Above all, enjoy yourself, for shopping around the world is truly one of the global woman’s best perks! There are no international guidebooks on what to buy where, and circumstances, prices, and quality can change rapidly, so we’ve put together an unofficial list of great global buys! The following are some of the highlights: • Carpets in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, and India • Textiles in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Italy, India, and Eastern Europe
One of the best things about global travel is the shopping. Every country has its own specialties, such as gold in the Middle East, leather in Argentina or Italy, watches in Hong Kong, and local art in most countries. It is great fun (and at times a bit frustrating) to shop in a market unlike your own. The sights, the sounds, the textures— the entire experience is different in some fashion or anothBeing er, including the transaction itself.