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Turkey: Tourist Information For Culture And History Lovers

Turkey: Tourist Information For Culture And History Lovers

One of the world’s most historic cultural and religious regions is the country of Turkey. Not only is it a cradle of civilization, it is home to many beautiful landmarks and beaches. The combination of these factors has caused Turkey’s tourism industry to thrive over the last two decades and it continues to gain momentum. Amidst all of the history and coastline, there are some incredible cultural tourist attractions in Turkey.

No trip to Turkey would be complete without stopping by the Haghia Sophia Church Museum. At first, it served only as a church. In fact, it was the biggest church worldwide when it was built in the 6th Century. In 1453, it took on the role of a mosque and assumed its identity as a museum in 1936. A building that has been through the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire as well as many other historic events has much to display to its visitors. Another establishment that has ties to the Ottoman Empire and religion is Blue Mosque, Sultan Ahmet Camii. Construction of the mosque was completed in 1616 and was recognized as the most prestigious Imperial Mosque in the Ottoman Empire. One of its most spectacular attributes is the possession of 260 windows that provide an unmatched lighted vista.

The Cappadocia region gives tourists a view of some of the most unique geography that can be found anywhere. The Cappdocian plateau is located near the central area of Turkey. It was formed as the lava that spewed from two volcanoes spread across the land. The hardened lava rose 3270 feet high, leaving behind the familiar plateau. As time went by, wind and rain caused erosion of the landform, leaving behind interesting fissures and odd valleys, a sight unseen in any other place. Turkey has the distinction of having coasts on three seas: the Aegean, Black, and Mediterranean. The associated beaches contain sparkling, blue water. Some of the best sightseeing and swimming a tourist can experience can be found at Butterfly Valley, Akkum, Alanya, and Olimpos Cove.

Because Turkey includes some of mankind’s earliest developments, there are several ancient cities that tourists simply must see. Ephesus is one such establishment, and it is one of the best preserved. It has its roots in the 12th Century BC and was one of the most important centers of religion and trade in the area. Over 250,000 people were found there during the Roman period, and Ephesus’s Temple of Artemis was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Odeon and Celsus Library are two of its most noteworthy locations.

Turkey offers a one-of-a-kind tourist experience. It has unparalleled cultural roots and sightseeing options. The museums, beaches, and other tourist attractions in Turkey continue to thrive today.…

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What You Don’t Know About Malacca Town

What You Don’t Know About Malacca Town

The area in Malacca Town has several top tourist attractions such as Dutch Square, Christ Church, Stadthuys, Clock Tower, St Paul’s Church and A’ Farmosa. We will be exploring them one by one.

Dutch Square

This is where the locals call ‘the red square’. The first thing that will catch one’s eye is the bright red paint on the buildings around Dutch Square. Contrary to popular belief, the Dutch did not paint this place red. In fact, the buildings were actually built with open-faced bricks, but the bricks began leaking, so the Dutch covered them with plaster and painted them white. Later, the British painted them bright salmon pink, and now the Malacca town council painted them with the red.

But theories still abound as to why the place is painted red. Some are pretty amusing. One says that they were painted red to copy the red brick stone houses in Holland because the Dutch missed their homeland. Another says that the British wanted to separate British buildings from Dutch buildings, so they painted them red. Yet another was that the locals hated the colonial Dutch and pelted the building with betel nut, which discharged red juices, so the building had to be covered in red paint.

Whatever the origin is, the red colour attracts many young newly wed Chinese couples in Malaysia who use the Dutch Square as a background for their wedding photos. In Chinese culture, red symbolizes prosperity.

All around, there are plenty of colourful trishaws, making the entire place lively and bustling.

The fountain nearby is the Queen Victoria Fountain, built by the British in 1901 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee. Walk around it and one will even see a carving of the queen.

Christ Church

Christ Church, the imposing red building right in Malacca Town is the oldest Protestant church in Malaysia. It is also the oldest surviving Dutch church built outside the Netherlands.

It was completed in 1753 after 12 years of construction. The church uses conventional Dutch church architecture; a rectangular plan, massive walls, red granite blocks, and Dutch roof tiles. The bricks are specially imported from Zeeland, a province in the Netherlands. The church was built to commemorate Dutch rule in Malacca as well as to provide a place of worship for the Dutch. In fact, the road where Christ Church stands is called Jalan Gereja or Church Street.

One will not miss the striking white cross and the bell on the top of the church. The bell and weathercock were actually added by the British after they took over Malacca temporarily from the Dutch. But there is an unusual fact about the bell- the inscription dates back to 1698, 55 years before this church was built, suggesting that it could have been used for other purposes before it was hung here on top of the church.

