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Baltic States

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Fans Cuba waits for transatlantic flights – three star-powered 'all inclusive' of 1,140 dollars for nine nights, a little more expensive – from $ 1500 – Dominican Republic under the same conditions. Lastminute sightseeing tours a bit, despite the fact that their sales in This year, fell by 30% – is greater than the overall market, while prices decreased by no more than 10% in foreign currency. The fact that the operators prudently reduced the number of proposals, so that 'burn' nothing. "They offer a more cost options – cheaper than hotels, fewer trips, shorter duration trips' – says . Tours by 'train plus bus' is usually cheaper.

So, a week in Paris will cost 500-550 euros, the same thing, but the plane – from 820 euros. However, tour such a rhythm, especially with night journeys – only for the hardiest. Most often, the bus offered to the Russian Federation to visit the Middle European countries – Poland, Czech Republic, Baltic States, Germany, etc. (15 thousand rubles for a week with the departure of Moscow). For those who are used to relax at home, too, have a choice, however, most tour operators of Russia and cis countries are engaged in less than foreign countries. But from what is, becomes clear – stay in Russia for people wealthy. For the price of the weekly holiday in Turkey 'all ready' to Sochi can only get Sanatorium near Moscow with the treatment and hotels with entertainment will cost an average of 1400-3000 rubles per day.

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November 25th, 2013 at 9:39 am

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Lengua Vasca

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This linguistic phenomenon is enriching and not embarrassing as Mr. Vidal to imply. I sincerely appreciate that we compare the languages Cherokee, Apache or Georgian or with anyone, they are all worthy transmitters of their cultures equally worthy. And yet I consider him more to encourage his studio for a long time because not only was banned until their use in academic and philological of Basque. Regarding the idea of having a dictionary for people who want to understand it without knowing the language, I also applaud your initiative as I believe strongly that knowledge does not take place and I encourage all concerned to consult the bookstores and libraries or Internet where you can find abundant material on the Basque lexicon.

I assume that when Mr. Vidal refers to languages with a special power of communication such as the Spanish do not exclude others. As a historian, writer and journalist who is, you know that all languages have that power. For example, in Inuktitut (more incorrectly known as Eskimo) has many more terms to the Spanish to describe snow. Does this fact gives more power to Inuktitut of communication? According to a semiotic theory known, therefore no difference in the intellectual processes but cultural experiences are different.

Finally I would like to point out some erroneous statements made at the end of his speech on Euskara. Remember what purpose he founded the Royal Academy of the Spanish language in 1713? Was to set the voices and words of the Castilian language in the most propriety, elegance and purity, which was reflected in the motto Clean, fixes and gives splendor. And gone so far, what is the main task of the current RAE? For neither more nor less than to develop the normative rules of Spanish to ensure a common linguistic standard. The Vidal ister queel monster is described as euskara common linguistic standard. With a few years overdue but we wanted to "cleanse, fix and give splendor" to our language. This work is performed magnificently Euskaltzaindia or Real Academia de la Lengua Vasca since 1919, officially recognized by the SAR since 1976. In the words of the institution monitors or the Basque language Euskera. It carries out research on it, protect it and establishes standards of use philological. It was this body, at the request of certain intellectual sectors, which promoted the unification of the Basque dialects (euskalkiak). Initially, before the Spanish Civil War, was taken as the base and later Gipuzkoa Labourdin Biscayan classic and not as Cesar Vidal says. Between 1964 and 1968 set the first standards for the current unification based on the Gipuzkoa-Navarra. During the following years he has continued working on the standardization process with recognized success. It is true that some sectors of the population, primarily because of age or cultural level, have had difficulty in adapting to the standard language but no more so than in the case of Spanish or another language, if we take the same social parameters. However, in general, this aspect is completely normal. I hope these clarifications may help to deepen the knowledge of the Basque language. Regards, Javier Fernandez sure you hear about the thousands of people became millionaires with. "Com" for years, as this may be your chance. s

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November 19th, 2013 at 8:36 am

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Sardinia

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The night of San Silvestro is a kind of rite of passage. Particular and expected overnight. It will leave behind the old year to welcome a new year full of expectations and plans for the future. Dinners, toasts, festivals, Fireworks. Games of lights and sounds in all parts of the world accompany the last hours of the year that is completed. Sardinia is prepared each year in the best way for this event.

What better time than the new year to spend an unforgettable holiday in Sardinia? Those who want to spend new year in Sardinia have a wide range of events from which to choose. The night of December 31 crosses lengthwise and widthwise, island in the usual manner, with thousands of banquets, dances and music until midnight when it explodes the feast and Fireworks. Scattered dinners for all Sardinia, there are many opportunities to enjoy this magical as the most beautiful and fun night. All villages and towns organize their own party conducting street performances of all kinds to live with its inhabitants and tourists in one unforgettable evening filled with fun and excitement. Among the scheduled events, there are some classics that we must not lose.

