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…

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Canada - a state in North America
WHERE TO STAY In Canada, there is no single classification of hotels, and the approximate level of the hotel is indicated by letters. For example, T (Tourist Class) - budget…

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Canary Islands or Canaries – an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean off the northwestern coast of Africa

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Canarian cuisine is quite simple, it is based on high-quality local products, such as fresh fish, beef, pork, goat meat, local vegetables and tropical fruits.
On the First, a variety of vegetable soups are popular, and the Second is often served with jacket potatoes – Papas Arrugadas (papas arrugadas), which are boiled in very salty water until it evaporates, and as a result salt crystals settle on its skin.
Much attention in the Canary cuisine is paid to sauces, real, without chemical additives and preservatives.
Like in the whole of mainland Spain, paella is popular in the Canaries, a national rice dish with olive oil and various ingredients such as seafood, chicken, vegetables, etc. Continue reading

Italy – a state in the south of Europe

SHOPPING
Shops are usually open all day from 9:00 to 20:00, some are open on Sundays. Lunch break is usually from 13:00 to 15:30. In resort places, shops often work until late evening and on weekends.
From Italy, you can bring straw hats, brooches with different versions of Venetian masks, porcelain dolls and clowns.
There are a lot of fur clothes and good shoes, high-quality leather goods (jackets, bags), Italian designers’ clothes, knitwear, beautiful linen, porcelain, crystal, jewelry and costume jewelry are sold at good prices.
In Italy, there are two periods of seasonal discounts and sales, in Italian sconti and saldi: from January 7 to March 1 and from July 10 to August 31. A trip to the country at this time promises to be even more enjoyable in terms of bargains. Continue reading

Dominican Republic or Dominican Republic – located in the West Indies

SHOPPING
From the country you can bring a variety of products made of wood, bone, amber, Larimar (Dominican turquoise), ceramics and leather, as well as cigars, coffee and rum. One of the most popular souvenirs for Europeans is colorful picturesque canvases in the “Haitian naive” style (they can be bought on the beach and in the markets).
Shops are open on weekdays from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00. The opening hours depend on the store profile. Tourist areas of the country offer the services of tourists numerous boutiques and souvenir shops. Santo Domingo has the largest commercial centers where you can buy good quality clothing and footwear and other local and foreign goods at affordable prices. Continue reading

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…

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Indonesia - the largest state in Southeast Asia
SHOPPING Open daily from 9.00 to 18.00, many private establishments, especially in tourist areas, are open until 21.00. Everything from souvenirs to clothes of very high quality. Handmade products: bone…

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