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4 Amazing Places To Travel in Spring

4 Amazing Places To Travel in Spring

Spring is dawning upon us and it’s safe to say we are all anticipating the blooming of beautiful flowers and the smell of fresh grass that comes in abundance with the season. It’s the start of a new season and in some ways, it signifies the start of a new beginning. Some cultures around the world choose to celebrate New Year’s on the 1st day of Spring instead of the 1st of January.

For example, Iranians celebrate Nowruz as a symbol of a New Year. It defines the harvest festival and the month of food and life’s beauty. Hindus, on the other hand, celebrate Ponggal, which is the New Year’s Day for all Hindu believers. With various festivals celebrating their New Year in the start of spring, it excites us to travel and go around the world enjoy the festivities the world has to offer.

So, where are some places can you go? Below we provide a comprehensive list of four incredible places to ring in the new year with style and all of the beauty and warm weather that comes with the spring season.

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    1. Cartagena, Columbia

    Cartagena is a Columbian city famous for its old history and beautiful culture. Columbians, in general, are known for their bright culture and their lively attitude. Cartegena’s Old Town has been made one of the UNESCO Heritage sites due to its unique architecture. Surrounded by cobbled alleys, balconies covered with bougainvillea, and churches that would take your breath away, it’s a rich source of beauty and culture.

    Cartagena is a place where you leave all your touristic habits behind, as well as your typical way of traveling. In this place, you are inclined to indulge in relaxation and enjoying the calm sun and beautiful flowers. Strolling down the Old Town and breathing the culture of the Columbians, you’ll find yourself open to change and motivated for the whole year.

    If you want to feel like a true Cartagenos, then head to Bocagrande, the Cartagena’s Miami Beach, to sip a fine cup of coffee and enjoy the view.

    You won’t regret it.

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      2. Canmore and Banff, Alberta

      Banff and Canmore are the perfect Yin and Yang. Banff is a place where all adrenaline-seekers would enjoy. It’s surrounded by mountains and it’s famous National Park.[1] In the spring, it’s perfect weather for camping, hiking, as well as climbing. The National Park is surrounded by limestones and these limestones are perfect for climbers to experiment, as well as for thrill-seekers trying to camp and discover nature’s magic.

      Canmore, on the other hand, is the complete contrast of Banff. It used to be a coal-mining town and is surrounded by its versatile history as well as its unique people. After tons of articles highlighting Canmore as the city of serenity and secrets, Canmore has become the center for people who are looking forward to escaping the adrenaline of Banff.

      Canada is perfect in any season but to enjoy the true beauty of nature, nothing beats Canada in the spring.

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        3. Osaka, Japan

        Japan in my personal point of view is the land of paradise, a land of beauty, and a land of tradition. From the hidden tattoo shops to the bath houses, Japan has taken life to two major extremes. Although many may critique their discipline, in my personal point of view, these disciplines are what has kept Japan’s strong culture and tradition alive.

        Osaka is a part of Japan that entices people with its beauty. Spring is the start of the Sakura (cherry blossoms) season and the cherry blossoms are a famous symbol of Japan. Osaka is the biggest host, from it’s delicious Mochi Balls to its Sakura Sake and it’s a time of celebration in Japan.

        The only months you can catch the blooming of the Sakura trees would be in the period of March to April. So if you’re planning a travel trip to Japan, then spring would be the best time to do so.

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          4. Seville, Spain

          Spanish food and Spanish culture have enticed the world, from their nationalistic point of view towards their food culture to their beautiful music and language, Spain has never failed to surprise the world. Spain is a place where you would enjoy both a touristic perspective of travel as well as a serene perspective.

          Seville, on the other hand, is a land with its doors leading to the past, where history lives and the culture persists. Known as the Lucky Devils, they’re a land that has adapted for centuries. You can find the Roman influence as well as the Greek myths surrounding the beautiful city.

          In the spring, you will find the sun calming and the nature around it relaxing. Spanish people prefer taking on a relaxed approach towards life so be sure to embrace it.

          In conclusion, spring is a great time to travel, so take your chances and enjoy the cultures of spring in countries you’ve never been to.

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          6 Reasons Why You Should Think Before You Speak

          6 Reasons Why You Should Think Before You Speak

          We’ve all done it. That moment when a series of words slithers from your mouth and the instant regret manifests through blushing and profuse apologies. If you could just think before you speak! It doesn’t have to be like this, and with a bit of practice, it’s actually quite easy to prevent.

