I’ve been around the World…

| March 23, 2008

Showcase that is and I wanted to rank the countries from the best to the worst for shopping.  Of course, each pavillion has something unique that they offer, but it is not always an item that you want or can carry home.  I am ranking them from 1 to 11 and including my favorite items.

1.  France – E. Barrett Co. Soaps from Provence and the wooden kitchen utensils
2.  Norway – Laila perfume and the Hasla Jewelry
3.  United Kingdom - Twinings teas, The Toy Soldier shop and Beatles gear
4.  Japan – Sake bar and Sushi plates
5.  Italy – Rosa Regale, chocolates and Nesti Dante soaps from Florence
6.  Canada - Goat Mountain Soaps, Kitras art glass, and maple syrup
7.  Mexico – Oaxacan wood carvings and turquoise jewelry
8.  Germany – Beautiful crystal pieces and glass christmas ornaments
9.  China – Jade jewelry
10.  Morocco – Mosaic fountains
11.  The American Adventure - Sorry guys, but no one should buy anything in this store!  Well, unless you collect freaky,
       talking presidential dolls!

As you can see, I really have a hankering for nice soaps and jewelry, but hey I am a woman.

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  • ihearttink04

    Thank you so much for this list Julie. It is perfect! I will definitely be printing it off to take on my Disneymoon in October!

  • NC Belle

    I have been waiting for the shopping blog!!!

    NC Beast if you are reading this blog—take special notes on Norway, Italy, Germany, Canada, Mexico, China, and add in more chocolate/sweets/jewerly.

  • mommyceratops

    Wow! I think my fave review was Canada, I love the Beaver Butt Soap – The stuffed lobster (which Kaleb still sleeps with at night!)

    Thanks Julie!! I love shopping with you….in the virtual way. hahaha

  • MenashaCorp

    Nice work, Julie! This list really goes to eleven! (Spinal Tap reference)

  • calypso

    Thanks Julie!!!

  • Cyrano

    Great work Julie :)
    Can’t imagine I’d put UK so high.. especially; since if so inclined, Twinnings can be bought easily in a local supermarket.
    Wonder if everyone naturally rates their own or closest equivalent country lower ;)

  • NC Beast

    To quote Corey, “Noted!”

  • http://www.wdwinfo.com WebmasterRegina

    Rosa Regale is only a 5??!! It’s rated lower than tea?? Miss Julie, are you sure you’re feeling alright?