Drinking of alcohol is allowed only in specially designated establishments. Smoking is as well banned in public places. As a rule close to all the restaurants, bars, cafes as well as close to shopping and entertainment establishments tourists will find special smoking areas.
Tourists should keep in mind that a usual day off of every entertainment and public establishment is considered to be Sunday. Public institutions are commonly closed on great holidays. On holidays and weekends the city turns quiet. Checking in a hotel or buying flight tickets on Sundays is almost impossible.
Local restaurants and cafes welcome tips for good service. Tips may equal up to 10% of a total sum of the bill. Large restaurants include service fee into total bill.
A small cash reward should be given to a taxi driver. In this case a total sum according to the counter should be round up to any convenient amount. A hotel maid waits for 0.5 -1USD tips which will depend on a class of a hotel.
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