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Japanese Tradition

 

Despite technological advances and developed economic system, traditions and customs of the Japanese people remain unchanged. For centuries people perform ancient rituals and follow rules of etiquette, adhering to and honouring the way of life of their ancestors. So when you visit this country need to be especially careful in their behavior, and although you will not be reproached for ignorance and the failure of certain rituals, their attitude towards you will depend on your knowing and following the rules of Japanese etiquette.

In fairness it should be noted that most of the Japanese rules of etiquette are quite logical, and quite simply act like humans. The Japanese are indulgent and attentive to foreigners, and they will help you find your way to the desired place even without knowing the language, the streets there are a lot of signs and signs duplicated in English, maps and guides distributed free of charge at the station left on the street things will definitely wait for the owner, and at night to you no one will stick in a dark alley.

In connection with this attitude it will be easy to make and pleasant to them, paying tribute to some of the traditions of the Japanese people.

Japanese bow

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South Korea

The Republic of Korea occupies the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, acting on 1100 kilometers from the Asian mainland.

From the West the Peninsula is washed by the Yellow sea, the East Japan sea and to the South the Korea Strait and the East China sea. The total land area is 274 square kilometers 99. The landscape is mostly mountainous, plains occupy only 30 % of the territory. Off the coast of about 3000 Islands, mostly small and uninhabited. The largest island — Jeju.

Capital: Seoul

Population: 49 million

Language: Korean

Currency: South Korean won

Most of the country lies in the temperate zone, which clearly felt the seasons. Spring and autumn are rather short and warm, mostly Sunny days falls on the period from March to may. The summers are hot and humid, the temperature can reach +35°C. monsoon Season (“carma”) usually begins in late June and lasts until mid or end of July. August — hot and humid. Autumn in late September brings continental winds and clear, dry weather, making it the most pleasant time of the year. Winter is cold (down to -10°C) and dry, with periodic rainfall in the form of snow or rain.

The best time to visit is between late April to October.

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1. Gujarat, India

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2. The Maldives, Indian ocean

The Maldives consists of 1200 tropical Islands, with white beaches, swaying palm trees and brightly colored coral reefs. The Republic of Maldives stretches across more than 600 miles. According to reports by the UN, by 2100 the sea level will rise 59 centimeters. In this case, the chain of 1,200 Islands and coral atolls 800 miles from the tip of India will be partly flooded, because a large part of the Maldives lies just one and a half metres above sea level (the highest point in the state – 2.4 meters above sea level). Even minor sea level rise could lead to the fact that some of the Islands will die.

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