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Surakarta

. The typical style of Solo batik is its ''sogan'' (dark yellow) color, in contrast with Yogyakarta batik has whitish background. The main production centers of traditional Solo batik is in Kauman area and Laweyan, and Pasar Klewer is the main batik market in the city. Surakarta in popular culture In popular culture of Indonesia, the term ''Putri Solo'' (Solo Princess) is a well known idiom to describe the extraordinary beauty and grace of the Surakarta ladies. The Solo Batik


Chechnya

. On a lighter note, Chechnya is a country of extraordinary beauty, full of majestic mountains with lush vegetation and ''auls'' (mountaintop villages) rising above the tree lines; rapid rivers have cut spectacular gorges throughout the region. Chechen culture is distinctly romantic and chivalric. It is at once steeped in Islamic Sufi mysticism and in the macho codes of hardy mountain tribes. The Chechens have a distinct culture of Caucasian music and dance. The Chechens traditionally follow a strict code of honor and hospitality to accepted guests; unyielding hostility and violence towards enemies. All this could make Chechnya an intoxicating destination for the truly adventurous, but the present security situation should rule out this destination to all but the hardiest of travellers. The present situation is taking an improvement, however on a light scale. The region is headed by the autocratic Kadyrov family. More recently, the government has allowed foreign companies to develop, if neglected rich oil resources, which have brought wealth to the country. Yet, the money falls in the hands of a few people. While Grozny is full of new construction and a rising middle-class, much of the region remains poor. Corruption is considerably ubiquitous compared to some of it's neighbors. Get in By plane Chechnya's airport is finally open again for the first time since the start of the war. Planes to Grozny leave 3 times a week from Moscow's Vnukovo airport. Estimated flying time is 2 hours and 30 minutes. By train A train leaves from to Moscow once every 2 days. This train is under '''heavy''' security by the Russian military so expect ''long'' delays and possibly other hassles. Caution must be exercised when traveling by rail in Chechnya due to potential terrorist attacks. In 2005 a train traveling from Moscow to Chechnya was derailed during a bombing. By car By bus A daily bus leaves from to Nazran in equally unstable Ingushetia. Small buses leave from to many caucasian, south-russians cities. Get around Talk Chechen (Chechen phrasebook) and Russian (Russian phrasebook) are the two main languages spoken in Chechnya. Remember that the political situation is very tense — a foreigner speaking Chechen may attract unwanted attention from the authorities. English on the other hand is spoken by almost nobody, even in the capital. See Do Buy Chechnya is famous for its traditional swords and daggers. Costs Due to the economic consequences of the war, things in Chechnya are very cheap. But do not expect to find everything you are looking for. There's not much to find in Chechnya except for carpets, daggers, etc. Supplies are also somewhat limited. Eat There are presently not many shops in Chechnya. However, restaurants and cafès are slowly re-opening and new ones are being built. Drink There are no night clubs or discos in Chechnya. However beer is sold on the street in Grozny. Common sense should be used when drinking alcohol, especially in danger zones. Sales of alcohol legally only from 8.00 to 10.00 AM and prohibited for all other times. Sleep More and more hotels appear. Their flagship is the 5-star GROZNY CITY with English-speaking staff near the Presidential palace. Stay safe As of 2007, independent analysts said were no more than 2,000 separatist combatants still fighting. By traveling to Chechnya you are taking a serious risk. Kidnappings and unexploded mines and munitions are widespread, while terrorist activity and shootings still occur on a lesser scale. Throughout the region, local criminal gangs routinely kidnap foreigners, including Americans, Canadians, and UK nationals, for ransom. Close contacts within the local population does not guarantee safety. Before visiting, consider watching the Russian popular film ''Война (War)'', which may help inform your final decision. '''Many foreign governments, including the UK, Canadian and US governments, strongly warn their citizens not to travel to Chechnya under any circumstances. They report that there have been many incidents of their citizens visiting there as well as Russian citizens being missing, killed, or kidnapped for ransom.''' If you still feel determined to experience the beauty of Chechnya despite the accompanying dangers, you may want to consider visiting the Pankisi area of Georgia (Georgia (country)) instead. The security situation there has stabilized enough for reasonably safe travel, it looks very similar to Chechnya, and it is full of Chechen refugees who may be much more approachable than in Chechnya. Stay healthy The civil war may be over in Chechnya, but the situation is far from secure and basic necessities are often relatively scarce. It would be wise for one to assume that some necessities may not be available there, so get everything you need before visiting the region. Working plumbing, heat, and electricity are valuable commodities in parts of Chechnya due to a failing infrastructure that is the result of years of conflict. Be sure to sanitize '''all''' water or bring bottled water. Respect Remember that Chechnya is a strongly patriarchal Sunni Muslim society, so try to behave accordingly. Women travellers are advised to exercise particular caution, and should seriously consider bringing a male escort for their own protection. Connect Mobile In Chechnya there are two Russian federal GSM operators (Beeline,Megafon) and they often have offers that give you a SIM card for free or at least very cheap. If you are planning to stay a while and to keep in touch with locals, you should consider buying a local SIM card instead of going on roaming. To buy a SIM card from a shop you'll need your passport for identification. WikiPedia:Chechnya commons:Category:Chechnya wikipedia:Chechnya


Russian Empire

studies. She had a French governess, and was fluent in Italian (Italian language), German (German language) and French (French language). She was also an excellent dancer and rider. From her earliest years, she delighted everyone with her extraordinary beauty and vivacity. She was commonly known as the leading beauty of the Russian Empire. ref name "Russian Tsars' p.104"


