President Trump last month tours the U.S. border with Mexico at the Rio Grande on the southern border in McAllen, Tex., where a 45-year-old Mexican national died in government custody on Monday. (Evan Vucci/AP)
A 45-year-old Mexican national detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection died Monday at a medical facility in McAllen, Tex., after twice seeking medical attention, the agency reported.
The fatality followed the deaths in December of two migrant children in government custody, which prompted a vow from CBP to conduct health checks on all children in its “care and custody,” as the agency’s commissioner, Kevin K. McAleenan, said at the time. The fate of those two children, both from Guatemala, renewed concerns about the “zero-tolerance” immigration policy pursued by President Trump.
Another death is likely to raise fresh questions for the border control organization at the forefront of that policy, especially as the president crusades for a wall at the southern border. Trump’s critics point to a humanitarian crisis fomented by his own hard-line approach, rather than a crisis of illegal entries that he falsely claims is overwhelming the southwestern United States.
According to a statement Monday from the agency, the unnamed adult was apprehended on Feb. 2 for “illegal reentry,” which means the individual had tried to enter the country at least once before. The migrant came into contact with authorities near a port of entry in Roma, Tex., about 50 miles northwest of McAllen.
The detainee requested medical attention and was transported to a hospital in Mission, Tex., adjacent to McAllen. The same day, the individual was cleared to travel and sent back to a CBP station in Rio Grande City, close to Roma.
On Feb. 3, the detainee again requested medical attention, and, according to CBP, was transported to the McAllen Medical Center “shortly thereafter.” The Mexican national was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and congestive heart failure and remained at the 441-bed hospital from Feb. 3 until dying just before 9 a.m. Monday.
The official cause of death was unknown. The border control agency said its Office of Professional Responsibility was conducting a review. It had also notified the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general, responsible for oversight of the department, as well as Congress and the Mexican government.
“This loss of life is tragic,” Andrew Meehan, a CBP spokesman, said in the news release. “Our condolences go out to the family and loved ones. CBP remains committed to ensuring the safe and humane treatment of those within the care of our custody.”
As of last month, when NBC News published a review of audits and other government reports, at least 22 immigrants had died in American detention centers over the previous two years.
In the same period, the DHS’s Office of Inspector General issued numerous warnings about improper care at detention centers maintained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which receives migrants once they are processed at border facilities. A report released in December 2017 identified “problems that undermine the protection of detainees’ rights, their humane treatment, and the provision of a safe and healthy environment.” Earlier that year, the oversight office found that ICE agents were not always recording and promptly reporting instances in which detainees had been separated because of mental health problems.
The December deaths of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal and 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo came amid record-breaking numbers of families seeking entry to the United States. Holding cells filled up as Trump promised an end to a policy he calls “catch and release.”
Meanwhile, facilities designed for single men proved inadequate for a more diverse population of migrants and asylum seekers, illustrated by a rash of illnesses at the end of last year. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the immigration system had reached a “breaking point,” advising those planning border crossings to desist. But advocates for immigrants warn that new barriers will only shift journeys to more remote and dangerous locations.
The budget compromise reached by lawmakers last week includes $415 million for humanitarian needs at the border, including medical care and transportation. That figure is significantly lower than the $800 million sought by Nielsen.
Los Perales de Mishahuaca is one of the most attractive places in the district of Canchaque, in the province of Huancabamba (Piura region).
The falls is a natural resource where its waters fall from the height of the hills, shaping the bedrock and has formed holes where visitors can bathe.
The name of Paroles is due to the variety of holes that it presents, wherein three of these holes, in the shape of a perol, you can refresh yourself in its crystalline waters, while you delight with the beauty of its waterfalls and the surrounding landscape.
Due to the difficulties of the entrance, towards the resource, the views are recommended in any season of the year, except during the winter, since the rains in this epoch impede the entrance to the lagoons. Likewise, it is recommended that visits to this natural resource be made in the mornings and until four in the afternoon.
How to get
To access Los Paroles de Mishahuaca, visitors must first go to Canchaque, which is located 3 hours from Piura.
