5 Amazing Facts about the Rastafarian Culture
Dec12

5 Amazing Facts about the Rastafarian Culture

This is one of the most amazing cultures in the world gaining popularity due to their staunch beliefs, local dialect, and amazing colors amongst others. The Jamaican culture has made the country host a lot of foreigners annually to find out the secrets behind the success of Rastafarianism around the globe. It is an Africa-centered religion which was developed in Jamaica following the coronation of Haile Selassie 1 as king of Ethiopia in 1930. Here are some of the facts unknown by many, that will make a visit to learn this culture not only a worth while encounter but will also fulfill your dreams of interacting with this famous religion. Truly, it should not miss in your must-see handful list; get to know the facts! Amazing Culture Rastafarian’s have no social custom for marriage in that, when a man and a woman are living together they are considered. Women in the Rastafarian culture are only made Rastafarian’s only through their husbands. They are also governed by three colors namely; green- signifying Jamaica’s vegetation, red- for blood of those killed for the black community and yellow- which is the color of gold represents the wealth of the Promised Land. The three Rastafarian colors have nothing to do with smoking ganja as many people believe. Rastafarian is as much as a spiritual movement, with revolutionary inclinations which their people strongly identify with struggle and oppression.(image by Andrew Ganz) Respect for Ganja Before going into details it is very important to note that to be a Rastafarian it is not a must to be a regular in smoking weed. It is also not their center of attraction since they are Rastafarian’s who don’t participate in the act. Rastafarian’s firmly believe that marijuana is sacred and that biblical scriptures support its use hence the name Holy Herb or the Wisdom Weed. They regularly inhale marijuana to increase their spiritual and mental awareness but abstain from alcohol completely. Additionally, physical, mental and cultural strength is a core concept of Rastafarian’s, poignantly expressed in their National Anthem ‘Redemption Song’ done by Bob Marley. Diet Rastafarian’s are vegetarians and they normally don’t consume meat especially pork. They have also a specific meal known as Ital. though it’s always confused with veganism this diet of its own may change somewhat based on the denomination of Rastafarian’s. They also don’t consume any processed foods and any red meat. Generally, the main secret behind their diet is consuming natural foods which are goo to your health. Local Dialect and Cool Music They have gained popularity through interest in their inspiring reggae music, with over one million adherents. Close sources...

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Cruising to the Seven Modern Wonders of the World
Aug12

Cruising to the Seven Modern Wonders of the World

For many people, visiting the Seven Modern Wonders of the World is right at the top of the bucket list. Spread across the world, these voyages can be an incredibly intense. For those concerned about the exertion, why not cheat a little and travel to the seven wonders in luxury aboard a cruise ship. Here is a guide to cruising to each of the Severn Modern Wonders of the World in luxury. Christ the Redeemer If the recent World Cup in Brazil’s incessant use of Christ the Redeemer sparked a desire in you to visit the awe-inspiring statue, a cruise holiday could be the best option. Located on the peak of Rio de Janeiro’s Corcovado Mountain, Christ the Redeemer is only 12km from the city’s port. Regardless of people’s faith, the statue has become incredibly iconic across the world. The sombre, embracing figure of Christ overlooking the colourful city of Rio offers an incredible poignant visage. Viewable from the port as the ship comes to dock, it is the striking image that visitors tend to notice first. Royal Caribbean run cruises throughout the year to the carnival capital of the world, allowing passengers to enjoy the city’s colour and culture. Great Wall of China Made up of 13,171 miles of fortifications, the Great Wall of China is the longest man-made structure in the wall and dates back more than 2,500 years. Initially built as to protect the Chinese Empire and serve as border controls, the wall has become a hugely popular tourist attraction. Although theories suggesting the Great Wall of China can be viewed from the moon have been disproven, the structure has still made an indelible mark on the planet.(Image by Ziki Questi) The wall passes through the city of Beijing which has maritime access through the Port of Tianjin. Cruise1st offer a choice of cruise holidays which include excursions to the Great Wall. Petra The ancient city of Petra in Jordan has become famous for its unique infrastructure and architecture with buildings carved into stone. Roughly 2,500 years old, the city was lost for centuries until rediscovered by a Swiss explorer in 1812. The city is under threat of corrosion caused by water damage and poor irrigation – the delicate site needs to be seen to be believed. One of the harder sites to visit by ship, probably the best way to nautically approach the area is by a Red Sea Cruise. Colosseum The ancient amphitheatre set in the centre of the Italian city of Rome is generally considered one of the greatest feats of Roman engineering. Carefully preserved, visitors are still welcomed inside the Colosseum despite...

