Like many travelers, I adore souvenirs. But I’m not referring to ones like this:
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No, I’m talking about the souvenirs that benefit the work of local artisans. Or the type of souvenirs that when you see them will bring a smile to your face because you’ll fondly remember the trip you purchased them on.
Although it’s hard to choose, I thought I would share with you some of my absolute loves:
My Korean doll in a traditional hanbok that I purchased in Seoul along with my Haitian rag doll
My Costa Rican cookbook
My teacup from Buenos Aires’ famed Cafe Tortoni
People either love souvenirs or they hate them. Which one are you?
Julie is a librarian by day, die-hard travel fanatic and writer by night. When she’s not traveling, she’s either testing out a new recipe or being a foodie in Pittsburgh. If you're interested in seeing where she travels to or what she makes next, follow along via the links below!