“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” – Mohammed
I absolutely love to travel and that is one of the reasons that when my husband brought up moving to Germany to become an expat, I didn't think twice...imagine the travel we would be able to do!
Growing up, I was the one always wondering what else was out there??? What new adventures were waiting to be discovered. When I was twenty, I moved to Puerto Rico to experience a bit of the Latin lifestyle. When I was twenty five and married, I moved 1800 miles across the country, and never thought twice about it!
After 6 moves and being blessed with the ability to see many different cultures and countries I am surrounded by items that I have picked up along the way. I can look around my house, and instantly be "taken back" to a special time in my life. Often the special souvenirs cost next to nothing...
The crocodile that greets anyone when they walk in our front door was picked up from a vendor in South Africa for a mere $5.00
This Argentinian wedding blanket was an Anniversary gift that my husband and I bought on our 15th Anniversary trip to Buenos Aires. It almost didn't make it home with us as it weighs so much that we debated on our ability to fit it in the suitcase.
When I first moved to Europe I decided that I would collect "oldish" or antique paintings or pictures of the country or city that I was visiting. Soon I realized that I didn't really have the wall space to do this, however a few made it up. One of my favorites, a painting I picked up from a street vendor in Bruges, Belgium, reminds me of a wonderful weekend that my mom and I enjoyed there.
What is your favorite memento?