The Best Food Souvenirs To Buy in Italy

Memories and experiences are more important than things, though when you travel it can be fun to shop around and see what the local specialties are. If you’re looking for what food souvenirs to buy when visiting Italy for EURO 2020, here’s what you should get to bring back a taste of Italy for your family and friends. Olive oil: Italy prides itself very much in this staple. While you can buy it in any American grocery store, you can’t match a bottle of herb-infused oil pressed from locally-pressed olives for true authenticity. Pasta:  Make sure to seal it adequately; a batch of freshly made, lesser-known pastas (pici, pappardelle) will say, “that’s Italian!”, like nothing else. Wine: Remember that the best way to find a wine is to pick up a bottle of a local variety that you have sampled yourself. Often, a vintage depends on temperamental harvests, so if

Six traditional Russian souvenirs to take back home from EURO 2020

If you are planning a trip to Russia next year to attend some of the hottest matches of EURO 2020, you will undoubtedly want to bring back home some traditional Russian souvenirs for your friends and family (and probably for yourself as well). Surely, you don’t want to end up with cheap, low-quality gifts that you’ll regret buying. If you are looking for nice, unique, and authentic gifts from Russia, there are a lot of quality products that you can easily find. 1. Russian dolls Multiple dolls wearing traditional dress fitting inside of each other, and called matryoshka, are still the most popular gift that tourists take back from Russia. According to Russian joke, matryoshkas are full of themselves… Nowadays, it is common to see famous (or even infamous) characters in the iconic form, such as leaders Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. Of course with the Euro 2020 coming, we

Top 10 authentic souvenirs that you can bring back from Qatar (part 2)

6. Dates Dates are a central facet of Middle Eastern culture and they’re especially prevalent during Ramadan where given as gifts or eaten at the conclusion of the fasting period. They’re a wonderfully rich source of fibre, potassium, iron, and magnesium, among other vitamins and minerals. They can also provide many health benefits, especially with regards to increased energy levels. Fresh, gourmet dates are available from Souq Waqif, where almond and hazelnut bars are a must. Different varieties of dates are also available at Carrefour and Lulu Hypermarket, who always carry many varieties at reasonable prices, and high-end gourmet products from Bateel are available citywide. 7. Wooden boxes When it comes to traditional souvenirs of Qatar, it is a mistake not to mention these beautifully-decorated wooden boxes. They come in different sizes, shapes, and patterns. They can make a perfect gift, especially useful for storing small items like jewellery. 8.

Top 10 authentic souvenirs that you can bring back from Qatar (part 1)

If you are planning your trip to Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, so think about what to take home from Qatar as a souvenir. We have put together the best Qatar souvenirs that are unique, trendy, and symbolyzing Qatari culture and inheritance. 1. Abaya You will find a plentiful range of Abaya shops in Doha to fit every budget. They range widely in quality, design, and price, starting from QR 100 to thousands of riyals in the designer malls. For better value many abayas can be found in Souq Al Dira, but the quality can be variable. 2. Arabic Coffee Pots Again, tradition is key factor when considering the Arabic coffee pot, the Dallah, as a souvenir. They have been used in Qatar for centuries to brew the traditional spicy of bitter coffee that forms a central part of the tradition of Qatari hospitality and ceremony. The Dallah

ASEAN leaders get football jerseys as souvenirs

Ten Southeast Asian leaders will bring home some souvenir, particularly special football jerseys, after attending summit talks in Thailand. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders received blue jerseys with their surnames at the back after forging an agreement with FIFA on football collaboration last Saturday. During the signing ceremony, President Duterte and Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah got jersey number 10 as heads of states, a number associated with the great football players. Seven other heads of government of Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam Cambodia, and Laos, on the other hand, got number 9 shirts usually worn by strikers. Indonesian President Jokowi Widodo was the only leader with the number 21 jersey, which indicated his country as host of the 2021 Under-21 World Cup. The football shirts were handed out by FIFA President Gianni Infantino to the ASEAN leaders as they gathered onstage. Duterte was the last leader to

