Tours to South Korea from Yaroslavl
Visa. Russian citizens to visit South Korea require a visa.
Money. Won (W, KRW). Money can be exchanged in large hotels, in currency exchange offices, in banks. Small shops accept dollars. Some ATMs operate around the clock. International credit cards are accepted everywhere. Travelers cheques can be cashed at travel agencies and in offices of international companies, banks.
Transport. Transport network in South Korea is well developed. Network rail and the highways are very thick. The tourists are very popular comfortable Express buses. In South Korea, there are 4 types of trains – passenger, Express, super-fast and Express trains. Ferries connect many Korean cities.
Time. Korean time is ahead of Moscow 5 hours.
Tip. In South Korea it is not customary to leave a tip.
Geography. South Korea is located to the South of the Korean Peninsula, in northeast Asia. South Korea borders with North Korea. South Korea is bordered by the Korean Strait, Yellow, and Japan seas. The highest point – the Halla, 1950 m South Korea’s Landscape is very diverse, 70% of the territory is occupied by low mountains. The Capital Is Seoul.
Throughout Japan, many may be surprised to discover that the Japanese do not eat sushi every day, but in Japanese cuisine, there are many typical Japanese dishes that are definitely worth a try, being in the land of the rising sun.
Ten typical Japanese dishes, far from the stereotype of sushi
Udon (wheat noodles)
Noodles “Udon” is used in soups, as an ingredient in complex dishes and as a separate dish, usually in a liquid sauce, with various spices. Most noodles made from wheat flour, but special types it is prepared from other ingredients, including beans.
Udon is usually served hot, for example, in cake soup-Udon (kake udon), which is made on the basis of Dashi stock, seasoned soy sauce and mirin and green onions sprinkled on top. Also to cake-can add Udon tempura, tofu, fried with sugar, mirin and soy sauce, or fish fingers kamaboko. To taste you can add citime-togarashi.
Soba (buckwheat noodles)
Dish with buckwheat soba noodles. Photo by N ino from Flickr
Soba — the Japanese national dish in the form of a long brown-gray noodles made from buckwheat flour, known since the mid XVI century. Most often served to the table chilled without broth, Continue reading
In ancient times, Japanese people were fishing with tame cormorants.
At night the fishermen in the boat lit torches, attracting thereby the fish. Then with each boat produced a dozen cormorants, tied to long ropes. Your birds neck was intercepted by a flexible collar, not allowing the cormorants to swallow the fish caught. Cormorants are fast gaining their craws, and the fisherman pulled the birds in the boat, where he collected the catch. Each bird received his reward and was produced for the next round of hunting for fish.
Japanese, answering the phone, not say “Hello” and “MOSI-MOSI”.
When the phone has entered the life of Japanese, they are responding to the call, said “Oh, Oh!” that reminded our “Yes, Yes!”. And the one who called me and said: “hi, the e gozaimasu” (“I have a case”). These words gradually replaced patter “Moshimasu, moshimasu” (“Say, speak”), which over time was reduced to the current “MOSI-MOSI”.
The Japanese call the green light blue.
When Japan appeared the first street lights, signals were red, yellow and blue colors. Then it turned out that a bunch of green color is much easier to see at a distance than blue. So the blue lenses of traffic lights gradually replaced by green. But the custom of naming a permissive traffic signal “blue” remained.
Depicted on Japanese banknotes very hairy men.