The biggest temptation when traveling is to bring something home, to remind you of the spectacular places you have visited and the curious things you have seen. During my early years, I was tempted to collect magnet from every port-of-call (tradition still carried out by many crew members), but soon I realized I don’t have the space to display the hundreds of magnets you tend to acquire. On the ship, being made of steel, the walls are perfect for magnets, but what do you do when you reach home? I ended up with a box full of magnets and I had no place to display them. Connie, a dear friend of mound created a magnetic board at home and found. abolition for her magnetism but recently admitted there are many more that also stay in a container in her garage.
Magnets make a cute gift, but let’s face it, you quickly get tired of them even if you get too put them on the fridge, so I had to make the conscious choice to move on ands collect other items, holding the name of the place instead, apart from magnets and postcards, like kitchen accessories: dish towels, aprons and various cooking tools, t-shirts and cute little stuffed animals. They were easy to pack, dod not take much space and this way I was surrounded at home by my memories.