Category Archives: Souvenir

Memento Monday: Cornicello

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Cornicello features in most souvenirs sold in stores in Naples. The red amulet shaped like a pepper (its really meant to be a phallic symbol according to our guide) represents fertility and virility. It is worn to ward off evil … Continue reading

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Memento Monday: Bookworm Leather Crossbody

What a fitting souvenir for my visit to the University of Oxford! I love this leather crossbody bag with a library applique. Book lovers, I’m sure, will drool over it as well.It’s sold at the Bodleian Library Shop in the … Continue reading

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Oils of Ancient Scripture

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In Israel, anointing oils are popular souvenir items. The use of oil for spiritual and physical well-being is an ancient tradition that is still part of the lives of many today. In fact, I have been invited a couple of … Continue reading

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Dee Travels’ 15 Minutes of Fame Mystery

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Something strange happened on this blog site last July 6. I was busy at work when I got a notice from the WordPress app that my stats are booming! Whaaat??? 😲 I have not posted that day (too tired to … Continue reading

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Memento Monday: Rooster of Barcelos Dish Towel

I haven’t heard about the legend of the Rooster of Barcelos before my visit to Portugal. Our tour manager was happy to relate why there were so many rooster souvenirs everywhere in Portugal.The legend goes that an innocent man was … Continue reading

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Memento Monday: Portuguese Filigree

The Portuguese are proud of their craftsmanship which extends to jewelry-making. Their filigree works are popular for their complexity. An icon of Portuguese jewelry is the filigree heart.When in Portugal, visitors can’t help but notice the beautiful filigree jewelry on … Continue reading

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Memento Monday: Cork it! 

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I didn’t know before my Portugal trip that Portugal is a major cork-grower. The country produces half of the world’s commercial cork. No wonder, cork products are everywhere in Portugal. Locals and visitors take their pick from handbags to coasters.Guess … Continue reading

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Memento Monday: Loqi Shopping Bag featuring Gustav Klimt

This souvenir is a gift from my work friend, Holly, who went to Spain a few months ago. I requested her to get me the souvenir that got away which I posted about previously. While she couldn’t get the exact … Continue reading

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Memento Monday: Roma Tote Bag

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I have a weakness for bags, so when I saw this tote bag at a souvenir store in Rome, I bought it! With the Colosseum print on it, and the word ROMA in huge letters across it, there is no … Continue reading

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Memento Monday: Personalized Smartphone Case

How about a personalized smartphone case using photos you have taken yourself for a souvenir? I got this from shutterfly.com for 40% off! The site has many design options to choose from. It’s fun browsing among the designs and choosing … Continue reading

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