To travel by bus, you must take it at the land terminal of Castilla. The ticket has a value of 12 soles and the bus must travel 142 km until reaching Canchaque with a duration of three hours. Once in Canchaque, you must continue for 4 more kilometers in a car, bound for Los Paroles.
In a private vehicle you must take the old South Pan-American Highway, and at kilometer 65 you must turn off towards the Antonio Raymondi road, towards Huancabamba. Once there, drive for 40 more minutes towards Los Paroles, 4 kilometers northwest of the city.
* Climate: tempered. with a diversity of flora and fauna.
* Location: The district of Canchaque is located in the province of Huancabamba, in the Piura region.
The Christian religion has been banned in the eastern country for over 250 years
The Oura Church in Nagasaki became a World Heritage Site in 2018 and is the symbol of the revival of Christianity in Japan. The place is a must-stop for anyone who wants to know the history of “hidden Christians” who declared their faith in that place and put more than 250 years of clandestinity.
Considered to be one of the oldest in Japan, the Oura is one of 12 places of hidden Christians recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Nagasaki and the Amakusa region.
The church was built in 1864 by the French missionary Bernard-Thadée Petitjean shortly after the port of Nagasaki was reopened along with the borders of Japan more than two centuries of isolation afterward.
With the veto that had been imposed on Christianity in the country in 1614 and the presumption that the Japanese Christian community had disappeared after the brutal persecution suffered in the 17th century, the temple turned to the foreigners who lived in the city.
Less than a month after the inauguration, something amazing happened. On March 17, 1865, a group of peasants from Urakami went to church and said that they always pretended to profess local faith and that, in fact, they were Catholics.
This event, dubbed “The Discovery of Hidden Christians,” was immortalized in a mural that today decorates the church garden.
The revelation, led by Elizabethina Yuri Sugimoto, caused Japanese authorities to resume repression against Catholics until international criticism lifted the ban in 1873.
With the reintroduction of Christianity in Japan, some Kakure Kirishitan – descendants of the Catholics who hid in the Shimabara Rebellion in 1637 and 1638 – rejoined the church, even though Christians are still less than 1% of the population today.
Centuries of concealment and isolation, however, have turned religion into a totally different cult. Proof of this is some of the relics exhibited in the Museum and Monument of the Twenty-Six Martyrs, which is next to the church.
When the Japanese became without a priest, tortured for refusing to renounce their faith and murdered, those who resisted created their own authorities and hid their images of devotion.
The museum brings together, for example, several images of Our Lady depicted as Kannon (Maria Kannon), the Buddhist representation of mercy, with which the faithful tried to disguise and avoid being discovered, and the staves that religious leaders should use in ceremonies.
In addition, several crosses, whose meaning was often unknown to these devotees, are being found in ancient villages and it is believed that there may be more than 200 of them scattered throughout the region.
“The people who kept the faith celebrated when the ban on Christianity was withdrawn and now they are again happy with the designation of these spaces as patrimony. This means giving value to what they have stored, “Efe Minako Uchijima, a museum researcher, told EFE.
The halls also prove the persecution of Catholics by the shamans, feudal Japan military who acted in the country between 1603 and 1868.
All of Nagasaki was forced to submit to “Fumi-e,” a practice designed to identify who was and who was not Christian by stepping on an image of Jesus or Our Lady. Many believers have agreed to do this not to be killed, but it is believed that about 5,500 Christians died at that time.
One of the most striking episodes was the crucifixion in February 1597 of 26 martyrs – 9 European and 16 Japanese – on a hill in Nagasaki. On the altar of the Oura Church is a handkerchief that resembles this case.
Father Petitjean’s intention was to build the temple there, but the authorities did not allow it. He then chose the current location and walked the church facing the hill.
The allergy to clothing and dermatitis can be very annoying. We reveal the causes and how to treat them.
Atopic dermatitis and allergy to clothing and the fibers in it can produce irritation and itching of the skin very annoying. This is why it is important to discover the causes why this discomfort appears to be able to treat it in a more effective way. We discover what are the main causes of dermatitis and some tips to treat it.
What exactly is dermatitis?
Atopic dermatitis, which is the most common type of dermatitis, is an irritation that appears on the skin and has small bumps that are annoying and also cause a great itch in the sufferer.
