Being on the road makes it difficult to collect ‘things’ to remind me of where I’ve been. Now I’m moving out of my flat in Amsterdam back in to my suitcase I don’t have any walls to hang exotic art on, or any shelves to decorate with trinkets from across the globe.
What I do have though is a journal, which I use more as a folder than for writing. It contains everything I’m sharing with you in my souvenir travel haul video above.
More important than the souvenirs are the memories that accompany them. It still amazes me that just looking at an old receipt or a bus ticket can bring so many fun memories flooding back, almost like a movie playing in my mind.
Do you collect souvenirs? And if so do you have a favourite one? Let me know in the comments below…
Interested in a particular souvenir of mine? Jump to a certain point of the video below:
00:48 – Paris metro ticket stubs
– Monastiraki Flea Market by the fabulous Sabina of Girl vs Globe
04:33 – Handwritten letter
7:43 – Eurostar ticket
9:12 – Map of Paris
10:52 – Train ticket from Bruges to Brussels
11:56 – Shakespeare and Company bookshop receipt
13:10 – Old postcard bought on the Seine in Paris
I hope you enjoyed the video as much as I enjoyed making it!
Lots of love,