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SOUTH KOREA

 

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

How did the tradition of Japanese cuisine “Bento”

Bento is the name of the species of culinary art and design for food, Packed per serving, and intended to take as lunch to work, to school and so. Traditionally, the meal Bento includes:

Rice, which is the main ingredient of Japanese cuisine and in General the underpinning of food in the land of the rising sun. Japanese cooked rice is identified by the word “gohan”, which I understand and like the food, and how food in General – similar to our “bread” or “corn” of the American Indians;

Sauce (with rice refers to just the products “long term storage” used in Japanese cuisine);

Fish and a huge variety of seafood, animal, and plant origin (well, what “sushi” can be without seaweed “nori”!);

Meat (instead of fish);

Several kinds of sliced raw or pickled vegetables. For Japanese food in General is characterized by the use mainly fresh ingredients, particularly high quality because the Japanese tend to keep the original taste and appearance of all ingredients of the dish. Definitely seasonal vegetables and the portions are small – that people prefer to see in the dish a little bit of everything and not a large portion of the same food that the kitchen makes them more efficient and nutritious.

All these treasures into one box with lid. But the box is roughly said, rather, “caskets for food”. They are different Continue reading

Rest dangerous

VACATION time is in full swing. Those who have chosen as the main locations of native Russian space, everything is clear. On the market and in the train, beware of pickpockets in the cafe don’t forget to check the score, or extra credit. But in zabugornyh trips hazards, and most unexpected, a lot more.

When to cheat — honorable

IT is there — in Egypt, Turkey and the UAE — the largest number of rides of our compatriots. And sometimes behave, to put it mildly, undignified. Typical example: Russian joyful uncle, sipping from the bottle of a bottle of frosty beer, from completeness of feelings the second stretches — at least a cold one and tasty — local. And as a consequence wild scandal, as it turns out that the proposal comply with the prohibition devout Muslims — a terrible insult. The same applies to cigarettes. Or another case: a guy, captured on camera next to his beloved pregnant local resident of mountain village, and following this prolonged proceedings and requirements to light a film. Because the production of photographs, in the opinion of the lady in the yashmak, will inevitably lead to health problems in the long-awaited first child.

And another important point while visiting Arab countries: haggle. Because to say three times inflated price, and then long and tiresomely bickering because the dollar is the favorite sport of local citizens. Continue reading

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