It is a type of eczema of the skin , which may appear in a timely manner for any cause related to food or the type of clothing that is dressed or it may also appear as a chronic disease that must be controlled so that it does not reach a stage severe with the inconvenience that this entails leading a normal life.
Causes of dermatitis
Dermatitis is a swelling of the skin, which is accompanied by extreme redness and itching. This is due to the lack of certain proteins of the skin, this loss and therefore the appearance of dermatitis can be due to multiple causes. Some of the most common are the following:
Allergies to pollen, mites or certain fungi that surround the environment especially in spring.
Colds or common diseases that lower the defenses of the natural protective layer of the skin.
Fibers existing in some types of clothing, which are not well tolerated by our skin.
Emotional stress or severe anxiety states.
Perfumes or abrasive cosmetics.
Sudden temperature changes for the skin.
Synthetic fibers: Fabrics that cause dermatitis
There are certain synthetic fibers that are inducing this type of skin disorder. This type of fibers, present in more than 50% of garments, come from petroleum-derived materials and hinder the natural transpiration of the skin, generating a lack of oxygen in the cells and causing dermatitis. The most commons are:
Nylon: Used to a large extent for the manufacture of bed linen.
Rayón: Commonly used to make all kinds of summer clothes.
Perlon: Substitute wool, which can be found in a large number of jackets.
Polyester: Fiber very present in the manufacture of underwear and socks.
Viscose: Blend of fibers found in most fashion fabrics.
Tips to treat dermatitis
The preventive treatment against dermatitis does not exist but there are a number of factors that can alleviate its symptoms and cause its disappearance:
Avoid dairy foods.
Take antihistamines if you suspect having some type of allergy.
Avoid dangerous clothing fibers.
Avoid soaps or strong laundry detergents.
Try not to expose yourself to high temperatures for a long time.
The skin is the largest organ of the body and its care should never take second place, if you have dermatitis in addition to following these tips, visit a specialist to avoid its appearance in the future and of course, it becomes chronic. So, you know how to pamper your skin and it will thank you.
A huge part of any planner’s business is helping the client to visualize what you can do for them. Storefront and venue displays can often be helpful here, and hotels rely heavily upon them, but for the planner, there is no more important element than the portfolio.
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As you plan magical weddings, sweet sixteen parties, or banquets, your portfolio will grow with different venues, themes, menus, and experiences. But what if you have never done a wedding before? How do you prepare your portfolio?
Keep in mind that a portfolio is there to help the bride and groom imagine the possibilities for their wedding. It is absolutely professional and appropriate to include representative photos of venues, plated food, and wedding themes, so long as you are able to deliver the vision depicted.
The planner should have a very nice notebook, leather bound or otherwise (no grocery store binders), that can highlight aspects of every wedding. The notebook should be broken into Profile, Venue, Menu, Theme, and Packages
This is where you start. The most important thing you are selling is you. This section should include your credentials, background, relevant experience, and most of all references. These are testimonials from people who know you and will comment on your abilities, organizational skills, client service, and the ability to deliver a fantastic wedding experience. This is where you begin to get the client excited about who they are hiring.
Many wedding planners aspire to have their own venue as the business grows, and the best venues are designed with flexibility that allows for every theme of the wedding from rustic, to vintage, and beyond. Most venues have well-done photos that they will be glad to share with you for inclusion in your portfolio.
As you gain experience, be sure to have the photographer take photos that reflect your vision, so you can build your own book of work. Be sure to have a variety of locations with various capacities, and in different price ranges to serve your clients. Check to price regularly or have the venues advice you of pricing changes to avoid surprises.
Nothing sells a catering menu like attractive photographs of the food properly plated. Linens and other details are important as well, but it is perfectly reasonable to reach out to local caterers and request professional photos of their catered offerings for your portfolio.
If the menu is to be served buffet style, the caterer should provide photos of the food and equipment. You want to ensure that your caterer shows up with a menu and serving items befitting the professionalism called for by your event. Be sure to have a variety of offerings to suit all events.
