Selected articles taken from the Bazaar TV series.
There are many more crafts and markets articles from other
Pilot travel shows in the Pilot
Happy shopper: Megan tries some quality perfume in a Dubai
Shop til you drop with great deals, celebrations,
arts and trade from across the Middle East -
from traditional desert arts to haute couture
and millionaire making prize draws at
Shopping Festival. Attracting millions
of visitors every year, it's a celebration of
non-stop shopping bargains and store giveaways.
Dubai is labelled the "shopping capital
of the Middle East". With so many shopping
malls and souks including gold, rugs, spices
and mega malls, grab a duty free bargain by
Estelle Bingham searches for an authentic bargain in Bangkok
Thailand is a Buddhist country and the people
are very superstitious. A lot of people wear
amulet believed to ward off evil.
Thai Silk has
a rough texture and is heavier than Chinese
or Indian silk. In the brightest of colours
and often bearing traditional flame patterns,
it is still a popular buy if you're shopping
Bangkok is infamous for its gemstones.
The blue or black sapphires that are indigenous
to Central Thailand are some of the best buys,
plus zircons, garnets, cat's eyes, tiger eye
and turquoise, as well as rubies from Myanmar
Southeast Asian arts vary drastically in value
- just buy what you would like in your home.
Asian Galleries and Elephant House showcase
Puebla, about 80 miles from Mexico City, is
a beautiful colonial city, populated with well
preserved churches, ex-convents and monasteries.
Puebla is famous for its gastronomy and for
the hand-wrought, tin-glazed Talavera
pottery and tiles that are made here.
Estelle Bingham in a London Silver vault
From traditional tailoring and glamorous
Ascot Races hats to bad boy flamboyance - always
daring to be different are British
has such a solid international reputation because
the law dating back to the 1300s states that
items must be hallmarked. The enchanting underground
London Silver Vaults in Chancery Lane are world
famous both for their unique history and the
incredible variety of items made from this precious