Travel has long become an integral part of modern life. Tourists paved their way to the most inaccessible places on the planet. And do not surprise anyone with a strange appearance, issuing a person from another country and even another culture. Nevertheless, it is worth knowing and respecting the rules of the country you are traveling to at least in order not to be misplaced, and at the very least to preserve health and life.
Happy Worthy Life collected the most interesting rules and laws regarding appearance that apply in different countries.
1. England: clothes with sports symbols
If you are a fan of sports, especially any English football club, do not advertise it during your trip. England is famous not only for football, but also for aggressive fans . Of course, if the purpose of your trip is exclusively acquaintance with a sports topic – this is one thing, but if you came to England with a tourist purpose, do not overshadow your vacation with unpleasant meetings with your club antifans.
It is also better to exclude sports jackets of the “olympic” type and white sneakers when walking around the city from the wardrobe. During sports and on mountain trails it is appropriate, but to visit museums and shops in this – bad manners. Comfortable clothes and shoes are not limited to sports style.
2. Greece: high heels
Greek authorities have taken a number of measures to preserve historical monuments. Eleni Cork, Director of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of Greece, in an interview with Daily Mail said : “female visitors should wear shoes that do not prejudice the monuments. Monuments from heels are being destroyed, and people should understand this. ” In addition, climbing the Acropolis with stiletto heels is completely inconvenient.
3. Capri: clogs and slippers
Back in 1960, the local government decided that slippers and clogs were noisy shoes. And to protect the peace and quiet of local residents, these shoes were banned on city streets. And in the Cinque Terre National Park (Liguria, Italy) slippers are forbidden due to the safety of tourists themselves, since traveling along mountain trails in such shoes is traumatic.
4. Belgium: bright clothes
Belgian casual clothing is discreet, in a calm, usually dark color scheme. In addition, black is very fond of here. Belgian clothing is more about convenience and practicality than about shocking. In large cities, of course, you can see differently dressed people, but in small towns and villages this rule is relevant.
The author of the article, once going to Belgium to visit her friend, bought a beautiful red coat. But a friend advised: “Do not think, because you will feel uncomfortable from the views of others.” As a result, I had to go in an old gray down jacket. Therefore, standing out and possibly feeling awkward is not at all difficult. To do this, just put on bright clothes and walk along the cobbled streets during the day.
5. Spain: look like a tourist
Spain is known not only for its unique architecture, resorts and jamon, but also for pocket thieves who unmistakably identify a tourist in a crowd. A tourist for them is an easy profit, therefore, to preserve their belongings, it is better to merge with the local population. To do this, while traveling in Spain, you need to exclude socks with sandals, Bermuda shorts and T-shirts with the names of Spanish cities.
Also, traveling inland, you should remember about the Catholic past of Spain and avoid ultra-short and open dresses. Despite this, Spain is a fairly safe country to travel, but vigilance in large cities will not hurt.
6. Barcelona, Mallorca and Ibiza: beachwear
Up to € 500 can be paid to the local treasury for beachfront street views. Such high fines are due to the fact that the authorities are trying to limit “nudity and partial nakedness” in public places that are not the beach, paths for walking near the beaches or pool.
7. France: shorts, push up
Do not wear short in France unless you are a small child and on the beach. It is believed that the inside of the thigh is a very intimate part of the body. Even during the summer heat it is better not to wear them, especially in Paris. No one will point a finger and whistle in your direction, but a couple of surprised looks are provided. Also, you won’t be able to dine in a decent restaurant, and you may not be allowed to go to church for an excursion.
Just going to France, remember that French women don’t wear shorts . And they don’t wear push-up bras and dresses with such accents. French women prefer lace , so if you do not want to catch judgmental glances on yourself, discard the foam rubber.
8. India: army-style clothing
After the terrorist attacks in 2016, the Indian army did not recommend civilians to wear army clothes and asked store owners to stop selling military-style clothes. Also, for the safety of foreign women, the Ministry of Tourism has developed a memo stating that when traveling in provincial and rural areas, it is better not to wear short dresses and skirts.