Until you have well-done photos documenting your wedding theme options, you will have to be creative here. Local party rental stores have a number of items that can be rented as centerpieces and decorations to assist with wedding themes, and photos of these items well staged can help you customers imagine the theme options.
This is also a great way to expand your business with additional sources of revenue as you build a brand. Get permission of the happy couples you work with and include their images. It will help new clients imagine their own perfect day.
Some wedding planners like to provide their clients with checklists or follow along planners of their own to keep up with wedding timelines and details. This is a matter of personal preference, and should only be done where some money has been paid by the client in advance. The danger in this offering is that a client will use your tools to try to handle this themselves.
How to Charge For Your Services
These packages include a set number of hours driven by a budget agreed upon by the client. Planners’ rates range from $75 to more than $150 per hour. Consulting packages typically billed by the hour consist of the client sitting down with the planner and asking questions based on the area or areas they need help in. This may be pulling together design ideas, confirming or suggesting a vendor or venue choices or ensuring that the client is on track and has not forgotten anything.
These types of meetings typically take place early in the planning process. These meetings are a great opportunity for the planner to upsell the client and recommend a Day of Coordination or even a Full-Service wedding package. Luckily for you, many times the client will realize they really do need more help than they had originally thought. However, these recommendations should be reserved until after the session has completed, as the client is paying you for your expertise, not your sales pitch.
Some clients want to be more involved in the planning of their event and hire a wedding or event planner to manage details on the day of the event. Charges for these events range from $1000 to $2000 dollars to manage the event for the day. Although this package is typically booked well in advance of the wedding, the wedding planner does not get involved until 1-2 weeks prior to the wedding day.
As a day of coordinator, responsibilities include creating a detailed timeline, contacting the vendors for formal introductions, confirming the day of contact information and reviewing copies of all contracts to clarify all contractual obligations of all vendors. After discussing the client’s vision the planner would be in charge of running the event. And on the day of the event, the planner’s responsibilities would be to be present at the venue and ensure every detail is set up the way the client has envisioned it.
As a Day-Of Coordinator, you should also be the liaison between the client and the vendors for the day. This greatly relieves the bride, for example from unnecessary stress, which is, in a nutshell, what being a planner really is about. During the event, the planner’s responsibility is to ensure everything runs smoothly. The goal is to adhere to the timeline, but in the event that this isn’t possible it is the planner’s responsibility to ensure that events are rearranged in such a way that incurs minimal cost and stress to the client, their families and their guests.
The package cost for Day of Coordination can vary widely depending on the area of the country, the size of the wedding and if there are one or two locations.
Full-service planners range from $3,000 to more than $10,000, depending on experience and demand. In some instances, these are flat fee engagements, and in others, the fee is a percentage of the total wedding cost ranging from 10-20%. Many planners who are well-established will only do full service since this gives them full control of the look and feel of the event upon which their name, and thereby brand depend.
In this package, the planner is practically running the show from conception to execution. Full-service planners recommend the vendors, which gives them the opportunity to work with vendors they are familiar with and can trust. They also typically are very involved with the planning of the decor, flowers, linens, rentals and printed materials. They also take care of all of the details included in the Day of Coordination package.
Discover the benefits of using bio reusable female towels, to take care of your intimate health and the environment.
The bio reusable female towels are ecological, practical and take care of the intimate feminine health. They are one of the products of intimate feminine hygiene result of the greater awareness of the care of the environment. The ecological feminine towels are comfortable and safe because like the disposable compresses, they protect from infections and do not cause irritations.
The reusable feminine pads are added to the novel products that in recent times have appeared on the market, designed specifically for female comfort during the days of menstruation. All have the particularity of combining the care of women’s health and the environment, from the use of the menstrual cup, made with medical silicone, to the novel probiotic buffers against vaginal infections.
Benefits of ecological feminine towels
The ecological feminine towels are cloth compresses, in their greater composition of cotton, absorbent, waterproof and inolourous. They are reusable because they can be washed directly into the washing machine. Among those that can be found in the market, Lunapads Performa compresses, with a quick-drying cotton top layer and a super absorbent core, even to contain the most intense menstrual flow.
