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Spain – a state in the south-west of Europe
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 a break, supermarkets – from 9.00-10.00 to 20.00-21.00 without a break, from Monday to Saturday. From 13.00 to 16.00 – siesta. On Sundays and holidays (with the exception of specially agreed days) everything is closed. In summer, in tourist areas, shops are open until 22.00 (sometimes until 23.00) without days off.
Spain is the country of bullfights and flamenco, temperamental beauties and ripe oranges, which is why souvenirs from Spain are also very unusual:
Toro is a bull in Spanish (hence the “bullfighter”) and a kind of symbol of the country. Bull souvenirs, large and small, hard and soft, from a variety of materials, can be found everywhere in Spain. Continue reading
Ireland – a state in Western Europe
Large stores are open from 9.00 to 18.00 on weekdays, some supermarkets are open and on Sunday from 12.00 to 18.00. Many small shops work from 7.00 to 23.00 and longer.
One of the souvenirs brought from Ireland can be Irish whiskey. Spirits, including beer, are sold only in retail outlets that have special licenses for this (“Off License”).
In Ireland, you can buy inexpensive and high-quality homespun textiles: tweed, wool, cotton and knitwear. Especially popular are Irish sheep wool sweaters. From souvenirs, figurines of fabulous creatures from Irish myths, goods with Guinness symbols, are most often purchased. Continue reading
Indonesia – the largest state in Southeast Asia
Open daily from 9.00 to 18.00, many private establishments, especially in tourist areas, are open until 21.00.
Everything from souvenirs to clothes of very high quality. Handmade products: bone and wood carving, batik, puppets, pottery, as well as exotic paintings by local artists.
Tourists are impressed by local market breaks, where you will find exotic fruits, vegetables, seasonings for various dishes, spices, etc. In the markets, in the shops and small shops, it is customary to bargain.
The best purchases in Indonesia are batik, silver, fabrics, porcelain, tin products, paintings, wooden and leather goods. As inexpensive and unusual gifts, you can buy Indonesian honey, Javanese jasmine tea and Indonesian coffee. Continue reading