The city has well developed system of cashless payment; credit cards of international standard are taken in all major restaurants, hotels and shopping complexes. Cash will be useful to those who plan to shop at open markets and dine in small cafes away from the city center.
Tourists who expect to use a taxi are sure to bargain with a driver in advance. Taxis can be called by phone or taken from the parking lot.
Vacationers should observe basic safety rules. In public places monitor your personal belongings closely. Don’t take a walk with large amounts of cash and equipment; don’t leave valuables in the car.
Locals treat foreign visitors quite friendly and welcoming, but not all of them speak foreign languages. To show respect to locals you should definitely learn a few phrases in the local language.
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