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Old 11-03-2013, 02:51 PM   #1051
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It may not be D&B; but I believe spanish leather goods are pretty good. The question is whether they will be value for money or not. My brother just got back from Italy. They had every intention of picking up Italian leather goods but he thought they were pretty expensive. Jackets, shoes, bags. I think the US shopping experience spoils the shopping experience every where else in the world. It (the US) is really one of the best places to shop.
We are kind of spoiled here... The first time I went to Italy (18 years old) I bought a leather coat. I loved it, so soft and wonderful, and just for me, it was my favorite, b/c it reminded me of Italy every time I wore it or looked at it. I still have it...

So I always look at things but I tend not to buy b/c most times I can get the same things here.
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:03 PM   #1052
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DS won't get your mail for you while he's house sitting?

I tend to buy authentic jewelry or figurines when I travel. I know it's not fancy but I love sterling silver.

Your trip is getting so close!
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:08 PM   #1053
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I always thought that I would buy a flamenco dress and a handmade Spanish guitar when I got to Spain. Sadly, I think that Australian customs have changed their ruling on bringing back guitars. They need a wood "passport" on all guitars now. And the better luthiers are providing them; but it seems like such a painful process getting it through customs.
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:21 PM   #1054
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I tend to buy authentic jewelry or figurines when I travel. I know it's not fancy but I love sterling silver.

Your trip is getting so close!
I am sure he would, but I just would rather USPS hold it for me and get it all at one time when I get back...
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:23 PM   #1055
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I always thought that I would buy a flamenco dress and a handmade Spanish guitar when I got to Spain. Sadly, I think that Australian customs have changed their ruling on bringing back guitars. They need a wood "passport" on all guitars now. And the better luthiers are providing them; but it seems like such a painful process getting it through customs.
Oh I guess I never thought of how hard it would be to bring stuff back...

I know we can not bring seeds or fruit or unsealed meats back.

I want to bring spices... Saffron is much cheaper in Spain than compared to here.

We are going to go to a flamenco dance, so I am really excited about that.
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:22 PM   #1056
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Less than two weeks!!!!
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:52 PM   #1058
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EEP! That's soon! Bet you're getting excited!
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:57 PM   #1059
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It's coming up so quickly!

I hope you get everything you need to do done!
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WOW! Really counting down fast!
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:11 AM   #1061
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Less than two weeks!!!!
I know right!!! Time is going quickly now.

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EEP! That's soon! Bet you're getting excited!
Super excited.. based on the stress at work lately I am really looking forward to this.

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It's coming up so quickly!

I hope you get everything you need to do done!
Me too!!!! I think my job is sending me out to AZ next week! Fly on Tuesday and come back on Friday...

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WOW! Really counting down fast!
Very fast now...
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:34 AM   #1062
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So my crazy husband is scared of heights... Yes he was a paratrooper

Has decided that when we go to Montserrat, that he wants to do the cable car option.... instead of the rack railway...

So here is a picture of the Cable Car...

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That looks scary! Hopefully he won't change his mind at the top...
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:17 AM   #1064
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That looks scary! Hopefully he won't change his mind at the top...
He can change his mind up to the point where we buy the tickets. I would never make him do it if he did not.... But I think he wants to because I want to. Supposed to offer 360 degree views..
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:56 PM   #1065
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We did something like that in South Africa - it was nice! Hopefully he will give it a try (he can always stand in the middle).
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