I bought one of my first CDs -Pearl Jam's Ten- while visiting a mall in the city of Curitiba, during a trip to Brazil, aged 15. That was my first experience of buying CDs abroad. 11 years passed until my next experience. Last year, while I was planning a trip to the US, I did some research and found the adresses of several record stores in Manhattan. Once we were in New York City, one day, my mum and I walked around the área, but couldn't find any apart from Barnes And Noble, of course, and when I was there I asked the sales assistant for a few records, and he showed no interest in helping me at all. The only álbum I could find was Introspective, by the Pet Shop Boys. Then I went to Best Buy, which was even worse. I couldn't find anything. I also went to a store in a subway station. I had no luck, again. That was the end of my record hunting in New York. Once we left New York, and we were in Virginia visiting some relatives, my mum advised me to créate an Amazon account and buy what I wanted to buy there. So, in 10 minutes, I had bought 17 CDs.