Now the only thing you need to know about souvenirs is this…
The answer is a fridge magnet.
They’re small, cheap (no, don’t blame me) and easy to pack away.
And they provide a picture, or pictures, of the place you’ve been to.
Of course, they range in price.
I paid €2 for this one in Barcelona, outside La Sagrada Familia.
And I was spitting to discover that I could have got the same one down a side street for €1!
These are a few thoughts on that great city and that weird church. https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/06/30/hes-from-barcelona/ https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/07/13/holiday-snaps-la-sagreda-familia/ And visit http://www.barcelonatourisme.com.
And here’s the said magnet in the main pic.
That reminds me. I will bring you my review from Barcelona with Celebrity Cruises on the FlowRider on Oasis of the Seas. http://www.celebritycruises.ie
So let my Barcelona experience be a lesson for us all.
Watch out… don’t buy your magnets in a tourist trap, and Las Ramblas is the same. Or an airport.
The ones below remind me of more poignant trips.. on the Via Francigena into Rome http://www.FrancigenaWays.com on https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/small-roads-lead-to-rome/
And finding my Great Uncle Willie among the War dead https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/firstworldwar-in-flanders-fields/
Fridge magnets are fun and funky and sometimes functional.
You get the bottle openers, the mini-notepads, the ones that will hold a photo.
And a matchbox one that one of my guys broke… you owe me big time!
So, some snobby folk will look down their noses at you when they see the collection on your fridge.
But stuff them, these keepsakes will cheer you up when you open the door for your milk in the morning.
And you can be sure that it’s the gift that everybody can use.
After all we’ve come a long way from salting our meat in the side of a hill…
We all have a fridge now.
The bigger the better
And if your fridge isn’t big enough then that’s a hint that you need a new fridge.
You’ve been warned.
There’s more magnets I haven’t included that I will, and more trips and magnets to collect.
But let’s leave you with a family of Trolls… it’s not a self-portrait despite the noses.