This dragon tea cup served as my #1 souvenir from three weeks in China.
I was especially struck by the crafsmanship and colors of the woven bowls.
The African doll I bought at a market in South Africa.
Buying Agra marble is one way to take a small piece of the Taj Mahal home with you.
It was as light as a feather. I knew it was cheap. The sales guy knew it was cheap.
When I returned from my backpacking trip, I unpacked all the boxes I sent home like a kid on Christmas morning. Some of the stuff had sentimental value, some of it was just as cool as I’d remembered when buying it, and a small percentage fell into the “why the hell did I buy this” […]
Despite 17 hours of transit time, I was still excited to open the packages of souvenirs I’d mailed home from Hong Kong, China, Nepal, India, Thailand, and South Africa when I got home from Colombia. Some of the stuff seemed trivial (like the stupid aluminum can tuk-tuk I paid far too much for in a […]