          “Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” – Napolean Hill

          Are we speaking the same language?

          My mum recently left me a note thanking me for looking after her dog. She’d signed it with “LOL.” In my world, this means “laugh out loud,” and in her world it means “lots of love.” My kids tell me things are “sick” when they’re good, and ”manck” when they’re bad (when I say “bad,” I don’t mean good!). It’s amazing that we manage to communicate at all.

          When speaking, we tend to color our language with words and phrases that have become personal to us, things we’ve picked up from our friends, families and even memes from the internet. These colloquialisms become normal, and we expect the listener (or reader) to understand “what we mean.” If you really want the listener to understand your meaning, try to use words and phrases that they might use.

          Am I being lazy?

          When you’ve been in a relationship for a while, a strange metamorphosis takes place. People tend to become lazier in the way that they communicate with each other, with less thought for the feelings of their partner. There’s no malice intended; we just reach a “comfort zone” and know that our partners “know what we mean.”

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          Here’s an exchange from Psychology Today to demonstrate what I mean:

          Early in the relationship:

          “Honey, I don’t want you to take this wrong, but I’m noticing that your hair is getting a little thin on top. I know guys are sensitive about losing their hair, but I don’t want someone else to embarrass you without your expecting it.”

          When the relationship is established:

          “Did you know that you’re losing a lot of hair on the back of your head? You’re combing it funny and it doesn’t help. Wear a baseball cap or something if you feel weird about it. Lots of guys get thin on top. It’s no big deal.”

          It’s pretty clear which of these statements is more empathetic and more likely to be received well. Recognizing when we do this can be tricky, but with a little practice it becomes easy.

          Have I actually got anything to say?

          When I was a kid, my gran used to say to me that if I didn’t have anything good to say, I shouldn’t say anything at all. My gran couldn’t stand gossip, so this makes total sense, but you can take this statement a little further and modify it: “If you don’t have anything to say, then don’t say anything at all.”

          A lot of the time, people speak to fill “uncomfortable silences,” or because they believe that saying something, anything, is better than staying quiet. It can even be a cause of anxiety for some people.

          When somebody else is speaking, listen. Don’t wait to speak. Listen. Actually hear what that person is saying, think about it, and respond if necessary.

          Am I painting an accurate picture?

          One of the most common forms of miscommunication is the lack of a “referential index,” a type of generalization that fails to refer to specific nouns. As an example, look at these two simple phrases: “Can you pass me that?” and “Pass me that thing over there!”. How often have you said something similar?

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          How is the listener supposed to know what you mean? The person that you’re talking to will start to fill in the gaps with something that may very well be completely different to what you mean. You’re thinking “pass me the salt,” but you get passed the pepper. This can be infuriating for the listener, and more importantly, can create a lack of understanding and ultimately produce conflict.

          Before you speak, try to label people, places and objects in a way that it is easy for any listeners to understand.

          What words am I using?

          It’s well known that our use of nouns and verbs (or lack of them) gives an insight into where we grew up, our education, our thoughts and our feelings.

          Less well known is that the use of pronouns offers a critical insight into how we emotionally code our sentences. James Pennebaker’s research in the 1990’s concluded that function words are important keys to someone’s psychological state and reveal much more than content words do.

          Starting a sentence with “I think…” demonstrates self-focus rather than empathy with the speaker, whereas asking the speaker to elaborate or quantify what they’re saying clearly shows that you’re listening and have respect even if you disagree.

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          Is the map really the territory?

          Before speaking, we sometimes construct a scenario that makes us act in a way that isn’t necessarily reflective of the actual situation.

          A while ago, John promised to help me out in a big way with a project that I was working on. After an initial meeting and some big promises, we put together a plan and set off on its execution. A week or so went by, and I tried to get a hold of John to see how things were going. After voice mails and emails with no reply and general silence, I tried again a week later and still got no response.

          I was frustrated and started to get more than a bit vexed. The project obviously meant more to me than it did to him, and I started to construct all manner of crazy scenarios. I finally got through to John and immediately started a mild rant about making promises you can’t keep. He stopped me in my tracks with the news that his brother had died. If I’d have just thought before I spoke…

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