The care of the environment is a strong argument to look for alternatives to compresses. It is estimated, according to different studies, that on average a woman can use throughout her fertile life between 10,000 and 15,000 compresses or tampons, products that usually include plastic in its composition, material that is not biodegradable.
There is another reason to bet on the ecological feminine towels, and that is that they contribute to saving, and for that, you only have to calculate how much you spend per month in compresses or tampons and multiply it by 12 months of the year.
How to use cloth compresses
The eco-friendly women’s wipes are easily placed in underwear, in fact, there are designs of reusable compresses with wings for comfort. Knowing how to wash the cloth compresses is essential to ensure that they are clean enough to be reused.
Wash in cold water and dry the compresses before using them for the first time.
Blood is best removed in cold water (too hot water fixes it), and when it is not yet dry. To ensure its cleanliness, let it soak and rub with a soft neutral soap and, later, it can be put in the washing machine, if possible with an ecological detergent.
Drinks to combat varicose veins are a natural ally for your legs. Discover all the benefits of adding them to your day-to-day.
Drinks to combat varicose veins and to stimulate blood circulation in the legs, common discomfort and whose symptoms we can alleviate naturally. Varicose or varicose veins are one of the most common circulatory problems, whose prevention and treatment is also in our hands.
Varicose veins are much more than an unsightly problem that prevents us from showing off legs. They are a vascular disorder caused by weakness in the walls of the veins that progressively lose elasticity and widen, which in turn makes them need more space and acquire that meandering appearance.
Natural drinks for varicose veins
Eating a healthy diet is one of the key antiviruses, and this also includes beverages with natural ingredients, alone or in combination. Natural drinks to improve circulation and soothe the pain of varicose veins, and that in the case of infusions can take 2 times a day, after lunch and dinner.
Indian chestnut tea
The infusion of horse chestnut helps reduce inflammation in case of varicose veins. For its preparation, boil horse chestnut bark (50 grams) in a liter of water for about 10 minutes. Remove and strain before drinking.
Infusion of bitter orange
The bitter orange, the bark, in this case, has beneficial properties to combat varicose veins, improve circulation and reduce swelling of the ankles.
Infusion of ginkgo
Ginkgo or ginkgo biloba, a plant native to China, strengthens the veins and prevents the formation of clots in case of varicose veins. To prepare an infusion, add 50 grams of ginkgo in one liter of water and boil for about 10 minutes. Remove, let stand and drink when it is warm.
The Rusco has anti-inflammatory properties, being a plant recommended for varicose veins problems. To take in infusion, add a teaspoon of butcher’s root in a cup of boiling water and let stand 10 minutes.
Juices for varicose veins
If you prefer juices, here are the perfect natural combinations to improve blood circulation and combat unsightly varicose veins.
Carrot, pineapple and parsley juice
A juice with anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. Put in the blender, 3 carrots, a branch of parsley, 2 slices of pineapple, a branch of celery and half a glass of water.
Grape and orange juice
A combination of flavonoids and vitamin C to strengthen the veins. You can prepare it with 2 oranges and 200 grams of grapes. You can also add half a pomegranate.
Cherry juice and ginger
A perfect solution to relieve the heaviness and pain of the legs. You can prepare it with 200 grams of cherries (pitted), an apple and a pinch of ginger.
Being fit was never so easy or so fast, with Kendal Jenner’s exercise routine in record time.
Only 11 minutes. It’s the time you’ll need to get fit following Kendall Jenner’s exercise routine. An exercise routine that includes the movements necessary to activate all the muscles. Laziness or lack of time is no longer an excuse to adopt an exercise routine to get fit at home.
The little Kardashian clan sports enviable curves whose secret lies in taking care of diet and exercise, even with a busy schedule. A perfect routine to do when getting up and prepare to face the day with energy.
Exercise routine in 11 minutes
Thirteen exercises to perform in 11 minutes. The key is in the constancy and in following the routine every day.
30 seconds of forearm plate
We do not place upside down, resting on the forearms and the tips of the feet. We raise the body slightly until it is horizontal, maintaining the position.
30 seconds of classic iron
The classic version is the iron with the arms stretched. We place ourselves face down, with our arms stretched out and resting on our hands and the tips of our feet. We raise the body keeping the legs and the back straight.
