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Preparing your trip to Guayaquil: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Guayaquil, Ecuador 1. One of the main problems is street crime, be especially beware of pickpockets and fraudsters. In crowded places and in the markets, one should watch personal belongings carefully, avoid putting valuables in pockets and leaving bags unattended.
2. In the central areas of the city, one can freely walk alone, but remote areas are best to be explored along with a guide. Those who're going to rent a car for the period of vacation need to be extremely careful on the roads. Do not pick up hitchhikers, it is also very dangerous to leave valuable things in the car.
3. According to local law, the traveler must always carry a notarized copy of his/her passport. Original documents are best to be stored in a safe in the hotel room.
4. Shops and shopping malls are open from Monday to Saturday. They open at 9:00 am and receive visitors until 7:00 pm. Some shopping centers can work 7 days a week.
5. Going to do shopping, there is no need to take a large amount of cash with you. Supermarkets, shopping malls, and restaurants accept credit cards. Cash can be useful only to those who are going to visit outdoor markets, small shops and shopping pavilions located away from the center. Copyright
6. It is best to pay for purchases in US dollars. It should be taken into account that even some prestigious restaurants and shops may refuse to accept denominations above $ 50. It will be much easier to pay vendors if you go to the market with a sufficient number of small bills.
7. In restaurants and bars, it is customary to leave tips in the amount of about 10% of the total bill. In large restaurants, service charges may be included in the bill. It's worth noting that tips should be given into the waiter's hands but not be left on the table.
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8. You can and should bargain in the markets and private shops, sometimes it allows to reduce the price significantly. Large-scale shopping complexes often run profitable promotions and sales, so here is another great opportunity to buy your favorite products cheaper.
9. The standard electrical voltage is 110 V, so some devices may require special adapters. It should also be taken into account that voltage surges are quite possible in small hotels.
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Travelling to Guayaquil - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Guayaquil. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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