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

Ipswich Marina 1. Tourists are recommended to store cash and other valuables only in the safe of their hotel room. If there is no safe, important documents are best to be deposited to the reception. Make sure you always have a copy of the identity documents, as well as the hotel card, with you.
2. The locals are very polite and visitors should certainly reciprocate such hospitable behavior. When entering a public institution, do not forget to say hello to everyone present, and do not forget to thank for any help you receive. The locals are distinguished by love for animals. Even if you do not share this passion, you shouldn’t express your dislike in public.
3. The majority of shops are open from 9:00 to 17:30 - 18:00. Sunday is the day off. It is worth mentioning that the price of all purchases already includes tax, the amount of which is 17.5%. Therefore, tourists are recommended to shop at stores that issue «tax free» reference. In this case foreign tourists will reimburse the tax when leaving the country.
4. Museums and galleries usually open no earlier than at 10:00 and accept visitors to 17:00 - 18:00. Saturday is usually a short working, and Sunday is a day off. Almost all cultural institutions offer visitors to purchase special family tickets available at a discounted price. They are designed for two adults and two children.
5. Budget travelers should not forget to visit shops and restaurants that are located away from the center of the city. The rates in them can be much lower and the quality of the food served there is absolutely as good as in popular restaurants. Copyright
6. Power supply voltage is 240 V. As a rule, hotels are equipped with three-prong outlet. Large hotel complexes provide adapters for appliances on request, but it is better to buy them in advance.
7. Tourists can rent a car in one of numerous rental agencies. In order to do this, they will need a driving license of the international standard and a credit card with the required amount of collateral in the account. Persons under the age of 21, as well as drivers, who received their license less than a year ago, may be rejected to be provided with the service.
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8. Visitors are recommended to leave tips in restaurants and cafes of the city. A tip of 10 - 15% of the total order would be sufficient. Taxi drivers and maids at the hotel should also receive a small reward from you.
9. The most beneficial way to make calls to other countries is to use special public telephones that are operated by plastic cards. Phone calls from your hotel will be the most expensive ones.
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What to visit being in Ipswich - unique sights

Maunsell Sea Forts

From the series “Famous Abandoned Military Bases and Forts”
The construction of sea forts, which were an important component of British air defense, was carried out under the project of a famous engineer Gaius Ansell Maunsell. The best specialists of the British navy and the British Army worked on the implementation of his project. It is important to note that 87 towers were necessary for the initial design, but in fact only 21 towers were built in the structure of the three forts. Each of the towers was equipped with radars, anti-aircraft guns and searchlights, and on some towers today fragments of once powerful weapons can be found. During the war in the territory of each fort there were 120 soldiers. In the war years, the benefits of the sea forts were invaluable. More than 20 German aircraft, as well as more than 30 cruise missiles, were destroyed from them. Excursions to Fort Mounsell are very popular among tourists. In order to visit this desolate object yourself, it is enough to rent a boat. … Read further

Base Hetel

From the series “Famous Abandoned Military Bases and Forts”
Today, the military base belongs to a well-known racing cars manufacturer Lotus Cars, whose specialists use the starting grid for testing cars. The Hetel Airfield was built in 1942 in cooperation with the US Army and was used by the United States and Great Britain until the end of the war. After the war, the military base was used for educational purposes until 1948. Then the base was left. In 1964 the UK Air Force Ministry decided to sell the military complex. For a couple of years, the preserved buildings served as a home for the local residents whose houses were destroyed during the war. … Read further

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A British Hotel Chain Offers a Paid Christmas Market Tester Job

Premier Inn, a popular British hotel chain, is offering an interesting job for the approaching festive season. In attempts to find something interesting and new for customers of its hotels in London, Dublin, Birmingham, and other cities, the company decided to hire five Christmas Market testers. The people who get this job will need to visit several locations in Europe, share their feedback on the selected Christmas markers, and prepare a list of hints and recommendations for customers of the hotel chain. Premier Inn, in its turn, will cover travel costs and will also provide some funds for the tester and his or her friend. Read this


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