I wonder if there is any connection that people are bringing:
salami, cheese, saucisson, crisps, foie gras, cookies, pate, sweets, chewing tobacco, snacks
pain killers, deodorant
Overdoing it maybe?
Last edited by bookblogger; 28-07-2012 at 01:21 AM.
Why the difference in European size and US size?If youâ€™re a man and your foot size is larger than 44 European or 12 US, bring a pair or two of new shoes.
a US size 12 is a European 46
a European 44 is a US size 10
might want to change this in the article because it does not add up
Depends where I am returning from, but:
- clothing (I still think clothes in the US are best balance of affordability yet quality for more name brand stuff, and Thailand the best for the cheaper lounge about type wear)
- Gatsby after shower spritz (Lemon) from Japan
- a shot glass or tea set from wherever I'm traveling to (if it's the first time in a long time)
- gifts for people
I don't really like traveling heavy, so all of the above depend on my current stock levels (except gifts, of course).
One other thing I'll buy from the US (or Japan), is high quality music and camera equipment. It isn't often, but if I am to buy, I will buy from either of those two places. Much cheaper to buy the good stuff there!!!!
Last edited by CAP; 29-07-2012 at 04:50 PM.
We just arrived back from Blighty yesterday with 68kg of luggage!! Mostly food stuffs....heres what we brought back;
Dualit Toaster : cause we like really good toast!
Oral B sonic toothbrush
Loads of kitchen stuff - rolling pin, apron, chefs knifes, EGG CUPS
Whal hair trimmer : I shave my head once a week: saves a fortune in the barbers
8 bottles ECCONA chilli sauce : simply the best and unavailable anywhere here...belive me I'vre tried
Large bags of spices, chilli powder, pepper corns ( why are pepper corns sooo expensive here )Bravisimo Bra's ( not for me but my wife )
Loads of M & S Stuff
Sainsburys Chilli Nuts, Bags and bags of Fresh Coffee & 10 bags Freeze dried coffee..TONS of Cadburys chocolate!!!
And no doubt when we return at Crimbo we will do it all again.....makes life here feel a bit more like back home with a few creature comforts.......I will be taking bids on My Cadburys large bars of Fruit and Nut:-)
Until we return at Cristmas
You can get cheap peppercorns (and spices generally) in the Indian grocery stores in Chun King Mansions - I calculated it was something like 1/20th of the price being charged in expat supermarkets if you buy their small jars at $50 a pop.
Cadburys chocolate, the real stuff not the Aussie rubbish. Jerk seasoning and other spices. Reggae reggae sauce. Mint/lime Source shower gel. Multivitamins from Asda or Tesco. Galaxy chocolate. Thornton's chocolate. More chocolate. Childrens clothing. Trainers.