Bring Home a Piece of Destination
Do you bring many things back home from a trip? When I was a young teen traveling Europe, I used to collect pins, they covered my backpack and looked lovely. But every once in a while I lost one or two: a massive disappointment! (Our backpacks are now collecting flags). So I changed to magnets. We love magnets!
I know it’s what everyone brings back home: but they cheer up my kitchen, they’re cheap, don’t take much space from my luggage and children love to pick them. We always buy a few and they always bring back memories from a great time spent together.
I also try to buy some local products, bracelets, key holders, pencils or typical items. If they produce good quality olive oil, wine or liquor (as in Greece, Spain and Portugal) or even chocolate (as in Switzerland or Belgium), you can get yourself some. As for the liquids, little bottles in carry-on size are available everywhere.
I always buy a local scarf or a sarong, it can be made of cotton, silk, or wool. For the city or the beach. What I try to choose is a design that mostly relates to the place we visited.
However, what happens when you’re short of cash? Well, simply don’t throw anything away. Tickets, receipts, brochures… all those will make it back home too, and together with photos and even drawings make excellent travel books!
Add your own written impressions and thoughts about the place, the people, complimentary maps, even a leaf from a tree. All of those can make a great personal folder full of unique memories from a wonderful trip!
MY FAVOURITE MEMORIES FROM GREECE
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