Leaving tips in the restaurants and cafes of the city is not common. If you really want to reward an obliging waiter, you are free to leave a tip of 10% of the total bill – such generosity will certainly be appreciated. You can also leave a small reward (not more than one dollar) to chambermaids and porters at hotels. Giving extra rewards to taxi drivers is not an accepted practice here.
Do not criticize the traditions and customs of the locals, this may offend them greatly. The indigenous population cherishes its past and is very sensitive to any criticism.
Do not forget to bargain on local markets and shops. Sometimes a seller can reduce the price of an item in half. It should be noted that sellers in street markets often intentionally increase the price of many goods. This is done hoping that newcomers do not know the rates on particular goods.
You can travel by buses in the city, but early in the morning and in the evening they can be very crowded. Of course, you can catch a taxi on any street of the city. It should be remembered that taxi rates are increased greatly after 20:00.
Guests are not recommended to drink tap water. It is not dangerous to health, but the local water is very chlorinated.
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