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

Ottawa 1. The optimum way to pay for goods and services in Ottawa is national currency as any other currency including US dollars is not accepted in the city. It should be noted that currency can be exchanged only in large banks, most of the bank departments provide the currency exchange service only to regular customers. It is better to exchange the currency at home before a departure or back up a journey with enough quantity of traveler checks.
2. Alcohol drinks as well as tobacco goods are sold only in specialized stores. These types of products feature two rates – daytime and nighttime. In some stores these rates can sufficiently differ. It should be noted that tobacco goods and alcohol drinks are sold only to adults. That is why in order to avoid misunderstanding and troubles one should have an authorized passport copy by oneself.
3. Being on shopping and having too much of purchases one can employ courier service to take the haul to a hotel. For a small cash reward the haul will be supplied to a place in the shortest period of time.
4. One of the most challenging problems of the city is still high pickpocket rates. One should keep an eye on personal things in public places. One should not leave begs and other personal items unwatched under any conditions. Tourists should better refuse offers from individuals no matter how tempting these offers may seem.
5. Central streets of the city of Ottawa are safe and free for promenades even late at night. Commonly central areas of the city are filled with rather buzzing and vivacious atmosphere even at nightfall. One should not set alone for exploration of the remote areas of the city even in the day time. These districts should better be explored with a guide and a tour group. Copyright
6. Those tourists looking for spending much time in the open air and to visiting of local parks and gardens should specify rules in force. Not all the territories of parks and nature reserves are allowed for picnicking and camping. For violating these rules one can be charged with high fees. .
7. Many nature reserves are inhabited with plenty of wild animals. That is why travelers should keep close to a guide during a tour and in case of non typical situation tourists should follow the guide’s advice.
Ottawa is a unique gastronomy destination offering its visitors more than a thousand of eating houses of different trends and types. Among the most prestigious and most visited … Open
8. All the hotels and inns are equipped with American standard sockets. The utility supplied voltage is 110V. All the necessary connectors and adapters can be bought in specialized stores or requested directly in the hotel.
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What to visit being in Ottawa - unique sights

National Gallery of Canada

From the series “Famous buildings of Postmodern architecture”
Such glazed parts have not only a decorative but also a practical purpose. The sun's rays easily penetrate through them on a clear day. They fill the gallery rooms with natural light. Visitors to the National Gallery of Canada will have the opportunity to see the unique masterpieces of Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet, Marc Chagall and Salvador Dali. The museum's collection includes several tens of thousands of exhibits. You will need more than one day to view it completely. If you visit the gallery during the warm season, you should take a walk around its adjacent territory and appreciate the grandiose building from various angles. The territory of the museum is decorated with many landscape and sculptural compositions. … Read further

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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The project organizers note that the new Kyoto hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Just to remind you, the opening of the Roku Kyoto hotel took place in the city in 2021. The luxury hotel also never ceases to amaze guests with its exquisite atmosphere and variety of services. It is close to famous attractions like Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Shozan Resort Kyoto Pavilion is a short walk from the hotel. Read this


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