Souvenires....do you like bring and keep it in your house from travellings?

@icesmile (7172)
Romania
May 23, 2009 9:50am CST
"A souvenir (from French, for memory), memento or keepsake is an object a traveler brings home for the memories associated with it. Souvenirs include clothing such as T-shirts or hats, postcards, refrigerator magnets, miniature figures, household items such as mugs and bowls, ashtrays, egg timers, spoons, notepads, and many others. They may be marked to indicate their origin."This is definition from Wikipedia. I like so much to buy smalls souvenires, to remember about places where i was travelling, to remember, places, peoples, situations... Do you have a souvenir who is very close for your heart? what memories come in your mind when you remember?
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@maximax8 (27048)
24 May 09
I collect costume dolls from around the world. So far in my life I have been to 52 different countries and have been traveling for more than 20 years. Therefore my collection is quite large. Every doll I look at has a story of where he or she came from. I bought a wooden doll from Romania on a stall in a market place. I found a lovely shop in Hungry where I bought a male fabric doll. I was in an amusing shop in Indonesia when I found a female with a baby and male dolls. Also whilst in that fascinating shop I bought a model house. I have a small collection of model houses, like cottages and wooden homes. I have brought back foreign currency and postcards from the many places that I have visited. I have fond memories of finding a triangular coin and a three dollar note in the Cook Islands. My costume dolls are my favorite souvenirs that I have in my home.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
24 May 09
Seems that peoples don t forget to enjoy with things from other countryes....we have really nice dalls here, in special with traditional clothes...you have a great hooby
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@maximax8 (27048)
1 Jun 09
Many thanks for the best response. It is well worth traveling to different countries and collecting something from each place visited. I know that my costume doll collection is unique.
@geniustiger (1699)
• Philippines
24 May 09
I like to collect some souvenirs wherever I go. Even If its a little things its very symbolic to me. I love to collect things as a sign that I have gone there and this is the basis that I was there before. Might be bags, t-shirts, figurines,any others that can attract me and I cant see it in my place I will buy it. Its a memoir of the places I've gone through.
@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
24 May 09
i like figurines too, are so intersting..
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@Preciousgem (1190)
• Philippines
24 May 09
I would like to bring souvenirs from my travel, like t- shirts, key chain,hut or food and other thing, because this things certifies that i already go to that place.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
24 May 09
but you will eat food, is not a souvenir, you must remind after years that you was there...
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@caver1 (1765)
• United States
23 May 09
I like to buy christmas ornaments if I can find them when I travel. Then every year when we put up our christmas tree I will see the ornaments and be reminded of our trip.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
23 May 09
is very nice, i have few from France too, are nice souvenires
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@anday0108 (633)
• Philippines
23 May 09
Yes, I always want to bring souvenirs from my travels, These are good reminders of the beautiful memories I have of the place that I visited. I usually buy refrigerator magnets. I am often reminded of my out of the country escapades and travels whenever I open my refrigerator. I can see my ref magnets and always reminded of how beautiful those trips were. I also like to buy shirts and decors from places I visit. These brings back memories of fun, and the people I met during my trips.
@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
23 May 09
hi, i like refrigerator magnets too, but i like to buy some traditional art, from where i was traveling, ,made by hand...or some traditional clothes, as sari from India, or some arabian clothes...i have few, and are so nice
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• United States
23 May 09
I do not have one particular souvenir that is special. I collect thimbles and can tell you where I was when each one was purchased. I can tell you who I was with and what we were doing there and why we were there! I have quite a collection so far! I lile to send postcards to other people when I travel. Recently I was at my daughter's house and the last postcard I sent her was on her fridge! That was cool!
@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
23 May 09
postcards are really great, i have few too...and i have one...very old, 1945, my grandfather send mt grandmother...and is just his photo..is very intersting
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• Canada
30 May 09
Kokopelli pillow from Sedona Arizona - One of the four pillows that my husband brought me from Sedona, from our old apartment.
I have a number of souveniers in my house from my travells. My husband and I spent the better part of a year together, in Sedona Arizona, in the USA. Eventually he retired, and moved up here to Canada where I already had a place (the place we share now). He brought a number of things from Sedona for us to remember the place by, when he came up here. Here is a picture of me with one of those souveniers; a pillow with a kokopelli on it.
• Canada
30 May 09
Kokopelli pillow from Sedona Arizona - One of the four pillows that my husband brought me from Sedona, from our old apartment.
I have a number of souveniers in my house from my travells. My husband and I spent the better part of a year together, in Sedona Arizona, in the USA. Eventually he retired, and moved up here to Canada where I already had a place (the place we share now). He brought a number of things from Sedona for us to remember the place by, when he came up here. Here is a picture of me with one of those souveniers; a pillow with a kokopelli on it.