Travel Souvenirs

Are you passionate about travel souvenirs? Do you buy one in every trip you go? How many of them do you have at home? Well, as a traveler, I have collected many of them throughout the years. Most are back at home in Brazil, the ones from the past 4 years are here in Munich with me.

My dear blogger friend Indah from Indah’s: story & photography had the brilliant idea of dedicating a post about souvenirs, Souvenirs that matter. She invited and inspired other bloggers to do the same. Addicted to souvenirs of any kind, I decided to join in and share some items of my collection…

Postcards

As most souvenirs can be expensive or just heavy to bring back home, in the past years I decided to buy a postcard from the places I visit. I have a board in my kitchen where I like to put them there. Some I bought, others I received from friends.

Travel Souvenirs, by Packing my Suitcase.

The one below was from Vlad from Eff it, I’m on Holiday!

Travel Souvenirs, by Packing my Suitcase.

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Hotel amenities

I guess I am not the only one with this addiction! Yes, I always bring back hotel and airplane toiletries. Though, room for them is becoming a problem, so W is trying to keep an eye on me so I don’t bring some more to the collection.

Travel Souvenirs, by Packing my Suitcase.

Travel Souvenirs, by Packing my Suitcase.

Other souvenirs include this oil painting that I bought in Paris in 2013…

Travel Souvenirs, by Packing my Suitcase.

This lamp and camel were bought on my honeymoon in Dubai, and the little sultan with his little donkey, as well as the little carpet under the camel are from Istanbul…

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I love key chains, back in Brazil I have a bunch of them from everywhere I went, though I decided to stop with this crazy addiction and the only one I bought in the past years was this one from Dubai…

Travel Souvenirs, by Packing my Suitcase.

This cookie tin was bought in Montmartre, Paris, with some delicious chocolate cookies from La Cure Gourmande. Nowadays is where I keep my sweets…

Travel Souvenirs, by Packing my Suitcase.

While I lived in Geneva, I found this motorbike plate on the floor and decided to keep it… is it legal to have it?!

Travel Souvenirs, by Packing my Suitcase.

I love mugs, each on of these has a story, especially the one in the middle, from the UN… it was a gift from a very special friend back in Geneva.

Travel Souvenirs, by Packing my Suitcase.

I also love bowls, and these ones are from Disneyland Paris…

Travel Souvenirs, by Packing my Suitcase.

I am a wine lover, so when I visited the beautiful San Marino, I bought some bottles of local wine, including this Tessano one, only produced and sold there. I wonder when I will decide to open the bottle…

Travel Souvenirs, by Packing my Suitcase.

My most recent addition was a Caipirinha glass from Brazil, which I bought at the airport when I was leaving last January…

Travel Souvenirs, by Packing my Suitcase.

Apart from these souvenirs, I like to keep flight tickets, metro maps (I still have one of Paris from the time I lived there in 2008), airplane magazines, luggage tags, hotel pens, bookmarks, museum tickets, corks from the wine I drink while traveling, coins from other countries’ currencies and much much more! I might like souvenirs just a little bit!

Travel Souvenirs, by Packing my Suitcase.The truth is, I believe that most of us have some special souvenirs that remind us of great travel moments, of people or of a specific story. It is nice to have a little something at home from a place we visited, it is like having a piece of the time we spent there.

What about you? Any special souvenirs at home?