Germany - a state in Central Europe
SHOPPING Twice a year, many stores in Germany arrange sales: things of the outgoing season are offered at discounted prices. The timing of the winter sale: the end of January…

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Costa Rica is one of the smallest countries in Central America.
SHOPPING Most shops are open from 9:00 to 20:00, usually with a lunch break from 12:00 to 14:00. The most popular local souvenirs are all kinds of handicrafts: T-shirts, hammocks,…

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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

Mexico - a state in North America
SHOPPING Shops are open from 10:00 to 20:00. However, from 13:00 to 16:00 almost everything in the city is closed for siesta. In Mexico, the products of American manufacturers at…

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Colombia is a state in northwestern South America.
SHOPPING Colombian textile industry is widely recognized and reputable in South America and Europe. Clothing (including underwear) - has high quality and affordable prices. Leather clothing, shoes and accessories are…

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