Everyone has seen countless memes about the high dollar, right? We laugh to keep from crying, (andaman packages) but the truth is that this change has a big impact on a habit that many Brazilians love: the shopping trips become more expensive and longer as advantageous. But it was not always so. In 2010, for example, the Brazilians were those who spent more per capita on their visits to the United States, with an average of almost $ 5,000 per person. And not even have numbers for us to be aware that, right? Who here does not know someone who has traveled with an empty suitcase, just to bring thousands of things back?
Not lack material on the internet with shopping tips abroad, (Andaman tour packages) guides the best shops to research that link the cities most suitable for this type of tourism. Not to mention the agencies with specialized packages for those who want to spend outside.
No, this is not a manifesto against the shopping tourism. But does not worth to stop and think about how we deal with this relationship consumption x travel?
There are things that money can not buy (andaman and nicobar islands tour packages)
Thank you, Mastercard, for saving us in times of capitalist necessity. But with the cliché of forgiveness, more worth collecting experiences than things. And the best moments of life and travel do not need much (or any) money. After all, when you make an incredible journey, which will stay in the memory are the cool stuff he met and lived there, and not the objects brought back, right?
Walk the streets of an unfamiliar city, observing how people relate, feel the different smells, meet people, see a sunset lindão sun amazing views. Releasing the usual routine and enjoy the simple joy of being in a new place ... All this is wonderful. And it does not weigh much in the pocket. Or in the trunk.
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= Buy less travel more
"Look, she's going to Paris, should be rich." It will be? Already I spent a week in the City of Lights spending an average of 15 euros a day. For that, I stayed at a friend's house and saved on meals. I entered for free in museums, because I was a student in Europe, and bought only two things - a little notebook and a decorative tin - after much thought if purchases were worth. And that's just one example; who has to travel without spending anything at all, asAline, who spent three months in Europe without money. (andaman nicobar tour package)
Of course, nobody is forced to travel in perrengue mode, but stopped to put on the tip of pencil how much spend on the little shopping to do here and there? Not to mention how much you will save by not paying excess baggage and extra charges to send the bags on flights low cost. All in all, it is well able to reach you the value of a few more hotel nights or even a ticket to the upcoming holiday.
If it is hard to resist, use this strategy: whenever you are in doubt about any comprinha, stop and think of cool things I could live with that money. What weighs more in their balance?
The Brazilian middle class
It is possible that the perfume imported and branded clothing weigh much on your balance, and not by chance. We live in a capitalist society and we are led to believe that we need to consume goods and services all the time. But why is it that Brazil has emerged as shopping champion in surveys like the one I mentioned up there?
We are slaves of the superfluous and our middle class (of which I am part) tends to give an absurd value things that people have more than they are reaching into debt to achieve the goal of accumulating more and more things. And having bought something abroad is still a matter of status, especially for those who give value to brands. But does that is really important to you or is it just something that values to meet a societal pressure?
A souvenir of the obligation
Speaking of pressure: just recently go abroad no longer that special occasion requiring a high investment, for which people wore luxurious clothes and did a super fuss. At that time, I gave to understand a little better why returned from a trip hands shaking was considered absurd. As you would lose the opportunity to show loved ones that reminded them in a place where they will not anytime soon - or to show the society that had superprivilégio to go beyond national borders?
When I was a kid, my mother went to England with some frequency due to work, and always brought a thousand junk emblazoned with the British flag. Safe in phone booth format, a rubber which served as a bus double decker, T-shirts with soldiers drawings and many etceteras made me dream about the land of the Queen at a time when I did not even have internet access, but in the end only did accumulate in my room.
After a few years, my sister and I asked her not to bring more souvenirs and save the money for something more important. But it is not only my mother that I tou speaking, of course.Who never traveled with a list of people who needed to buy gifts, to avoid the risk of forgetting someone?
Of course, if you find that incredible thing is the face of super guy or cicrana and if you can afford, do not have why not buy. But take this as an obligation, I think, it is bad for everyone.After all, if beltrano brought a locksmith Eiffel Tower at you when he went to France, there you have to worry about anything to bring him too - sometimes even the same fate. In other words, if all cutting the factor "goodies" travel budgets, everyone could enjoy more destinations and travel more!
Sometimes it is worth - or not
Yes, I buy when I travel. Basically clothes, because I think the prices on very absurd Brazil.Our taxes are high, as the "Brazil cost" does not help and has also our habit of thinking that only what is expensive is worth, it certainly influences the high prices of certain products.Also, like some department stores that do not exist here. So rather save all year, buying as little as possible to spend far less buying some clothes in a journey that eventually make abroad.
But this wave, just already bringing home things "were worth" buy, but that ended up stored in the closet. The question is to find the balance between buying what we really need and that excitement "Jeez, I will take it because in Brazil would be triple the price." Over time, I learned to really weigh better than worth the investment. After all, if we are not careful we will end up with a house full of things that were "at a great price" and we do not use ever.
Desentulhe your life
"Do not be enslaved by his possessions" it is one of the mantras fashion minimalist that popped up a few years ago. The idea is to get rid of excesses to be able to focus on what is really important to our happiness. Let go. "Desentulhar" your home and your life - or declutter, as we speak much English. Leave to sacrifice to have more and more, in a process that usually generates more stress and chaos than satisfaction.
And look what's best: traveling can help you a lot in this change. At least that's what happened to me. After spending a year living with things that fit inside two suitcases (and could still have been less), I realized I do not need all the junk that accumulate in my house.When I moved to a smaller apartment, I got rid of a third of my stuff and I realized that I can, in the future, releasing even more space - in my room and in my life.
Having more stuff means more work to organize, clean and store everything. It also means it will be harder you remember the existence of many of them - who never forgot completely of a piece of clothing stored in the closet, for example? When you detach, is lighter in every way.
Of course, your mindset for purchases will change from day to day and on trips (when we have to carry all our possessions back or on wheels). After all, he realized that needs little thing and it is easier to live with little - so why the hell is going to buy all those trinket that will not serve anything?
How much is your money?
In the end, everyone has to weigh on his conscience and according to its financial possibilities, which deserves to be bought or not. But those interested, I propose a challenge: try to buy a maximum of two souvenirs on the next trip. If to the outside, that takes it's all expensive and lets go! ;) Who stumbles?