A retired US lawyer is documenting his globe-trotting adventures with a world map tattoo on his back that is inked in after each visit.
Other than writing blog entries, how do you relive your travel adventures?
What unusual souveniers have you brought home from your time on the road?
I have the world tattooed on my forearm and everyone keeps telling me to do that.... But my freckles already do a pretty good job of it.
I have a collection of heart shaped rocks.
I went through a phase of buying tshirts with the name of wherever we where. Sllightly obscure ones than blatant tourism ones such as 'temple bar' for Dublin where if you hadn't been there you wouldn't know it.
We also went through a phase of hard rock café/lonely planet glasses with names on them from destinations.
We are very traditional in this matter and normally we just bring magnets for our fridge (and also bring them as presents for the family). Then, when we are back home, we put a new pin in the world map we have on our living room wall.
I found that wherever I travelled there would ALWAYS be discarded playing cards. I started collecting the ones I found in different countries/places in the hope of eventually getting a whole set. I would label where/ when I found them and put them in my travel diary :-)
I also collected flags and sewed them onto my backpack. I've only got one space left on it and although I have visited other places since, I don't really want to fill the gap..as the gap reminds me I need to keep travelling.
Sofia collects dolls/puppets from countries she has travelled in though there has been many we did not get. Also for her yearly school picture she wears an outfit bought from a country we travelled in the summer before the school year.
First of all a lot of photos! And magnets for the fridge ofcourse, i have a lot of these! anf of course, bracelets from leather, i love them!
Check this out: my mom has always made us "postcard books." They're really cool for younger people. http://madisonrolls.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/diy-postcard-book/
I collect T-shirts (bright yellow Inca Cola from Peru is my latest...cheap and easy to pack) and Linda collects dolls in native costumes.
I used to collect fridge magnets, but that became less important once we moved to country where fridge is set under a shelf, so cannot put magnets on it 😞. Now we print our pictures and hang them on the wall. I also have a collection of hand-made dolls from few countries.
We usually bring back a small metal, wooden or ceramic souvenir from each country we've visited, and we keep all our used Lonely Planet Guides. We've recently also started framing one photo from each trip... but it's a very hard task picking just one favourite photo from each trip!
We collect miniatures of the places we go, we brought back a small Eiffel Tower from Paris, a Colisseum from Rome, a gondola from Venice, etc. to put in the shelf in the living room.
When we are back home we also put a pin in the world map hanged on the wall.
I collect two things - a banknote from every country I've visited (I've got a real pile of them now) and, when I can, a sticker from a beer bottle. The best one in that collection is a beer from Turkmenistan called Berk. I love it.
Apart from photos, I generally buy dive t-shirts from each place I dive. I don't buy things from every place I go to, just the places I dive.
That means you are beach person. Wow That sounds really different
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I love those. I knew someone who also had.
I wish I'd also get my hands on such a rock.
I hope they bring luck, love, joy, peace.
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I view my photos over and over again. I collect banknotes and even seashells, I buy a bunch of postcards when abroad.
I guess, this is mainly what helps me relive the pleasant experiences 😊
Hi everyone, good thread! I actually also collect a coin and a bank note from each country I go to in my little album. I am also looking forward to starting my sleeve of flags tattoo that I have been wanting to do for a long time of the countries I visit.
I collect sand from everywhere I go. It is interesting how many types you can get from just one country. Hawaii alone I have the colours green, gold, red, black, white and pink! Now if I could only figure out how to do those intricate designs in those little bottles...