life in the country
Certainly for each country has its own particular nuances, but there are also common for all of Asia, which are better to follow.
How to avoid becoming a victim of food poisoning
According to WHO, southeast Asia was named a region with a high probability of poisoning when it comes to using local dishes. Continue reading
After the bloody events in the fall of 2010 in Egypt and in the summer of 2011 on the Russian Far Eastern beaches where shark victims were common tourists, we began to talk about these marine predators more often not as exotic, but as a real danger to tourists.
This danger, however, as it often happens, is greatly exaggerated, the shark on the beach, according to biologists, is still an exception, not the rule. Continue reading
The Brazilian Carnival (Carnaval do Brasil) is an annual festival held in many cities in Brazil 40 days before Easter, marking the beginning of Lent. During Lent, Roman Catholics refrain from any bodily pleasures. That is why the Brazilian carnival, as an act of parting with pleasure, takes place on the eve of fasting.
There are several versions of the origin of the Brazilian carnival. According to one of them, it is based on the Poteshny Day, introduced in the 17th century by the Portuguese, which was accompanied by songs and dances, when it was decided to fool each other in various ways, pour water on it, throw in raw eggs and beans. Continue reading