Inside Christ Church, look out for the handmade pews that date back more than 200 years. Don’t miss the huge overhead beams holding up the roof; they were actually cut from a single tree and have no joints. On the walls, you will also see some decorative fanlights and plaques to remember those who have died in this tropical country. The strange thing about these plaques is that they are Catholic in nature but placed inside a Protestant church. Historians think that the highly religious Dutch could not have done that, and speculate that they could have been installed there by the British instead. There is a wooden plaque to commemorate local planters who died during the World War Two, many with Armenian inscriptions. Two of them read: “Greetings! you who are reading this tablet of my tomb in which I now sleep. Give me the news, the freedom of my countrymen, for them I did much weep. If there arose among them one good guardian to govern and keep, vainly I expected the world to see a good shepherd come to look after the scattered sheep.”

Another reads: “I, Jacob, grandson of Shamier, an Armenian of a respectable family whose name I keep, was born in Persia near Inefa, where my parents now forever sleep. Fortune brought …

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India Tourism – Ensure For a Unique Tourism Experience

India Tourism – Ensure For a Unique Tourism Experience

India is a beautiful country and one of the most popular tourism destinations in South Asia. It appeals tourists from all over the world and provides them unique tourism experience to cherish for lifetime. There are a number of tourism options available in India which can be cherished by tourists on their vacations in India. The country is wildly acclaimed for its unique geographical and cultural features. Perhaps it is unique geography and culture which have made this country a predominant tourist destination on the map of tourism in the world. The country has right tourism potential and copious tourist places & attractions to captivate all kinds of tourists through out the entire globe. Tourism in India has countless options which can be relished by tourists on their vacation in the country. Cultural, heritage, adventure, wildlife, pilgrimage, beach, backwater, nature, medical, and monsoon tourism are popular tourism options available in India which enthralls tourists from all over the world.

It is said that a country is well recognized by its culture and tradition. And, the country has rich culture, ancient civilization, glorious history and fascinating tradition which appeal tourists and yes never fail to steal their heart and grab their attention. There are several cultural heritage monuments in the country which are the major attraction of awe-inspiring tourism in India. Taj Mahal, Red Fort & Fatehpur Sikri in Agra; Red Fort, Qutub Minar & Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi; Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves & Elephanta Caves in Maharashtra; Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya; Khajuraho Temple Complex in Madhya Pradesh; Konark Sun Temple in Orissa; Mahabalipuram Groups of Monuments in Tamil Nadu; Hampi Groups of Monuments in Karnataka; Basilica of Bom Jesus and other churches of Goa; etc are UNESCO World Heritage monument attractions in India. These all are considered to be the star attractions of tourism in India. These depict rich cultural heritage of the country and appeal tourists from all over the world for India tours and travels.

Rich culture and tradition of India also can be observed in important fairs & festivals of India. There are many fairs & festivals celebrated in India which promote India tourism and appeal tourists from all over the world. Pushkar Fairs, Kite Festivals, Khajuraho Festivals, Rajgir Mahotsav, etc have great tourism potential. Besides culture and cultural heritage monuments India is also known for its rich flora and fauna and many picturesque nature sites. Breathtaking beaches, serene & scenic backwaters, beautiful landscapes of Kashmir, verdant hill stations, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, towering mountain peaks, snow-clad landscapes, desert & sand dunes, pilgrimage centres, magnificent forts & palaces, etc are prime assets of India tourism. These all are able to enthrall tourists looking for something extra on their vacations in India.

Goa, Kerala, Rajasthan, Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, etc are popular tourist states in India having lots of tourist places and destinations contributing immense in the boom of tourism in the country. New Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Udaipur, Shimla, Manali, Kullu, Darjeeling, Kashmir, Ooty, Munnar, Periyar, Kumarakom, Chennai, Cochin, Bangalore, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Goa, etc are popular places to visit India. These destinations have lots of attractions of tourist interest and never fail to impress them with awe-inspiring charm. Well, if you to want enjoy the awesome charm of tourism, choose a right India tourism package and treasure unique tourism experience to relish for lifetime.…

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Arthritis: The Cause of Joint Replacement Surgery

Arthritis: The Cause of Joint Replacement Surgery

When searching for the main causes of joint replacement surgery, different types of arthritis come up time and again. If it’s Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid arthritis, these main types of arthritis are the leading causes for joint replacement surgery, mainly hip, knee or wrist.