15 seconds of a side plate
We stand sideways on the floor, resting on one hand and the other on the body. We raise the body, leaving the legs straight and without raising the feet. We stretch the other arm opening the hand.
Side plate with forearm support
Exercise similar to the previous one, with the difference that we lean on the doubled forearm. 5 repetitions with each side.
15 seconds of plate alternating leg/arm
We place ourselves face down, with our arms stretched out and resting on our hands. Stretched legs. We raise the right leg and the left arm. Repeat on the other side.
15 seconds of dynamic plate
We place ourselves face down, with our hands resting on the floor and our legs straight. Slowly bend the right knee, and then the left. Repeat in reverse.
Iron with a knee to elbow
We place ourselves face down, with our hands resting on the floor, and our legs stretched out. We bend the right knee until trying to touch the right elbow. 5 repetitions with each side.
The classic exercise that cannot be absent in a routine to be fit.
30 seconds of bicycle-type abs
Lying on the floor, emulating with the legs as if we were cycling.
20 seconds of abdominal vertical scissor
Lying on the floor, with legs stretched out, hands behind the head, we raise our legs in the air, at the height of the hips, and emulate the movement of the scissors.
Abdominal frog or Frog crunch
Lying on the floor, we raise our legs at a right angle. We bend the knees, slightly opening the legs, and join the soles of the feet, 15 repetitions.
It consists of doing the abdominals trying to touch with the right elbow the left knee, and vice versa. 15 repetitions.
Lying on the floor, we raise our legs in a straight line, trying to maintain the position and lowering them again.
They are eight of the largest and most beautiful cities in the world which, in common, have urban, natural attractions and incredible views.
Have you thought about making a script for one of the cities that give the characters the name of La Casa de Papel? It’s like going around the continents of the world. Get inspired by the list of tips made by Kayak, a travel planning tool, in the EFETur Tours gallery.
Highlighted in the series, Tokyo is a modern woman and attitude. Its eccentric personality blends perfectly with the city that gives it its name, urban and energetic. With a mixture of religions, the city concentrates on important Buddhist temples. The Sensoji is perhaps the most famous and ancient temple of Tokyo. Meanwhile, the Meiji Jingu Shrine is a famous Shinto shrine, which can be enjoyed along with a walk through Yoyogi Park. The nostalgic lanes of Japan are a hit with locals and tourists alike, OK Yokocho – also known as OK Alley – is a bustling street with about 30 bars and unique restaurants, for those looking to get to know Japanese culture in depth.
The city’s newest attraction is Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in the world with a 360 ° view of the capital’s skyline. The Okutama area, away from the hustle and bustle centers, is filled with mountains, limestone caves, camping sites and hot springs, for an outdoor adventure filled with Japanese and American nostalgia.
The city has well defined seasons and the trip will be a unique and different experience in any of them. For those who want to save money, November is the month with average prices for lower airfares, according to Kayak history.
Berlin is a city that offers plenty to do, no matter the time of year – a mix of attractions to suit all tastes. The museum at Checkpoint Charlie, part of the former Berlin Wall, as well as the bustling Holocaust Memorial, located near the Brandenburg Gate, are not to be missed programs to get to know the history of the city. Lovers of culture can visit the Museum Island, which houses the Berlin State Museums and works of art from around the world.
he Charlottenburg Palace, located in the heart of Berlin, has a gold gallery and a collection of porcelains that talk a lot about the history of the country. The East Side Gallery is the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall, where more than 100 artists from more than 20 countries decorated the stretch of the interior wall with its artwork.
The Berlin Television Tower is the tallest building in town, where visitors can enjoy a unique 360 ° panorama of the city. For those who want to enjoy a more hectic trip, summer (June to August) is the best time. For those who like the chill, autumn (September to December) has milder temperatures and, on November, November is usually the month when tickets there are at the best average prices.
