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South Korea

 

Mores, traditions, customs, culture, psychology, image, life, mentality, character, spirit, learning, wisdom, feature, description and image of interesting people

Information and tips for travelers (tourists) .

In addition to the architectural sights and museums of the capital, Seoul guests are encouraged to visit the Botanical garden and zoo. Music lovers can enjoy concerts of two city Symphony orchestras, with high professionalism. In addition, the repertoire of the Opera theatre of Seoul — more than 40 works of European (mainly Italian) and Korean authors.In town visitors will be able to make a choice from a rich assortment of Oriental meals, not only Korean, but Chinese, Japanese. When visiting Seoul restaurant, it should be remembered that the usual European chicken meat in Korea is considered a delicacy and is quite expensive, and the dishes of beef, pork, fish everyday, included in the regular diet of the local people.The monetary unit circulating in Seoul is the won. Currency exchange is performed mainly in banks and hotels.

The traditional system of hierarchy and respect for elders still holds great importance in all spheres of life. Direct questions about age and marital status are considered to be commonplace, as they allow the Koreans 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

Who is geisha and how is it different from a courtesan?

the Bulk of Japanese poems – haiku dedicated to the beauty of flowers. The authors underline the fragility and tenderness of the buds blossoms, as if bathed in pink frosting, stars cute-petals of chrysanthemums.In the works of Japanese poets and philosophers, the perfect image of the fairer sex almost constantly associated and compared with the flower.

Therefore, blaikie nymphs Kyoto, are a dream; fantastic creatures – thanks to its colorful, together, they seem to be direct representatives of the divine Kingdom of flora.

There are 2 versions of the outputs in light of the geisha in the land of Japan.

The version 1 supporters believe that the originals were 2 geisha enterprising person, koie decided in the eleventh century to gain profit and popularity an interesting idea for Holy warriors. Dressed in formal wear own visitors white long dresses, high hats, and by attaching swords to the belt, they broke into a dance… the Guests were so stunned that, after a number of days, ladies have become the most vivid characters in all receptions a dinner. Over time, white clothes slightly diversified – skirts were red, and swords are out of fashion.

The second version says that at first, geisha were admitted only male adepts, and they entertained not the highest society. Geisha-men was a part Continue reading

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