Spain - a state in the south-west of Europe
SHOPPING Shops are open from 9.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00 from Monday to Saturday. Large department stores - from 10.00 to 21.00 from Monday to Saturday without…

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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
GASTRONOMY 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…

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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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THAILAND

HOTELS, GESTHOUSES AND ACCOMMODATION
In Thailand, it is not accepted to classify hotels as stars. Although the Russian tour operators assign them, starting from personal opinions and ideas. Most hotels are pretty good level, with low prices. The so-called two-star (budget) do not have air conditioning, its role is performed by the fan. 3-star hotels are often located in the city center and are suitable for young people, since all entertainment is within walking distance. Hotels with 4 and 5 stars are located on the beach.
When deciding whether or not to stay in a cheap hotel and guesthouse, you must personally inspect the room, after which you can decide whether to stay here or look for the next one. Continue reading

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

Syria – a state in the Middle East

SHOPPING
Shops are open from Saturday to Thursday from 9:30 to 14:00 and from 16:30 to 21:00. Many private shops operate on their own schedule. Many purchases are well done in the markets, the best of which are in Damascus and Aleppo. In this case, of course, it is recommended to bargain.
In Syria, many valuable items are sold by local artisans from mother of pearl, wood, fabric, leather and silver. Local souvenirs: spices, silver and gold jewelry, wood products, silk scarves, national costumes, olive oil, sheep skins and sweets.
Unlike other countries, “duty free” stores in Syria are located everywhere, and not just at the airport. Any goods purchased in “duty free” must be removed from the country and used only outside of it. The goods in the store are usually packed, marked with the name of the buyer and delivered to the airport for departure of the flight, where they are handed over to the buyer. Continue reading

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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…

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