Sports Tech Startup FanFood and Mars Wrigley Team Up to Boost Confectionery Sales at Sports Venues

FanFood, a concessions management and mobile ordering platform at sports and live entertainment venues, partnered with, Mars Wrigley, on a pilot test at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina to test how technology can be used to drive Confectionery sales. Executed over the course of July and August, the test concluded with an increase in overall concession sales led by the doubling of confectionery sales. Insights on how to best use mobile technology to drive reach and conversion among non-confectionery buyers at sports venues were also garnered from the test. FanFood’s mobile ordering platform was first implemented two years ago at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, a 10,000-seat ballpark home to the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. The app soon gained popularity among Durham Bulls‘ fans as the fastest and most convenient way to order food and drinks at the venue. As a result of FanFood’s user

Sports venues that are the latest testing ground for checkout-free stores

According to a press release, cashierless tech company Zippin will power a checkout-free store opening inside Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California in October. Guests to the arena – the home sports venue for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings – will be able to buy food as well as beverages from the store during sports events. The Worcester Red Sox have tapped Standard Cognition to open a store in its new Polar Park, set to open in April 2021 in Worcester, Massachusetts. The autonomous checkout store will stock drinks, snacks, and souvenirs. It will be equipped with the artificial intelligence and machine vision technology of Standard Cognition. Both stores will allow fans to exit without scanning any products or standing in line to check out. Customers can present a valid credit or debit card to enter and exit or use an app to access the stores and checkout. Dive Insight: Convenience

Must-buy souvenirs to bring home from F1 Mexican Grand Prix

When cruising to Mexico to attend the F1 Mexican Grand Prix this October, you will also be met with gorgeous views, the smiling faces of friendly locals and fellow cruise mates, as well as satisfied with world-famous food. Additional, you will have the opportunity to encounter some of the best shopping on the Earth. Coming home with some of the following Mexican souvenirs is a great way to remember your sports vacation. 1. Mayan Wooden Mask Mexico’s rich culture,  vibrant beauty, and varied history might be best displayed through the wide variety of traditional folk art. Carved wooden masks are the beautiful and unique reflection of its strong indigenous roots. Masks of all sizes depict jungle animals, ancient deities, and other natural symbols, and can make a great piece of art or home decor. 2. Lucha Libre Mask Lucha libre masks are a symbol of Mexico’s native form of freestyle

Best Souvenirs To Buy when visiting Thailand for Weightlifting World Championships

Thailand is hosting the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships. This country is also famous for an impressive selection of products, textiles, ornaments, foods, and other remarkable items that you won’t find elsewhere. The markets, malls, and shops are full of goodies. Go ahead for the big weightlifting competition and don’t forget to purchase gifts for your family and friends. Consider this list of the best souvenirs in Thailand. Thai Sauces and Spices Thailand is famous for its food, especially for its spices, sauces, and herbs. Thai sauces and spices are must-buy gifts if you want to continue eating authentic Thai food and enjoy unique flavors at home. Sauces and spices are great souvenirs and available nearly everywhere in this country. There are many options for commercially packaged sauces and spices of Thailand in the duty-free shops at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Make sure to follow all regulations with

The Tokyo 2020 Official Shops

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games opened its Tokyo 2020 Official Shop Ikebukuro East in the major consumer electronics retailer Bic Camera’s main Ikebukuro store. With only a year to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Tokyo 2020Ikebukuro East shop became the third branch to retail official licensed merchandise in order to raise excitement and momentum for the Games. In these three official retailer outlets in Tokyo, visitors can see and buy a wide range of Tokyo 2020 Official Licensed Products that are only available in Japan for now. As the Tokyo Olympics organizers are developing the products every season and presently offering about 1,000 items, it may be difficult for some foreign travelers to get an idea of what is available at the shops and what is suitable for them. So there are some recommendations that you should know before visiting the