Hello! Sorry it’s been an absolute age since I last posted, but life has been rather crazy, but more details of that at another time.
A few weeks ago as we were still in the midst of revision and looking for a light at the end of the tunnel, my friend George and I decided we would collaborate on some blog posts.
George is a 20-something solo female traveller, blogger and hitch-hiker from Cardiff in Wales. After spending a year living in Germany and Australia, she struggles to stay in one place for very long. She travels the world, teaching English to support her, and hopes to live and teach in as many countries as possible. Her aim is to encourage more girls to take the leap of faith and become solo female travellers like herself. You can follow George on her journey (she is soon leaving for India and then Japan) on facebook.com/georgegoingdown;
As an accomplished traveller, I’ve roped George in to share some of her wisdom about shopping around the globe!
Above: George on a charity hitch-hike.
Above: some of George’s pictures from recent travels
Above: Our friend Emma sporting a delightful Coca-Cola cap in Denmark
Above: A pink clutch bought from a €30 store in Amsterdam.
So, according to George, these are some of the best (and worst) destinations to go shopping around the globe:
Aside from Hungary being one of my favourite places in the world, Budapest has amazing fashion finds. Some markets charge by the weight of clothes and not the detail so you can buy great light clothes like tops and skirts for really cheap prices, sometimes only a few pounds.
Being British how could I miss us off the map. The UK is amazing for fashion, and Manchester has some of the best with big malls like the Trafford centre mixed in with smaller markets.
And the worst…
Aside from the fact that shops in Denmark close at 1pm on a Saturday and don’t open again until Monday, the majority of Danish shops do not stock the more fashion forward item… (see Emma’s hat in the above pictures!)
So there you have it! Don’t go shopping in Denmark! That’s all from George for now, but keep your eyes peeled for a Fashion A La Amy feature on her blog soon and many more blog posts here from me as I begin my journey into the real world!