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Survival Guide for 2017 Burning Man Festival

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The Burning Man 2017 Festival is coming and if it's your first time, or you want some tips to spend a thousand times better experience than the last time, you've come to the right place. Here we present a survival guide so that you are prepared to this colossal event and spend the time of your life. First of all, the Burning Man Festival 2017 will be held from 27 August to 4 September in Black Rock City, organized by the company Black Rock City, LLC., The temporary metropolis built on the remains of a lake in The Nevada Desert....

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Guide for Traditional Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival 2017

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Buddhist and Taoist traditions state that on there is one month in the lunar year where the spiritual world and the world of the living unite. This means that the deceased roam around among the living for one month. This month is called Hungry Ghost Month. This year 2017 it will be celebrated from the 22nd of August until the 19th of September of the Gregorian calendar. It is said that the ghosts that come to earth are the ancestors of the ones that did not give a proper funeral ritual. They come searching to be feed and entertained by...

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Brief Iceland Summer Travel Guide 2017

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Iceland, one of the most eccentric countries in the world thanks to its culture, geography and aurora borealis, opens its doors to you to enjoy your landscapes during a trip that will leave you the best memories next to some amazing photos. During this summer, give yourself the opportunity to know this country, located in the extreme north-west of Europe, and its impressive tourist attractions. Before you start, you should know that when traveling to Iceland, it is necessary to carry thermal clothes, mountain boots, raincoats, scarves, and a bathing suit and towel! We recommend you bring all this as...

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Guide for Iceland National Þjóðhátíð Festival

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The Iceland National Þjóðhátíð Festival is a festivity celebrated during Verslunarmannahelgi. Verslunarmannahelgi also called The Merchants Holiday or Businessman's Holiday celebrated during the first Monday of August. Because of this extra day off this long weekend is referred to as The Merchants Weekend. The Þjóðhátíð Festival dates back to 1874 when the people of the Westman Islands could not travel to the main celebration of the 1000 year anniversary of the settlement of Iceland because of the difficult weather. Instead of accepting their defeat they held their own party. The Þjóðhátíð Festival consists mostly of hundreds of people gathering around...

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Short History of Coffee Drinking

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You love to drink coffee and coffee is one of your basic needs. You rely on coffee so that you remain fresh throughout the whole day and perform your daily chores with efficiency. But you are not aware of the history of the coffee that how it was found, how was the one who found the good effects of the coffee beans, and how the coffee became so popular as it is today, so here is the brief history of the coffee for you. The coffee beans were first found in the forests of Ethiopian region and the effects of...

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