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is undoubtedly unique, incomparable and absolutely mysterious country, which is second in the world is almost impossible to find. And it's not just her rich and ancient heritage - in…

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North Korea Full country name: people's democratic Republic of Korea Size: 120410 sq. km. Population: 24 million. Capital: Pyongyang Peoples: Koreans Language: Korean, Religion: All religions were officially banned after…

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Children’s Day in Japan

Children in Japan are very sensitive and up to a certain age are considered heavenly creatures, therefore, celebrate the days of children formally three times a year. In early may, namely, on the fifth, the Japanese celebrate the Day Boys, in March, on the third day, Girls ‘ Day, and finally, November 15 – holiday “Citi-go-San” or in Russian “Seven-Five-Three”. What exciting things are happening these days in Japan? Every holiday has its own characteristics and a certain ritual.

Festival “si-go-sun” indicates the age of the child, specifically the runtime, 3, 5 and 7 years, which the Japanese believe bloomery in the lives of kids. The boys celebrating their three – or five-years old, and girls celebrating their three – or seven-year period, note in this day of “joint birthday”.

Since ancient times, the Japanese believe that the birth of a child carries a huge light energy, and housing moves upwards, before reaching the age of seven is a heavenly creation. Consequently, in Japan the kids to grow of seven years, as little princes or Princess, spoil them, all allow and indulge any whims, fulfill all desires. The lives of the members of the rising Sun has always interested the people Continue reading

Amazing facts about South Korea

Part 1.

1. Korea is a very safe country. A girl can not be afraid to walk at night for the sleeping area alone.

2. Cases of major crimes, like murder, are attributed to unprecedented and weeks reported in the local news.

3. The best time to visit Korea is spring, when the cherry blossoms bloom, and autumn, when yellow leaves on the trees. Winter is very cold and windy, summer is hot, humid and rainy.

4. The country is very small, therefore civilization has penetrated all corners of her. In Korea it is impossible to get lost, and it is really the remotest villages here.

5. The most popular sport in Korea is baseball. It is played by everyone, young and old, a baseball bat, almost everyone. At baseball games, especially the large ones – are always sold out.

6. On the second place in popularity is Golf. It is played by men of middle age. And having reached old age, all the Koreans go to the mountains.

7. Hiking is a favorite pastime for Koreans. They can get up at 8 in the morning after a wild drinking and still climb the mountain.

8. 90% of Koreans are short-sighted and have to wear glasses or contact lenses. Wear glasses during my childhood that unwittingly creates the impression that they are born with poor vision.

9. All Koreans use Internet Explorer. Continue reading

Japanese cuisine – Different – About Japan

who can compare gourmet? Perhaps, only with the traveler. And travellers and there are often foodies. After all

it is impossible to know the country without tasting the national cuisine. It is impossible to form an idea about what makes it special, not by tasting its traditional dishes. Especially, if to speak about such a distant and mysterious country like Japan.

With Japanese cuisine, which has a history of thousands of years, became known to Europeans comparatively recently. At the end of the XVII century, little was known about what we eat in Japan – the very geographical position of this country was unclear. Another hundred years were needed to Japanese cuisine became widely known in the West. But in our days we are witnessing a real “Japanese food boom”.

What attracts Japanese cuisine? What do we know about her except that rice is the main dish, and eat it with chopsticks? What can offer us a menu of a Japanese restaurant?

Japan is a small country, surrounded on all sides by sea, with the same type for the whole territory climate, with almost no fertile land. The ascetic nature of Japan is reflected in its national culinary traditions. In addition to rice, the basis of Japanese cuisine are fish, seafood and, of course, vegetables.

It should also be noted that the Japanese prefer Continue reading