Most shops and shopping centers open from Monday to Saturday. Sunday is usually a day off. Shops usually open around 9:00 a.m. and accept visitors up to 7 - 8:00 p.m.
Do not forget to leave tips in restaurants and bars of the city. They usually make up about 10% of the total order. In some large establishments tips may be included in the total bill.
Power supply voltage is 220 V. All hotels are equipped with standard European-style sockets. In case you need an adapter for any applicance, you can ask it in your hotel or purchase in one of specialty shops.
In order to rent a car, you will need a driver's license of an international standard, and a credit card with the required amount of collateral on account. Persons under the age of 21 year and people who received a driver's license less than a year ago may be refused to rent a car. In some locations the minimal age of a renter should be 23 years.
Local drivers differ by wonderful discipline, so visitors of the city should also be attentive to traffic rules. Pedestrians also need to be very careful as any violation of the rules may result in a large fine.