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Fantastic Frankfurt Lures with its Diverse Cultural Attractions
Mar04

Fantastic Frankfurt Lures with its Diverse Cultural Attractions

Frankfurt – the gateway to Europe and a city known for its diversity lures with its unending list of amazing tourist attractions. From outdoor activities to historic modernistic monuments, art and culture, delectable cuisines, great shopping opportunities and an impressive ambience; Frankfurt has it all. Quite different from other cities in Germany, this interesting tourist location has a lot on its cards. Take a look at its many attractions steeped in art and culture. Main Tower The Main Tower is open to the public and makes you savor the spectacular views of the cityscape from a height of 200 meters. Apart from getting your fill of interesting digital captures, you may also like to visit its restaurant, which is situated atop the fourth tallest tower in Frankfurt.(image by Rubén Vique). Goethe’s House Home to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), the famous German writer, Goethe’s House was completely ravaged during the World War II. Restored later, this beautiful house offers tourists with an incredible collection of paintings, furnishings and books linked to the Goethe family. This is the venue where Goethe received his inspiration to write “The Sorrows of Young Weather”. Cider taverns of Sachsenhausen Savor the delights of “Apfelwein” or “Ebbelwoi”, alcoholic apple ciders manufactured in and around the scenic bounties of Frankfurt. The regions of Sachsenhausen (located to the south of the old town), boast of the oldest cider apple bar and attracts visitors from near and far alike. Romerberg Romerberg (Roman Mountain) attracts tourists to the popular town hall and has existed since 1405. Its Historic square was the historic venue of the first trade fair in Frankfurt the 13th century. With a three-storey building area that sprawls across 10,000 square meters and nine houses, the sightseeing locations of Romerberg are worthy of a visit. Paulskirche – Church of St Paul Paulskirche was constructed in the period 1789-1833 and has witnessed the birth and growth of the German democracy. Once used for important political meetings, Church of St Paul was the first place to be chosen for selecting the members of the German parliament in the year 1848. In contemporary times, this venue is being used for special events and exhibitions. Museumsufer Take a leisurely stroll along the main river that flows through the center of Frankfurt. Its banks are fringed by some of the best museums in Europe-a must visit for tourists and lovers of art and culture alike. Museumsufer situated in Schaumainkai, is the largest flea market in the city and lures shoppers from all parts of the country and beyond.(image by HEN-Magonza). Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Senckenberg Museum, the largest museum dedicated to...

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4 Reasons To Go To Argentina Now
Jan20

4 Reasons To Go To Argentina Now

There is no place in South America that beats Argentina when it comes to holiday or vacation experience. Traveling to Argentina will take you to a spectacular destination where you will enjoy a rich mixture of culture, heritage and cuisine. The Four reasons to go to Argentina are: Latino dancing Tango is the most popular dance style in Argentina. The dance originated in San Telmo neighborhood which is located in the scenic capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. This sensual and elegant dance has a rich history which makes it the symbol of Argentinean culture. Tango has been declared by UNESCO as part of the World Cultural Heritage to be preserved for posterity. There are numerous dance schools which offer dancing lessons to tourists who would love to learn the beautiful choreographed moves. Other popular Latino dancing styles are the salsa and milonga. In the modern bars and clubs many party-goers enjoy dancing disco.(image by Mon Partenaire Danse). Culture Argentine culture is an amalgam of European and African culture. This mixed culture is easily identifiable in the literature, lifestyles, music and architecture of the country. The beautiful romantic Tango dance which began 100 years ago is the chief cultural marker of Argentina. The music played in the clubs and restaurants is a mix of local Argentine melodies, strong African beats and European rhythm. The other cultural symbol is soccer which is more of a national obsession than a game. Buenos Aries basically reflects European culture. The city is dotted with many galleries, art museums and an active theater community. Moreover, the Argentinians are deeply religious people and most of them belong to the Roman Catholic faith. The national language is Spanish but English and seventeen other native languages are spoken in many parts of the country. Festivals Make it part of your plan to stay in Buenos Aires during national events for the cool things to do. You will have a chance to watch the Buenos Aires Tango Festival held in February/March of every year and attracts around 200 top dancers in the world. During this festival, there dozens of shows, exhibits and tango lessons. In August you can participate in the World Dance Championship while in October you can indulge in the week-long World Tango Festival.(image by Pablo Martín Broqua). There are other festivals to enjoy in Salta city which is located at the foothills of the Andean mountains. When you visit in January you will be in for Fiesta Artesanal de los Valles Calchaquies, a memorable folklore festival. In the month of April the Founding Day is celebrated while in December, Salta is decorated and converted in to...

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