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

Pretoria 1. In spite of the fact that at the present time economic situation is stable in the country in comparison with the nearest past, the inflation level is quite high anyway. Travelers have to be ready to everyday change of prices for goods and services.
2. It is more profitable to pay with national currency, it is possible to exchange it in every local bank. Because of the reason you’ve just read above it is not recommended to exchange the big amounts at a time, the rate can change every day. As a rule the most unprofitable conditions of the exchange are in the hotels’ exchange points.
3. In big plazas and prestigious restaurants it is possible to pay with cashless settlement. People who are going to visit small budgetary restaurants and street markets need to have a lot of cash. It will be easier to pay with money of little face-value, because salespeople often imitates the lack of change.
4. In restaurants and cafes clients must leave the tips, 10% of the total price will be quite enough. Taxi drivers, Spa-centers’, beauty shops’ and hairdressing salons’ employees will expect the same tips. You can give 2-3 rands to housemaid or porter in the hotel.
5. During the walking in the city travelers need to remember about carefulness. It is not recommended to take big amounts of cash, put on the expensive jewelry for the ordinary walking, wear the photo- or video-camera round the neck. All these values can attract the robbers. Copyright
6. It is not recommended to go for a walk to the far districts of the city, particularly if it is evening. When it is already dark night, it will be better to call the official taxi service and enter the hotel through the main entrance.
7. People who are going to call to other cities and countries need to remember about quite high price of these calls. It is necessary to pay even for the local calls, if you call from the hotel, it will be the most expensive calls.
Except of the habitants a lot of people from European countries live there, this merging has an effect on the national features of Pretoria. To feel comfortable travelers need to remember … Open
8. Public transport is represented by the net of buses and route taxi, however it is better for foreign tourists to use them only at the daytime. As a rule, special touristic buses are used for the various trips. The excellent alternative variant to public transport is taxi.
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Tau Tona Mine

From the series “The Most Inaccessible Spots of the Planet”
On the surface was built an industrial complex that produces ice. The ice is drained through the special pipelines into the depth of the mine, which allows the temperature in the deepest mine parts to reduce to 28 degrees Celsius. Without this measure, the temperature forms more than 40 degrees, which together with the high humidity makes working conditions unbearable. Every day thousands of workers enter the Tau Tona Mine. The journey to the workplace of some workers takes about an hour. Working in the deep pit is very dangerous. According to statistics, an average of 5 people per year are killed in the mine. … Read further

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South Africa: travelling advices

12. Asians and whites in South Africa are usually punctual, but punctuality should not be expected from black and mixed South Africans.
13. Do not keep your hands in pockets when talking - this is regarded as disrespect. The V gesture meaning "peace" (index and middle fingers) with the palm turned backward is rudeness akin to the middle finger in Western culture. It is better to avoid gesticulating with your left hand, as many South Africans find this rude. You should always cover your mouth while yawning. Taking something, use both hands.
14. Admiring something that belongs to the South African, for example, at his home, it is important to know where to stop, otherwise the owner will feel obliged to present it. Light praise, on the contrary, is welcome.
15. Spitting on the street is bad manners. … Open
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If you haven’t visited this event yet, there is still time to book a hotel in Dubai because Expo 2020 Dubai runs until 31 March 2022. People who are unable to visit the emirate can make a virtual tour on the Expo 2020 website. By the way, the virtual visitation has already reached 31.6 million by the end of December. Read this


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