Nairobi – Kenya
Charismatic and moving, the character Nairobi is guided by a strong maternal instinct, which combines with the capital of Kenya, which gives it its name – a city that mixes colors, flavors and a fauna that make it the ideal place to see nature closely. Tours around Nairobi usually include visits to Nairobi National Park, home to animals such as zebras, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffes, lions, leopards, hippos, rhinos and more than 400 species of birds. Inside it is the Nairobi Animal Orphanage and the Nairobi Safari Walk, an Educational Center where visitors learn about wildlife and habitat conservation. The Mamba Village park is home to ostriches and crocodiles and visitors have the chance to interact directly with the crocodiles and even hold young, always guided by an experienced team.
The Kenyan Bomas, on the Lang’ata Road, is a reservoir of Kenyan culture, where visitors can view exhibitions of traditional Kenyan houses – artifacts, dances, songs, and songs. The best time to visit Kenya is between January – the month when tickets are cheaper on KAYAK – and March, at the beginning of the year, and between June and September, when the probability of rainfall is lower.
Rio de Janeiro Brazil
One of the most beloved characters in the series, Rio is the youngest and shares the same lively energy as the capital of Rio. Who wants to know one of the most sought-after destinations in the country cannot fail to do some classic tours around the city. Leaving Praia Vermelha, the cable car takes you to the top of the Sugar Loaf hill, where you can enjoy the scenery from above. The Maracanã, which was once the scene of the most important classics of Brazilian football, offers a tour behind its scenes. At the top of Corcovado’s hill is Christ the Redeemer, one of the most classic and unforgettable tourist spots for those who visit the city.
The Museum of Tomorrow, with a pioneering proposal, is a wide space for debate and study about the future. Whoever wants to escape from the scorching heat of the Rio in summer, can travel to the city from June to August, when the temperature is milder and rains less. Due to the low season, August is the month when air tickets to the city are cheaper. For those who want peak season, January and February are the best requested!
Denver – United States
With its urban location, the Denver Union Station Plaza may seem like an unlikely place to find fresh local produce. However, the station houses an urban beekeeping program, where it is possible to order sweets, drinks and other delicacies made with locally produced honey. The 16th Street Mall offers 42 outdoor cafes along the mall, making it the perfect place to eat and enjoy good coffee. Denver is the fourth busiest downtown in the United States and features such attractions as the LoDo Historic District, the oldest neighborhood, and home to some of the city’s top restaurants, galleries, shops, and boutiques. At the Colorado State Capitol, you can have a panoramic view of the snow-capped peaks.
The Denver Museum of Art is comprised of two impressive architectural buildings – one of which is a fortress structure of the Italian architect Gio Ponti and the other a structure reminiscent of a titanium crystal with peaks and shards designed by Daniel Libeskind. Inside is the largest collection of indigenous art in the world and works by European masters, Old West classics, and traveling exhibitions. Summer (June to August) is the most popular time to get to know the city, with warm afternoons and cool nights. For those who have the price as the main factor, the month of March presents the cheapest ticket prices, according to Kayak history.
Moscow – Russia
Moscow, the capital of Russia, is up because of the world football. To take advantage of the city, a walk around Red Square is a must-see and one of the most popular tourist spots in the city. The area houses important buildings, such as St. Basil’s Cathedral, and is part of the history of the destination. As you walk through Moscow you can see some of the seven famous skyscrapers known as Stalin’s Seven Sisters, with an iconic architecture, built to celebrate the victory of the Soviet Union in World War II.
The Kitay-Gorod neighborhood has bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, suitable for travelers who want to enjoy Moscow’s nightlife. The Bolshoi Theater, located in the heart of Moscow, is one of the largest opera and ballet theaters in Russia and the world, where more than 800 operas have been performed. Winter in the city (December to March) is very strict. Already the mild temperatures take place from June until September, when it is possible to enjoy more. To enjoy lower prices, March is the best requested.
Helsinki – Finland
The capital of Finland, Helsinki is a vibrant coastal city with beautiful islands and large green parks. The pace of the city is quiet and, at the same time, invigorating, with great restaurants and nightclubs. Design, architecture, culture, and shopping are cool things to explore on site, plus natural areas like parks, forests, lakes and the coast. A third of Helsinki is covered by green areas and offers possibilities for outdoor activities and relaxation.
