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Businessinsider. Here’s something that has always puzzled me, growing up in the U.S. as a child of Russian parents.


Whenever I or my friends were having our photos taken, we were told to say “cheese” and smile. But if my parents also happened to be in the photo, they were stone-faced. So were my Russian relatives, in their vacation photos. My parents’ high-school graduation pictures show them frolicking about in bellbottoms with their young classmates, looking absolutely crestfallen. It’s not just photos: Russian women do not have to worry about being instructed by random men to “smile.”

This does not mean we are all unhappy! Russians’ fondness for the gentle scowl seems even more unusual to expats than its actual, climatic cold. So why is this? Krys focused on a cultural phenomenon called “uncertainty avoidance.” Smiling is a sign of certainty and confidence, so when people in those countries smile, they might seem odd.

Intelligence and Smiling Honesty and Smiling.


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Five reasons to wake a traveller at dawn

Set your alarm clock for one of these unforgettable early-morning experiences. Morning rush hour at Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan 'Tokyo, Chuo Ward, vendors with tuna at Tsukiji Fish Market' by Rich Iwasaki / Photographer's Choice / Getty Tokyo’s most famous market reaches fever pitch in the early morning. You’ll be deafened as buyers holler for the best catches at the tuna auction, and you’ll see frozen fish the size of grown men being hauled around with astonishing ease.

Make it happen: register before 5am to be in with a chance of seeing the auction (check here). Spiritual silence at the Vatican, Italy 'Vatican - Santa Maria Maggiore' by xiquinhosilva. Ask most travellers about their memories of Vatican City, and legendary queues are likely to feature. Wildlife-watching in Sabah, Malaysia 'Proboscis Monkey in Borneo' by David Dennis. Make it happen: you aren’t Bear Grylls, you’ll need a guide.

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Billige reiser. En lekker infografikk

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