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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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Sweden’s Hövding Bike Helmet: Would you wear an Airbag on your Head?

A Swedish Souvenir– Be the first in your neighborhood to sport this bicycle helmet– the Hövding The Swedes, known for innovative design, have come up with a new concept designed to replace the traditional bicycle helmet– an airbag for your head called the Hövding. Modelled after car airbags, this virtual helmet looks like a scarf […]

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