-- Creative Gift Shopping
and magazines for your gal pals...
you have a favorite pal who just adores
magazines? Pop culture-vultures will want
to visit Humphreys
News Agency in Manly where they
stock 4,500 titles -- a vast assortment
of mags and international newspapers --
many distributed only in Australia. This
is the perfect spot to browse and choose
some typically Aussie publications (each
under $A5.00) to share with girlfriends
back home. You'll find the staff extremely
helpful and very willing to offer the information
you might need.
P.S. Manly is accessible via
an enjoyable half hour ferry ride from Sydney
and the beach there is wonderful. Journeywoman
suggests you arrive later in the day so
you can watch the sun go down over the water.
Just make sure you understand when the last
ferry leaves or you'll be there for the
next day's sunrise, too.
makes a great gift and Aussie women make
great music. Journeywoman suggests checking
out the sounds of some of the females who
performed at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Choose from Aboriginal singer, Christine
Anu as well as vocalists Tina Arena, Wendy
Matthews and Olivia Newton John. You'll
find these women's work throughout the city
in shops under the Fish
banner. Truly a culturally correct and "wise-size"
gift to pop into your backpack.
souvenir shopping for all...
tourism is Australia's primary industry,
you will find a plethora of shops selling
momentos and gift items everywhere you go.
For some of the best bargain souvenir hunting
in Sydney, Journeywoman recommends Paddy's
Market held in Chinatown every
Thursday - Sunday. Be prepared for countless
stalls offering pens to pot holders and
suitcases to sweatshirts. Mainly an Asian
market, the charm of this indoor spot is
the noisy hustle and bustle and an atmosphere
that welcomes a bit of price negotiation.
Adult Australian T-shirts go for under $A10.00
while kid's sizes sell for $A6.00. Buy more
of each, you automatically pay less.
Women's wide-brimmed, packable, cotton sunhats
are available for $A12. Perfectly priced,
these offer anyone on your list fabulous
and fashionable protection against the wicked
but not least, for the fellows in your life...
doubt the fellows in your life will be clamoring
for their presents as well. For them, here's
our big splurge suggestion. The Australian
wine industry is simply flourishing and
producing loads of interesting, well-priced
wines that they can be very proud of. Pop
into the Australian
Wine Centre (AWC) at 1 Alfred
Street, Circular Quay in Sydney, check out
their fabulous selection and choose a gift
bottle or two. Journeywoman especially enjoyed
Valley Semillon (1998) and Lindemans
Bin 65 Chardonnay however final
choices are up to you and your own particular
tastebuds. Just remember when making your
purchases that 1998 was a fabulous year
for wine in Australia. Bonus: The AWC will
ship wines worldwide. Just ask.
since all prices Journeywoman has quoted
are in Australian dollars, click
here for conversion to your currency
of choice. This should help you in establishing
your estimated shopping budget prior to
departure. Have fun, ladies!
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