Traveling around the world

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…

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Handmade Ceramics and Pottery
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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Portugal – the most western state in continental Europe

SHOPPING
Shops are open on weekdays from 9.00 to 19.00, a break – from 13.00 to 15.00. On Saturdays, the shops close at 13.00 (in December – at 19.00). Some shopping centers in resort areas are open from 10.00 to 24.00.
In Portugal, you can buy high-quality and fashionable shoes and clothes, gold products, ceramics, original white or red port (from 3-6 USD for a bottle of regular port to 10-30 USD for a bottle of port wine of ten to twenty years, then the price increases depending from excerpt), the world famous Portuguese wine madeira (prices range from 16 EUR for a ten-year Madera, to 500 EUR for a two-hundred year old). Continue reading

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 nice little thing perfectly suited to the definition of “souvenir”.
Shops are open from 9:00 to 17: 00-19: 00 on weekdays and from 9:00 to 14:00 on Saturdays. On Sundays and public holidays (and often at night), many supermarkets are open.
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United Arab Emirates or simply the UAE – a state in southwest Asia in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula

SHOPPING
Shopping in the Emirates is one of the best in the world. All European collections in Dubai cost 20-30% cheaper than in Moscow, as far as there are no taxes in the country.
Unconditional leaders among the emirates in the field of shopping – Dubai and Sharjah. The first option of shopping is shopping on shopping streets, where you need to bargain and in every possible way to show customer insight. The second way – visiting large shopping centers. The prices in them are somewhat higher, and there are less opportunities to bargain, but goods of higher quality, many specialized shops and stores of well-known world companies. Continue reading

Norway – a country in Northern Europe

SHOPPING
The schedule of stores in different parts of the country varies greatly. In large localities, department stores and large stores usually work from Monday to Friday from 9: 00-10: 00 to 17:00, on Thursday from 9: 00-10: 00 to 19: 00-20: 00, and on Saturday – from 9: 00-10: 00 to 15: 00-16: 00. Many supermarkets and large shopping complexes are open until late evening. Kiosks and small private shops also often work in the evenings and on weekends until 22: 00-23: 00.
In the summer, in the season of sales, discounts in stores reach 50-70%.
Buy wool sweaters, troll figurines, deer hides, wrist watches, jewelry and national food in Norway.
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The Netherlands is a Western European country washed by the North Sea

SHOPPING
Shops are open from 8: 30-9: 00 to 17: 30-18: 00. Once a week (usually on Mondays) they are closed until 12:00, and on Thursdays they are usually open until 21:00.
The main “Dutch” souvenir are, of course, tulip bulbs. But we must make a reservation that their export is a risky business: at the border “live cargo” may be delayed and demanded to leave the bulbs in their native land.
In addition to various trinkets with images of mills, wooden shoes and other things from Amsterdam, you can bring savory souvenirs, or all sorts of things from “flea markets”, of which there are many in the city.
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Saudi Arabia - the largest state in the Arabian Peninsula.
SHOPPING Shops often do not have a well-defined work schedule, but usually work from Saturday to Thursday from 09.00 to 13.00 and from 16.30 to 20.00 (in the period of…

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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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