Add about the official dress code in the country. Despite the fact that the European business suit is gaining more and more popularity, the colorful fabrics of traditional Indian clothing do not give up. India is a vibrant and distinctive country. Even at a business meeting, colored or traditional clothing will be appropriate.
9. Indonesia: open-heeled shoes
The attitude to the clothes of foreigners in tourist places among the Indonesians is quite calm. But in order to respect local traditions, it is better to refrain from overly open clothing if you are not on the beach. And if you travel around the country , then long skirts, wide pants, tunics over jeans are the most proper clothes. The demonstration of the soles of shoes or feet is an insult to the Indonesian, so closed shoes will protect not only from unpleasant looks, but also from insect bites.
In countries with a predominantly Muslim population, it is generally better not to stand out in open areas of the body. Even where tourism is developed, you can get a comment for the provocative appearance in a public place.
We fully support the care of ancient monuments in Greece, because this is a worldwide cultural heritage. Have you ever felt uncomfortable because of your appearance abroad?
- ‘Covid, Covid, Covid’ – Sadness in New York Cemetery
New York City is quiet, most activities stall. Particularly, those who care for the dead race against time with many funerals that they cannot keep up.
New York City is in a very good season this time, but the devastating Covid-19 epidemic has left about 15,000 people dead here as of April 22. This is five times the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
When the rabbi Shmuel Plafker arrived at the cemetery, he found the scene in a noisy, rushed place.
It was the rush of cars carrying corpses, and the soil was thrown up when the workers dug the graves. The row of white signs on the ground marks the cells that are about to be laid down, reported by the AP .
In the photo, cleric Plafker has just removed his protective gear after a day of many funerals on April 6. Amid the world at home, the New York epidemic suffered more than 10,000 deaths, funeral staff, cemetery workers and those responsible for bringing the dead to their resting places. .
Mr. Plafker, who specializes in performing ceremonies at Mount Richmond Cemetery in Staten Island, New York City, is holding a long list of burials. The note column indicates the cause of death: “Covid”, “Covid”, “Covid”.
New York City is beautiful at this time of year, when cherry blossoms, magnolia, daffodils bloom, grass grow green. But Rabbi Plafker feels that this spring vitality contrasts with the death around him. “Spring has arrived. Everything is racing and people are dying. ”
Jason Boxer burst into tears when he witnessed the funeral of his father, Allen Boxer, from the car on April 12. “He was kind, friendly and the most generous of the people I know,” Boxer told his father, a veteran of the US Army . “I’m miserable, miserable,” he said about not being able to stand by and take his father to his resting place.
“Feeling deeply sad,” Rabbi Plafker told AP . “If not for this epidemic, they are still alive, maybe healthy or ill, but they are still alive.” Many funerals are not accompanied by escort, because the family has to isolate themselves, or because of travel restrictions. Those who arrived could not stand by the grave, but had to listen to Mr. Plafker’s word by phone, from the car parked at a distance of 20 meters.
“Sad, very sad, I feel sad for them because they want to witness it directly, but they cannot. They have to be in the car, can’t be around and cry like normal, ”grave digger Thomas Cortez (left) told AP.
The graveyard is managed by the Jewish Free Burial Association, which organizes burial for the deceased Jews without relatives. A century ago, this organization used to bury their dead because the 1918 pandemic, and then the Jews used to escape the genocide of the German Nazis. And now, those who died from Covid-19.
Many burial officers continued to go to the cemetery, washing their hands in strict accordance with Jewish rules. They once buried an average person a day, 5 days busy day. But just now, one day they buried 11 people. Everyone was tired, answering dozens of simultaneous calls, or texting each other about death certificates at 2am.
Judaism requires burial of the dead as soon as possible, but these days, it is a challenge. Companies transporting bodies were overloaded, the result of “chain” overload at funeral homes and hospitals.
“The coffin company doesn’t have enough coffins,” James Donofrio (pictured, blue shirt), funeral director for funerals at Mount Richmond Cemetery, told AP .
