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Shopping in South America

Global goods: a tango store in Buenos Aires.

Shopping

A material whirl

Belinda Jackson lists eight favourite destinations at which to arrive with empty bags.

Argentina

An urban catwalk

Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In Buenos Aires, Palermo is where the chic go to shop. Ben Groundwater tries to fit in.

Chile

Hot to shop: Santiago

From lapis lazuli to designer shoes, fine wines and fabrics, Chile's capital hosts high style at low prices, writes Belinda Jackson.

Travellers Tips

Q&A

Your questions

A man withdraws money from an ATM teller machine in Kuala Lumpur 27 February 2004.

Is there a way to avoid all those charges when you withdraw money from an ATM while overseas?

Tips

It's your duty: top tips on shopping overseas

Itsy bitsy ... don't even think about hitting Ipanema Beach without first visiting Lenny.

Even if you don't like shopping at home, shopping while travelling has a strong lure.

Map of South America

Travel News

Four Seasons adds branded luxury jet to $128,000 world tours

A Boeing 757.

9:18am | First came the Orient Express train. Then the Queen Mary ocean liner. Now the Four Seasons jet?

Let tourists shop till they drop on Sundays: French Foreign Minister

8:48am | Visitors to France should be allowed to shop till they drop seven days a week, the country's Foreign Minister said Tuesday, weighing into a fierce debate over restrictions on Sunday trading.

Avalon Airport axes ad over criticism it made light of domestic violence

5:29pm | Victoria's Avalon Airport has been forced to ditch its new advertising campaign after being accused of making light of domestic violence.

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

23 Apr | A 37-year-old British nurse has recounted her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

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