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Old 09-28-2010, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Hawaii and North Carolina
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Shopping, while not my main attraction when traveling, can be quite fun. The different ambiance of other countries around the world makes the shopping excursion a delight to all of our senses. Any pictures?

Shoes in Paris:

Or just a few other necessities:



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Old 10-01-2010, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Every once in a while, I have to buy things while traveling, and I dread every minute of it.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:45 PM
 
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Definetly a chick thing....I don't understand it. I guess it beats a rusty nail in the eye, but not by much.
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:14 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I guess it beats a rusty nail in the eye, but not by much.
I say the same thing about going to football games!
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Definetly a chick thing....I don't understand it. I guess it beats a rusty nail in the eye, but not by much.
I travel with my wife, and she sends me out to buy things the she needs. She hates shopping more than I do.
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Old 10-02-2010, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I love to shop for souvenirs on trips (one of the reasons I'll always have to check in bags for return trips), and I seem to shop more for clothes when I'm somewhere else. I never go clothes shopping where I live. Part of the reason is that certain favorite destinations, like Palm Springs, is where I'll find the TYPE of clothes and styles I like.

On the other hand, when I went to NYC I never shopped for clothes at all except for a store that was going out of business and selling cheap. Also patroned outdoor markets.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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Shopping outside the USA is a pleasure. Especially in the developing world where prices are low and haggling is expected.

I do hate shopping in the US, though. Everything is overpriced, most of it is mass-produced garbage made in China for pennies on the dollar anyway, there's no variety, and you can rarely negotiate prices or discounts.
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Old 10-02-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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Unless there is something I really want, I hate to shop, period, whether in U.S. or in another country.
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:42 PM
 
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When I am in a new place, be it foreign or domestic, I LOVE to go to shopping. Grocery stores are my favorite. Gives me a chance to really experience being a "local". No need to by anything. Just walk around, mix in and get the vibe of the place.

I was recently at the Grand Canyon and spent some time at an in-park store that sold food, camping supplies, souvenirs. It was packed with young back-packers, students on field trips, elderly day-trippers, Americans, Europeans. Lots of different languages being spoken. It was fabulous mixing with that crowd. Thoroughly enjoyed it. (And there was one heck of a Monsoon outside, so it filled a couple of hours while the storm passed.)
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: rain city
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I got over the international shopping impulse as I learned that you have to lug all that stuff around while you're traveling on vacation. I learned to lug as little as possible. Any souvenirs I buy are going to be very tiny and very lightweight.

I remember a rug vendor in Turkey who was hounding us to look at rugs in his shop. To get rid of him I finally told him we were traveling with small suitcases and couldn't possibly carry away a rug (what are they thinking trying to sell these massive carpets to tourists??) He ran after me claiming that "I have a great selection of small rugs!"

No thanks.

Fortunately however, jewelry is lightweight and easy to carry.....
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