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SERRAP ISLAND: THE NATURAL PARADISE


BASIC INFORMATION: LOCATION: Serrap is an island situated in the Mediterranean Sea. It’s limited at north by Sicily and Italy; at east by Greece; at south with Africa (Tunisia, Libya and Egypt); and, at west by Malta.

POBLATION: 15000 habitants. CURRENCY: Serandy AREA: 920

km2.

OFICIAL LANGUAGE: Serrand RELIGION: Catholic.

ECONOMY: Tourism CAPITAL: Folgs TIME: GMT+1


HISTORY:

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It’s estimated that the isle was born 8 millions of years as a result of volcanic activity in the seabed. In Serrap existed a prehistoric civilization which megalithic monuments still exists in some parts of the isle. Fray Pau de Serrapio, a Carthaginian, in 240 BC discovered the isle during a commercial trip to India and he used it as a Mediterranean commercial route base where this kind of routes were achieve in that period. Years later, the isle was conquered by Romans when they win the first Punic war against Cartago, so, Serrap becames a Romanian city. In the beginning centuries of Middle Age, Serrap was sacked by vandals. Lately, the isle was occupied by different tribes as Goths, Visigoths, Byzantines, Moors, Berbers; until, in the XIII century The Pope Boniface VIII commended Serrap becomes to Aragon’s Kingdom. The Aragon’s Kingdom lasted until XVI century, when the island was invaded by the Turkish pirate Barbarossa, so the island was in that moment leaving under the Ottoman Empire. The king Charles I, years later, decide to send army troops to recuperate the island but they lost the battle. It won’t to be until the end of century when, after the Ottoman Empire lost Tunisia, Spanish troops, better prepared, win other battle against the ottomans and achieve the island. In 1950 Serrap independent itself, so it becomes a Republic

The flag represents the colours of the sea and the colours used in its independent. They have chosen this colours because the violet represents independence, peace, change and wise; on the other hand the colour blue represents truth, estability, eternity and faith.


CLIMATE: The Republic of Serrap enjoys one of the most pleasurable mediterranean climates in the world with two distinct seasons: Summer: from June to September brings hot and dry weather throughout Serrap with temperatures averaging 21ยบ to 23ยบ Celsius. Winter: from October to May is perhaps the better season to visit Serrap to do sports.

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CURRENCY: In the Republic of Serrap the current used is the Serandy, which change is 1.35€. Coin shows different types of symbols from ancient invasors. In the middle, we can see one of the most important Serrap icon, the “seascape tower”.

This icon is a tower that existed near 500 years ago and which legend says that was destroyed by Barbarossa to manifest his victory.

In the place where the tower used to be, nowadays there is a monument called “Pau’s sanctum”.


HOTELS: In Serrap there are two hotel possibilities, for groups or families and for couples. On the left we can see the typical houses in the capital of Serrap, Folgs. Biohouse maintains a stable temperature and humidity throughout the year from about 18 degrees, creating a microclimate inside which causes unnecessary heating or additional cooling, resist natural disasters than any other building and provides its residents safer. Besides that these homes have a water recycling system, so as not to waste, thus preventing waste it.

For couples there are special houses where they can be alone and enjoy the isle in a different way. Near the hotel, there is a Spa where you can relax with your wife/husband.


FESTIVITIES: 21/3: COLOUR FESTIVAL People spend the day throwing colored powder and water at each other as the beginning of spring season.

27/9: ROMANIAN FESTIVAL In this festival the Serrap’s centre streets were closed to represent the conquest of Romanians. In addition, the centre of the city was decorated as that period of time.

17/4: INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL: People release paper ballons which represents the freedom of Serrap people. Moreover, each family release once with a wish for the next year.


RESTAURANTS: Forc Restaurant

In this Biological restaurant you can taste different kind of food. Which make this restaurant special is that all the food and meat are natural, cultivated and bred in the isle.

The typical food here is a mixed of vegetables and jam, called “kushu�.


PLACES OF INTEREST FILGUE NATURAL PARK:

In this park you can practice sports as trekking. When you reach the climb, you will find the Filg Lake, which is 3 meters deeper.

