When I saw the topic of this travel link up, I knew instantly that I wanted to contribute this month, however, in my typical form, I've left it until the very last minute to link up! Migraines and blogging just do not mix, and so all of my good intentions of blogging two or three times a week again are still not quite being achieved. However, we are off to Australia this week, so I'm going to make a huge effort while I'm there to share our adventures and really throw myself back into the beautiful world of blogging.
This month's Travel Link Up is about Souvenir Shopping, and Emma, Kel and Rebecca are hosting some fun posts about some quirky and random souvenirs that they've acquired on their wild and wonderful travels and I thought I'd share what one item we always buy when we visit a new country.
Five years ago when we started our adventures we didn't have a fridge to add magnets to. We didn't have a heap of money set aside on our journeys for spending on souvenirs and so early on we came up with the perfect souvenir that suited us down to the ground.
Cards were always a big part of holidays for me. My family are a big cards family. And even during uni, my friends and I would often have cards nights. And so when Pete and I started travelling together we found ourselves packing a deck of cards and whiling away the hours in a bitter batter of 500. But when we left Australia, we found ourselves living out of a suitcase and without a deck of playing cards. So we bought a deck in Oxford.
And when we went to Denmark over Christmas we bought another deck. And then it became our thing. Every new country we ever go to, we find the best playing cards that either sum up our time there or best sum up what we like most about that country.
For us, playing a game of cards is the ultimate luxury on holidays. It means we have all kinds of time. It is a simple pleasure that is usually accompanied by good snacks and strong drinks, and can be played anywhere. From train carriages to fireside. Or overlooking an ocean. Either will do!!
Do you have a standard souvenir that you buy on your adventures or do you like to change it up and be inspired by each different place? I really like Relokate's collection of Rubber Ducks from her travels!!