There so many souvenirs sold everywhere in the word!
Do you collect anything particular? Like magnets, keychains, figures?
Do you have a big collection of it?
Camel souvenirs - of course! Soft toy camels, stone or wood carved camels, keyring camels and the list goes on - I try to grab one in each country.
I also collect frog souvenirs too.
Hello Darina 😊
I collect the clothes that my mother in law makes for my daugher. I keep them even after they are too small for my daugher for the memories, and if I ever have grandchildren I can dress them up in those clothes because it will remind me of when my daugher was their age.
I'm a patch guy, myself... I know, I know... its getting to the point of a 'look where I' ve been shrine' but I've come to revel in the search for the little guys. Just recently, I was wandering the back alleys of Beijing looking for something that would qualify- it took me to places I would've otherwise passed right on by. I came up empty handed, so I guess I'll have to go back !!!
I collect magnets from all the places i go and Chaz collects keyrings, we haven't got a clue why!lol,just shows where weve been when people look at are fridge or keys!lol.
My travel buddy Ryan collects oil paintings, depicting the essence of places the paintings came from.
Meanwhile, I'm still struggling with what I should be collecting. I started out with patches while living/traveling in Europe. Then I thought it would be cool to collect pottery from all over the world, but soon enough it was a hard thing to do with a backpacking style, so I only have a vase from Mexico, an urn/mate from Uruguay, and a tea cup from Macau. Also tried a wooden figures for a while, which are abundant in Asia but so much in anywhere else, perhaps some in Africa (and ended up with a massive didgeridoo from Australia).
And now, kind of shifting into collecting rocks/sand, but hard to find an authentic one while visiting big city (where to get a true rock from New York City ... ?). Not so keen of the idea of collecting some knick-knacks tho, although I've purchased some fridge magnets and cheesy souvenirs from places.
Two things I always do while traveling: writing journals/scrap booking (i.e. cutting brochures/pics and glue them to my journal book) and sending a postcard or two to my mom and dad back in Indonesia. So at least I have a stack of postcards from places I've been, although technically they don't belong to me.
Fridge magnets here as well! My son must have one from every city we go to, as well as a 'local' nic nak or two 😊
i collect shot glasses and bottle caps! Shot glasses aren't always sold in every country, so sometimes that gets difficult. i also like to save ticket stubs, metro passes, and brochures to stick/staple into my travel logbook. i'm kind of old fashioned.