Shopping In Italy

Italy is the peak experience for shoppers. Here you’ll find creations in fashion, jewelry, furniture, glass or leather crafted by the most prestigious designers and manufacturers in the world. The quality is high and so are the prices. This is especially so when considering all the taxes and add-ons that so inflate the cost of goods bought in Italy. Shopping In Rome Rome is a true shopper’s paradise. Some people say the shopping outlets outshine the monuments. Fashion items are most alluring but other than clothing, you’ll find tempting jewellery, antiques, books and home wares. But rents in Rome are very high and so are prices. You’ll need inside info to get the best bargains. If money is not a concern, head for the famous Spanish Steps and the Via dei Condotti. This is Rome’s best shopping street but prices are astronomical. Here’s you find all the classic outlets with …

Shopping in Germany: Berlin and Munich

Shopping In Germany Germany has a reputation for craftsmanship and this is reflected in the quality of locally-made goods. Traditional German buys include porcelain, handicrafts, toys, timepieces, beer steins, nutcrackers and cutlery, not to mention Mercedes and BMW cars. Shopping In Berlin Berlin has cast off its image as a drab center of intrigue to emerge as a shopping centre for fashion, antiques, furniture and home accessories. The most august shopping locale is Kurfurstendamm (Ku’damm). Most of the city’s premier clothes shops, boutiques and department stores are located on this famous thoroughfare. A parvenu to the upmarket Berlin shopping scene is the new Friedrichstrasse. It’s a mile long thoroughfare which features a lot of design shops, car shops, coffeehouses (with the inevitable Starbucks) and the Galleries Lafayette. The nearby Unter den Linden features several boutiques, located mainly between Friedrichstrasse and the Brandenburg Gate. A must-see is a legend from the …

Shopping In Germany

While shopping in Germany might lack the glamour of France or Italy, it can still a great experience both for imported products and local goods. Traditional German buys include porcelain, handicrafts, toys, timepieces, beer steins, nutcrackers and cutlery. Shopping In Berlin Berlin has long come in from the cold to become a shopping centre for fashion, antiques, furniture and home accessories. Each of Berlin’s districts feature its own shopping zone. The famous Kurfurstendamm (Ku’damm) is home to the clothes shops, boutiques and department stores. All the grand names of fashion and perfume have their outlets here. Friedrichstrasse is home to many of Berlins more elegant outlets. A large branch of the French Galleries Lafayette department store opened here recently. The Unter den Linden is close by which offers a number of boutiques, mainly located between Friedrichstrasse and the Brandenburg Gate. For more offbeat wares, head for the second-hand stores and …

Shopping In France: Paris and Bordeaux

France offers you an enormous choice of goods, but the quintessential French purchase is clothing, especially designer fashions. If you’re on a budget, window shop at the great fashion houses to get a feel of what you want. Then head for the markets and budget shops to do your actual shopping. Shopping In Paris Paris is divided into quarters or arrondissements, each with its own shopping opportunities. Marais is the place for elegance, St-Germain for international fashion brands and Montmartre is dripping with romance. Paris is of course home to the large French department stores, les grands magasins such as Galeries Lafayette and Printemps and you can spend whole days browsing them. But the sheer joy of shopping in Paris comes from visiting the galleries or passages, the 19th-century glass-roofed shopping arcades that just ooze charm and transform rainy days into shopping adventures. Bear in mind that most stores in …

Shopping in France, a mystical experience

Shopping In France Few people give shopping the same energy, enthusiasm and thought as the French. Whether it’s a trip to the market for lunch ingredients or to an elegant boutique for a new evening gown, they give it their all. For you to truly enjoy the French shopping scene have to do the same. France is home to a multitude of grand department stores, chain stores, small boutiques and flea markets. But a new concept in French shopping is the parapharmacie. It’s a mixture of chemist shop, health-care store, and beauty product vendor. Factory outlets are also becoming very popular selling off discounted items in boutique-like shops. Shopping In Paris It’s easy to spend all your time in Paris browsing at the boutiques and chain stores but for a real Paris shopping experience, you really have to head to the flea markets of which Paris has three. The former …

