Which Tacky Souvenirs Found Their Way Into Your Bag?
Published on November 05, 2009
I am guilty of having bought a mini Swiss Cowbell, Texas Bull Sh.., a flask each of Hawaiian Sand, Mount St. Helens Ash and Rocky Mountain Air (!), etc., etc., etc.__
I bought a refrigerator magnet from Estonia. I have no idea what I was thinking. I'm blaming it on the lack of sleep and the 22-hour long days.
Let's see, I always hang on to brochures, receipts, and loose change from my travels too. Not sure if any of those fall into the category of being tacky, but at least impractical.
hmmm, I think that souvenirs get less tacky with experience...but as a child, I bought not one, but TWO coconuts that had been carved into crouched monkeys, smoking pipes. They doubled as piggy banks. Maybe I had high hopes of filling them with all of my babysitting money...
It is really hard to find a Chinese flag patch in Beijing. Luxembourg flags are readily available though.
#1= tacky, but I love it. As for the loose change, I have a ziplock of random coins from different countries on a shelf somewhere. Always a cool walk down memory lane when you pull it out and go through it.
Alex, I'm pretty sure I had that same bank from some family vacation to the bahamas during my childhood. crazy. I'll keep Luxembourg in mind, thanks...