Stupid Tip of the Day: 7 Tips on Purchasing Souvenirs

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    As much as photographs and videos, souvenirs are the most cherished items which evoke memories of a trip — reminders of the activities you did and the sights you saw which you will most likely never forget. Souvenirs are also a way to take a piece of the place where you visited home with you — whether it is a work of arts and crafts; a natural object such as a rock or a sea shell; an item which is considered unusual in the region where you are based; or perhaps a few notes and coins of the currency of the country itself. That prized item you brought home with you can become tarnished — literally and figuratively — when you realize that it was an object cheaply manufactured in a land hundreds or thousands of miles away. No one wants to purchase crystal in the Bavaria area of the Czech republic which was actually manufactured in China or India. What can you do to ensure that your souvenirs are genuine to the destination where you visited? There is no sure-fire way to tell 100 percent of the time that the article you want to purchase as your souvenir is indeed genuine; but the following tips will help to at least increase the chances that the item you are purchasing is actually authentic... The post Stupid Tip of the Day: 7 Tips on Purchasing Souvenirs appeared first on The Gate.

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