Tag Souvenirs

Our Pick of Top 10 Beautiful Souvenirs from India

Ours is the exotic land of ancient knowledge, Mughal riches and exotic spices. Why shouldn’t our souvenirs reflect this magic? Luxury Souvenirs from India. Does such a thing even exist? Shopping for souvenirs in India used to be anything but fun. We were so jaded by our multiple, highly unsuccessful trips to the usual souvenir shopping spots in Mumbai – Cottage Industries, Colaba Causeway etc. All we would find were the

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The best souvenirs from Tuscany

Wondering what to bring back from Italy? They don’t call life there La Dolce Vita for nothing, for when it comes to bringing back a piece of it, Tuscany offers up a whole collection of souvenirs, and like us, you’re going to be spoilt for choice. Thankfully, we’ve trawled a whole lot of shops and boutiques, to find the best souvenirs from Tuscany! 1. Alcohol The Wines. We absolutely love

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Grand Bazaar Istanbul: Souvenirs you must buy

I’d been dreaming of the Grand Bazaar Istanbul ever since the day I first heard about it. In my mind’s eye I’d already painted a picture of a dingy Ali Baba-esque cave, with glittering treasures within. So when we finally got to Istanbul, I couldn’t wait to go shopping to the world’s oldest shopping mall. The Grand Bazaar has four main entrances. This used to be the trading centre of Istanbul,

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San Kamphaeng, Chiang Mai: Hot springs, umbrellas, silk and honey

San Kamphaeng is a district just outside of Chiang Mai (in Nothern Thailand) that we’d been told was well worth the half day trip. The local umbrella- making industry, silk factory, honey factory and of course the hot springs. At a good 40 kms away, we contemplated the day long detour, especially since we also needed to drop by the Grand Lanna at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi for lunch

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