A state in the northeastern part of Asia, located in the South of the Korean Peninsula. In the North the country borders with the Korean People-but-Demokraticheskoi Republic (length of 238 km border). In the West, South Korea is washed by the Yellow sea, on the East by the sea of Japan, in the South-East, the Korean Strait separates the country from Japan. The coastline is 2 413 km. the Total area of the country 98480 km2. The topography of the country is hills and mountains. Main mountain range – the Eastern Korean mountains, situated along the Eastern coast. The highest point in the country is mount Hala-San is on the island Jeju-do. The shores of the sea of Japan is mountainous straightforward. Coast of the Korean Strait and the Yellow sea mostly flat, with numerous bays and coves. Almost all valleys are located in this region. The main rivers are the Han and Naktongan. Major minerals: tungsten, iron, manganese, copper ore, gold, silver. Arable land covers 21% of the territory.

The population is 45 552 882 (1995), the average population density of about 463 persons per km 2. The ethnic composition homogeneous: almost all residents – Koreans, relatively small decreases in the proportion of the population are Chinese. The official language of Korean Buddhism is professed by 27% of population, Christianity – 24%, other religions – Confucianism, chondogyo. Continue reading

Tea traditions of Asia


In my childhood I lived in Central Asia and in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. And when did the idea of writing about tea traditions, I really wanted to go back in time, to memories of twenty years ago. To find something new about these peoples

and their customs and to remember the forgotten old. I hope this article will allow you a little bit to plunge into the world of Asian tea traditions and to feel the harmony and hospitality of Eastern culture, although a true tea house is impossible to find in the metropolis.

Teas in Central Asia

Familiarity with Central Asian people this wonderful drink would have happened earlier than in Europe. Through the East of the country caravans of the silk Road that carried lots of strange items, tea was one of them. This led to the fact that thirst-quenching drink, has acquired a special place in the culture of the peoples of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

The mentality and customs of each country of Central Asia, has left its mark and formed their unique tea traditions: tea green tea, tea with butter and salt, using camel milk and cream, and many more unique recipes.

In Uzbekistan, the predominant consumption of green tea, only in the capital city of Tashkent, more popular black. Before drinking the tea in a thin stream poured from the bowl back into the pot, the procedure Continue reading

Secrets of art of love


Love. We all want to know her. Knowing, strive to save it, because there is no more sublime and beautiful feelings on earth. In relations between two loving people two important components – the emotional side (understanding, respect) and sexual (no comment). And if first we can learn by the example of their loving parents or friends happy with each other, the intimate side of life normally hidden from prying eyes (and rightly so, as it should be). But every woman wants to be his lover and only the best in everything, including sex.

It is believed that the most experienced mistress is the geisha . which are able to give a man an unforgettable sexual sensations. Let’s try to lift the veil of this intimate life, drawing on ancient Japanese art – geisha .

Because the word ” geisha ” means “artist”. The history of the art of the geisha dates back to the skill saburuko (VII century).The original geisha were men (Yes!), actors of theatre Kabuki. The fact that the samurai considered the woman as something unclean and unworthy of the valiant men and preferred the company of their worthy of, able to support intellectual conversation over a Cup of sake. Male geisha fulfilled some kind of function toastmaster to entertain guests with dancing, Continue reading

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