WITH the dollar so strong Australians are heading overseas for shopping bargains, particularly to the US. But there are limits on how much can be brought back to Australia and Continue reading
These posts have been the most popular on this blog in 2010: Kuala Lumpur shopping guide A cheap London hotel you could actually stay in What to do about supersized airline Continue reading
The December issue of the Qantas inflight magazine has just hit seatbacks and features an article I wrote on my (adopted) hometown, Noosa. It includes recommendations on Noosa restaurants, accommodation, shopping and Continue reading
Shopping in Asia can be daunting for those not experienced in the haggling and bargaining that are such an integral part of most Asian economies. Many people end up paying way too much – or not buying anything at all because they don’t know how to go about it.
Customs vary slightly from country to country, but here are my top ten tips
Kuala Lumpur is a hot shopping destination at the moment and people keep asking me for tips on where to go and what to buy. I recently spent a few days there doing nothing but shopping, so here are some personal recommendations:
I’ve just seen a ridiculous survey that claims Melbourne outshone Sydney in a poll on which was the better city. What rubbish! Clearly, the main respondents to the survey were people from Melbourne…
What’s the worst travel souvenir you’ve ever bought? Go on, fess up.
I cringe when I think about some of the souvenirs I have bought over the years – and how many have ended up at the op shop.
So after many years on the road, here is my guide to buying souvenirs that won’t end up in the back of a cupboard…