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Can a shop in the Netherlands force you to buy clothes if you take a photo? [closed]

I've just been in a shop in Amsterdam which had a sign saying: No pictures allowed and specially not when wearing our garments!!! If we see you making pictures anyway, you will have to buy ...
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Where can I buy double-edged razor blades, while traveling in China?

I use a razor that takes with a double-edge blade to shave, as I find cartridge razors to be expensive, irritating and easy to clog, and I am too lazy to take care of a straight razor properly! I ...
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Asking for VAT refund on online purchases in Europe [closed]

I want to buy some goods (around 700 pounds worth - a camera, a gpu and an ssd) from Amazon UK. As I am living in Europe right now (residence in Ireland) is it possible to ask for a VAT refund, even ...
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Thailand customs and round-trip to Hong Kong

I'm going to travel to Thailand for about a month. Inbound and outbound flights are through BKK. What I want to do is a round-trip to Hong Kong for a shopping before leave Thailand. In particular ...
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Are there any pre-check-in shops at Mumbai Airport?

Are there any shops at Mumbai Airport, where I could make shopping prior to checking in? Of course, that would not be duty free, but that's not a problem for me. I have found airport's page for ...
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Is it worth visiting Phoenix MarketCity shortly before official closure?

I have a chance to visit Phoenix MarketCity in Mumbai, but due to my schedules, I'll be able to be there at around 10:30-11:00 PM. Google says, that official closure time is 11:30 PM, so I would be ...
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New Zealand Primark Equivalent?

Soon I'll be going to New Zealand for a year and rather than taking lots of clothes I would like to buy cheap ones while there. I've done a little research and I can't see that they have anything ...
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Is there a bookstore at Luton with a good selection of guidebooks?

This is a very slightly altered copy-and-paste of Jonik's similar question (thanks): Does London Luton airport have any bookstore with a good selection of travel guidebooks? I have a couple of hours ...
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What tasks is it reasonable to get done while in layover, rather than in advance? [closed]

I am travelling overseas. It is going probably involve 2 layovers, first transferring between international flights, then transferring from international to domestic. I am really busy just before I ...
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What time do shops close in Taipei?

My question is pretty straightforward but somehow broad... I would like to narrow it down to: Shops in Malls "Normal" shops (e.g. the one in Camera Street) Vendors in street (small markets and so ...
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Early-morning food at Népliget bus station in Budapest?

I have to catch an early-morning bus out of Budapest on a weekday. Can I buy food (a pastry, or even just a candy bar) sometime around 06:00 at Népliget bus station in Budapest? How about coffee?
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Looking for a Golden Retriever or a Husky puppy in HCM City [closed]

I am looking for a Golden Retriever or a Husky puppy in HCM City from a reliable source. Hope you all can help me. Appreciated.
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Shops and museums openings during Easter weekend in London

Are most shops and museums open during the Easter weekend (from Good Friday to Easter Monday) in London? Is there any day during the four-day break where there is more chance of finding them open?
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Travel guides stores in Rome

Could you tell me please where can I find a store in Rome to buy a travel guide such as Lonely Planet? I hope you there's one near Termini station because that's the only place I know :) Appreciate ...
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Buying photographic equipment in Taipei

I am travelling for work to Taipei in a month or so, and since I am lucky enough to be able to spend an entire day doing what I want (counted as holiday, of course, I'm not THAT lucky), I decided to ...
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What are the prices on alcohol in Morocco? [closed]

I would like to ask whether we can count with buying some alcohol in Morocco, particularly in Fes. I don't mean drinks in bar but bottle of wine or better whiskey or something like that in some ...
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Is there a bookstore at Heathrow with a good selection of LP or Moon guides?

Okay, this is quite specific: does London Heathrow airport have any bookstore with a good selection of Moon or Lonely Planet guides (preferably both)? If so, which terminal and what is the store ...
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Arriving in terminal 2 going to 5 heathrow

If I follow flight connections can I get to the terminal 2 shops before transferring by shuttle bus to terminal 5
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Taking a photo in a US supermarket

When I went to a supermarket in the USA, I was amused by the exotic vegetables, so I took a photo of the vegetable shelf. Soon, a worker came and told me angrily "You are not allowed to take photos in ...
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Easiest way for a tourist to buy spices in Hong Kong

As a tourist to Hong Kong what's the easiest way to get local spices, particularly Sichuan Pepper. By easiest I mean somewhere that may speak English or have English labels and would pack them in ...
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Are malls open in Washington DC and nearby areas durnig the holidays?

I am going to Washington DC and Virginia on 28th of December, I will be staying for three days. Will the malls be open normally during these days? for example Tysons corner mall.
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Shops in Milano on the 28th of December (Monday)

Should I expect the majority of the shops to be open or closed on Monday 28th December in Milano?
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Will businesses be open on Christmas in Mexicali?

I am planning to spend most of my Christmas break in Mexicali. I will be arriving late on 12/23 and staying through the New Year. How many things can I expect to be closed during Christmas? My main ...
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How much of Singapore shuts down on Christmas Day (and Eve?)

In Singapore, are any of the following likely to be open on Christmas Day? What about Christmas Eve? Does it depend on the area of the city? Neighborhood coffee shops Malls Hawker centres
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Can someone explain Cuba's two-currency system and the consequences for foreigners?

I know there is the national peso (CUP) and the convertible peso (CUC) and that 1 CUC = 1 USD = 25 CUP. Why is there this difference? Is it to keep Cuban money from leaving the country? What are the ...
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Is it true that electronics such as laptop computers are tax free in Cambodia?

