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Millions of people around the world, one way or another, daily use equipment produced in this small but incredibly developed country. South Korea famous for high-tech companies such as KIA, Daewoo, LG, Samsung and Hyundai, which provide us a cheap, quality and reliable equipment, from batteries to cars. Meanwhile, few of us can boast a vast knowledge about this country, which is also referred to as the “hermit Kingdom” and “Land of the morning calm.” The history of this country has over 5000 years, but by the people of the Republic of Korea cherish the legend that the state was founded by the son of the woman-bear, and the celestial by Dangun in 2333 BC
North and South Korea
The division of Korea happened in 1945, when they signed the Soviet-American Treaty about the division of spheres of influence. While under “the watchful eye” of the USSR was the Northern part of the country, where accelerated tempo was built communism, and influenced United States – South. Meanwhile, despite such a long separation reliable border, the populations of both countries, and South and North Korea and do not take each other for independent Continue reading
The culture of Japan resulted from a historical process that began with the relocation of the ancestors of the Japanese people on the Japanese archipelago from the continent and the emergence of a culture of Jomon. Modern Japanese culture was strongly influenced by Asian countries (especially China and Korea), Europe and North America.
One of the features of Japanese culture is its long development period in complete isolation of the country (sakoku policy) from the rest of the world during the reign of the Tokugawa Shogunate, which lasted till the middle of XIX century — beginning of the Meiji period.
The culture and mentality of the Japanese was influenced by an isolated territorial situation of the country, geographical and climatic features, as well as specific natural disasters (frequent earthquakes and typhoons), which resulted in a kind of Japanese attitude to nature as a living creature. The ability to admire the immediate beauty of nature as a feature of national character of Japanese, found expression in many art forms of Japan.
The history of Japanese culture:
The Jomon (10 thousand years BC — 300 BC) — first examples of ceramics, jewelry and female figurines the dog
The Yayoi (300 BC — 300 ad) — the transition Continue reading
The Most disgusting food in the world – the Portal of the city of Tokmok, the town of Tokmok in Kyrgyzstan
Everyone loves a tasty meal, and even more I love when delicious food looks nice and edible. And in today’s selection of you will see the most horrible and disgusting food in the world, which are delicacies in certain countries and regions. You will definitely find some that but disgust you nothing will cause. Photos are not for the faint of heart.
1. Fried tarantulas (Cambodia).
Cambodia has fried tarantulas began during the period of historic hunger strikes. Now this dish is considered a delicacy.
2. Balut (Philippines).
Balut is a snack that consists of a boiled duck or chicken egg, which has already formed fruit. This snack can be found on all the streets and markets of Philippines, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. In these areas, this dish is popular as in America hot dogs. Is considered a male food – rumor has it that he improves potency.
3. Wine from snakes and shpionov (Asia).
This unusual type of liquor can be found mainly in Asia. In a bottle of rice wine immersed snakes and Scorpions, then this mixture several months wandering. During this time the poison completely dissolves and turns a good alcoholic drink.
4. Cobra heart (Vietnam).
In Vietnam prefer to eat the raw heart Continue reading