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As any relentless shopper knows, the world has no shortage of good shopping options. And yet, most of us are made to limit ourselves to our own country, missing fantastic cities full of fun options and un-bought merchandise. With TravelMatch.com you can fulfill your dream of visiting some of the world's best tourist destinations and enjoy shopping spree in a whole different level.
Shop around the World
There are plenty options for shoppers worldwide. The fashionable streets of London, the hectic and colorful Tokyo or the exotic, authentic Katmandu - all you have to do is decide what style fits your taste and TravelMatch.com will do the rest. Here is a taste of some of the world's best shopping destinations, but keep in mind - there are many more and we can help you get to anywhere you like.
The shopping options in London are practically infinite. From tacky tourist souvenirs and retro style clothes in Camden Town to posh designer stores on Bond Street - there are lots of things to buy in all ranges of prices. While the city has a reputation of being very expensive (and some of the stores in Tottenham Court Road certainly do their best to justify the claim), there are still many affordable options. A good example is Primark on Oxford Street which offers clothing for almost ridiculously low prices.
The USA is the nation of purchasing and the massiveness of its malls, stores and restaurants is simply a manifestation of endless need to buy. This is very useful for tourists who will often find themselves overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude and selection of shopping possibilities. New York City is the place to find artworks, cameras, music, toys, clothes and just about anything else you feel like. The huge department stores offer a range of items, but you should also visit the smaller shops and the outlets for a full shopping experience.
While Thailand is known mainly for its golden beaches, Bangkok is packed with malls, shops and markets. If you're new in town, start off from the Sukhumvit area or go straight to MBK, the ultimate shopping arena, and purchase clothes, electronic or music. Prices are fairly low and bargaining is almost expected. Don't miss the fantastic weekend market or the different night markets, but remember to keep your wallet in good sight. You can ask your hotel for more details.
With no VAT (tax on shopping), Hong Kong makes an affordable and exotic shopping center. This modern and hip metropolitan has pretty nice prices (even though not as cheap as other Asian cities) and it's a great place to purchase shoes, electronics, toys, clothes and antiques. If you're looking for the cheaper options, Kowloon is full of fantastic markets and gadget shops. If you prefer staying indoors, Hong Kong also offers many well-equipped shopping malls.
Japanese take everything they do to extreme and shopping in Tokyo is an experience like no other. It is not just that there is a vast amount of any purchasable item on the face of the planet. The city offers types of gadgets, electronic, toys, cosmetic and clothing that you will not find anywhere else. You can find some models of companies like Panasonic and Sony here that are sold strictly in Japan. No need saying, this is THE place to stock up with Anime and Hello Kitty items. The streets of Tokyo are extremely safe for tourists, so there is no need to take special precaution.
Many westerners don't count Katmandu among the world's top shopping destinations, but this is mainly due to lack of knowledge and the fact that this Nepal city has managed to stay under the mainstream tourism radar. Katmandu is one of the best places in the world to purchase silver, custom made clothes, carpets and of course - the well-known Pashmina shawls. New Road offers electronics in very cheap prices due to the fact this city has no purchasing tax whatsoever. If you're looking for a cheap digital camera or an MP, this is the place to go.