Local cultures brought
Italy – a state in the south of Europe
Shops are usually open all day from 9:00 to 20:00, some are open on Sundays. Lunch break is usually from 13:00 to 15:30. In resort places, shops often work until late evening and on weekends.
From Italy, you can bring straw hats, brooches with different versions of Venetian masks, porcelain dolls and clowns.
There are a lot of fur clothes and good shoes, high-quality leather goods (jackets, bags), Italian designers’ clothes, knitwear, beautiful linen, porcelain, crystal, jewelry and costume jewelry are sold at good prices.
In Italy, there are two periods of seasonal discounts and sales, in Italian sconti and saldi: from January 7 to March 1 and from July 10 to August 31. A trip to the country at this time promises to be even more enjoyable in terms of bargains. 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
Dominican Republic or Dominican Republic – located in the West Indies
From the country you can bring a variety of products made of wood, bone, amber, Larimar (Dominican turquoise), ceramics and leather, as well as cigars, coffee and rum. One of the most popular souvenirs for Europeans is colorful picturesque canvases in the “Haitian naive” style (they can be bought on the beach and in the markets).
Shops are open on weekdays from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00. The opening hours depend on the store profile. Tourist areas of the country offer the services of tourists numerous boutiques and souvenir shops. Santo Domingo has the largest commercial centers where you can buy good quality clothing and footwear and other local and foreign goods at affordable prices. Continue reading