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The opening of Panton Hotel in Brussels

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Pantone LLC, an X-Rite organization and the worldwide authority on color, on 24 May, declared the opening of the Pantone Hotel in Brussels. It is located near Avenue Louise, an enchanting shopping and business region named for a daughter of king and now a muse to nowadays designers, the Pantone Hotel joins and combines an attractive, colorful aesthetic design with comfy, well-appointed guest rooms.

This hotel is a perfect place for transnational adventures as well as small commercial meetings and business conferences; furthermore, it is an ideal place for unique and special events. Designed by Michel Penneman and Olivier Hannaert, every hotel’s seventh floor is enlightened by various color palettes to balance emotions of visitors with characteristic hues-whether glowing or subdued.


The Most Unique Restaurants Around the World

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Some people go to a restaurant because the food tastes terrific, but if you’ve been watching any of those design makeover reality shows on TV, you’ll know that it’s more than just the cuisine. You have to set up the mood too if you want your customers to keep on coming back. These restaurants take it to the extreme.

Most of them are so interesting, they’re bordering on strange. If you’re a big fan of both good architecture and good food, these restaurants are definitely a must-see.

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant in Maldives

Welcome to the first underwater restaurant in the world. The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s aquarium-style restaurant sits 16 feet under the Indian Ocean’s surface just between a coral reef and a lagoon.


Strangest Spa Treatments in the World

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From nibbling fish to sake baths—the ways we treat ourselves have become stranger over the years. As more and more experiments are done, people have been discovering new and strange ways to make us become healthier, more beautiful human beings.

Spas are not exempt from these strange new discoveries. Today, more and more small-time shops, including that parlor just around the block, are offering spa treatments to just about anyone who comes in. Therefore, spas need to differentiate themselves from these by creating more innovative ways of offering treatments. Gone are those simple facials and massages. Now, you may have to choose from dozens and dozens of different kinds of treatments. Targeting specific parts or certain problems, treatments are now more tailored to an individual’s specific needs. Yet what is interesting is that many of these bizarre treatments actually have their roots from traditional ways and cultures. Many people wonder whether these treatments really have health benefits or not. Still, they will be fascinating to anyone.


Looking at the World’s Oddest Museums

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In the old school, there was bad art and good art. Today, though, you’ll find several museums showcasing some of the oddest collections ever created. You’d begin to wonder if the categories “bad” and “good” still fit them. If the aesthetic ladder of contemporary art is way over your head, don’t shrug off these oddball museums just yet. They still make for an interesting quirky trip across town. Some of them might just hit your sweet spot.

Bunny Museum, Pasadena California

Unless the killer rabbit in Monty Python gave you endless nightmares, this museum should be a harmless, rather wholesome trip. It’s still going to be strange seeing 23,000 bunnies, in total, but it’s not going to shatter your sensibilities. You’ll find a wide (and that is an understatement) collection of ceramic bunnies, plush bunnies, stuffed bunnies, plastic bunnies and more.


Spending the Best Three Days in Kansas

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So what’s interesting in Kansas? For those who don’t know yet, the city is known for its bebop music, incredible barbecues, and unwavering Mid-Western charm. If we make do with that simplistic description, we’re looking at Kansas City some ten years ago. But what does Kansas look now?

Ten whole years of revitalizing has actually transformed Kansas into quite the Mecca jazz music aficionados. Not only that, the border straddling Kansas and Missouri is now a culture-rich metropolis. Citizens anticipate the further bolstering of the city next year, once the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts opens to the public. With the new center, Kansas will be home to ballet recitals, symphony, and opera.

So what happens to the traveler who’s looking for the charms of Old Kansas? Worry, not. While Kansas isn’t exactly a backwater anymore, it’s not so highly polished either. You can still find traces of the old country and enjoy the upgrades at the same time if you spend your time wisely. Here’s how you can spend three fulfilling days in Kansas City.


7 Things you must not do in Paris

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We’ve all heard about what one needs to do when visiting the famous city of Paris. Attracting more and more visitors, Paris is definitely one of the hottest tourist places in the whole world. People eager to travel to this famed city have a long list of things they would want to do, but what few of us do not realize is that there are certain things we shouldn’t do as well.

Instead of the usual lists that tell first-timers what to do and visit, this one’s a different kind. And when you’re familiar with what you shouldn’t do, we’ll tell you what you should do instead.

This is a list which will help keep you from falling into those tourist traps, and help make sure that your trip to Paris will be an unforgettable one.

Don’t Shop at the Champs-Elysees


Eating on the Go: Tips to avoid gaining pounds while traveling

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Did you notice the extra “luggage” you brought home after your recent trip? Traveling may involve grabbing what you can munch on the go. You might be getting it from the airport kiosks or from a fast food chain, or practically anywhere. That eating on the go habit can transform to some additional pounds if you often do it in a year’s time according to a research by the US Department of Agriculture.

On the average, you can consume around 134 calories while eating during a trip regardless if it’s fine dining or fast food. It really is not that bad when you look at the figures but when you do that math, you can be consuming about 4,000 calories in a week plus all the desserts that are not yet part of our computation. By the end of your trip, do not be surprised if you cannot button your pants anymore.


The best spa resorts in Bulgaria

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When you talk of geothermal resources, Bulgaria can be considered among the richest in Europe. No wonder Bulgaria holidays are one of Europe’s most popular when it comes to spa resorts and mineral springs that can satisfy anyone’s desire to relax. The country has spa resorts and mineral springs that can satisfy anyone’s desire to relax.

The country by the Black Sea is trying to enliven its balneotherapy traditions which were a bit lost during the reign of communism. Two decades after, travelers from Germany, Scandinavia, Israel, the Balkans and beyond are flocking in to see what Bulgaria’s got to offer.

We list down some of the popular spa resorts in Bulgaria below.

Velingrad

Velingrad is far from the hustle and bustle of the big cities and tucked in the Rhodope mountains. This place is known as the Spa Capital of the Balkan region. And why not? It has around eighty mineral springs with the hottest of it flowing some 93 degree Celsius of water.