6. Foreign countries DO have shops
My parents, especially my mum, would buy all sorts of crap to take on holiday, “just in case”. You never know when pink earmuffs or an abacus might come in handy whilst lying on a beach in the south of France, right? Right. Luckily, if the person charged with bringing the kitchen sink forgot, chances were we could find one – or at least something similar – in a shop. Did you know they even sell flip-flops in France?