The Restaurant Day is celebrated every year with a major worldwide festival of food every third Saturday of May. In that period, anyone can set up a restaurant anywhere. This means that ordinary people can be chefs and sommeliers, ensuring plenty of fun and food, as well as wonderful encounters and memories. The best time to visit the city is between spring and summer, from May to September, when temperatures are milder, as winter has very cold temperatures – as is the character temperament of the series that got its name. In January, in the offseason, on the fly tickets prices fall – along with the temperature.
Oslo – Norway
Oslo is a place full of energy, with a modern gastronomy, in addition to much fashion and art. Iconic buildings are changing the face of the city, but it still maintains ties with nature. No wonder it was named Green Capital of Europe in 2019 for its dedication to the preservation of natural areas. Walks through the forest dives on the fjords and musical concerts are part of the city’s energy. All of Oslo’s neighborhoods offer something special and are easily accessible on foot, by public transport or by bicycle.
During the winter, it is possible to look for activities such as ice skating and skiing. Oslomarka, the huge forest on the slopes of the hills surrounding the city, offers an immense network of public trails for cross-country skiing. The Oslo Winter Park is the largest ski resort in the city and is just 30 minutes from downtown, with slopes for children, beginners, and experienced skiers. Between May and September, the temperatures are milder, which guarantees a more peaceful journey. To save money, the best month is March, when airfare there is cheaper in Kayak.
Leave laziness behind, and take advantage of the moments you watch TV to tone up your muscles with these exercises.
You have no excuse! Neither time nor laziness will be a justification for not exercising, because with these exercises that we propose you can tone your body while watching television. Whether you are lazy or hopeless for sports, exercising while watching your favorite movie will be a way to make the most of your time and stay in shape. Attentive!
First of all, it is important that you know that you can take advantage of the resources of your room to train. For example, you can do some exercises on your sofa, as long as it is firm enough, the carpet is ideal for floor exercises, and the chair, table, chairs or puffs can help you perform some exercises. Now, take note of the exercises you can do while watching your favorite series on television.
1. Triceps on the couch
Hold on the edge of the couch with your palms resting on the seat and your fingers forward. Stretch, so that your butt is a little bit ahead of the edge, in the air, while your then together will remain on the floor, as if you were going to sit down. Lower your core to the ground, with your back straight, and climb back to the starting position. You can make variations of this exercise by lifting one foot while raising and lowering or extending the leg. Ideal to make arms while watching television.
2. Bicycle on the carpet
Lie on your back on the carpet while watching TV and start making bicycles. Raise the knees at the hips and hands holding the neck (Do not pull your neck, just a point of support). Begin to ‘pedal’ by bringing the right knee to the left elbow and vice versa. Repeat several times. You’ll be so entertained watching TV that you will not even notice.
3. Jumping jacks with squats
Take the opportunity to do some cardio and tone your thighs and buttocks with this combination of the famous jumps jumping jacks and squats. Make a jump opening and closing the legs and arms and then low down doing a squat. You can watch television while you exercise.
4. Lateral leg lift
It is one of the best exercises to do while watching TV because you can do it from the couch. Lying on your side with your head resting on your hand, lift your stretched leg, hold for a few seconds and lower yourself. When you have done a series of about 20 repetitions, change position and get on the other side of the sofa to repeat the exercise with the other leg without you stop watching TV. It is such a perfect exercise that you can even do it while eating popcorn … Maybe it is not recommended, but at least you will subtract some calories.
5. Split squats
Split squats or stride squats can be done anywhere, also while watching television. Stand with your feet open at the hips in front of the television, with enough space to make the stride. Stride forward, bending the knees, return to the starting position and repeat with the other leg. You can increase the intensity with weights or by supporting the back leg on the sofa or a chair, doing several repetitions with the same leg.
6. Table while watching TV
Repeat 20 or 30 seconds of plank or board, but instead of resting your feet on the floor, you can do it by resting your feet on the couch, similar to how the model does with the fitball.
7. Dance in front of the TV
When you see musicals, movies with animated music or music concerts on TV, take the opportunity to dance a while at your leisure. That will make you tone up, burn fat and have fun for a while, much more than if you were left lying on the couch. Let’s move!