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
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
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 Ramadan – from 20.00 to 01.00). Weekend in all institutions – Friday, when residents of the country attend the traditional sermon and prayer in mosques.
Prices are almost everywhere, except for large supermarkets, contractual, you can bargain almost everywhere. In the markets in this way you can bring down the price by 30-50%.
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