Joint replacement surgery is performed when all other treatments have failed to help the patient and the pain has become intolerable, or he can no longer function normally on a daily basis. Patients reach this situation when the cartilage, which serves as a protective cushioning between two or more bones, becomes damaged and the tissues around the joint become inflamed. With time, the cartilage wears away, allowing the bones to rub against each other.

As mentioned, surgery is never the first option in case of joint arthritis. The patient will first be treated with pain medication, physiotherapy or special activity exercises. Only when these are no longer efficient, will the orthopedist bring up the surgical options.

The most common type of arthritis that leads to joint replacement surgery is Osteoarthritis. Also known as ‘degenerative arthritis’, osteoarthritis referrers to the degradation of the joints (mainly hip, knee, wrist and spine) and can cause them to swell up, become red, stiffen or become more tender. These symptoms usually appear gradually. Osteoarthritis is caused mainly by the aging process but can also be triggered by injury or obesity.

Another main cause for joint replacement surgery is Rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic inflammation disease. This is an auto-immune disease mainly targeting the lining of the joints. This kind of arthritis usually causes stiffness and swelling while the inflamed lining can invade and damage bone and cartilage.

It is important to know that people live with arthritis and successfully manage the main with combined types of treatments. When it comes to rheumatoid arthritis, there are even encouraging statistics showing that small numbers of patients go into remission in the first stages of the disease. However, when symptoms start affecting the patient’s day-to-day life and keep him from functioning normally, it is recommended they undergoes surgery.

The term ‘Joint Replacement Surgery’ incorporates different types of surgery. The main types include knee and hip replacement but the term also referrers to wrist, ankle, foot, shoulder and elbow replacement surgery. The extent of your surgery will depend on the extent of the problem and severity of the arthritis.

In a hip replacement surgery, there is a total hip or partial hip replacement, also known as Hip Resurfacing, in which only part of the joint is replaced. When there is arthritis in the knee, if not severe the orthopedic may suggest a torn meniscus surgery or knee arthroscopy (relatively minor surgeries). If the arthritis is severe, a Partial Knee Replacement operation – also might be the solution. This less invasive knee replacement requires decreased healing time and is considered less painful. The total knee replacement includes the complete removal of the entire cartilage; the partial replacement removes only the damaged area of the cartilage. The rest of the joint replacement surgeries basically have similar options of partial and total joint removal and replacements.

When consulting your orthopedic specialist about surgery, it is important to not rush in to the operation without making sure you have tried all other non-surgical treatments, what type of procedure is recommended and why and how will this specific procedure help the problem.…

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Enjoy the Royal Elephant Festival of Kerala

Enjoy the Royal Elephant Festival of Kerala

Fairs and festivals are an integral part of the colorful culture of Kerala. A variety of fairs and festivals are celebrated in this state throughout the year. The Elephant Festival is among the most popular festivals of Kerala which is celebrated with great enthusiasm. It would be great fun if you visit this mesmerizing destination during this festival. Popularly known as ‘Thissur Pooram’, it is celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva. The term Pooram signifies a group or a meeting. It draws tourists from far and wide. It is a religious belief that on this day the heavenly deities meet each other. This auspicious festival is one of the most famous temple festivals of India.

The view of the elephants that are decked up from head to toe is a sight to behold. Around 30 elephants are prepared for the procession. Elephant processions are one of the major draws of this event. During the processions the idols of the heavenly deities are carried from several temples in various villages of Thrissur. In the end the procession culminates at Vadakkunnathan Temple. The whole celebration is an overwhelming attraction which must not be missed when you are traveling to Kerala. The entire procession looks fabulous and transports the spectators to the era of raja-maharajas. The temple is nestled on a hillock at the centre of the city. The festival is also marked by firework which is a main attraction for children.

The festival is celebrated for 7 days in the month of April/May. Tourists from far and wide come here in huge number to enjoy this festival. The tradition of this festival was started in the 18th century by the Sakthan Thampuran. So go on the Kerala Elephant Festival Tour and enjoy the beauty and culture of this God’s Own Country.…

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Canterbury in South East England

Canterbury in South East England

Canterbury is a city that lies in the Kent in South East England. This city is known for its culture and quality education. The University Of Kent and many more institutions are situated in the close proximity with this city. This city was founded by the Romans. This city was later destroyed due to several wars and conflicts and it was rebuilt in the late 1300’s.

