Bringing a piece of the journey home

Bad tourists leave things behind – we mean the negatives such as scribbling “xxx was here” on some thousand-year old artefact. Bad tourists also take things away from where they should stay – example smuggling out artefacts. Latest one being the defacing of corals in Bali apparently by Chinese tourists.

But it is also true that you want to bring something from that journey you make back with you. In this article, there are 15 Huffington editors who shared some of the most treasured items they brought home with them from their journeys.

Let’s see, what are the most outrageous items Mel and Suan bring home?

  • two 5’x3′ oil paintings from  Bali
  • a pair of 15-pound cut agate from Colorado
  • beaver gloves and hide from Alaska
  • acorns that had dispersed their seeds. The largest one from France.
  • reindeer rug from Finland

Yes we know it’s kids stuff. But hey! We are compliant Singaporeans who follows the rules and the laws of the land, wherever we are…

There is however a shadier side though to bringing things homes from your journeys. Surprisingly, many people do not know that selfies and photos with exotic animals are usually traumatic – for the animals we mean! In a recent article at the DailyMail, examples of how these “pets” are managed/prepared for their photography sessions sickens the heart. Think about it before you pay fora selfie.

What will you bring home?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

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