Shopping In France

France is renowned as a shopping city but you have to choose your times well. Shop hours are Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm. Many small shops close for a two-hour lunch break. Thursday is the best time for late-night shopping. Many stores stay open until 9 or 10pm. Sunday shopping is generally limited to tourist areas and flea markets. Shopping In Paris If you want an authentic Paris shopping experience, you need to get away from the elegant outlets on the grand boulevards and to head to the flea markets. Paris has three main flea markets. Once haunted mainly by rogues and gypsies, the flea markets of Paris are now popular with everyone and a good place to look for bargains and serendipitous finds. The first of the three main Paris flea markets is in Porte de Montreuil. This is one of the cheaper flea markets. It mainly …

Shopping in Bangkok Can Save You Oodles Of Money

Most of the time, I really hate shopping. I don’t even like to shop for a bottle of milk. But, in Bangkok, I find myself shopping almost every day. When I first arrive in Bangkok, I go shopping to fill up my refrigerator. Even though it is fully stocked, I tell the concierge to empty it. I like to stock it with cheaper items from the local 7-11. I have the hotel remove everything except the two free bottles of water and pick up some beer, soda, red bull, and a couple of extra bottles of water I also get some chips and candy. Since I travel light, I usually go out the first or second day and pick up some shorts and T-shirts. I will also get a few DVD movies to watch back in the hotel room. I have some preferred local toiletries and pick these up too. …

Shopping in Australia

Shopping in Australia is a laid back experience as you’d expect from a country whose unofficial motto is ‘no worries’. Except for markets and some smaller shops, prices in Australia are fixed so there’s no need to bargain. You’ll find most items labeled with a price tag. A 10% Goods and Services Tax applies to any purchase made in Australia. Shopping In Sydney Sydney’s shopping outlets run the gamut from international icons such as Tiffany’s to street markets and homegrown, uniquely-Australian entities such as those showcasing Aboriginal arts and crafts. Most downtown department stores, arcades, malls and boutiques lie on George Street and around Pitt Street Mall, Castlereagh Street and King Street. Especially noteworthy is the huge, historic Queen Victoria Building (QVB) which offers many floors of shopping delights. The suburbs have their own shopping enclaves such as Warringah Mall. Meanwhile in Newtown and Glebe you’ll find intriguing shops selling …

Shopping Down Under

The Australian shopping experience offers a vast range of both imported and locally-made goods. Local products include the inevitable toy koalas, kangaroos and wombats. But many local fashion designers are making names for themselves. In tune with the laid back ‘Down Under’ lifestyle, Aussie designs tend to be more casual and comfortable than those from Europe. Notable local brands include Sass and Bide, Carla Zampatti, Jag, and Adele Palmer. Locally-mined opals are one of the best buys in Australia but you really need to know what you’re doing when shopping for any kind of gemstone. And of course if you’re after serious Aboriginal art or just a boomerang or didgeridoo, Australia’s the place to go. Shopping In Sydney Downtown Sydney is home to the standard retails outlets. For department stores, the two major names are David Jones and Myer. David Jones is the largest, selling goods ranging from the latest …

Shopping and market in Rome

Have your sit on a chair of a street portraits artist and get your fun profile in just seconds!! Close by Campo de Fiori will entertain your evening with outside café and bars where you can enjoy fresh beers, cool drinks and meet a lot of young people! If you feel like shopping we do not recommend Piazza di Spagna and the adjacent streets running off. Shopping there could be frustrating if you do not have much money to spend and also why spending so much for any top fashion pocket or key holder while you can buy a load of things with the same amount of money?? Think better and consider these places also: Piazza Navona, Campo de Fiori, Trastevere and surrounding streets are full of very nice and original shops ( from book shop –see the Almost corner book shop located in Trastevere, Via del Moro, 45; ph: …

