What if there are ways to get all these for free without the need to pay a dime?
Visiting bookstores in a foreign country is one activity we love to do. It is a great way to look into what the locals are reading and what their interests are.
A few years ago while visiting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, we visited one of the largest bookstores in Malaysia called Kinokuniya at Suria KLCC. This is where I bought popular classic books for souvenirs even though we could easily purchase them here in the United States.
I don’t know what I was thinking… but for the love of shopping overseas and mingling with the locals and books, I usually end up with a heavy luggage full of books and local cookbooks and magazines. On this particular visit, my daughter wanted an American magazine. I asked, “how much?” She said seven dollars.
Thinking, it was seven Malaysian ringgit (local currency), I said OK. When we were checking out, the magazine turned out to be seven US Dollars, which was about twenty five Malaysian ringgit.
That was not a bargain for me… it was about $4 more for a magazine that we get here in the US… double the price.
So what do you do for all things free or cheap when you are preparing to travel or when you are on the road?
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