Great Britain is an island nation in Western Europe
SHOPPING Shops are open from 9.00 to 17.30. All products sold in stores are subject to value added tax of 17.5%. Porcelain, glass, books, “a la Sherlock Holmes” tubes, bags,…

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Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean
SHOPPING From October to April, the shops are open from 8:00 to 18:00 (break from 13:00 to 15:00), and on Wednesdays and Saturdays after lunch they close completely. On Sundays,…

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Malta – an island nation in southern Europe in the Maltese archipelago

SHOPPING
Typically, shops are open from 9:00 to 19:00, on Saturdays until 20:00 (lunchtime, or siesta, lasts 3-4 hours). In busy tourist centers, many shops are open until 22:00. On Sundays, most shops are closed, with the exception of some souvenir and newspaper shops.
From Malta you can bring weaving and pottery, handmade lace, Maltese wines, original Maltese chess (the queen is without a crown, because the knights of the Order of Malta made a vow of celibacy), door handles (they say there are no two identical handles in Malta).
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Cuba – an island nation in the northern part of the Caribbean

SHOPPING
As a souvenir from Cuba, products and jewelry made of coral in combination with silver, Cuban rum, cigars, CDs with salsa melodies, local musical instruments, T-shirts and caps featuring Che Guevara, art fabrics, embroidery and lace, as well as items made of shell are being brought turtles, especially bracelets and hairpins (beware of fakes!).
Shops are open from 9.00 to 18.00 (some until 20.00) on weekdays, on Saturdays from 9.00 to 15.00 (some until 18.00). Supermarkets and shops in resort areas are usually open from 10.00 to 20.00. Most small shops have a separate mode of operation. Almost all shops close on a “siesta” in the area of ​​noon.
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Arab Republic of Egypt, or just Egypt

ABOUT EGYPT HOTELS
In Egypt, there are hotels of many famous world chains, such as Hilton, Oberoi, Melia. True, the presence of the stars of their roofs does not guarantee the quality service of the declared level, as in the whole civilized world. Almost any hotel in the resort area of ​​the Red Sea can safely take away one star, since they still do not reach their category.
You should also understand that the All inclusive food system in different Egyptian hotels can differ very, very radically, so it’s better to clarify the details by purchasing the tour.
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