Sharm el Sheikh Holidays

Sharm-El-Sheikh, popularly only “Sharm”, is located at the southern tip of Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. It is situated on a narrow coastal strip between the Red Sea and Mount Sinai where the Reef meets the mountains and Desert compliments the Red Sea. Sharm-El-Sheikh enjoys year round dry and bracing climate; the average temperature ranges from 80˚F high to 69˚F low. Due to its enchanting landscape, temperate climate and stretches of long natural beaches along the clear, calm water, Sharm-El-Sheikh has become a very popular tourist destination. The 250 different coral reefs and 1000 species of fish among other marine life are unmatched anywhere in the world and they offer a thrilling and challenging time to divers. Various watersports, particularly recreational scuba diving and snorkeling available here are considered to be among the best in the world. Sharm-El-Sheikh, is easily approached from the Sharm-El-Sheikh International Airport, has become one of the most …

Sending Items Back To The United States

Unaccompanied baggage is anything you do not bring back with you. These may be items that were with you when you left the United States or items that you acquired (received by any means) while outside the United States. In general, unaccompanied baggage falls into three categories: U.S. mail, express shipments, and freight. U.S. Mail Shipments Shipping through the U.S. mail, including parcel post, is a cost-efficient way to send items to the United States. The Postal Service sends all foreign mail shipments to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for examination. CBP officers then return packages that do not require duty to the Postal Service, which sends them to a local post office for delivery. The local post office delivers them without charging any additional postage, handling costs, or other fees. Packages that contain fruits, vegetables, meat or other items of agricultural interest are inspected to ensure that items meet …

sell your timeshare

There are not many things more difficult then selling a timeshare. Even with the multitude of people that say they can help you. Unfortunately, many of these people are ready to take advantage of you lack of comfort and insecurity of the market. The Internet has countless stores of fraudsters that have robed timeshare owners of their property and money. Fortunately for you, there are things that you can do to help ensure you have a fighting chance of selling you timeshare without hurting your pride. Tip #1: Know Your Position You should know and understand that selling a timeshare can be very hard. Indeed, selling a timeshare and making a profit is practically impossible. The reason this is so is simply because the demand for vacation timeshares is far smaller than the supply of timeshares on the market. This can be understandably discouraging. But, knowing that before you look …

Selecting the Right Mobility Scooter Lift for Your Vehicle

Choosing to purchase a mobility scooter can be a wonderful decision in helping you to regain your independence. However, if you neglect to purchase a lift to enable you to transport your scooter, then you may be missing out on a great benefit. A mobility scooter lift will allow you to easily transport your scooter with you when you go on long, or even short trips, giving you that added freedom that prompted you to purchase the scooter in the first place. You can find a good quality scooter lift for much less money than you think, but there are other aspects that you should keep in mind. First, you should determine whether you want your lift to be motor driven or manually operated. The manually operated lifts are, of course, less expensive, however, you may find a power operated lift much more beneficial. It depends on whether or not …

See the Sensuous Sculpture

With Khajuraho Temple Tour Package you visit the legendary temples of khajuraho are an incomparable experience. Acknowledged as one of the world’s artistic wonders, these temples dedicated to the Hindu pantheon of Gods are covered in carvings that are a paean to life and love. Built within a short span of a hundred years by the Chandela Rajputs, the 10th century temples lay forgotten until they were discovered in the present century. Khajuraho has achieved fame for the sensual appeal of its erotic sculptures. Arrive Khajuraho & transfer to hotel. Later explore the Western and Eastern temples of khajuraho while your guide explains the intricate meaning and legends behind each describable sculpture. Then with Khajuraho tour package visit the Eastern group of temples which consists of 3 Hindu and 3 Jain temples, their proximity attests to the religious tolerance of the times in general and of the Chandela rulers. Also …

Security Tips For First Time Travelers

For some, traveling is a way to do business while for others, it is their time for enjoyment. Frequent travelers often know the ins and outs of traveling locally or overseas. However, statistics reveal that these travelers are usually people who travel for business whose main objective is to meet and talk to clients. Clearly, all they need is a hotel room. But pleasure fliers, or those who travel for vacations need more than just hotels. They travel to learn and explore new places and cultures. If you are one of them or planning to be just like them, you need a handful of general travel security tips to help keep your travel safe and enjoyable. It is never a bad idea to learn something about the culture of the place that you plan to visit. Learn about the social norms, manners of dress, cuisine, form of government, and religious …