Things to Consider When Shopping in Foreign Countries

Most people love to shop, especially during travel. To make the most out of the experience, it helps if you make a few preparations before you hop on that aeroplane.

First, you need to research on the Internet. If you will be shopping in Thailand for example, find out the best spots where you can get great bargains, and the kind of products usually sold there. Next, make a list of all the specialty stores or markets you intend to visit. Set a budget and make a shopping list. By creating a list, you can better resist the urge to go on an impulse buying spree and you will be able to save more money.

After you are finished with your list, you should also take time to study a little bit on the culture of the place you will be travelling to. You will be interacting with vendors and shop owners after all. To use Thailand as an example once again, it is quite natural to haggle with merchants at local shops and markets. If you are from the West, it might feel unnatural to you. But give it a try and you will soon find it fun.

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