Alghero is the main island, very exciting event. After abundant dinner, mainly fish, in many restaurants in the Centre of the city and the sea, they begin the celebrations of the night of the 31st of December and continue until late hours of the night in the streets and squares of the historic center and the port in which usually a concert is carried out. The city is full of dances, concerts and Fireworks. Cagliari leaves the formula for the great concert in the plaza and gives a wide margin to art, music and entertainment in a wandering path that desanuda in the historic center and in the streets and squares (Plaza Yenne, Piazzetta Savoia, Plaza Constitucion, Bastion Saint Remy, Plaza Santa Croce, Carlo Alberto Plaza and Plaza San Domenico), features that fulfill the function of theatre which presents outdoor events free with many artists and musicians. Castelsardo, perched in a rugged promontory from which looks a fantastic sea, offers a rich history and tradition to those wishing to celebrate the last day in this city. Piazza La Pianedda is the stage of several concerts and performances that will accompany the public during this long night of celebrations. Olbia entertains its guests with music and theatrical performances until midnight when from port part a fantastic game of fireworks and lots of music. Sassari welcomes in the beautiful Piazza Italy stage a hundred people for the toast at the beginning of the new year. There are many other corners dounde can enjoy a new year special on this earth that loves caress and pamper its guests throughout the year.

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November 15th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

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The Fact

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– I immediately took the cake. Until I finally realized that I was standing in the doorway and he can not enter. – Yes! Of course! Of course, pour! Come in! – Recovering from the shock, I faltered. He was wearing a light shirt, light blue jeans and a bright light shoes. He was about around 30 years. taaaakogo beautiful person in my life I've never met! There are cute, are pleasant, sometimes even beautiful, but this one was perfect, as if retouched for gloss. Do not tan at home to measure podkachennom body, snow white, completely smooth set of teeth, medium length dark hair, bold, slightly narrowed, her brown eyes.

– Artem! – He introduced himself. – 'Thoroughbred elite male! " – I thought, are presented. The latest mobile phone model, carelessly thrown on the table and fresh, pungent smell of cologne doroguschy left no doubt that the standard of living was clearly Artem above average. Kitchen, tea, cake, attendants to explore topics like something a little conversation ensued. Artem worked in television commercials. He had left was a huge amount of advertising tales about our stars, funny and absurd situations that occur during filming. I also did not lag behind.

My collection of anecdotes and stories from the life and work, too, went into operation. Then we talked about of internet dating, laugh at how each of us waiting for the results of the musical dice. Artem praised my tea with thyme and admired the fact that I is such a brave, not afraid to play a blind date.

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November 10th, 2013 at 5:11 am

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Toy Soldiers

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Firstly, it does not tally with the so popular today, the principle of "whatever the cost – all good, and secondly, a desire to" just and right "in general, risks falling under the blow of his saber. To date, and honor the rules just unfashionable limitations. But once there, "Discipline of Steel" accustomed to self-control, self-awareness and self-improvement. Keen, gleaming steel blade is impelled to act and to predict situation so that the next time it would not have stripping. Sober calculation and endurance, holodnokrovie and determination, honor and courage.

"Certainly, fencing – is an art. But we must not forget that it is also an exact science. It does not matter What is your weapon – Warglaive or training, with safety tip: taking it in hand, you have no right to treat your action as the fun. If you took it into his head to play, this is a doll and tin Toy Soldiers. " Skip strike weapon was always meant to get life-threatening problems. This is not a black eye and not even a broken nose. And learning is always a model of military combat, dramatic reality. Fight minds battle intelligences, and heat stress-body breathing.

Try to give serious consideration to the educational battle and easily engage in real battle, not a life and death. Try to learn to control the mind and emotions that would comprehend The main rule of this complex art: the feasibility … "Your goal – bring the enemy out of battle quietly and quickly, with minimal risk on your part.

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November 8th, 2013 at 4:33 am

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Halloween

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In this type of makeup can create a picture imitating or inspired by something that we want to reflect or simply an image with a touch of fantasy but abstractly, without having to mean nothing. A good way to represent the make-up of fantasy is photography, a beauty fantasy makeup, will be a beauty makeup led to exaggeration, often embellished with outfits and accessories to makeup like drawings, strokes, precious stones, etc. Will always try to embellish with a makeup combined with some extraordinary decoration to a beauty makeup routine or drawing strokes of art form. Body makeup (also known as body painting), is a makeup of fantasy that is done with aguacolor, this can be done in its entirety with aguacolor, painting the body an integer, either, by combining it with a more natural beauty make-up, we can use it as watercolor over the anchorage of makeup, since there are an infinite number of shades or blurring it several colors or even merging it with the skin tone. The way distribute colours is very important, since these according to its intensity and luminosity model us the face, creating volumes and collapses, we can make all kinds of harmonies, if we want the colors come to life and stand out more have contrast together complementary colors without mixing (color theory). In beauty makeup fantasy we can create with complete freedom in terms of colors and strokes, however, if there are a few guidelines to follow. Beauty fantasy makeup techniques: when making a fantasy beauty makeup can draw a model previously in paper, to see your result and will decide where the design and colors to use.

