Sights in Turkey

Party in Turkey

Due to the cultural influences of various ancient empires such as the Greeks, the Persians or the Romans, Turkey has many historical sights and buildings. The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the ruins of Ephesus, the rock tombs of Myra and the Pergamon Theater are just a few of the contemporary witnesses that you can admire in Turkey. Flying hot air balloons in Cappadocia and the cave systems there are among…

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Jakarta Travel Guide

Jakarta

The Indonesian capital Jakarta may not be the main destination for Norwegians, which may have something to do with the geographical distance. Because with a flight of at least 16 hours, Jakarta and Indonesia can clearly be defined as “on the other side of the globe”. Nevertheless, there are more and more adventurous tourists who want to travel there, to what is a completely unique city without comparison. Every year,…

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Seoul Travel Guide

Seoul

According to DigoPaul, Seoul is the capital of South Korea, and with its almost 10 million inhabitants, it is also the country’s largest city. It is a historic city with a location in northwestern South Korea, with close proximity to the country’s coastline. The only country that South Korea borders is North Korea, and consequently you can only get to South Korea by boat or plane. But unlike its neighbors…

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Mumbai Travel Guide

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India’s largest city – Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) – is one of the most popular destinations in the country. 6-7 million tourists travel to India every year, and a large proportion of them visit Mumbai, which in many ways can be considered the city of contrasts. Here the distinction between rich and poor is clear, and the same applies to what is modern and what is old. With almost…

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Macao Travel Guide

Macao

China is a large nation divided into many provinces, including Macao. But there are still two provinces in China that have an independent government with its own flag and the whole package, where Macao is one, and Hong Kong the other. This has been the case since 1999, when Macao was declared independent after being a Portuguese colony since the 17th century. This has naturally characterized the Chinese province, which…

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Jerusalem Travel Guide

Jerusalem

Jerusalem is a city in the historic province of Judea, which is divided between Israel and Palestine, although in practice it can be considered a city in Israel since everything is governed as if it were. According to DigoPaul, the city of¬†Jerusalem has almost 900,000 inhabitants, and it is a real big city, although most people think of Jerusalem as a holy city first and foremost. Jews, Christians and Muslims…

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Dance in Israel

Dance in Israel

Only with the creation of the modern nation-state of Israel did the country get several permanent dance ensembles built on a professional basis, even though Russian immigrant dancer Rina Nikova had already tried to establish a company in Jerusalem as early as the 1920s . Her attempt to create biblical ballets that combined classical technique with a more oriental dance style was succeeded in the 1930s by choreographers of Central…

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Kazakhstan Knowledge and Culture

Kasakher in traditional herb in the 1860s

Art in Kazakhstan Characteristic of the decorative style of the Kazakhs are symmetrically arranged, large stylized plants and symbols, e.g. sheep horns, camel tracks and snake heads. The patterns could also include simple genre scenes or individual representations of shoes, sandals or a mosque. The first Kazakh artist, Chakan Valikhanov (1835-65), made drawings and watercolors of landscapes, daily life, folk and portraits. Ukrainian artist Taras Shevchenko lived in exile in…

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Arts and Architecture in Georgia

Arts and Architecture in Georgia

Arts Georgian arts and crafts have long traditions. Discoveries of pottery and metal jewelry from around the second millennium BC proves that, and metalwork in particular became very important. From around 300 AD came into the country under Byzantine influence. The art nevertheless shows a number of national features, which distinguish it from neighboring Armenia. In the Middle Ages, fine works were made in silver and enamel, as well as…

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Theater in Israel

Theater in Israel

Israeli theater has its roots in the emergence of a Hebrew theater in Western Europe and Russia, besides it also having a background in Yiddish culture that has a rich theater history in both Europe and North America. In Israel, there are also today groups and companies that play Yiddish. The modern Israeli theater has its immediate origin in Hebrew theater development in the Soviet Union, with the founding of…

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