South America Shopping

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South America Shopping

  • Calle Florida (Florida street)

    Buenos Aires Shopping

    Florida Street and Lavalle Street (from 5 pm up to 10 pm) are for pedestrians only and is the place to find the majority of tourist's shops in MicroCentro. At the intersection of these two pedestrian streets, there is often some sort of interesting street performance going on, especially at night You will find everything from: shirt,leather,and...

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  • Mercado Modelo

    Salvador da Bahia Shopping

    Mercado Modelo is the former slave market in Salvador and situtated down by the harbour. These days it has turned in to a tourist market but a pretty good one if you ask me. the architecture is still there and you can find some pretty good quality souvenirs if you look around. The place has a couple of good cafes, one of them on the second floor...

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  • Pisac Market

    Cusco Shopping

    Pisac market is close to the Scared Valley and Sacsaywaman. Many tour buses which go to the Sacred Valley may make stops here as well. Remember that the markets are only open Sunday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 9 AM-5 PM. The best day to visit is on Sunday. It is on Sundays that the locals set up a mercado de treque (trade market). This market...

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  • Typical colombian stuff & souvenirs

    Bogotá Shopping

    I accidently came across Herencias on my last day when looking for the shop to buy Colombian chocolate. It is a very nice shop offering a great selection of beautiful pieces of arts and crafts. First thing that drew my attention were colourful chinchorros in the shop window. Although I did not intend to buy anything I went inside to have a look. It...

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  • Markets

    Machu Picchu Shopping

    Have you left for Machu Picchu yet? I'm was hoping someone could get me the contact information (email, or phone number) to a jewelry shop in the town (Aguas Caliente). It's about the 3rd shops on the right prior to the ticket booth for the warm springs pools. I think it's on Av. Pachacutec. The Inca looking owner is about 45 years old, with long...

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  • Manaus Market

    Manaus Shopping

    When you buy a hammock for boat travel, you can chose to go for the cheapest or for a hammock to bring home. Hammocks are for sale all over with varying need for bargaining depending on the shop or kiosk and the sales person. The advantage of the "Centro de redes" is that it has the full spectrum of sizes and quality. The prices seemed fair...

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  • Food Items

    Cartagena Shopping

    If your on a tight budget shop at Exito, which is the main supermarket. They usually have sales on special items, two for the price of one. The security guards will stop you on arrival and your exit to check your bags, in some shops you have to leave your bag in a locker of which you get the key. Normally in supermarkets they check your receipt on...

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  • Leather

    Buenos Aires Shopping

    Argentina is known for its leather goods, and there are lots of stores downtown that sell leather and/or fur. Usually, you'll find both in the same store. Coats, jackets, hats, scarves, gloves, etc made of leather and/or fur. Some of these things are also dyed in different colours. Very pricey, though it's usually good quality.

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  • Shopping Barra - Mall

    Salvador da Bahia Shopping

    Shopping Barra is a large shopping mall – located within walking distance from Farol da Barra. You’ll find everything you need here: Clothes, shoes, souvenirs, books, CD’s/DVD’s… There is also a cinema and many restaurants and bars. I think this is a great place if you want to buy good quality. Shopping Barra is open 7 days a week.

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  • Alpaca and Baby Alpaca Products

    Cusco Shopping

    Cusco is a great, extensive place to go shopping. It became our night time entertainment . Here you can find here a great variety of handcrafted articles the trouble is limiting yourself. We were travelling with backpacks so we could onlt buy so many of those wonderful hats and sweaters. Forget the blankets...just wasn't room!! The beautiful...

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  • Malls

    Bogotá Shopping

    This mall looks glamorous from the outside and sports a McDonalds at the entrance. It has chic designer stores and a pretty good size food court on the top level. There were divergent food offerings including a few american chains (KFC, McDonalds, subway, etc). Although, it was several stories tall it was not real big. Nice place to spend a few...

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  • Galerías Pacífico Shopping Mall

    Buenos Aires Shopping

    Inside Galerias Pacifico you have the "Centro Cultural Borges" a cultural center. It's worth entering Galerias Pacifico to see the ceilings! Dentro de las Galerias Pacificos esta el Centro Cultural Borges. Vale la pena entrar a las Galerias para ver el techo!!

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  • Records and Music

    Salvador da Bahia Shopping

    For fans of Brazilian music and vinyl, Bazar Som Tres is the best place I found in Brazil. Sure you can find some record shops in touristy areas, but the selection is limited and the prices are super high. Bazar Som Tres is not in a touristy area. To get there you have to exit the Pelorinho and walk down Ave. Jose Joaquim Seabra, where all the...

