Photo of the day: Shopping Away

2013-12-03 16:53

During our Travel Talk on Twitter discussion today, one question among travellers was to provide your weirdest reasons for travelling to a particular place. Many mentioned work, charity, vacations and even funerals, but one response that we thought to be the weirdest was shopping.

Now, we’re not talking about the drive down to the grocery store to collect your essentials. What we’re referring to is you booking a flight, travelling thousands of kilometres across land and sea to purchase some of your favourite things like furniture. Maybe weird isn’t exactly the word we were after, but it certainly is peculiar. It’s not unusual for people to travel far distances to buy the things they like, but in a technologically advanced society when one can buy almost anything online, is it necessary? Or could this be an excuse to travel?

Today’s photo of the day is by Instagram user and explorer, Little_Maniaa who has a shared love for shopping and travel. 

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