Tag: Shopping

  • Guide to shopping in Japan

    Guide to shopping in Japan

    Japan is one of the best destinations to enjoy world-class shopping. They’re known for their incredible selection of the latest electronics and anime collectibles, but you can find high-quality souvenirs ranging from shoes to kitchenware. Best of all, if you’re a foreigner, you can enjoy tax-free shopping in both large retailers and small boutiques all…

  • Where to get a wedding dress in Prague

    Where to get a wedding dress in Prague

    I recently got engaged – the most important thing a woman can do in her life second only to childbirth. In the absence of constant travel, I’m spending a lot of my time wedding-planning. The process of finding a dress can be overwhelming, doubly so when you’re an expat in another country. But once you…

  • Seeing Jerusalem in one day

    Seeing Jerusalem in one day

    With its gorgeous stone streets and complex religious history, Jerusalem is one of the best reasons to visit Israel. Though it’s is an interesting and vibrant city with more to do than you would expect, it is theoretically possible to see its main highlights in one day. If you’re not spending the night, here is how…

  • Camden Market: London’s best and biggest shitshow

    Camden Market: London’s best and biggest shitshow

    Good markets bring people out in droves, but none are quite as over-the-top as London’s Camden Market. Open daily until about sundown, the markets are bursting with people eating, drinking and shopping, especially on the weekend. What is Camden Market exactly? To call this a “market,” simply doesn’t do it justice. In actuality, the area…

  • Florence in one day

    Florence in one day

    A friend recently asked me for recommendations on a day trip from Rome to Florence, and it hit me that I’ve never blogged about Florence even though it’s my second favorite city in Italy. Can you do Florence in one day? Absolutely. Should you? Absolutely not. Florence may not have some of the grandiosities you’ll…

  • Manifesto Market, a trendy alternative to Prague’s outdoor markets

    Manifesto Market, a trendy alternative to Prague’s outdoor markets

    I’m a big fan of repurposed wares and spaces. So I was thrilled earlier this year when the carefully curated Manifesto Market opened up near Florenc, in an area that was previously a garbage-filled empty lot under a highway overpass. Manifesto Market consists of a series of shipping containers housing mini pop-up versions of some…