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  • Music

    Bogotá Shopping

    I was very happy when Donna brought me to the excellent Beatles Abbey Road music shop. It is conveniently located, just one block from the busy Carrera 7, in a small shopping centre dedicated only to music. It has a very good selection of all musical genres, from Colombian, Brazilian, Cuban and jazz to classic rock and metal. The owner Antonio is...

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  • Abasto Shopping Mall

    Buenos Aires Shopping

    The Shopping Center is one of the largest in Buenos Aires. The Art Deco building was converted into a mall in 1998 with several levels of shopping, aimed at the middle and upper-middle class It's a great place to bring kids, with its extensive food court, enormous arcades with video games, and especially the very fun Museo de Los Ninos, located...

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  • Perini

    Salvador da Bahia Shopping

    If you're going to spend an extended period in the city you may end up getting frustrated with the local supermarkets. While eating out is a joy in Salvador, shopping for food often culminated in standing uninspired in the hypermarkets. My local Perini offered a bit of variety, with Asian foods, European goods (I was in heaven after discovering a...

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  • Alto Palermo Shopping Mall

    Buenos Aires Shopping

    The Alto Palermo shopping center is a very modern mall in the Palermo neighborhood. It is a very short taxi ride from downtown or Recoleta. From my apartment it was less than $4 pesos. The mall is at least 2 times bigger than Galerias Pacifico. Infact one of the streets that Alto Palermo is on, Arenales, runs directly through the first floor of...

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  • Street Vendors

    Salvador da Bahia Shopping

    If you get off the beaten path, you may find a busy street where vendors set up on the sidewalks. All manor of goods may be found here, including many books, or leather goods, or even mobile phone masks. If you buy anything, it should be because you like it. I am not here to tell you what appeals to you.

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  • Unicenter Shopping Mall

    Buenos Aires Shopping

    In my opinion the best mall in the city. Located 30 minutes from downtown Buenos Aires, Unicenter hosts all the most well known brands around the world as well as a 14 theatre complex and probably the biggest food court in the city. Its modern aspect combined with the variety of its shops makes Unicenter the most popular mall in Buenos Aires. If...

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  • Patio Bullrich Shopping Mall

    Buenos Aires Shopping

    Opened in 1988, decorated in and elegant and classical style, it is located in the vicinity of embassies, theatres and prestigious hotels. It houses 80 shops, a food hall with capacity for up to 800 people, 200 car park spaces and a leisure centre that includes 6 cinema theatres. This mall was built in the refurbished building of the former...

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  • Antiques

    Buenos Aires Shopping

    An afternoon stroll through the heart of San Telmo will reveal cobblestone streets, rich with history, museums, antique stores, quirky boutiques and charming bars and cafes Walk eastward on Avenida Independencia and take a right on Calle Defensa, one of San Telmo's main drags If you are up to for apparel: Check out El Mercadillo (Defensa 854),...

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  • Books

    Buenos Aires Shopping

    Every book lover has his favourite bookshop. For me, the majestic and stunning El Ateneo is the most beautiful bookshop I've ever seen. It's one of the best bookshops in the city and the biggest of its kind in Latin America. I'm not surprised that the Guardian named it one of the five most beautiful bookshops in the world (in January 2008). El...

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  • wine shopping in Valparaiso

    have not purchase wines in stores there, rather go to the bodegas and buy direct near Santiago.but if you look at the mall site you see the wines store there and will not open on Dec 25.http://www.parquearauco.cl/tiendas/?cat=vinos y tabaqueríatimeshttp://www.parquearauco.cl/servicio-al-cliente/horarios-de-atencion/ anything in a shopping center...

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  • buy and visit wineries in Mendoza

    I was there several years back with my Argentinian collegues visiting vinyards and it was a good experience. The rest was not interesting to me.But I am a wine aficionado/collector.This site is from there in Spanish (time to brush up if not known) but tells all bodegas and much tourist infohttp://www.mendozacuyo.com.ar/bodegas.htmlNorton, Trapiche,...

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  • Got the best leather jacket

    I was gonna write about Silvia y Mario, like I´d discovered a hidden treasure, and found -I must say, with some surprise- dozens of recommendations from this store... anyway, not having discovered it first, I have to add that this is a special spot in downtown BA, close to florida street. You name it, they have it. They carry these 80´s style...

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  • Peruvian Doll's

    just look around the many markets, I got mine in Pisac, by accident actually.the girl was playing with hers and I was so facinated, her mother offered to get me some..as a child, I never liked Dolls realy the Dolls are sooo colourful and loved by every kid I know.I brought back some, and only 1 is left..the rest made a great gift, young and old,...

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  • precious stones

    Nova Lima, around 12km from Belo Horizonte/ Minas Gerais is a very place to buy bras. stones. be aware of the hustlers in this business precious stones in Brasil, Leather items are very cheap..... good shoes and leatherjackets an ideal present for yourself or a fine gift to bring home

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