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Old 06-29-2005, 11:58 AM   #1
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I'm leaving in about a month for a 23-day backpacking trip (campsites and hostels) across Europe. These are the cities, in order.

Paris
Brussels
Berlin
Copenhagen
Stockholm
Oslo
Vienna
Venice
Rimini
Geneva
Amsterdam
Paris

I don't want to hear anyone say that's too much, its not up to me, its a scheduled tour. Yes, we are only in one place for a night or two, but its meant to let us figure out where we want to go later in life. Anyway, what are the best things to buy in each city for souveniers and also to eat? And then, tell me about the shopping and how much stuff costs (for example, and this is made up, say: you can get wicked cheap shoes in Italy for about 10USD).
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Hmm.. I don't think there's much that's cheap in the cities you're going to! Ok, there will be deals to be found. If clothes/shoes are what you want, there are places like H&M and Zara (you'll also find some in the US now) that have good prices on stuff... dunno about little local spots, though. Anyway...

Paris - the stereotypical stuff: wine, baguettes, cheese - are dirt cheap and gooood. The hot chocolate is excellent. If you get a chance, find a good prix fixe 4-course lunch and go to town... Don't bother with this around Champs Elysées or the other major shopping areas. You'll get ripped off. Souvenirs.. Mmm.. I bought a small painting off a street artist, just to have something oh-so-typical. That and my mom thought it was cute.

Brussels - chocolate. You can be like Mini-Me on a chocolate binge. Add some delicious beer to the mix. Ok, maybe not together.

Amsterdam - the pancakes (not what you'd expect), waffles, kebabs, and Indonesian food are cheap and excellent. Souvenir-wise, you can get tulip bulbs that are approved for export (i.e. US customs goons won't kick your ass), reasonably-priced Heineken stuff at the brewery (got a sweet trackie for 22€).

My favorite souvenirs, though, are just random local shit. CDs, matchbooks, funky coasters from bars, books, magazines, etc.
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Sounds like a heck of a trip, you will definately be busy. As for the shopping, it's really hard to reccomend. Considering that it's a scheduled tour you may have limited time to explore on your own thus limiting what is available for you to buy (beware the tourist traps that a lot of tours have an agreement with).

As for "best souvenirs" to buy in each place, it's a hard call. It all depends on what you're into. It also depends on how much money you want to spend. Personally I just buy a bunch of post cards and send it to my friends and family - it seems to make them happy and allows me to increase my own informal postcard collection.
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