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Mermaid Frappucino:

Move over unicorns and say hey to the Mermaid frappuccino created by a resourceful barista who came up with the new drink after her store sold out of the popular Unicorn frappacino which was only available for five days in April. The drink is similar to that other limited edition popular drink, the Pokemon Go. Not all branches have the drink so it is no readily on offer but if you know the recipe they will gladly make it for you. If you love matcha then this one is for you. And don’t despair, the recipe can be found at starbuckssecretmenu.net Be warned, this one is quite sweet!

No Visa Required

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior (MoI), Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways announced that Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, effective immediately. Citizens of certain countries wishing to visit Qatar will no longer need to apply or pay for a visa; instead, a multi-entry waiver will be issued free-of-charge at the port of entry, upon presentation of a valid passport with a minimum validity of six months and a confirmed onward or return ticket. South Africans can apply for their visa waiver on arrival and it will be valid for 30 days with an option to extend for a further 30 days.

Winter Is Coming

Yep, the winter of NO Game of Thrones is upon us and all us GOT addicts will start counting the days and weeks…again. But don’t despair, Castle Ward, a National Trust property(Northern Ireland) better known as Winterfell will be hosting a Game Of Thrones festival complete with a ‘King’s Procession’ , just like King Robert Baratheon did in the TV series, some medieval jousting shows, sword sparring, archery demonstrations, jesters, and falcon flights. Even the food will be medieval with a hog-roast and local cider on offer to help you really live your Game Of Thrones fantasy. The festival will take place on the 24th September 2017. You can even have your photo taken on a green screen in the iconic courtyard where all the Starks stood to greet King Robert

Stomp The grape

It is well known around the world that La Rioja and wine go together. The wines from this region of northern Spain have gained international recognition. Such is the quality of the wine from La Rioja, which has become the hallmark of this land.The Harvest Parties honor San Mateo, patron of Logroño, and transform the city into a stage of many festive events with wine as the protagonist. One of the most spectacular is the Treading of the Grape: young men dressed in traditional costumes step on the freshly harvested grapes to obtain the first must of the season, which will later offer to the Virgin of the Valvanera.Concerts of music for all tastes, a taurine fair, an international fireworks competition, aerial dance shows in the middle of the night and popular tastings complete the Harvest Festival program. If you’re in Spain around the 14th September make your way to the Fiesta de la Vendimia

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