I also haven't written anything travel-related since the Vietnam shopping post, which reminded me...I have been shopping in a bunch of other countries too. Let's see what I bought.
Some of you will remember the skirt & top from Brazil
Location: Barra mall in Bahia, Brazil
A group of us took a taxi from Penang, Malaysia, and then a ferry boat to Pulau Pangkor for a few days of vacation. In between sitting on the beach, and dining on arguably the best food in the world, I found a couple of shiny things.
When I lived in Korea I would frequent the gargantuan markets, and spend hours wandering through the clothing stalls. Since I had learned to speak Shopping Korean, I was able to bargain with the shopkeepers, and ended up with a great dress.
I know, I know. I should really iron that white sheet that I use as a backdrop for my extremely artistic photos. Uff. Just so much work.
Our Girl's Trip to Eastern Europe is rapidly approaching. I'll have to learn a few phrases in Czech and Hungarian. Something like "What? You'd like me to have those shoes for free? Well, that seems crazy, but thank you so much!"
I think that will be the most useful phrase.