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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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Purchasing a campervan in Australia

My girlfriend and I are off to Oz at the start of January - looking to travel the East Coast in a campervan. The plan is to purchase one when we get there and was just wondering about the details. ...
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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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Books in Malaysian language in Kuala Lumpur

I like to buy books in every language I can when I travel so I'd like to pick up some literature in Malaysian. Yesterday I found an enormous Kinokuniya bookshop but was puzzled to find it sold books ...
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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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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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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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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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'share shops' in the Netherlands

I have heard of these so-called 'share shops' in the Netherlands whereby for a small contribution of an item (not specified), you are able to join a library and borrow, for a short time, an item you ...
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Secondhand book market or area in Beijing?

One of my hobbies while travelling is to visit secondhand bookshops or markets. I find that many countries which are "literary", that have a book / reading culture will have either a part of town ...
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How can I avoid or minimise haggling without causing offence?

I'm visiting Dubai soon (although I'm happy to keep the scope of this question wider), where I think haggling is a standard expected part of buying many goods (in my case, probably mostly souvenirs). ...
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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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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 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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Can I buy a belt at ATL?

I forgot my belt and have a sizeable layover at ATL, is there somewhere I could buy a belt? None of the retail outlets have names I recognize as selling clothing or at least accessories.
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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 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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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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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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Can I buy pressure cookers and mixer grinders in Poland?

I am from Kerala, India. I am going to Poland (Krakow) next week for long term stay. In our style of cooking, pressure cookers and powerful mixer grinders (for grinding rice, red chillies etc, not for ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Are Danish shops open during Midsummer's eve?

I'll arrive at Copenhagen airport in on Midsummer's eve (Friday 20. June) and need to buy a tent there. Are shops in Denmark open that day? It doesn't seem to be a national holiday, but you never ...
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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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Why tax free shops in airports do not sell goods to passengers going to domestic flights?

I have personal experience about Finland, but I've heard that this applies also in another countries. If you are a passenger and going to domestic flight, you cannot do shopping in tax free shops in ...
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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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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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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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Apple Store in Ankara or Turkey

I just arrived in Ankara today, and I decided to buy an iPod, I had been planning to buy one and this time I really needed one. I Googled "apple store ankara" and found some place on Maps which turned ...
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Can I buy a suitcase at LAX airport?

I'm visiting LA from London (so don't know the city particularly well), and am flying out of LAX airport later this evening. My suitcase is broken, and I don't have time to shop in the city for a new ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Camera store near Dubrovnik, 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 Dubrovnik that would sell an LC-E6 or similar? [Note this is a very similar question ...
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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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Less annoying places for shopping in Beijing? [closed]

So, I've been to a medium-sized shopping market in Beijing, looking for presents. While they did have some nice things there, the vendors were incredibly pushy and annoying, especially as they ...
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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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Flea markets in the New York City area

It is always fun to visit flea markets when travelling. What are the major options for doing this in the New York City area? We may consider travelling (preferrably by public transportation) around an ...
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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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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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Travel, shopping electronics (for private use)

I am planning a sept. travel and wonder whether it would be convenient to travel somewhere where you could buy electronics at a very attractive price (more than in the US, Canada, UK). Would Hong ...