Indonesia

the Singhasari to the Majapahit era. Local tradition also mentioned her as a woman with extraordinary beauty, an embodiment of perfect beauty. Recipes There are a variety of recipes from all over the world that list Ivy Gourd as the main ingredient. It is often compared to bitter melon. The fruit is commonly eaten in Indian cuisine. People of Indonesia, and other southeast Asian countries also consume the fruit and leaves. Cultivation of ivy gourd in home gardens has been


Taiwan

to the Mexican government and the corporation (zaibatsu) Mitsubishi, 51% and 49% respectively. The company is distinguished not only by its growth and its yield, but also by the progress which has reached more than a thousand employees, their community and its ecological surroundings: The salt works, located in a site of extraordinary beauty, within a reserve of the biosphere, has been pivotal in the development of the region, where each winter whales gather, many species of resident and migratory birds stay, visiting birds originating mainly in the United States and Europe. thumb right Universal Studios Japan (Image:USJ 5years.JPG)


South Africa

(Addo).JPG thumb Red hartebeast in Addo Elephant National Park thumb Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park (File:Cathedral Valley.jpg), known for extraordinary beauty as well as rock paintings of the San people thumb Visits to townships are an increasingly common tourist activity (File:Soweto township.jpg) Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to South-Africa every year to see the country's many natural and cultural attractions. From wild elephants to stunning landscapes, cave paintings, colonial


New Zealand

and its yield, but also by the progress which has reached more than a thousand employees, their community and its ecological surroundings: The salt works, located in a site of extraordinary beauty, within a reserve of the biosphere, has been pivotal in the development of the region, where each winter whales gather, many species of resident and migratory birds stay, visiting birds originating mainly in the United States and Europe. * The Okarito Brown Kiwi from South Island, New Zealand is described as new to science (Bird species new to science) in the Records of the Auckland Museum This is a list of Wikipedians (Wikipedia:Wikipedians), or Kiwipedians (Kiwi (people)), who live in New Zealand. Visit the New Zealand Wikipedians' notice board (Wikipedia:New Zealand Wikipedians' notice board) for information and discussion about New Zealand topics. Also, check out the New Zealand portal (Portal:New Zealand). *South Africa jungle breed: Include all South of Africa, like South Africa, Mozambique, Angola, Namibia. Madagascar and Indian islands are exceptions. *Australasia breed: Include west and little of east Australia and Indonesian Borneo. New Zealand, New Guinea and Ocean islands are exceptions. *Siberian breed: Include all Siberia. thumb An old New Zealand passport, 1949, bearing the title "British Passport" with "Dominion of New Zealand (File:Dominion of New Zealand passport.jpg)" underneath. '''New Zealand citizenship''' ('''''Raraunga Aotearoa''''' in Māori (Māori language)) was created on 1 January 1949 by the ''British Nationality and New Zealand Citizenship Act 1948''. Prior to this date, New Zealanders were only British subjects and New Zealand had the same nationality legislation as the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth (Commonwealth of Nations) countries (see also British nationality law). For the purpose of acquiring citizenship, the Cook Islands, Niue, the Ross Dependency and Tokelau are treated as part of New Zealand - hence, for example, a child born in Tokelau to a Tokelauan permanent resident would qualify for New Zealand citizenship. However, for Samoan citizens (Samoan nationality law) applying for a special grant of New Zealand citizenship, the Cook Islands, Niue, the Ross Dependency and Tokelau are '''not''' treated as part of New Zealand. Outside Thailand, the Thai Forest Tradition exists in the United States (Thanissaro Bhikkhu, the Abhayagiri (Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery)) community, Australia (Ajahn Brahm, Bodhinyana Monastery, Bodhivana Monastery), New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom (The Forest Hermitage, Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, Harnham Buddhist Monastery Aruna Ratanagiri (Aruna Ratanagiri) and Chithurst Buddhist Monastery), Germany (Muttodaya Monastery, Metta Vihara, Anenja Vihara) and Italy with the Santacittarama monastery. Perhaps its most widely known representative was Ajahn Chah and in the UK Ajahn Sumedho. During an interview with New Zealand radio station 'ZM' (ZM (New Zealand)), Galecki jokingly recalled his childhood relationship with his mother. As a child, he was well known for making up long, epic stories and tales. In such situations his mother used to make him play the "quiet game" where he had to see how long he could go without talking. He also recalled that despite being a loving mother, she was also very tough. One phrase she would lovingly use was, "I love you, now get out." Wikipedia:New Zealand Commons:Category:New Zealand Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand


Japan

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Canada

the company to the Mexican government and the corporation (zaibatsu) Mitsubishi, 51% and 49% respectively. The company is distinguished not only by its growth and its yield, but also by the progress which has reached more than a thousand employees, their community and its ecological surroundings: The salt works, located in a site of extraordinary beauty, within a reserve of the biosphere, has been pivotal in the development of the region, where each winter whales gather, many species


Australia

, are of extraordinary beauty. The cave network is enormous - over 40 km of multi-level passages - still undergoing active exploration. Several kilometres of the caves have been rendered easily accessible to paying visitors and are well lit. The sold out tour began on March 18, 1996 in Perth (Perth, Western Australia), Australia and continued to major cities around the world. It ended on June 26, 1997 in Zürich, Switzerland. In June 1997, Céline Dion toured the biggest stadiums


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