Souvenir Shopping in Amsterdam when visiting this city for EURO 2020 (part 1)

Tulips, weed, red lights,… Other than these, there are plenty of good things you can take back home from your trip in Amsterdam. If you are looking for what souvenirs to shop for when visiting this city for EURO 2020, here’s what you ought to get to remind you of the Netherlands’ culture. 1. Custom Clogs When mentioning Holland, people often think of windmills and wooden shoes. So why not take home some custom clogs for your family and friends? Although custom clogs may be not so comfortable to wear around town, it is possible to put them to other use. For example, a custom decorated clog can be used as a paperweight because they are a bit heavy. Or a wooden shoe can be used to plant a small tree with the flowers peeking from the heel. You can also paint numbers on the clogs and hang them on

The best Copenhagen souvenirs (part 2)

Royal Copenhagen You often hear Royal Copenhagen mentioned as it involves souvenirs with good reason. The colorful and stunning porcelain they create is a really Copenhagen favorite! A lot of Copenhageners, as well as Danes, collect it and it is often passed along from the older generations to the younger ones in inheritances. Therefore, there are not many homes in Denmark that doesn’t own any bit from Royal Copenhagen. It is something uniquely Danish to sip your tea or coffee from one of their beautiful hand-made cups. GJØL trolls Trolls are legendary in Denmark. Not the movie from Dreamworks, but the Danish toy that basically inspired the movie starring Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick! The two actors are actually almost as humble as Thomas Dam – the one that created this toy back within the 1930s within the town of Gjøl in Jutland. His inspiration came from all his neighbors

The best Copenhagen souvenirs (part 1)

There are many belongings you can take back home from your trip in Denmark to recollect your holidays in Copenhagen. If you are looking for what souvenirs to shop for when visiting this city for EURO 2020, here’s what you ought to get to remind you of the country’s culture. Daisy ear-rings or necklace Admittedly, this souvenir recommendation is usually for the women, but a typical Danish gift when a woman passes high-school may be a pair of matching daisy ear-rings or a daisy necklace. It’s so charming then Danish! This souvenir has been created by Georg Jensen and may be a tribute to our current queen – Her Majesty Queen Margrete II – who we like to call Daisy. The Wooden Monkey from Kay Bojesen As you would possibly have known, LEGO is Danish and truly comes from the phrase ‘leg godt’. This will literally be translated to ‘play

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