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Is perfume/cologne purchased from abroad “better” than if bought in the United States?

A friend told me that it is better to buy perfumes and/or cologne in Europe as opposed to the United States. Her reasoning is that perfume/cologne that is sold in the US is water-based and contains ...
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Good area in Hong Kong for buying Electronics Accessories?

I'm currently on the bus to Heathrow, on my way to Hong Kong, and when I went to plug my laptop in I discovered I'd rather carelessly left my laptop power adapter at home! It's too late to go back and ...
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Buying extreme cold weather “mickey mouse boots” (Bunny boots) in Seoul

Is there any place in Seoul where I can buy the extreme cold weather boots that go by the nickname "mickey mouse boot"? In case you haven't heard of these and their nickname makes them sound ...
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Bargaining at street stalls and secondhand shops in Mongolia

I love books and I especially love used books. I've discovered to my surprise that Ulaanbaatar has quite a lot of used bookshops. But when I ask the price of a book it is always quite a bit higher ...
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Buying second-hand winter clothes in northern China

Yesterday I crossed the point in China where the weather changed from "cool enough to put a jumper on a night sometimes" to "You need more layers". And I am continuing further north to Ulan Bator, ...
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LHR T3 to T5 shopping is it possible? [duplicate]

Arrive in LHR T3 waiting for connecting flight (5 hours layover), but want to go to T5 for shopping, can i do it?
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Buying a phone in the US

Does anyone know whether I can buy a phone on google Play in the US and use in the UK? I live in the UK, but will be visiting the US in the next couple of weeks, so thought I could buy the new Google ...
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Reclaiming tax from US purchases

I'm traveling in the US (originally from Australia) and buying a few things like shoes etc and a friend said I might be able to claim the tax back on my purchases. Does anyone know if this is right ...
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What are the must-buy souvenirs from Ireland?

What are typical or must-buy (non-alcoholic) souvenirs from Ireland?
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Simple, safe beach towns in southern California with at least a supermarket in walking distance?

This might sound like a weird(ly specific) request. (Details edited out; see edit history if curious.) I need to move as soon as possible to somewhere in California, preferably southern California, ...
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Is it easy to find milk in Laos?

I've read that in Thailand there are a lot of 7/11 shops where you can buy all kinds of milk. But what happens in Laos? Is it easy to find milk in Laos? (more concrete: UHT milk).
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Vienna - groceries opening hours during weekend

In which hours are the groceries opened during weekend in Vienna? I will arrive there Saturday before noon, I'd like to know if I should take the food for 2 days with me, or can I expect to buy some ...
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Where to buy cheap generic camping gear in Kuala Lumpur or Singapore?

I'm planning to hitchhike Singapore or Kuala Lumpur to Taiwan in a couple of weeks and I expect to sleep outside sometimes. I've never been to this part of the world before but I've noticed that in ...
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Does Singapore have an electronics district something like Tokyo's Akihabara?

In a few weeks I expect to be flying into Singapore to start a long overland trip. But my current laptop is dying and I like to have one on my travels. So I'm pretty sure computers and electronics ...
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Where can I buy a 220v to 110v transformer in Buenos Aires at a reasonable price?

The house I'm renting has some 110v audio equipment that I'd like to use and the transformer that they have seems to be fried. I'm looking for a shop where I can buy a transformer at a reasonable ...
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Where to buy a second-hand smartphone in Seoul?

I'm currently travelling in South Korea, home of major smartphone companies such as Samsung. It's a country in a technology boom where everybody wants to have the latest gadgets. That implies they no ...
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Hong Kong Airport - restricted/non-restricted areas

I have booked a flight to the Philippines and I have a layover of 3h 30m in Hong Kong Airport (arrival an departure in Terminal 1). So I looked at the shops in that terminal to see if I can buy a ...
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Unroasted coffee beans in La Paz, Bolivia

Is there a place in La Paz where I could buy beans straight from farms, before they are processed? I have a couple of friends who'd want to roast their beans up to their liking, so I'd like to buy ...
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Is it possible to buy outdoor clothing in Northern India/Nepal?

Another shopping question, but I do think it is on topic! I will soon travel to India, the first few months I will spend in the south and lower parts of the country where it will be warm and hot. As ...
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Why is shopping popular for tourists visiting Dubai?