We maquillaremos adapting ourselves to the shapes of the face, will not draw on top as if it were a flat canvas, will adapt to it, since it’s a beauty makeup and want to beautify the person. We want to model the face to create a beauty makeup, we will respect its natural form highlighting the natural points of light. The way of distributing colors has a lot importance, since these according to its intensity and luminosity we model and they will shape the face, creating volumes and collapses, if we want to bring colors to life much more highlighting, we will apply complementary colors together, but without blurring, since they would not be pure. Complementary colors are those that have nothing to do with each other, which are very different, so when put side by side highlighted more and this creates a very striking effect on the make-up of fantasy. The forms of drawing strokes also plays a very important role, the curvature of rounded strokes soften features, bringing sensuality ideal to represent a female face, while straight and spiky shapes created a more aggressive and cold image. Combinations of colors also produce sensations, makeup artists interpret the soul giving color, they have own character transmitting heat, cold, tranquility, joy, excitement, etc beauty makeup fantasy is often used in different acts, mainly in shows, theaters, Carnival, festivals of costumes, Halloween and currently a had much growth in advertising photography and fashion shows. Art and imagination are the words that describe this type of make-up, he finds the perfect combination of beauty and fantasy to look more flattering and stunning make-up.

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November 7th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

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Enjoy Christmas More With Great Recipes

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For Christmas, the fact is that we tend to put dessert nougat, marzipan, polvorones and a typical dessert, but the Christmas recipes are at the end of the special recipes. And there is a special dessert a chocolate coulant. No longer just be chocolate, but also because it is a laborious dessert only motivate us to do a special occasion. At least to me, because there are people who like both the kitchen if it is laborious not motivated. In any case, is a dessert that will stay as true masters of the kitchen. 250 grams of chocolate. 175 grams of butter. 5 eggs.

75 grams of flour. 125 grams of sugar. 10 truffles (or chocolate). 1 teaspoon cocoa powder. We truffles or chocolates in the freezer, a fridge so they are ready to serve dessert. To make the dough will cover the butter and chocolate in a bowl and set it in the microwave, until melted. When they have melted, we will leave to cool until lukewarm. Meanwhile, split in two containers, the whites from the yolks of eggs.

We beat the yolks and mix with the chocolate and butter, when the mixture is cool. No stone unturned until well blended. In addition, mix the sugar to the egg whites and beat them until stiff. When ready the whites, mixing slowly with the mixture of egg yolks, chocolate and butter. It is important to mix little by little and not too much, otherwise they lose the fluffiness. When the mixture begins to be homogeneous, we add the flour, previously screened. We remove the mass dae again with a movement from top to bottom, following the above criteria to avoid mixing too much to retain its fluffiness. When the dough is ready, prepare the molds. To do this, we rub them with butter and sprinkle with cocoa powder to prevent it from adhering and can draw the coulants easily. Fill each mold slightly and in the center of each, place a truffle (or chocolate) previously frozen. We finished cover each pan with a little more dough and put it in the oven, preheated to 170 for 8 minutes. This dessert should be served hot. As you can see a recipe is laborious, but the result is spectacular and will give the evening a festive spirit only can get good food. You can find the recipe, and many others in our cookbook.

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November 1st, 2013 at 1:36 pm

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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Movies

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is not just a film of American cinema, is not a simple story of these children. Which involves the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is more than that, much more than that. It is a story that contains all sorts of symbols related to how we feel in our privacy and that are in the depths of our psyche. If you look closely each of the circumstances surrounding Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the story and the movie we discover much about ourselves. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a story where a person, named Charlie, has a chocolate factory with all the sweet and fun as possible all around as clowns, toys, people, you have everything you need to make a living in perfect happiness. Charlie, in addition, is an adult but by their appearance and behavior look like a child. The story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory together with over children who make a pass only for the factory Charlie’s chocolates and live much further, taking the opportunity to meet the famous Charlie. One of the amazing things Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Charlie is that, despite having everything to be happy, not happy really.

In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory shows perhaps the nostalgia of the adult when he discovers that many of the things that are supposed to lead us to happiness does not really lead us to it. Also Charlie and the Chocolate Factory can remind us that even when things are after realizing that these things do not seem so attractive. That is why, in my opinion, an opinion can be wrong of course, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory shows a man who is caught between being a child and being an adult, finding an encouraging picture in any both. Although the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has only one interpretation, the truth is and not everyone is free to learn and get in the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which will reach you, what you really want to feel (although this is not a matter of choice, but rather is something that happens to you despite yourself), I present this interpretation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, respecting who think differently. What’s more, welcoming with interest what others think, because I always like to discover with surprise that someone sees something differently that I could only see one way. The same goes for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. yQue about a human being who finds himself caught between the desire to remain a child, but did not find another way to be to try to do the same things he did as a child?, it seems to me that what happens in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory is what would happen in this case. Basically I think Charlie wants to remain a child, but do not know how, since being a child to the way it was when I was younger is no longer working and so lonely.

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November 1st, 2013 at 8:11 am

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