I've heard or read that electronics, computers etc do not carry any tax in Cambodia, making it a very cheap place to purchase such things. I'm in Cambodia now but in a small village and with almost ...
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How and where to buy genuine claves in La Habana?

My father is going to La Habana in a month or so, and I would like him to buy me a pair of claves while he is there. He is, however, no musician and would probably find difficult to choose a good pair ...
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Florence - Do those “Authorised seller” signs at the stores selling leather goods mean anything?

At one of the stalls in Mercato Centrale, we were looking at leather wallets, and I noticed that the stall had a sign saying they were an "Authorised seller". Sorry, I didn't take a photo, but it had ...
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Are there any department stores in Salzburg?

As part of my travels I currently find myself in Salzburg, where the streets are filled with stores, but as far as I can tell no larger malls. Are there any department stores similar to Macy's (USA), ...
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Where can I buy authentic cheongsachorong (청사초롱) - traditional lanterns - in Seoul?

Cheongsachorong (청사초롱) are traditional lanterns, originally used for weddings in Korea. They are made of red and blue silk. Cheongsachorong By Minseong Kim (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 ...
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Is it possible to switch terminals at Charles de Gaulle?

I have a 4 hour layover in CDG. I land in terminal 2C but I depart from terminal 1. Since I have enough time I really want to meet a friend for lunch and possibly do a little shopping in terminal 2E ...
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How to Buy Schladerer Kirschwasser in Frankfurt, Germany?

I will visit Frankfurt (Germany) in this August and I want to buy two bottles of Schladerer Kirschwasser (alcohol, cherry brandy) near Frankfurt Main. Since I plan to go back to my country from Italy, ...
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Where can I purchase a barbecue (webber) in Split, Croatia? [closed]

Where can I purchase a barbecue (webber) in Split, Croatia? Actually...a location on Vis Croatia would be even better, but that's probably not likely.
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Whats the best way to spend 15 hrs at Dubai Airport? [closed]

I have a 15 hour layover in Dubai. (12 Noon to 3 AM). What is the best way to spend the time at Dubai International Airport? Also, Please provide details such as where to keep the baggage and where ...
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Secondhand/antique book shops in Lisbon

I am soon going to Lisbon. Being a big enthusiast of dictionaries, I would like to acquire some when I get there. What I am mostly interested in are big technical (but not only) dictionaries at a ...
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How to buy cheap/disposable/nonprescription/generic reading glasses in China?

Even though they're in a tough case, my reading glasses were broken when I pulled them out to fill in a hotel registration form a couple of nights ago here in China. My previous pair was nicked by a ...
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Why aren't there cube-shaped suitcases or bags?

This is for check-in baggage, not carry on. A cube would maximise the volume while complying with the 62-inch limit on the length + width + height. It would be 20.7 inches along each side. It will ...
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Why do shops within airport terminals scan your boarding card?

Periodically when buying something from an airport shop (in various European terminals), I'll be asked to produce my boarding card to be scanned by staff. It's not 100% of the time for every ...
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Is it legal to bring Hentai/Yaoi from Japan to Europe (EEA)?

Last year my friends and I visited Japan and naturally we wanted to bring some souvenirs for our friends and family. We were looking for some yaoi/hentai manga books for one of our friends, who is ...
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Buy and taste tea in China [closed]

I'm collecting places where I could taste and buy tea in China during my trip. Currently I have Beijing, Xian,Shanhai, HK on my road map, but if you have information about good and not scam tea in ...
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Buying electronics in Phnom Penh

I am going to phnom penh for a day or two in order to extend my visa. During the same trip I want to buy a micro sd card for my phone, but I would rather not walk around the whole city to find a ...
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What characteristics should I look for when buying a backpack? [closed]

I'm looking to buy myself a new backpack for my 1 month vacation. I want a backpack that would serve my incoming and all future traveling needs, so I want to make the most educated decision. What ...
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What do shops mean when they are open 7/7?

When I have been in mainland Europe, in areas such as France or Belgium, a lot of the shops say they're open "7/7". The latter 7 presumably means 'every day' like in 24/7, but what about the other 7? ...
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Where to buy a hydration pack / reservoir / bladder / camel bag in Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

A friend of mine I met at my hostel in Phnom Penh who does a lot of walking and hitchhiking wants to buy one of those devices that contain water in a special bladder in your pack or attached to it ...
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How can you know if an airport has a decent shopping area after security?

When I travel for work I often rely on shopping in the tax-free area of an airport for buying gifts. This has lead to disappointment in the past. Airports like San Francisco, Orlando and Berlin Tegel ...
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Buying tech merchandising in New York

I've been browsing some websites like Microsoft merchandising Google Merchandise Shop and I want to buy some stuff. I live in Argentina, so I don't want to buy online because (a) the shipping ...
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Checking in a new bag during a layover

I will have a 10 hour layover in Seoul (ICN) and I want to go out and do some shopping. Is it possible to check in a bag during my layover? I will be traveling on Korean Air. I will only have 1 ...
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How many night markets currently operate in Vientiane, Laos?

Last year (2013) when I spent six or seven weeks in Vientiane I remember there being two night markets. One was a touristy one with mainly clothes near the river and the other was a local one with ...
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How can you buy tourist souvenirs for non-tourist prices?

Often times when I'm traveling I like to get a few souvenirs from whatever destination I'm visiting — a two-story bus from London, a miniature Eiffel-tower from Paris, a magnet, a mug, a T-shirt, etc. ...
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Buying a second hand Fujinon lens in Osaka

I am Going back for the third time in Japan next summer. I am looking for shops recommendation to buy another lens for my Fujifilm digital camera. Are there shops to buy reliable second hand ...