I will visit Dubai and I wonder why visitors often do a lot of shopping there. Are goods cheaper, tax-free, or something similar?
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Grocery stores open 24 hours a day in Jakarta Selatan

Are there any grocery stores that are open 24 hours a day in South Jakarta (Jakarta Selatan)? Carefour and Lotte Mart close at 22:00. People on vacation sometimes wake up in the middle of the night ...
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Where to find fruits market in Negombo, Sri Lanka? [closed]

Where to find a fruit market (or a place where I can buy fruit at wholesale prices) in/around downtown Negombo, Sri Lanka?
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Where in Beijing or Hong Kong can I buy good jade jewelry? How will I know it's the real thing?

I will be traveling to Beijing and Hong Kong in April. I would like to buy some jade jewelry as souvenirs but do not want to take a chance of dealing with fraudulent sellers. Can you tell me where in ...
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How to buy duty free other than at the airport?

Everybody knows you can buy things duty free at airports if you are leaving for or coming from another country. (You can also buy on airplanes and I think I've seen on some international ferries and ...
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Dealing with aggressive touts in markets?

In many countries the markets are some of the most interesting places to visit. However, as a result of tourism, culture and competition, many of the sellers/touts are...well...aggressive. This can ...
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Dive shop availability and cost in Phuket and Koh Tao, Thailand

I'm planning on visiting Koh Tao to go diving, however I am after a weight harness before going diving. Rather than buy one in the UK and carry it around with me, I was planning on buying one while ...
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How to get a tax refund for computer accessories purchased on a visit to USA?

I am about to buy two Mac accessories in the Apple Store in Manhattan which cost a total of $98 before tax. I would like to get a refund for the tax before I get back to Europe. My question is what ...
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Managing SIM cards from multiple countries

I've found myself amassing a collection of SIM cards from my travels to different countries, and it's starting to become unmanageable. Currently, I'm using plastic bags. Each SIM card goes in its ...
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Planning to buy a TV in Dubai to bring to India, what issues may I encounter? [closed]

While going to India via Emirates, I am planning to have 1 day's stop at Dubai and meanwhile I want to buy a TV (Samsung or Sony LED TV) to take to India. There are some doubts I have about it though: ...
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What knives can I take with me when going into Georgia?

What kind of knives can I take with me (by plane) when travelling into Georgia? Will the small tourist knife be legal? What about survival-like military knives? I think I would need a knife that ...
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Camera store near Split, Croatia?

I'm travelling in Croatia with my Canon 5D Mark II, and I forgot my charger at home. Is there a store in or around Split that would sell such a thing?
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Where to go in (the vicinity of) Paris to find Art Nouveau antiques

Planning a weeks trip to Paris, focused on locating Art Nouveau antiques (furniture, mirrors, lamps etc) for purchase. I know of the flea market in Saint-Ouen and plan to visit it. Are there any more ...
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Are shops in Slovakia open on 15. August?

I plan a day-trip to Bratislava on 15. August. In some countries (eg. Austria) on this day all shops are closed. Do you happen to know, if shops are also closed in Slovakia on 15. August? What ...
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Where are good places to get gelato in Rome? [closed]

In most cities, there are recommendable gelato shops. Rome is in Italy, so I guess every gelato is very good, but are there some shops in Rome where gelato is even a bit better then elsewhere? :-)
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Buying Holi accessories after the event has ended

Is it possible to buy powdered colors that are used for celebrating Holi after the said event and if so, where? Same question goes for those color powder flares, color powder canons and paper hot-air ...
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Shopping in Los Angeles

After returning from a cruise to Hawaii, we will be spending a single day in Los Angeles. We will already have spent a couple of days there before the cruise, so the plan is to just spend that day ...
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How to choose a guide book for your next trip?

So I have decided which country I want to visit next and go down to the local travel book store. On the shelves they have over ten different travel guide books about the country. How do I choose ...
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What are the best places to eat and have fun in Aruba?

I'm going to Aruba in December and I'd like to know the best place to eat considering the relationship price/quality. I'd also would like to know what other fun activities you recommend (besides ...