Showing posts with label Society. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Society. Show all posts

Saturday, November 28, 2015

New York assures tourists that city is safe to visit

New York is telling tourists that the biggest city in the US is safe as it prepares to welcome more than five million visitors over the holiday season following the attacks in Paris.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Simit sellers removed from central Istanbul

Street vendors selling simits, a local savoury pastry enjoyed by all walks of life, have been removed from central spots across Istanbul, with police citing widespread malpractice among unregistered simit sellers.

It is a tradition for many Turks to have simit for breakfast, and street vendors can generally be found at every main street, subway station or any other central point.

However, Tayfun Karaali, the head of the municipal police, said in a statement that the municipality had made such a decision to combat pirate simit sellers.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Tibetans enjoy splashing fun on bathing festival

Photo:www.tibettravel.com
Crowds of Tibetans, young and old, bathed themselves in the Lhasa River on Saturday despite the early autumn chill on the Tibet Plateau.

"The water is chilly, so start with your feet. The sun is blazing and the water will soon feel warm enough," said 60-year-old Droma to Deyki, a quiet young woman who was hesitating whether to get into the water. "Come on, you can't afford to miss the fun of bathing."

The bathing festival, known in Tibetan as "Karma Rigkyi", is a week-long holiday that falls in the seventh or eighth month of the Tibetan calendar.

EL News