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South Korea: railway workers holidays

The Union of railway workers of South Korea stated that the employees of Korail affiliated company, are forced to work overtime, “smiling”.

. Yes, Kang Joon hates the holidays. Hundreds of additional trains are appointed for travelers heading to their hometowns, but Korail Tourism Devlopment, where she works as a tour guide on the train, do not hire additional staff to work on this tight schedule. While all the other people celebrate the holidays, the workload of the Kahn and her colleagues only grows.

The so-called “2-2 change” quite frequent during the holidays. Workers in this period did not return home after the end of the shift Instead, they sleep off in the company’s offices and then once again go to work. Typically, a crew member of the high-speed KTX train from Busan to Seoul would have to return home at the end of the working day. But if you change “2-2” employee sleeps 4-5 hours somewhere at the nearest station before heading back to Seoul. The Korean railway workers Union ( KRWU ) evaluates actual working hours during such shift at 25 hours.

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Useful information about South Korea for travelers

Territory: the Republic of Kazakhstan is located in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, extending in length from North to South about 1000 km, the Republic of Korea in the North it borders with the DPRK and from three sides washed by the sea. The area of the Republic of Kazakhstan — 99.6 thousand square kilometers or 45% of the whole territory of Korea.

The population is about 48 million people. The population density is among the highest in the world (about 470 people per 1 square km). RK is a mono-ethnic country.

Religion: Believers about 50% of them are Buddhists 46%, Protestant and 39% Catholic — 13%. The number of followers of other faiths is not great. A distinctive feature of South Korean society is toleration.

Climate: monsoon. The summers are hot and humid, the air temperature reaches +30° C. Winter is dry and cold, the temperature falls to -15° C. In April–may and September the weather is most comfortable from the point of view of traveling in Korea is warm and dry.

Time: ahead of Moscow in the summer for 5 hours in winter — 6.

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National food of Japan

JAPANESE CUISINE

Japan is a country which has attracted much attention not only for its great achievements, achievements in science, technology, medicine. Not less attractive, interesting Japan and its culture, a unique identity which permeates all aspects of Japanese life. How the Japanese live, what tradition, customs, what are the foundations of family life, which prefer the Japanese, what are their life values and priorities. The answer to these and many other questions, we believe, can be useful for exploring Japan. Japanese cuisine is closely connected with the geographical conditions of the country and its history. And at the same time it clearly reflects the peculiarities of the Japanese attitude, which is so interesting to foreigners. What we eat, drink Japanese? How and how much to eat? What is love? Whether here is hidden one of the secrets of longevity of the Japanese? Following our story about it.

THE LIFESTYLE OF THE JAPANESE AND THEIR COOKING

The daily food of Japanese people consists mainly of rice, fish, vegetables. Usually eat three times a day: Breakfast at 8, lunch at 12, dinner at 7 o’clock. For Breakfast most Japanese people prefers to eat traditional Japanese food such as miso soup, rice, grilled fish, pickles, raw egg and cooked vegetables. But in recent years many families began to become prevalent and a European kitchen, so now some families eat Breakfast.

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