Tourism Sector and Major Tourist Attractions:

Marlowe Theatre:

It is a very famous theatre that was earlier built in 1934 but was destroyed lately. This theatre has witnessed the performance of many famous artists like Van Morrison, Ray Davies, Suzanne Vega and many more. This theatre is closed for renovations and repairs and is expected to be ready by 2011.

Canterbury Cathedral:

This cathedral was built in around 600 AD and serves as the seat of the Bishop of the city. This cathedral is listed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list. This cathedral is one of the most visited places in the country with an average of around 1 million people annually.

Roman Museum:

This museum is listed as the Grade I Building and was founded in around 300 BC. This church is surrounded by many parks and fountains. There is a memorial at the entrance of this museum.

Transport Facilities in Canterbury:

This city is served by Canterbury and Whitstable Railways. This line was started was in 1830 and has been claimed as the first passenger train service in the world. There are two stations namely Canterbury East and Canterbury West. Both stations are operated by Southeastern and offer a high speed access to all the major cities of England.

The city of Canterbury is well connected by an extensive network of roadways and it is connected to Central London by A2 motorway. National Express provides bus service which operates to London.…

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5 Permen Bengali Teratas

Bengali dari bagian timur India adalah pecinta manisan. Faktanya, mereka sangat dikenal di seluruh dunia karena kelemahan mereka terhadap permen. Bengal populer karena kreativitasnya dalam pembuatan makanan manis. Permen Bengali cenderung didasarkan pada susu rendah konsentrat. Untuk melakukan ini, Bengali, membagi susu untuk mishti mereka, sebuah praktik yang membagi susu menjadi komponen cair dan padat.
Dikatakan juga bahwa Bengal sebelumnya dikenal sebagai Gour Banga karena produksi gur atau molase yang melimpah. Untuk semua yang menantikan pernikahan tradisional Bengali, di bawah ini adalah lima manisan Bengali yang paling terkenal.
Sandesh:
Diucapkan sebagai “Shondesh,” ini telah menjadi bagian integral dari semua perayaan dalam pernikahan tradisional Bengali. Ini lebih seperti keju fudge yang dibumbui dengan kunyit dan pistachio. Itu dibuat dengan mengental susu dan menambahkan bubuk garut, bubuk kapulaga, gula, kacang-kacangan, kunyit dan air mawar. Itu datang dalam berbagai bentuk dan rasa.
Muncul dalam berbagai jenis seperti: Kachagolla, Abar Khabo, Jolbhora atau Indrani, Korapak, Ice cream sandesh dan Chocolate sandesh.
Rasgulla:
Diucapkan sebagai “Roshogulla,” namanya sudah jelas. ‘Ras’ artinya inti dan ‘gulla’ artinya bulat atau bola. Rasgullas adalah bola pangsit keju susu yang disajikan dalam air mawar atau sirup gula rasa kunyit dan kapulaga.
Mishti Doi:
Diucapkan sebagai “Mishty Doyi”, ini adalah makanan penutup klasik dari masakan Bengali. Ini adalah yogurt manis yang dibuat dengan susu dan gula karamel. Gerabah selalu digunakan untuk menyajikannya karena dinding berpori wadah memungkinkan penguapan air untuk lebih mengentalkan yoghurt. Itu dibumbui dengan kunyit atau kapulaga. Cara terbaik untuk menikmatinya adalah dengan didinginkan.
Cham-Cham:
Diucapkan sebagai “chom-chom”, ini juga dikenal sebagai perahu kesenangan. Ini dibuat dari keju cottage India dan dimasak dengan sirup gula. Serbuk tipis remah susu kering terkadang digunakan untuk melapisi permukaannya. Ini dibumbui dengan kunyit dan tersedia dalam warna kuning, putih dan merah muda.
Payesh / Kheer:
Diucapkan sebagai “paayesh” atau “kheer”, ini adalah puding beras yang ditambahkan dengan kismis dan kacang almond rebus. Dapat disajikan panas dan dingin.
Permen Bengali kebanyakan disajikan dalam gerabah yang disebut bhand. Ini melayani dua tujuan. Pertama, kelebihan air dari keju susu menguap dari dinding berpori dan piring tetap kental dan lembut. Kedua, gerabah dikenal sebagai lemari es orang miskin. Wadahnya menjaga isinya tetap dingin.
Makanan penutup Bengali ini benar-benar nikmat dan dengan jelas menunjukkan mengapa orang Bengali menyukai makanan manis dan bangga akan mereka selama acara-acara khusus dan perayaan perkawinan Benali. Dicampur dalam tradisi, permen Bengali ini juga merupakan simbol kemakmuran. Tidak ada acara yang lengkap tanpa makanan penutup ini di menu.
Permen ini terbuat dari bahan alami seperti susu, gula, ghee, atau minyak mentega. Permen ini dihiasi dengan chandi vark. Makanan penutup Bengali selalu menjadi favorit di semua kesempatan karena sederhana dan sangat rumit. Mereka sederhana karena suguhannya sederhana dan mudah didapat, dan rumit karena mishti bagi Bengal sama seperti bagel di New York.Kuliner enak Kota Malang