PAU SANCTUM:

This monument was built in honor of the discoverer of the island, Fray Pau of SerrapioThe monument was built in the early XVI century, replacing in this way the monument which was destroyed by Barbarossa, “Seascape tower”.


BEACHES:

In Serrap there are so many beaches, but maybe the most important beaches are: VIL BEACH:

Beach to relax and to practice sports.

PED BEACH:

Nudist beach.


SPORTS: There are a lot of different kind of sports you can practice in Serrap. LAND SPORTS

TREKKING

WATER SPORTS

ACUATIC SKY

SCUBA DIVING

KITESURF

WINDSURF


ATTRACTIONS:

In Serrap the most attractive activity you can do is go on a trip to see the marine wildlife.


FORMALITIES REGULATIONS

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• Currency, purchases and customs → Duty-free purchases VAT is deducted if : - You live outside of the EU - You are over 15 years of age Please be aware: The airport Customs Office must stamp your export sales slips.

• Products subject to special regulations • •

Cultural items Protected species of wild fauna and flora and related products. • Live animals and animal products. • Plants and plant products. • Arms and ammunition • Medicines and medical products (excluding personal requirements) • Wine, alcoholic drinks and tobacco

• Travel xithin the European Union → Travel within the Schengeen Area When travelling around the European Union, you can buy goods for your personal requirements in another member state without any quantity or price limits and without carrying out any formalities at the borders. The Schengen Area brings together thirteen member countries of the European Union, signatories of the Schengen Agreement. This agreement enables the free circulation of people in these countries. Please be aware: Norway and Iceland are connected to the thirteen signatory countries. These two countries have signed a cooperation agreement with the Schengen states. → Travelling outside the Schengen Area Since 1st May 2004, there have been 25 EU member states : Germany, Latvia, Austria, Lithuania, Belgium, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Malta, Spain, Poland,

Estonia, Portugal, Denmark, The Netherlands, Finland, The Czech Republic, France, The United Kingdom, Greece, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Ireland, Sweden, Italy. → Citizens of a European Union member state - Can enter and travel around European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) countries without any special formalities. - Do not have to obtain a residence permit as long as their stay in a member state is not over three months. - Must carry a valid passport or identity card. Please be aware : Some member states have removed the obligation from their legislation for citizens of a member state to hold a residency permit.

• Other countries When returning to France from a non-EEC country or Andorra, goods contained in your personal baggage are not subject to payment at Customs as long as their value does not exceed the following limits : Passengers aged + 15 years

Non - CEE country 182.94 €

Ando rra 548.8 2€

- 15 years

91.47 €

274.4

1€ A declaration must be made for goods which exceed these limits. Counterfeit goods The export, import or possession of a counterfeit item, whatever its country of origin (EU or another country), and even of articles destined for your personal use, is strictly forbidden by French law. The legislation has been reinforced and the acquisition of a product counterfeiting a brand makes you liable to serious sanctions: immediate confiscation of goods, high customs fine, legal proceedings.


Serrap citizens •

Valid identitiy papers for : - travel within the European Union and Switzerland; - tourist travel to Senegal, Tunisia and Turkey. • An unexpired passport is required for other destinations For the following countries, your passport must be valid at least six months after entering or leaving the country: Brazil, China, Egypt, Mauritius, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. → Foreign minor resident in France To travel, foreign minors resident in France must have an unexpired travel document (such as a passport). In addition, they may obtain a travel document for foreign minors to facilitate travel outside the French territory. This document allows them to benefit from a visa waiver on returning to France or when entering the external borders of the Schengen Area. On returning to France, these documents are required to: - re-enter the country or the outside borders of the Schengen area; - prove the child is entitled to stay in France. → Your travel documents • Visa Some countries require a visa in addition to your passport. Inquire from your travel agent, airline or the consulate of the destination country. • Vaccination card To travel safely, inquire as early as possible about the health risks at your destination. A vaccination card is required for the following destinations - Yellow fever - Intertropical Africa and Amazon area - hepatitis A et typhus - Areas where hygiene is basic - hepatitis B - Tropical area

- Meningitis sub-Sahelian - Rage - somes countries - Meningococcal meningitis A & C or Cholera some countries, particulary during epidemics Required vaccinations must be made 10 days to 2 months before travel


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