in Saleh that was inhabited by the Nabataeans. Yet this pre-Islamic site is one of Saudi Arabia’s greatest treasures.

Like so many Arabian tribes, the Nabataeans were originally nomadic, tent-dwelling pastorals and traders, who raised livestock and developed pioneering oasis agriculture, establishing wells and rainwater tanks. By the 1st century BC Mada’in Saleh already flourished as a city, recognized for its trade with spices, aromatic plants, myrrh and incenses, and until the expansion of the Roman Empire it stood as part of an independent, wealthy Kingdom.

Carmencitta Magazine - You Did Not Know That This City Existed 2The three main areas:

The first of these encountered by a visitor to the site is the ancient city itself, which was built in the first century BC. This is the least understood section of Mada’in Saleh, as the majority of the ruins are still covered by sand. Tentative excavations have revealed everyday objects such as ceramics and coins, as well as traces of a probable citadel, a city wall and a church.

The second part of the site is Jabal Ithlib which served as the main place of worship. Located on the northeast of the site and surrounded by rocky peaks, Mada’in Saleh resembles Petra by the embraced and iconic Siq-glen, a 40 meter high carved rock ‘corridor’ giving out onto stunning views of the Diwan, or central court, one of Mada’in Saleh’s most visited parts.

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The final area, which hides the antique tombs, is undoubtedly the most important and most significant section of this archaeological site. This area is the home over 100 monumental tombs dating back to the era between 0-75 CE. Though it might appear as if the tombs are be identical, a closer look reveals that they differ in their details. Each tomb shows an immerse façade decorated by mythic figures: masks, eagles, lions and serpents. The epitaphs of the tombs display the moments from the life and death circumstances of the deceased, clearly indicating the social status of each buried person. In contrast to the ornamented doorways, the interior of the tombs is lacking in decoration.

A mystery that is still being discovered.

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.

 

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