Basic customs and traditions of China
China – amazing and beautiful country, which annually attracts millions of tourists from all corners of the globe to explore not only its attractions, but also to look at the life of the local people, their culture.
Of course, each country has its own special customs, traditions, a certain way of life. And the exception here is China – one of the oldest countries in the world with its rich traditions and customs, rooted deeply in history. The Chinese traditions are an important part and integral part of Chinese culture in General.
China – a huge multi-ethnic country, and every single nationality has its own traditions and idiosyncrasies manifested in the manner of eating and dress, in lifestyle, in conducting rituals and ceremonies and many other things.
So, the staple food in the South is the rice, and the inhabitants of the Northern regions give preference to flour products. Uzbeks, Kazakhs and Uyghurs like to eat the lamb kebab.Among the Mongols in honor fried thick docks, and the Koreans eat cold noodles. As for dress codes, there are also differences: manjuri are “either male or female garments” (female typical dress with Chinese embroidery and paintings); the Tibetans – “Chub” (long caftan); the Uighurs – embroidered skullcaps; the women Continue reading
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
Seoul is a city with 600 years of stories and now metropolis… to Write something new and unusual is quite difficult or almost impossible. Already a lot of different stories and novels written about him.
The very pronunciation of the name of the capital of South Korea in Russian sounds not correct to Seoul. Not just because right was previously read by Latin transcription. It is more correct to call the “Soul”, which in Korean stands for the capital.
Seoul is the largest city in the country, here are the most headquarters of international companies and financial companies. The city is truly unique, so get on in it ancient traditions and modern values.
To get to the city will not make special work. As each day of summer flights of “Aeroflot” and “Korea Air”. The airport though is in the neighboring city of Incheon(Incheon international airport ), but it does not matter, because from there you can take bus, taxi or train ride A REX.
The climate of the capital is very similar to European, so you should not have problems with acclimatization.
As Seoul is in the heart of the metropolis, and you can always meet a huge tube. In order not to waste your time, I recommend to use the meter.
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