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Mozartkugel (Mozart rounds) are very popular for tourists - you can buy them almost everywhere - but unfortunately they are not cheap. On the official page you can find a link to an online shop and I don’t think the prices will be much lower than that at the airport or in downtown Vienna. A box of 18 pieces costs around €8; that was also the price I paid in ...


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I found the Deira Spice Souk very interesting. It's an easy metro ride from the airport. I considered picking up some gifts there for family, but ended up not doing so. If you have cooks in your family they might appreciate some of the unique spices offered here.


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The LOC expressly prohibits obtaining a library card as a souvenir. So the strictest answer to your question is: You can't. However, it's fairly easy to fudge, if you're either dishonest and say your intended purpose is to do research. Or, my preferred method: Actually spend some time doing some research! I spent an hour or two researching George ...


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While I couldn't locate any permanent shops online, there's one event where you can certainly get a lantern: Seoul Lantern Festival. It's an annual festival held every November in Seoul. The official website lists prices for many different kinds of lanterns: Rectangular lanterns: KRW 15,000 / Hanji lantern (3 types): KRW 10,000 / Color lanterns: KRW ...


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I can't speak to the Library of Congress but from experience, the British Library has a similar system - you can preregister online or turn up in person, in which case you fill out more or less the same registration form on a terminal in the reader registration office before going through the same interview and approval process. (Worth noting in passing - ...


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You can mail a 50 pound (22.6 kg) package from the US to Japan for $180 via Priority Mail International. The maximum allowed length is 60", and the maximum length plus girth combined must be less than 108". If you buy the postage online it is $160, and you fill out and print the customs forms at the same time. The catch is you have to get a special customs ...


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Maple syrup (or maple candies) is always a winner. Cheese can also be a good choice (needs to be vacuum sealed). Smoked salmon (buy frozen and wrapped in cloth in your checked-in bags). Wild rice is really nice. ...


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Although not technically an online tool, ITN Converter allows you create precise itineraries following roads traced on top of maps from Google Maps. With ITN converter you can create journeys and way-points to be uploaded in satellite navigation systems, as well as exportable Google Maps journeys. You can do all of this via the Editor feature: I don't ...



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