Brazilian carnivals and Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
  May 28, 2012 Brazil is considered the country of carnivals, in many of its cities held their own carnivals, but one of the world's best known and most spectacular…

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Venetian carnival parade costumes in Venice
The glorious city of Venice flourished in the mid-fifteenth century, long before there was the first Venetian carnival . as a member of the trade of the Hanseatic League. In…

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Unusual culinary festivals in the world

 

The article will tell you about the many food festivals that are organized all over the world. These festivals are very unusual. You will learn about the tradition of cooking food from cats, traditions, chase the cheese, throw oranges and more.

Since childhood we have been taught that food is not to rush. However, in some countries, throwing food is a massive event, which attracts many people. This madness has developed into real food festivals, which has gained worldwide popularity and has attracted a lot of tourists.

So, Italy has a long tradition of battles with oranges. For participation in festival it is vital to stock up on helmet and goggles. In the small town of Ivrea, three days before lent, residents gather to participate in the orange battle. In Middle ages there was a tradition to throw oranges. There was a legend that in ancient times there lived a Prince of Ivrea, who was very avaricious. He gave to the peasants only one pea in six months. To protest people gathered and began to scatter the peas on all city streets. Over time the peas have replaced oranges and turned the process of throwing fruit at this festival. Very famous in recent times was the festival of Catania cheese in England. From Cooper’s hill crumble the cheese, dozens of British. The whole process is accompanied by multiple fractures, bruises and stretch marks participants. Continue reading

The Most unusual hotels in the world

 

For many people, the hotel is only a place to sleep. I want to introduce you to 10-coy unusual hotels of the world, which might sound interesting for you place where you want to spend your next vacation! Some of them might not offer 5-star comfort but they are really some of the most amazing in the world and most unusual hotels!

So, launch with converted in hotels of various vehicles…

1. “Controversy Tram Hotel”, The Netherlands

Frank and ILM Appel from the small village of Hoogwoud turned the 2 most usual tram car, more recently, running the streets of Germany and Amsterdam, in a wonderful family-run hotel.

The hotel has 4 rooms including everything necessary for comfortable stay: double bed, equipped kitchen, shower, toilet and much more…

The owners of this apartment hotel also live in a very unusual house, “typing” in the architecture of the famous red double-Decker English bus, turning it in his bedroom

In the area surrounding the hotel is also a lot of interesting things, such as a video library in the shape of a UFO

or here is a sculptural composition…

The price from 60 Euro/night

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Brazilian carnivals and Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

 

May 28, 2012 Brazil is considered the country of carnivals, in many of its cities held their own carnivals, but one of the world’s best known and most spectacular is, of course, the carnival in Rio de Janeiro .

This Grand event is held in the month of February, but as it is, we learn from this article.

Brazilian carnival (Carnaval do Brasil) is an annual festival held in many cities of Brazil for 40 days before Easter, which marks the beginning of lent. During lent, Catholics abstain from all bodily pleasures. That is why the Brazilian carnival, as an act of farewell to the pleasures, held on the eve of lent.

There are several versions of the origin of the Brazilian carnival. One of them is that it is based on introduced in the 17th century by the Portuguese “Fun day” – a holiday, accompanied with singing and dancing, when it was decided to bullshit each other all sorts of ways, pour water, obidyatsya raw eggs and beans. Soon the fun was joined by black slaves brought to Brazil from Africa, bringing back the colorful customs from their homeland. By the 20th century Brazilian carnival has absorbed elements of carnivals in Italy and France. It was then that mask, fantastic Continue reading