do you like to keep souvenier when you visit a place?
April 24, 2009 2:39am CST
souvenier is the thing which you consider a memorable for you. i like to keep souvenier for the reason that ive already visited that place. ive already visited many places here in the philippines, i do keep souveniers like t.shirts, figurine, statue, and anything that would represent their place.
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30 Apr 09
Since I was a child, I always collect key chains from all the countries I visited. These served as my souvenirs. I put them in a box specifically for these collection of mine. As for my mom, she collects magnets from the countries we go to. But I would have to say the best souvenir from the place you visited would be tons of pictures and videos. These are priceless and are always lovely to look at. When looking at these, you cannot help but remember and smile because of the lovely time you had in that place.
26 Apr 09
Yes, it is meaningful to have a memorable souvenier from places during your travel. The most common souveniers are the plates carved with landmarks from the city or state. East or west on the global, very often the colorful plates are made in China. The most interesting one was the tea pot I bought from Argintina, made of ceramic with figures of singers, dancers, cofe, etc. characteristic of the south american culture.
26 Apr 09
Whenever I visit a place for the 1st time I always bring something from that place. It may be an interestingly shaped stone, a plant (seeds, cutting seedling). If there is a souvenit shop I would buy a mug which has a logo of that particular place. Its different from things I buy to give to those back home like food items unique from that place, trinkets and the like. Souvenirs are meant to be a reminder of memories for me.
• United States
25 Apr 09
When I was young, my Dad would bring me a doll from different countries that he visited. Now I like to collect christmas tree ornaments when I'm on vacation. I enjoy every time we put up the tree to see the ornaments and remember when we were at that place. Sometimes though it is hard to find an ornament. My sister-in-law does this also, she the one that gave me the idea.
• United Kingdom
24 Apr 09
I got a wooden giraffe when I visited Kenya. I bought a model of a house in Indonesia, a wooden musical house in Switzerland and a china house with a candle in the middle in Hungary. I have got coins and bank notes from lots of different countries. The most interesting ones I have got are a triangular coin and a three dollar note from the Cook Islands. I have got a superb collection of costume dolls from around the world. I have been to 52 different countries and have collected postcards from most of them. I would say I have got many souvenirs in my home.
24 Apr 09
I haven't really traveled a lot outside my province or country. The farthest I have gone to were Cebu and Manila. In Manila, we didn't stay there long enough to look for any souvenir. We had pictures though and that's the best kind of souvenir I could have. If I get to a new place within our province, I usually bring home a rock and mark with the name of the place where it came from.
24 Apr 09
Oh yeah. When i was in high school, i remember collecting keychains from different places i visited. I actually bought 45 pcs of keychains to give to my classmates and some of my classmated did the same thing. Those keychains are kept together with my high school memorabilia. At present, im starting to buy souvenirs from places i visited like when we were in Rome,i bought a miniature of collosseum and a rosary from vatican city.
24 Apr 09
sometimes, yes. but often, i give them away as gifts. i like buying souvenir items, but it gets bulky when i travel. since i come from a big family, i'm likely to buy 30 tshirts and several of everything i fancy. i like to give them to my family and friends who were not able to travel. i've been blessed to have that kind of opportunity so i'd like to share it with others who just stay at home. i have a very vivid memory and almost all my experiences, i remember to the details. but i often forget to buy a souvenir for myself. all i keep is a memory etched in my mind. there are certain places i visited in the philippines that i didn't buy a souvenir from, i don't even know if they sell souvenir items in lamitan, basilan and jolo, sulu. but those places have memorable experiences for me. and such a long story to tell. hehehe indonesia has a lot of arts and crafts, if you happen to visit there, it's a haven for souvenir items. :)