A work colleague recently returned from a fantastic trip to India. During his travels he saw a pair of antique timber statues that caught his eye so he sought advice from his local travel guide on the reliability of the seller, and ordered his statues.
Today, a large Indiana Jones type timber crate was wheeled into the office and there was much excitement as we unpacked his special purchase, which to all our relief was intact and exactly what he had paid for!
This kicked off some office banter on our personal souvenir purchases during our years of travel- and there were some fabulous stories! It’s wonderful how a treasured souvenir can immerse you with memories of your travels and experiences.
Some of the more unique souvenirs our itravel team has collected over the years include an authentic Masai Warrior spear from Kenya, a totem pole from Skagway in Alaska, bedside lamps from Bali, a rain stick from Peru, floor rugs from India and an Elephant ‘poop’ photo frame from Africa (buyer was unaware what is was made from until customs alerted her and confiscated it!)
Of course we also love our Disneyland Mickey Mouse ears and babushka nesting dolls from Russia, but to find truly special holiday souvenirs you need to allow time to visit local markets and shops and you will be rewarded with unique, stylish mementos of your holiday that you will want to keep forever.
itravel The Junction
PH 4962 1116
194 Union Street
itravel Warners Bay
PH 4947 1116
Shop 8a, 478 The Esplanade