When you plan to visit new friends, make sure to get small gifts for the hosts. A bouquet of flowers and a bottle of good wine will be quite appropriate, but stronger spirits should be avoided.
Locals are not very fond of late partying, so it is recommended to be quiet and try not to make phone calls after 21:00. Saturday night is traditionally considered family time, so disturbing people without a serious reason is not recommended.
Tourists should be quiet in public places and give free vent to temperament. Try to avoid gestures while talking. Such behavior can be regarded as a sign of bad education. Indigenous people love kids, so kids are given full freedom in the city.
Locals are distinguished by punctuality, so in no case should you be late for an important meeting. All the apologies will be accepted with difficulty. It's worth noting that there can be traffic jams in the morning and evening, so transport can move really slowly. Therefore, it’s recommended to go out in advance in case you have an important meeting.
The most beneficial way to make calls to other cities and countries is to use special telephones that are located close to public transport stops, government offices and shopping centers. They are operated by special plastic cards, which are sold in every newsagent.