Souvenirs

Philippines
November 27, 2008 7:17pm CST
When you travel to places, what do you buy to serve as your souvenirs? Some people buy shirts, something unique from the place or even bells. For me, a simple refrigerator magnet would do. I choose a unique magnet if I see one, if not, then I just get the cheapest one. I think this is the cheapest way to go. I mean souvenirs from tourist places or even non-tourist ones could really be expensive. So when I was able to decide on what to buy for souvenirs, I've decided that refrigerator magnets are the easiest and cheapest way to go. Now, you'll see that our refrigerator is full of magnets from the places that I've visited. I plan to visit a lot more places, so I bet, there would be more refrigerator magnets to come.
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• Malaysia
16 Feb 09
usually when i travel to another country i'll get some t-shirts, fridge magnets and some shot glasses.
• Philippines
16 Feb 09
There was a time that I was buying shot glasses too. But then, I realize that I don't really use them. So I just stick to buying fridge magnet.
@maximax8 (27056)
11 Jan 09
I have bought costume dolls from different countries and have built a lovely little collection of dolls from around the world. I have a small collection of magnets on my fridge door and boiler. I collect postcards and have albums of these. I buy t-shirts as presents and if I do get one for myself it doesn't last long. Sometimes the dolls are expensive like in Estonia and even postcards there were pricey. I am going to Cape Town this week and I wonder if I will buy a doll, some magnets, a few postcards and a t-shirt.
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
That's interesting to know. Haven't tried collecting costume dolls though. I'm sure they are expensive. After all, they do know that "tourists" would be the ones who will buy them. Sometimes, I do think that they mark high prices on souvenir items since they know that tourists would buy them anyway.
@Porcospino (16475)
• Denmark
9 Jan 09
When I visit another country I always buy a couple of cds as I collect music from around the world. I sometimes do a little research before I go so that I know which names to look to for. In the past I have bought many different kinds of music. Some of that music has been great and some of it has been very different from what I expected. I like to collect music as a souvenir, because it gives me a chance to know the country better and it gives me a chance to listen to the language which I am also interested in.
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
That sounds good! This is the first time I've heard someone collects CD music from other countries. Hope your collection becomes a vast one.
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Yes I do buy souvenirs everytime I travel. I bought those things that are rare and you can only see it in that particular place.
• Philippines
29 Nov 08
That's good for you. Sometimes, those things that are rare and could only be found in that area are the ones that are so expensive. So I don't buy them, I just take pictures of them. Since most of the time, I have to stay within a budget when traveling, I've decided that my souvenir of choice is the refrigerator magnet. I just usually choose the most unique among tons of them.
@arcidy (5017)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Yeah when I go on vacation I like to get as least one souvenir so I can remember. Wich I usally get one even though its hard when I go on a cruise because I would like to get a souvenir where ever we go to but thats just to much stuff to carry and to much money to spend.
@izathewzia (5144)
• Philippines
28 Nov 08
I do. I buy t-shirts and displays. It do serves as souvenirs that I've gone to that place. Because it is uncertain if I can still visit it again. So I rather have memories of the places.