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Many times, when planning what to do whilst abroad, the main thing that is recommended to take part in, has to do with the cultural aspect of that country, for example visiting museums or going on tours. However, these points often ignore the fact that some people prefer being active, and would rather be out and about, than inside looking at historical important artifacts, and are left spending hours before their trip searching online for what activities can be done instead. The main thing these types of people could do when going abroad are things that relate to nature, that can be found at any location. These activities vary according to what countries you visit, therefore, no matter where you go there will always be a relatively new experience to undergo. Activities that relate to this are usually free, or inexpensive, and exciting. Examples of these activities, would include hiking […]

Many people get tired of living the same mundane life, and constantly seeing and experiencing the same things, and desire to do more with their life, to gain the most out of it. Taking a faraway destination trip, to a different continent even, could be the answer to achieve this. Travelling to another continent may sound like a crazy, and scary prospect however, it allows you to experience another culture and gives way for major self-development, even if for a short period of time. Travelling to another continent offers several advantages and skills, that one should take advantage of and experience in their lifetime. When visiting a completely different continent you are opened to a completely new world, especially when travelling to a country in need. The bubble one lives in at home is burst, causing you to mature and see the harsh reality that exist in some places of […]

The exact origins of ice-cream to this day is still unknown, referring to both the date, and period it was created and the inventor of the first types of ice-cream. However, even though the exact origins of ice-cream may not be possible to discover, there is still a vast and complicated history to how this dairy product ended up as being produced as it is and how it became so popular among the public. The first records one can find of ice-cream is around the 5th century B.C.  the first records one can find, on some sort of product which can be linked to the ice cream of today is; snow or ice, mixed with honey and fruits, which is thought to be created by the Greeks. Many were influenced by this frozen luxury, including the Romans and Chinese, who took this recipe and made it their own. The Romans […]

The History of Pizza

  Pizza did not originate in the country for which it now famous. Yes, Iike many people, I always thought that Pizza originated in Italy. The origin of the word pizza is debatable. It is Italian for ‘pie’ and may have come from Latin ‘pitch’ or Greek ‘pitta’. However, the history of pizza goes a long way. The roots for Pizza were originally laid by the Greeks who first baked large, round and flat breads which they covered with oils, herbs and cheese. The first major change in the pizza was the use of tomato as a topping. While it is difficult to pinpoint who invented the Pizza, it is generally accepted that modern pizza was first made by baker Raffaele Esposito of Naples. Legend has it that the most typical Pizza, Pizza Margherita, was invented in 1889 in honour of Queen Margherita. Around 1889, Queen Margherita, accompanied by her […]

Some people claim that etiquette is no longer important, that the rules for good behaviour are old- fashioned and outdated. But on the other hand there are a lot of people who believe that good behaviour and manners never go out of style. Etiquette, just like any other cultural norms, evolve  to match the changes in society. Etiquette can be defined as behaviour that is pleasent and polite in different situations such as professional, social and family circumstances. Etiquette is not innate, it is acquired through a conscious learning of what constitutes decent behaviour. Etiquette is not universal, each society is characterized by its distinct etiquette. What is acceptable in one culture may be unacceptable in another. But why is etiquette so important? It helps us show respect and consideration towards other and most importantly it helps us form relationships with others. A lapse in etiquette may offend other people. […]

  The warm season is approaching faster than we thought. So, I suggest you start planning now for the holiday of your dreams. More and more health experts are encouraging people to make the most out of their vacation days to go somewhere new, lie on a beach, learn how to ski, sip cocktails and do absolutely nothing- without feeling guilty! Several studies have shown that these breaks from our everyday routine are very beneficial to our physiological and physical selves. Vacations, whatever form they take, give us time to unwind and examine our life from a new place and a totally new perspective. Traveling  somewhere new provides us with the opportunity to leave our old life behind us and learn about different cultures, face different challenges and look at the world from a totally new perspective. What I really love about going to new places is that you wake […]

With peak travel season around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning your vacation. Planning ahead means reducing any unnecessary expenses while increasing opportunities. If you would like to travel more often without going over your budget I suggest you continue reading. No matter where you’re going, there are several ways to cut expenses and enjoy your well- deserved vacation. What if I told you that with some planning instead of going on one holiday, you can go twice a year with the same amount of money? Sounds awesome right? I often encounter people who say they love to travel but find it very expensive. I am sorry to break it to you, but you have been doing it wrong all along. From booking flights to exclusive dinners, find out how you can save cash while still making the most out of the holiday you desire. Use […]

Qualities of a good leader

What are your views regarding this saying?  ‘Great leaders are born, not made’. To a certain point, I agree. I believe the qualities for a great leadership are innate. The good news is that leadership skills can be learned, and they are enhanced by practice and repetition. Many leaders are good, but few qualify as exceptional. The word leadership can bring to mind a number of different images. My favourite definition of a leader is, someone who help themselves and others do the right think. Leaders are those people who, build an inspiring vision, and are innovators. Leaders, set out the direction of the team or a whole organisation; a motivating, exciting and dynamic direction. Apart from setting directions, leaders must also make use of their management skills to guide people to reach the destination in a smooth and organised manner. Here are some qualities and traits of great leaders […]

Female Entrepreneurs

Despite the fact that women outnumber men in Europe, female entrepreneurs represent only one third of the self- employed in the European Union. There are some factors that make entrepreneurship a less attractive option for them than for men. The European Union is working hard to come up with incentives to encourage more women start their own companies. The following are the main challenges faced by female entrepreneurs: access to information access to finance access to networks for business purposes training managing life at work and home Research shows that successful entrepreneurs are usually inspired by other successful entrepreneurs. This means that if people don’t have role models in whom they can identify themselves- they are at a disadvantage. Women need women, who can act as role models for those who want to embark on a new project. The internet has been a huge driving force to empower and enable […]

We are only a few days away from one of the most romantic days of the year. Every February 14, many people exchange cards, chocolates, flowers with their special Valentines. All this in the name of Saint Valentine, but who is he? The most popular theory about the origins of Saint Valentine is that Emperor Claudius 2 was forbidding Roman men to marry during wartime. Bishop Valentine went against his wishes and performed secret weddings. As a consequence, he was jailed and executed. Whilst he was in jail he wrote a letter to the prison guard’s daughter signing it ”from your Valentine.” The feast of Saint Valentine was first established in 496 by Pope Gelasius 1. It was during mid- 18th century that Valentine’s started to increase popularity in England, lovers started to send sweets and romantic messages. And this is how everything started! After some time, the hand written […]

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