A combination of harsh weather conditions, advancement of technology and government subsidy has helped contribute to the extinction of some of the very unique and artisanal professions of this region of the country, professions that were born out of necessity and a mixture of cultures including Africans brought as slaves, Natives as well as various migrants, mainly European.
Nowadays Hurghada looks forsaken. The number of Russian tourists dropped dramatically because of devaluation of the Russian currency. Today the streets are empty and the whole city its an endless construction most of the project sites seem to be abandoned forever in anticipation of the new dwellers.
In Tajikistan, live swirls around weddings. In the country, where 47.2% live below the poverty threshold, and 80% of the employable population work abroad as labour migrants, the amount of money spent on weddings per year equals the country’s budget of $2 billion.