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Package storage / pickup location near LAX?

I am going to fly home (=Vancouver,BC) on a Saturday via LAX. I'd like to purchase a few things online and send them to a location near / at LAX, pick it up and check them in. This would save on ...
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Things cheap in UK London comparing to India [closed]

What are the things that are cheap in UK-London when compared to India-Bangalore. I am currently in London for a couple of weeks stay. I have decided to purchase few things like Mobile phone, External ...
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Worldwide technology price comparison service? [closed]

As I find myself often in a different country (sorry, I like it and I seem unable to stop), and as I sometime happen to need some tech gadget I was starting to think to join both and somehow plan in ...
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Why is onboard/inflight shopping still a thing?

There's an inflight shopping magazine in the pocket of the seat in front of you - that no one reads. The crew come through with a trolley of merchandise - that nobody buys. There are special offers ...
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How to read female clothing labels in Poland? [closed]

I am in Poland and my girlfriend asked me to buy some tights for her. There is this very strange chart on the package I just don't understand. Y-axis has label height and x-axis has label weight. ...
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Can I buy “non-EU destination” priced duty-free when connecting through a second EU airport?

At many (most?) EU airports, some items in the duty free shop show different prices for people flying to EU vs non-EU destinations, and some items simply aren't for sale to people flying within the EU....
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Flower shop in O'Hare?

Is there a flower shop somewhere at O'Hare Airport? If so, where can I find it?
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Where can you buy a portable Distiller or a Reverse Osmosis water filter in London? [closed]

Can you do this in person in London? Are there department stores that may carry it? My grandparents prefer this so that they can try and see the filter before Afterword: Please see this post to ...
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Is it mandatory to show the boarding pass at a duty free shop in the UK?

Recently, I was buying a phone charger at a duty free shop in an UK airport. At the till, I was asked to show my boarding pass. A passenger who was waiting behind me started arguing that it was not ...
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Where can I get unscented deodorant spray in South Korea?

I found that my deodorant spray is close to empty so I decided to get it in South Korea before leaving my country. However, it seems that there are only deodorant spray available that smells in South ...
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Why am I not allowed to buy alcohol at the store after 11pm in Russia?

While in Moscow, I went to the store around 11:30pm to buy some beer, and the cashier checked her watch and said no. Why am I not allowed to buy alcohol at the store after 11pm in Russia?
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Fridge magnets in San Francisco!

From every destination, I buy a magnet (you know the ones we put in the fridge) that is strongly connected to that destination. Now for a guy that has been to several Greek Islands, (and not only), ...
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Australia: How to know price of goods in groceries

I am currently visiting Australia (Sydney to be more specific) and I can't figure what is the price of different goods in the grocery stores. It seems there are no prices next to the items and no ...
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Which gun show in the US would be best for a tourist to buy a gun?

I would like to purchase a gun when I next come to America- just for my travels around that state. I've not explored America properly so want to get the true experience! Which gun shows would you ...
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Where to find vintage electronics in Tokyo?

I'm really into vintage audio equipment. Where/if in Tokyo might one find second-hand, high-end, Sony, Denon, Technics, Pioneer, Nakamichi stereo components of 70s/80s/90s vintage in excellent ...
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Cheap second-hand bookstores/antiquaries in Belgrade

I am looking for places to buy cheap book (dictionaries) in Belgrad. And I am only going to be there very briefly (travelling through the city), so I would appreciate places you know and not far off ...
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Cheap second-hand bookstores/antiquaries in Budapest

I am looking for places to buy cheap book (dictionaries) in Budapest. Last time I was there none of the places I found through Google Maps was there (so I only visited Vonnegut Antikvárium), and I am ...
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Best traveling bags? [closed]

What are some good travel bags up to 23 kilos that can be found around Central Europe - Germany, Switzerland?
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Where to buy an effective decongestant for a headcold in Taiwan?

After surviving through the Sydney winter without catching a cold, I woke up on the morning of my flight to Taiwan with the beginnings of one. Now I find myself in 30+ temperatures with a blocked and ...
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Can I ask for cash back in a grocery store in Dubai as it's done in the US?

I try to be more precise in the question. Can I walk in a grocery store in Dubai and after buying some stuff ask for withdraw cash by paying with card as it's done in the US supermarkets?
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Are there large US-style supermarkets in France?

I'm in Paris, and I've stopped into a Monoprix and a Carrefour, and in both cases compared to what I'm used to in the US the selection was quite small. It was just a fraction of what American stores ...
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What are the restrictions regarding bringing back items into the United States, bought in India?

I am a US citizen planning to travel to India and I hear the shopping there is quite fair. In particular the electronics. I want to get a few items to bring back home with me. So are there any ...
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Cheap second-hand bookstores/antiquaries in Tallinn

I am looking for places to buy bilingual technical and specialist dictionaries of any sort while in Tallinn at a good price (preferably used ones). Also I have little idea of the linguistic situation ...
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Dry ice in various EU countries?

A friend of mine wants to travel by car about the EU later this summer. Due to dietary restrictions, she wants to bring her own food in an ice chest rather than relying on local stores for things she ...
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Is there a neighbourhood known for second-hand bookshops/antiquaries in Prague?

I'll be in Prague soon for a couple of days and I want to go dictionary-hunting. Is there a neighbourhood known for second-hand bookshops/antiquaries in Prague?
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Is there an area in Los Angeles that is known for selling used photography equipment?

Some big cities (Paris, Tokyo) have a street or neighborhood with a concentration of camera and photography equipment stores. Is there such an area in Los Angeles ? To be specific I'm not looking ...
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Where in Edinburgh can I shop for outdoor gear?

I'm going for a first time sailing trip next week on the Scottish West Coast and the Hebrides. I assumed nice weather this time of the year, but it turns out to be raining the entire time next week. ...
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Is it possible to enter the shopping area at terminal 2E at Charles de Gaulle, if I land at terminal 1, upon arrival?

I am traveling to Paris from Norway, landing at terminal 1 at Charles des Gaulle airport. I want to purchase a chanelbag during my trip, and there is a chanel boutique at terminal 2E, hall K. My ...
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Supermarket evaluation and rating in France

I am going to be spending a few weeks in France renting a house, so I was wondering if there are any online or other service that rate local supermarket chains or grocery stores in France. US has ...
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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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What is the biggest hard-shell hand luggage model (by usable volume) that fits Ryanair's official limits and is sold in Europe? [closed]

I often travel with Ryanair/Wizz Air and have a piece of luggage that fits their limits. However it's awkwardly constructed and a lot of the usable space is filled by the wheels and the handles. What ...
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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 I'...
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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 shops,...
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Is it worth visiting Phoenix MarketCity shortly before official closure?

I have a chance to visit Phoenix Market City 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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Does London Luton Airport have any bookstore with a good selection of travel guidebooks?

I have a couple of hours layover at LTN (not enough to go shopping in the city) and would like to pick up the latest edition (yes, traditional paper version) for my destination. Does London Luton ...
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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 on)
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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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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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Availability of alcohol in Morocco?

Can we count on buying some alcohol in Morocco, particularly in Fes? I don't mean drinks in a bar but a bottle of wine or better whiskey or something like that in some supermarket and how much it is ...
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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 shopping malls open in Washington DC and nearby areas during the holidays?

I am going to Washington DC and Virginia on the 28th of December. I will be staying for three days. Will the malls be open normally during these days? For example, Tysons Corner mall.