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…

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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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Cuba – an island nation in the northern part of the Caribbean

SHOPPING
As a souvenir from Cuba, products and jewelry made of coral in combination with silver, Cuban rum, cigars, CDs with salsa melodies, local musical instruments, T-shirts and caps featuring Che Guevara, art fabrics, embroidery and lace, as well as items made of shell are being brought turtles, especially bracelets and hairpins (beware of fakes!).
Shops are open from 9.00 to 18.00 (some until 20.00) on weekdays, on Saturdays from 9.00 to 15.00 (some until 18.00). Supermarkets and shops in resort areas are usually open from 10.00 to 20.00. Most small shops have a separate mode of operation. Almost all shops close on a “siesta” in the area of ​​noon.
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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.
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Ireland - a state in Western Europe
SHOPPING 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…

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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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