Foreign guests should keep in mind that local drivers do not strictly keep to the road traffic regulations. During driving foreign guests should be rather attentive and careful. Pedestrians should be as well rather careful when crossing a road.
The optimum way to pay for goods and services is national currency. The currency can be exchanged in any bank or in private currency exchange office. Banks and other public financial institutions serve customers from 8:30am till 14:00. A shortened working day is considered to be Friday. Usual days-off are Saturday and Sunday.
Local shops and store serve customers from 9am till 9pm. During daytime some stores have a rather long lunch break. Many private shops and stores keep to individual working schedule which can be changed according to the season of the year. To buy some foods sparing tourists should visit one of the local markets as merchants welcome bargaining and easily reduce prices.
One of the main features of local restaurant is big sizing of every dish served. It will be appropriate to order two sets of table ware for one dish. Local waiters have got used to a heavy flow of foreign guests and take their requests of the kind rather intelligently.
Some local museums and cultural establishments allow using a photo or video camera at extra cost only. Tourists should specify current rules in advance to avoid misunderstanding and if necessary should buy an additional ticket enabling usage of cameras.
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