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.
Holidays and nonworking days: New year’s day (1 January), New year according to the lunar calendar Continue reading
Japanese cuisine, for that matter, any other of the East, is for Europeans a real mystery, and the process of absorption of unique dishes, recipes of which totals not one century, indeed, the reverence and the sense of touch to eternity. The land of the Rising Sun has always been cooking products and their use as a kind of philosophy that is closely related to cultural and religious traditions, so invested in the art of creating dishes a sacred meaning.
History and national traditions of Japanese cuisine
In General, the roots of Japanese cooking goes, of course, a unique cuisine of Ancient China. This country with a rich history that spans several centuries and dynasties, had a huge impact on the development of the Japanese national tradition. However, Japanese people started to use delicious food to neighbors, received as gift soy, green tea, and three types of noodles made from wheat (Udon), buckwheat (soba) and vegetables (ramen) – they created their own, original dishes for the rest of the civilized world are considered to be standard correct, balanced diet.
But in Japan had developed a special table etiquette, and table setting and unique ways to design a variety Continue reading
Group tour «Japan: tradition and modernity”
(Tokyo, Hakone, Kamakura)
The dates: WEEKLY ON TUESDAYS
Day 01: Tuesday
Arrival in Tokyo (Narita international airport).
Meeting at the airport / transfer to hotel Shuttle bus with driver-Japanese (without guide)
Moving into the hotel (after 15:00)
18:00 meeting with the guide in the hotel lobby. Transfer with guide by public transport (train-subway) to the station of departure of Sky Bus (Tokyo station).
19:20 – Departure by evening tour of Tokyo on the tour bus with an open roof Sky Hop Bus. You will pass through the night of Tokyo, will see the most beautiful parts of the city and places, lit up by millions of neon lights:
– Ginza (considered the most expensive district of Tokyo, there are shops and boutiques of world famous brands, showcases which are often truly a work of art)
The Rainbow Bridge . connecting the town with the artificially-created island of Odaiba (where can admire the unforgettable night view of Tokyo Bay)
– Tokyo tower (which one of the symbols of the capital, in the evenings is always lit with lights, sometimes the illumination is changed depending on city events, celebrations).
– Nightlife area – Roppongi (here You can feel the rhythm Continue reading