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How to Shop Burmese Longyi Skirts (and wear them back home)

Photographer, world traveler and university professor Karen Stafford recently made a return trip to Myanmar (formerly Burma). While there, she picked up more of her favorite longyi skirts, the traditional sarong-like skirts worn by the local Burmese. Shopping for longyi can be a rewarding, but confusing experience. Fortunately, Karen breaks down the longyi shopping process […]

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Shopping Covent Garden- London’s Most Convenient Market for Handmade Souvenirs

Shopping Covent Garden’s Apple Market for Souvenirs made in England While other London markets like Spitafields and Brick Lane may be more famous, Covent Garden’s Apple market is the only market located smack dab in central London. No need to plan a separate excursion here, you are likely to stumble across it when you’re in […]

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Shopping Avoca in Dublin– Candy-colored woolens from one of the world’s oldest mills

If you think that Irish woolens are all about natural hues like the classic Aran fisherman’s sweater, then you haven’t been to Avoca. Like an Anthropologie on steroids, Avoca has fabulous homespun designs in a slew of irresistible candy colors– except you won’t find anything made in China here. Avoca is one of the world’s […]

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