In the Muslim world, it is not customary for a woman to travel alone, so you need to be careful about local customs. Many Muslim countries remain very conservative in their traditions, and any foreign woman must follow the established rules and observe etiquette. This is not only a manifestation of respect for the local culture, but also ensuring your safety. Below are some tips for traveling women, which can help avoid uncomfortable or even dangerous situations, as well as better penetrate and explore the local culture.
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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
Altai On Earth there are few such wonderful places as Altai. This is a large mountainous country in the center of Asia, on the territory of four states: Russia, Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia. We, in Russia, have two Altai – two subjects of the federation with the name “Altai”: the Altai Territory and the Republic of Altai. Until 1991, they were one: the Gorno-Altai region, as an autonomy, was part of the Altai Territory. And now, each subject demonstrates its importance. But it takes few tourists. They are attracted to Big Altai – a virgin corner of nature on the outskirts of Russia: the highest mountains, clear rivers, emerald lakes, local identities and proud people. Continue reading