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Costa Brava (Spanish Costa Brava, which means “Wild Coast”) is a 160-kilometer strip of the Mediterranean coast in the province of Girona (or Girona) in northeast Catalonia. One of the most popular areas of tourism and recreation. The relief consists of impregnable cliffs and cliffs, overgrown with Pyrenean pines and firs, which alternate with magnificent bays and bays with beaches of white sand and pebbles. Here, along with first-class resorts and five-star hotels, beautiful examples of medieval architecture in small port towns and fishing villages have been preserved. The Costa Brava extends from the town of Blanes, 60 km northeast of Barcelona and to the resort of Rosas near the French border. Continue reading
We all come into this world through the same gate, but we leave it in completely different ways. Someone goes to the last journey, resting in a luxurious coffin, someone dissolves in the air along with the smoke of the funeral pyre, and someone’s dried mummy has been lying in the secret room of the ancient pyramid for thousands of years.
One of the foreign tourist portals has published a list of eight of the most unusual funeral rituals around the world. Any traveler knows that the best way to learn the culture of other nations is to compare how different communities practice certain rituals and traditions common to all of humanity. Most clearly, these differences are manifested in the way people honor their ancestors. Continue reading
There are a little less than two months left before the New Year, and we are already looking forward to getting ready: we are making plans for the holidays, we are thinking about presents … But what is it – holiday fever is marching around the planet.
Sunday – working day
From November 1 to the end of December, Finnish shops, contrary to their usual routines, operate on Sundays. According to the pre-Christmas schedule, on the seventh day of the week, Finland’s stores will be open from 12:00 to 21:00, except November 8 (Father’s Day) and December 6 (Independence Day).
The theme of the shops on Sundays is one of the most pressing for the Finnish – and not only – the public. By the end of 2009, a law is expected to be passed, according to which stores can, if desired, serve customers on weekends all year round, and small stores with a sales area of no more than 400 square meters – even around the clock. Continue reading