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Azulejos 

​While walking Portuguese streets, you see houses, churches, palaces covered with the ceramic tileworks, which are called azulejos. They differ in colours and patterns, bringing new aspects of Portuguese history and culture to tourists from all over the world. Azulejos appeared in the 13th century to imitate Roman mosaic. According to some sources, Azulejos were… Continue reading Azulejos 

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 Why Do I Love Portuguese People?

There are individualistic societies, and there are societies referring to collectivism. They both function well and have their advantages. The only thing which matters is what suits personally you best. Coming from the southern Russia, I feel more comfortable in collectivist society, like Portuguese. What is so special about it?  This is probably the most… Continue reading  Why Do I Love Portuguese People?

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How Do You Eat Kiwi?

My today’s post differs from the previous ones. I decided to write about… how people eat a kiwi in two neighbour countries: Finland and Russia. I know the whole idea sounds ridiculous because how different it actually can be? But with Finnish friends we discussed this a lot, and it turned out that we do… Continue reading How Do You Eat Kiwi?