Before the outbreak of the disease, the Free Jewish burial organization prepared coffins, protective gear, and extra body storage, enough room for four more bodies. They thought it was enough, but now, they had to move to a refrigerated car with a capacity of 20 bodies. In the photo, grave digger Thomas Cortez standing in front of a refrigerated truck was transported until April 7 to “catch up” with soaring bodies, most of whom were Covid-19 victims.
Michael Tokar is looking from the car to see off his father who died at 92 because of Covid-19, David Tokar. His father developed symptoms of cough and fever, and died just two days after being admitted to the hospital.
Michael Tokar (holding a picture) had been to the cemetery the day before, but the body of his father (who was in the photo frame) had not been brought to the cemetery because of a hospital delay. Now, Mr. Tokar is in the car waiting for Priest Plafker to call when the ceremony begins. Finally, Mr. Tokar’s phone rang, and it was Mr. Plafker.
Prayer had begun, and he described each step to Mr. Tokar. “I am going to help some people take the bodies down … we are going to cover the bodies,” Mr. Plafker said, then asked if Mr. Tokar wanted to say anything about his father. Pictured is the house of Michael Tokar.
“He was born 92 years ago,” Mr. Tokar said by phone, adding a few more details to paint a portrait of his father – a person who likes collecting stamps, loves betting on horse racing, loves his grandchildren. In the photo, Mr. Tokar took his father’s ring, which he received back after the funeral. “My father wears this ring all his life, and I want to keep it. It was the best memory, as part of my father, ”Mr. Tokar said.
The rabbi read the prayers, and said Tokar’s father would continue to live in the hearts of those who loved him, praying that the “terrible epidemic” would eventually pass away. The ceremony ends in 10 minutes. In the photo, Mr. Tokar cleans his father’s apartment. “I miss him, I want to call him, ask what he needs, what he wants.”
Thomas Cortez is signaling to a colleague to stop the coffin truck in position, on April 8. On the coffin is engraved with the star David and the six-pointed star symbol of Judaism. Two of his friends died. He and his synonyms are also concerned about their health. His job is sad work, but needs to continue. Another funeral is about to begin.
Rabbi Plafker closed the gate after a day of ceremonies for the victims of Covid-19. Outside the cemetery, flowers are still blooming and grass is still green.
- ‘The world is nearing the peak of the global Covid-19 spread’ – Coronavirus 2019
According to experts, the world is getting close to the peak of the global spread of Covid-19, and the disease is well beyond its current containment efforts.
Several countries affected by the Covid-19 epidemic are racing to prevent an outbreak, including Iran , Italy and South Korea .
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), said Monday that the international community needs to act quickly before the “window of opportunity” for disease control is completely closed. .
Paul Hunter, a professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia, agrees with the warning Tedros issued, saying there is not much time to prevent the disease, according to the Guardian .
“Recently, the WHO director-general said that the door to the opportunity to control the disease is now closing. Every 24 hours, we are getting closer to the peak, after which we cannot prevent it. stop the global pandemic, “the professor said.
Mr. Hunter added that while the number of infections in China , the starting point for Covid-19, is decreasing, some other countries are “developing extremely worrying”.
The number of infections in South Korea has skyrocketed since the outbreak, according to Professor Hunter. “The identification of a major epidemic cluster in Italy is a major concern for Europe and we anticipate that there may be more confirmed cases in the next few days,” he said.
He said the situation in Iran was noticeable for the Middle East . “The deeper problem with the cases in Iran is the larger armed conflicts in the region,” he said.
Dr. Robin Thompson, an epidemiologist at Oxford University, pointed out that the number of infections in Italy doubled from February 21-22.
“This is an important stage of the corona virus outbreak. It is important to quickly isolate even minor illnesses in affected areas to prevent human-to-human transmission in Europe. And must follow public health guidelines, “Mr. Thompson said.
On February 23, President Moon Jae In announced that the Korean government had raised the national alert to the highest level, the red alert, according to Yonhap.
In Italy, the number of new strains of coronavirus infection has increased from 5 in the morning of February 21 to more than 130 in the morning of February 23, and there are now at least 152 people positive for the virus, according to official figures. .