10 Game of Thrones Filming Locations That You Can Visit

Now that another season of Game of Thrones has come and gone, we’re ready to experience a taste of Westeros in any way we can. According to top travel site TripAdvisor, interest in GOT-inspired vacations has skyrocketed, with 10 filming locations from the show topping travelers’ bucket lists. Appropriately, at the tippy-top of the list sits the filming location for Meereen, the pyramid city where Daenerys Targaryen and her dragons get their first taste of ruling a large civilization.

If you’re planning a Game of Thrones pilgrimage, don’t worry about consulting a maester for advice – TripAdvisor’s findings will help you go beyond the Wall and more (minus the White Walkers, of course). Add these 10 spots from Westeros and Essos to your travel agenda ASAP!

Members to Enjoy Bi-Coastal Holiday Celebration on Dec. 24

Members will once again gather in unique fashion for festive Disney Vacation Club holiday celebrations at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney World’s holiday dinner is scheduled to take place on Dec. 24 from 3-5 p.m. and Disneyland Resort’s holiday dinner is scheduled to take place Dec. 24 from 4-6 p.m. local time.

The Disneyland Resort Holiday Party will turn the Sequoia Ballroom at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa into a “Wild West Winterland,” filled with snow-capped Christmas cactus, tumbleweed snowmen and boot-scootin’ music. The holiday buffet features buttermilk fried chicken, angus sirloin steak, crusted salmon, roasted vegetables, Christmas corn bread stuffing, salad, desserts, kids options and more. Beyond the buffet, Member families will pose for photos, play reindeer games, create crafty keepsakes, and meet some of your favorite character friends in their holiday best.

The Walt Disney World Resort Holiday Party, meanwhile, will turn the Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort into Olaf’s and Kristoff’s “Christmas Market.” “Kristoff’s Hot Selections” dinner menu features roasted ham, braised beef ribs, roasted potatoes, steamed vegetables, salad, desserts and more, while “Olaf’s Children’s Menu” adds selections for kids. Member families may have a chance to meet some Frozen friends, pose for photos, enjoy holiday music, make Arendelle-style crafts and more.

Each event is priced at $74.95 plus tax and gratuity for adults, and $39.95 plus tax and gratuity for kids ages 3-9. Member Services will begin taking reservations for the Walt Disney World Resort Holiday Party on Oct. 19 and for the Disneyland Resort Holiday Party on Oct. 26.

You should not purchase a real estate interest in a Disney Vacation Club Resort in reliance upon the continued availability of Membership Extras. These are incidental benefits, which are subject to change or termination without notice, may require payment of a separate fee, and cannot be combined with other offers. New Members after April 4, 2016 who do not purchase their ownership interest directly from Disney will not have access to Membership Extras.

In English, the Swedish names of Ikea products mean everything from ‘squirrel’ to ‘chubby’ to ‘giggle’ — here are 11 of the quirkiest

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If you’re not a native speaker of Swedish — and even if you are — you might be confused as you walk around an IKEA store.

All the products are labeled with Swedish names that translate to words as diverse as “hoard” (Hopa) and “chubby” (Knubbig).

Business Insider has previously reported that IKEA relies on a special system to label its products, designed by its founder Ingvar Kamprad, who was dyslexic and didn’t want to use numbers. For example, furniture items are named after Swedish places. Chairs and desks have men’s names. Children’s items are named after mammals and birds.

That doesn’t really make things any less confusing for English-speaking customers, though. So it helps to take a look at this unofficial IKEA dictionary, created by Rubiks cube expert Lars Petrus. He cautions that in his dictionary, the definitions can be incomplete or wrong “since the words are deliberately ambigious, and several places have the same name,” so we’ve cross-referenced them all with other sources.

Below, we’ve highlighted some of the quirkiest product names in the IKEA lexicon, along with their English translation and their corresponding product.

SEE ALSO: There’s a logical system behind IKEA’s strange product names

READ MORE: The newest decluttering craze is ‘Swedish death cleaning,’ which hinges on the fact that friends and family won’t want your junk when you’re dead

Bigaraå means ‘white heart cherry’

At IKEA, Bigaraå is also a style of plant pot.

Dvala means ‘hibernation.’

Dvala is also a type of sheet set at IKEA.

Ekorre means ‘squirrel.’

One of the items in IKEA’s Ekorre series is a set of suspension hooks.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

10 Unexplored Places in India

India is a very interesting country, that’s getting more popular for tourists, probably because there are many things you can see only there. India is a whole new world. Official statistics say […]

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« Water » Series by Mustafah Abdulaziz

En 2011, le photographe Mustafah Abdulaziz s’est lancé un défi : réussir, en seize ans, à capturer toute l’importance de l’eau pour notre civilisation ainsi que la façon dont elle modélise notre culture. Il compte ainsi visiter plus d’une trentaine de pays. À ce jour, il s’est déjà notamment rendu en Inde, aux États-Unis, au Sierra Leone ou en Chine et a été en mesure d’immortaliser la place de l’eau dans ces différentes cultures. Avec une éloquence saisissante.