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Burkina Faso 1. When you arrive in the country or leave it, it is important to declare all artworks and antiquities, as well as precious metal items, ivory, and crocodile skin.
2. It is possible to exchange currency in banks and private exchange offices. The latter can work seven days a week while banks serve clients from Monday to Friday.
3. The period from March till June is distinguished by the hottest weather. Travelers who plan numerous excursions and outdoor activities are better to refrain from visiting the country during these months.
4. There are many rental offices that offer cars for rent to tourists. It is important to mention that such a service is quite affordable. To be eligible, tourists must have an international driver’s permit and a credit card with a small sum as collateral.
5. Taxi is the most typical means of transport – a ride on a public bus is more expensive. That said, it is virtually impossible to find a free taxi. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Don’t forget to leave tips in local restaurants and bars. A typical reward is 5% to 7% of the total. Tourists are also welcome to leave tips to taxi drivers and hotel staff.
7. Quite many different ethnic groups live in Burkina Faso, so locals treat foreigners and their culture with understanding. However, vacationers shouldn’t forget to follow several simple rules. Do not walk on the streets with alcohol intoxication, do not wear too revealing or provocative outfits in public areas, and do not criticize traditions of local people.
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8. Smoking is allowed virtually everywhere in Burkina Faso. There can be prohibiting signs only in some cultural venues and shops. In restaurants, there are special areas for non-smokers. Do not forget to ask special rooms for non-smokers in hotels.
9. All kinds of crafts and arts are well-developed in the country. In local shops, visitors can order individual clothes and shoes, or even ask to make exclusive jewelry and home décor items.
10. Prices in local restaurants are approximately the same, so vacationers do not need to search a restaurant with the most beneficial rates. Local cuisine is not distinguished by exotic dishes, so fans of European cuisine will feel like home in Burkina Faso.
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