Germany – almost parallel universe
Many of us have heard more than once about a special way of life in Germany, different from ours. And about the zealousness and pedantry of the Germans and all the jokes go. In fact, these are not such jokes, and what seems strange to us is quite common in Germany. These 10 facts will prove that Germany in some moments is practically a parallel universe.
1. What’s in my name?
Most Germans despise “sticky” greetings and stick to handshakes. With regard to appeals, in Germany there is a certain regulation, which differs from the usual to us. If in Russia you can shout to your neighbor “Hello, Ivanovich” or say hello to your elder colleague “Hello, Alla!”, Then in Germany this will not work. Continue reading
Country of rigor and luxury: 8 myths about life in the United Arab Emirates
Most of us are accustomed to think of the United Arab Emirates as a country where gold surrounds everyone everywhere, and the rules of behavior are strictly regulated. However, not all is gold that glitters, and even the UAE has stereotypes that do not quite correspond to reality.
1. Alcohol in the UAE
The overwhelming majority of the indigenous people of the United Arab Emirates are Sunni Muslims and strictly follow Sharia law, where it is written in black and white that alcohol is a sin and an abomination. Continue reading