How to Claim your VAT Refund at Helsinki Airport

How to Claim your VAT Refund

Non-EU Citizens Can Claim VAT Refund on their Shopping in Finland: If you're shopping in Finland and are a non-EU citizen, you are eligible to claim VAT refund on your shopping. To qualify for the sales tax refund, your purchases must be made in shops which display the Tax Free sign and the … [Read more...]

Shakespeare and Company – A Legendary Bookshop

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Shakespeare Bookshop's Reputation Far Exceeds the Size of its Shop: Shakespeare and Company is an independent English-language bookshop in the Latin Quarter that falls under the "legendary bookshop" category. When you have literary luminaries visiting Shakespeare and Company and when … [Read more...]

Deyrolle – A Unique Taxidermy Shop in the Heart of Paris

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Deyrolle Feels More like a Natural History Museum: When it comes to the unusual, Deyrolle is perhaps one of the more idiosyncratic shops in Paris. If you're shopping for a gift that's a little more unique than what you can find in Galeries Lafayette or the other Paris grand magasins, this shop … [Read more...]

Claiming VAT Refund at London Heathrow is an Endurance Test

How to Claim VAT Refund at London Heathrow and How Long Does it Take: Claiming your VAT Refund at London Heathrow is an endurance test! From the time we joined the VAT Refund queue to when we actually wound our way to the counter for our claim to be processed and paid, it took us two hours. And … [Read more...]

Käthe Wohlfahrt – A Famous Christmas Shop in Heidelberg

Käthe Wohlfahrt Has All Kinds of Christmas Decorations for Your Christmas Tree and Home: Heidelberg is packed with wonderful shops and anyone walking along the Hauptstrasse and its side streets will discover this very quickly. One of the shops that is very popular with ladies and children is … [Read more...]

La Vallée Village – A Chic Paris Designer Outlet

Bargain-Hunting for Designer Fashion at La Vallée Village: Tuesday was shopping day for us and the plan was to head for one of the shopping outlets in Paris. We've heard a lot about Chic Outlet's La Vallée Village and thought that it was time for us to check out the bargains for designer … [Read more...]

Paris Shopping – Les Grands Magasins of Paris

At the Grand Department Stores in Paris You Can Shop till you Drop: If shopping is your passion, a visit to les Grands Magasins (the grand department stores) of Paris is a must. Parisians are très chic and the department stores here carry all the latest in the fashion scene. The big stores … [Read more...]