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Travel Tip: Weird Vending Machines around the World

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weird vending machines around the worldIf you thought vending machines sold nothing but candy bars and soda, think again.  Some places are making sure the journey gets a little more interesting with oddball vending machine offerings. There are weird vending machines around the world you can shop at.

Sure, you may expect to find pizza in an Italian airport. But from a vending machine? A company called Let’s Pizza can be found in Milan, Palermo and Trapani airports. You pick the toppings, and the  machine actually kneads the dough in front of you.

Leave your pants at home? The Standard hotels in New York, Los Angeles and Miami actually have clothing in their vending machines—including Quiksilver board shorts.

And maybe you just remembered you needed … handcuffs? We won’t ask, you don’t tell. If that’s the case, you’ll want to go to The Mondrian South Beach where in addition to razors and sunscreen, their vending machine carries gold handcuffs.

In the Czech Republic, you can purchase beer from a vending machine in the train stations—the machine is equipped to scan your ID.  And if you’re in the market for a new iPod, Best Buy Express vending machines are now in airports around the country.

Just remember you may not be getting the best deal, so don’t let boredom and impulse shopping clean out your wallet.

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