Poland - a state in Central Europe
SHOPPING From Poland traditionally brought delicious alcohol "Zubrovka" and cherry liqueur "Babuni". And in Krakow there are a lot of small antique shops with, in general, an unnecessary, but very…

Continue reading →

Kingdom of Cambodia - a state in Southeast Asia
SHOPPING Markets open early, around 6:00 and close by 17:00. The best time to visit them is in the morning, as at around noon most shops are already closing for…

...

walk along the bottom

United States – a country in North America

SHOPPING
Shops usually work from Monday to Friday, from 9.30 to 17.30, but there is no official closing time for stores. Shopping centers and large department stores operate from Monday to Saturday, from 9.30 to 21.30 (some are around the clock), on Sundays from 12.00 to 17.00.
It is difficult to advise what to bring from such a vast and diverse country as the USA. Traditional souvenirs are, as a rule, all sorts of goods depicting the Statue of Liberty and / or the American flag, as well as “Indian” products – dream catchers, all kinds of amulets, and the like.
Well, each city has its own attractions, sometimes it is useful to ask the local population. For example, in San Francisco there is a local chocolate factory Girardeli … Continue reading

China (China) – a state in East Asia

SHOPPING
In large government stores and food shops prices are fixed. Bargaining is possible and necessary in the markets, in most private shops, in street trays and even in some hotels, and the art of bargaining is often more important for the seller than his result, therefore, the better the buyer bargains, the more chances he has for good discounts. Even if the product has a price tag – this is nothing more than a “guide”, indicating the order of the purchase price. Sellers often on the move offer the goods of interest cheaper and are very annoying. If the “language barrier” does not allow bargaining, then you can use a calculator, which alternately dial numbers, or a piece of paper and a pen.
In large department stores, purchase is often accompanied by a large number of papers and checks, so you should ask the rules in advance.
The selection of souvenirs is huge, but many of them are of low quality. Chopsticks, beautiful porcelain, cups, lacquer boxes, prints and scroll cases can be bought at every step. Hangzhou and Suzhou are famous for their excellent tea and silk. Continue reading

Hungary – a state in Central Europe

SHOPPING
From Hungary, you can bring Tokay wine, “Unicum” – a bitter tonic tincture of herbs, crystal products, embroidery, and glazed dishes.
Traditional souvenirs – products of national craftsmen, ceramics, dolls in national clothes, hand-painted porcelain of the Herend plant and Zholnai, Khalash lace, antiques, Hungarian paprika, goose liver, salami “Pick”, apricot and cherry “Palinka”.
In addition, in Hungary you can purchase various quality and inexpensive clothes.
Grocery stores are open from 7.00 to 19.00 on weekdays and from 7.00 to 14.00 on Saturdays. Department stores – 10.00 to 18.00 on weekdays and from 9.00 am to 13.00 on Saturdays. Many supermarkets and private stores can work on Sundays and are often open around the clock, the inscription “Ejjeli-nappali” announces this. Continue reading

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,…

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…

...