Shop For A Hat, Get in the Local Paper- Vienna, Austria

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  1. MLW20
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    On my trip to Vienna, my must buy souvenir was a Traditional Alpine Hat.
    After visiting a store which sold traditional clothing and hats near Hofburg Palace, I decided that a nice, authentic hat was out of my price range. I'd have to start looking in regular souvenir shops and hope to find a good imitation.
    I decided to check out a couple of touristy stores later that day and was pleased to find some good looking hats in the $15-$20 range. I found a hat that I was interested in. I was trying it on and looking in the mirror when a man came in and motioned like he was taking a picture with his camera and said "Click Click" to me. I shrugged and said sure, a bit confused why he wanted a picture of me trying on the hat.
    A moment later Kim noticed another man walk into the store holding a small notebook. He came over to us and said that he worked for a newspaper called Kurier. He was writing an article about tourism in Vienna and wanted to ask me a few questions. He told us that the article would be in the paper the following day!

    See pics and find out more HERE
     
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    That is a great looking hat. How many traveler can get to say that were in the local press and not wanted for a crime! What an awesome souvenir to bring back!
     
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    Thanks! I am building up a pretty sweet hat collection!
     
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    Pretty darn cool! :cool:

    The article says: "This guy was obviously a Milepointer with zillions of credit cards and a ferocious appetite to buy things just to earn miles and points" :eek:
     
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    I love your thinking! Too bad this article pre-dates Milepoint by a few years! LOL
     

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