Secret Amman

Much of the time, visitors to Jordan to follow in the footsteps of Indiana Jones – current directly to the tombs of the Treasury and the Monastery of bookends to the ancient Nabatean city of Petra. But in doing so, they are overlooking some of the best this country has to offer. Jordan, and its capital, Amman, relaxed, hide a treasure of experiences unavoidable, real Arabs. And best of all, you have most of it yourself.

Through no fault of their own, Amman has become the forgotten city of the Middle East. It is also the most underrated. The streets are ancient monuments and the history of dust to his rival in Cairo, without grinding traffic and pollution. Its suburbs have a restaurant and vibrant cultural scene to match the neighboring Beirut, but locals have kept it to themselves.

To see the city at its best, start the day early in the Jabal al Qal’a or the Citadel of Amman. When the morning sun, is the perfect starting point for orientation. The seven hills of Amman main stretched at his feet like a rug crumpled each mound to help define a different neighborhood within the city. Beneath their feet, meanwhile, are more than 7000 years of history, and the crumbling pillars, arches and stairways of the Citadel bear witness to the assertion of Amman as one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
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Do not miss the Roman temple at the time of Hercules, a mixture of honeycomb color of the columns and beams, and the Palace of the hill of the Umayyads, is thought to date back to the eighth century. Before leaving, take a look at the hill site museum – even some neighbors do not know which is priceless Dead Sea Scrolls in their collection.

Ipanema

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Ipanema and Leblon are just behind Copacabana, are places very relaxed and also more glamor, is the perfect place to wear bikinis and thongs …

Ipanema neighborhood founded in 1894, is one of the best known of Rio de Janeiro, and also one of the most luxurious. On Avenida Vieira Souto houses the most expensive real estate in Latin America, with a price per square meter up to 24,000 reales.

The neighborhood is sleek and modern, where you can find variety of cafes, restaurants, luxury boutiques and nightclubs that are among the best in Rio and across the country.

It is a beach with a great atmosphere, a pleasant atmosphere will rodeadará, the waters are very blue and the sand is white. These beaches are also usually pretty clean.

Ipanema also has songs about her, like Copacabana, but perhaps not as well known internationally as the latter and is therefore less crowded. The tourism is important and attracts people of diverse nature, perhaps a greater purchasing power than Copacabana.

It’s a big beach, just over two kilometers, which throughout its journey home to swimmers of various kinds. It has several areas, more or less defined, which brings together different groups, such as gay, families, sports enthusiasts, etc..

The Ipanema is a bit more expensive than the Copacabana, but also higher quality restaurants and hotels. Ipanema beach is next to Copacabana, one of the most famous in the city.

The area is known internationally as a gay tourist destination, which turns on Ipanema meeting place par excellence and distraction of this style. The area of the beach near Posto 6 is frequented by the gay community and is said Rua Farme de Amoedo is “the gayest street in the world”.

Along the Christ Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Copacabana, Ipanema is one of the best places in the city of Rio de Janeiro and according to “Discovery Travel & Living” is the second best beach in the world and the sexiest of all.

Brazil Public Holidays 2017

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Brazilian public holiday are observed nationwide. However, many states and cities in Brazil have their own holidays also. Brazil holidays are legislated at the federal, state and municipal.

Some Christian festivals are observed as holidays in this country. The other holidays are derived from certain important events happened with Brazilian history.

Brazil Holidays 2017

Below is the calculation of public holiday in Brazil for the year 2017. Note that this is not a Brazil’s official calendar of holidays. Therefore, we do not and can not guarantee the accuracy of Brazil 2017 calendar holidays available.

New Year’s Day
Ano Novo
The first day of the year according to Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday, 1 January 2017

Carnival
Carnaval e Quarta-feira de Cinzas
Carnivals on two days preceding Ash Wednesday.
Monday, 11 February 2017
Tuesday, 12 February 2017

Ash Wednesday
40 days before Easter, not counting Sundays.
Wednesday, 13 February 2017

Good Friday
Sexta-feira Santa
Commemorates the cruxifixion of Jesus Christ.
Friday, 29 March 2017

Easter
Pascoa
Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Sunday, 1 April 2017

Tiradentes’ Day
Commemorates the anniversary of a national martyr – Tiradentes – in 1792.
Sunday, 21 April 2017

Labour Day
Dia do Trabalho
Celebrates the achievements of the workers and the labour movement.
Wednesday, 1 May 2017

Corpus Christi
A day to honor the Eucharist
2nd Thursday after Whitsun
Thursday, 30 May 2017

Independence Day
Dia da Independencia
Celebrates Brazil’s Independence from Portugal in 1822.
Saturday, 7 September 2017

Our Lady of Aparecida
Nossa Senhora de Aparecida
Commemorates Virgin Mary as Patron Saint of Brazil.
Saturday, 12 October 2017

All Souls Day
Dia de Finados
Commemorates the faithful departed.
Saturday, 2 November 2017

Proclamation of the Republic Day
Proclamacao da Republica
Commemorates the proclamation of Brazillian Republic in 1889.
Friday, 15 November 2017

Christmas Day
Natal
Celebrates the birthday of Jesus Christ
Wednesday, 25 December 2017

Kuwait

Kuwait, home to one of the oldest and most corners of the world-disputed, is best described as a city-state. The growing capital, Kuwait City, is like a magnet: in fact, has been attracting people from within the Bedouin of Arabia, in search of the sea breeze and an escape from recurrent drought, for centuries. Today the metropolis remains an oasis in a land of desert plains, but rather the cultural and epicurean. Excellent museums, a corniche adorned with extravagant hairstyles beaches and restaurants, modern shopping complexes and marinas, and long, lazy retreats at new beach mark the experience of Kuwait City. West of the city of Kuwait is Al Jahara, unfortunately, known for the violence that took place there Iraqi troops retreated during the Gulf War.

Enter a project to build glitzy and another is almost possible to overlook the invasion of Iraq – almost but not quite. A decade has passed, but the Kuwaitis still smarting from the devastating experience and there are many visible reminders of the war (high security around hotels and museums dedicated to the invasion). As such, it is surprising to find that there is little overt animosity between the Kuwaitis and their northern neighbors.

Outside Kuwait City there are few attractions, except in the stations along the coast. The tourist development of the historic island of Failaka is still in the planning stage, desert plains are engaged in oil drilling and, with the exception of Mutla Ridge, there are few distinctive landforms. That said, there is always something to see in a desert, with a little patience and an eye for detail when it comes to the issue of camping ritual, the people of Kuwait have many points of both.

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With its historic triple towers is on a ledge clean, accessible, world-class aquarium and some excellent museums, stunning pieces of architecture sea and land, malls and markets to please the most discerning of buyers or eclectic and a selection of restaurants to whet the appetite of the fussiest palates, Kuwait City is a sophisticated and interesting destination in its own right. Add to its monuments and a layer terrible modern history, the effects resonate invisible under the surface, and not enough to keep everyone, but Old Avatar dedicated intrigued by several days.