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4 Herbal Tidak Biasa Untuk Taman Kuliner Anda

Hampir setiap tukang kebun akrab dengan bumbu kuliner umum seperti basil, thyme, sage dan oregano. Namun, beberapa herba yang tidak biasa dapat menambahkan tidak hanya rasa yang berbeda pada masakan Anda, tetapi juga beberapa tanaman hias yang menarik untuk taman Anda. Berikut adalah 4 herba yang tidak biasa untuk ditambahkan ke taman Anda:
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) adalah ramuan abadi yang mencolok untuk dimasukkan ke dalam taman. Ini adalah tanaman yang berani dan berdaun, dengan batang setinggi 4 sampai 5 kaki, daun kasar besar dan tandan gantung kecil bunga lonceng merah muda atau biru. Awalnya comfrey ditanam sebagai herbal yang berharga di kebun obat, Nama-nama umum tulang, tulang rajut dan bekam menunjukkan penggunaannya dalam tapal untuk keseleo, bengkak dan memar. Tidak sering digunakan sebagai bahan masakan, namun tetap memiliki nilai taman yang bagus.

Dengan akar dalam yang menarik mineral, ia kaya akan kalium, nitrogen, dan fosfat sehingga menjadi pupuk yang baik. Cukup rendam satu bagian daun komprei menjadi tiga bagian air, diamkan selama seminggu dan saring teh kental tersebut. Gunakan seperti yang Anda lakukan pada pupuk cair untuk tomat, mentimun, labu atau tanaman umbi-umbian. Pada musim gugur, saat bunganya mati, potong tanaman sepenuhnya kembali dan potong. Tambahkan ke kompos Anda di mana mereka akan menambahkan simpanan mineral penting yang kaya.

Lovage (Levisticum officinale) adalah ramuan abadi tinggi lainnya, yang tingginya mencapai enam kaki. Daun lovage terlihat agak mirip selada tetapi memiliki rasa yang kuat, mirip seledri manis. Di dapur, lovage bisa mempermanis sup, salad, atau isian kalkun. Tidak mungkin semua daun herba raksasa ini dapat digunakan, tetapi mudah tumbuh dan merupakan tambahan yang menarik di belakang kebun herba. Digunakan terutama sebagai ramuan sup, lovage juga dapat membumbui hidangan gurih apa pun dengan daun pedas hijau tua. Gunakan dengan hemat pada awalnya, sampai Anda terbiasa dengan kekuatan dan rasanya. Gunakan daun segar terbaru yang dipotong menjadi salad kentang atau hijau, atau campur dengan krim asam pada kentang panggang.

Salad burnet (Sanguisorba minor) cukup cantik untuk tepi petak bunga, dengan mawar rendah dari dedaunan biru-hijau berenda. Daun termuda merupakan tambahan yang bagus untuk salad. Di Eropa, daunnya digunakan bersama dengan chervil, chives, petersley, sorrel dan yogurt atau krim keju untuk membuat saus hijau yang secara tradisional digunakan dengan telur rebus atau kentang. Daun burnet memiliki rasa mentimun yang halus, sedikit asam dan pedas. Daun yang lebih tua tidak digunakan, karena rasa lembutnya hilang seiring bertambahnya usia.

Angelica (Angelica archangelica) pernah dianggap oleh dukun abad ke-17 memiliki kemampuan untuk menangkal roh jahat, mantra dan sihir. Itu juga digunakan untuk penyakit pencernaan, dan masih menjadi bahan minuman keras. Seluruh tanaman memiliki aroma yang unik dan digunakan dalam beberapa jenis parfum. Di dapur, itu membuat teh musim semi yang enak atau bisa digunakan dalam buah rebus, karena batangnya memiliki rasa manis. Sebagai ramuan dekoratif, Anda bisa menumbuhkan tanaman tinggi ini hanya untuk jungkir balik besar dari bunga kuning-hijau. Angelica adalah dua tahunan, dan akan dengan mudah berbiji sendiri saat matang di tahun kedua.Kuliner kota Malang