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  • What is the world worst souvenir?

    What is the world worst souvenir?

    I think this could be a fun thread to start, and see how develops...

    Has any of our members bought - or seen - some really ... ehhh... horrible souvenirs?

    What is the world's worst souvenir?

    Here are a picture series to start you off:

    http://reise.adressa.no/reise/article4268979.ece
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    Re: What is the world worst souvenir?

    I remember my dear friend Andy (English Andy from my travels) was visiting us 25 or so years ago. We went to New York and he found an "Amazing Growing Statue of Liberty." It was about 2cm high, and when you put it in a pitcher of water, it expanded to 15 cm. Tacky souvenir from the 1980's.

    And, of course, there are always lovely souvenirs in Brussels of Manneken Pis...I actually saw one in a catalog just last week--almost bought it for my son for a silly Christmas prezzie.... This one sat on top of a liquor bottle and when you wanted to dispense said libation, you pressed a button and...well, you work it out......

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    • #3
      Re: What is the world worst souvenir?

      During our stay in Bergen last year, my daughter bought herself a knife, a scouts knife, up on the Fløyen mountain.
      The knife sheath had 'FLØYEN' burned into the leather (done by a human in some kind of a hurry)...., other than that, the hole thing had nothing whatsoever to do with Fløyen, Bergen nor Norway for that matter.
      But did they want money for the thing...? Oh yes, way over a hundred kroner, but who could say no to a cute daughter who really wanted that knife? Not me... (And that's how the souvenir-people earn their money).

      I'm not a monster though, as this knife naturally brings back memories of Bergen to my daughter. I can see that...
      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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      • #4
        Re: What is the world worst souvenir?

        It's kind of fascinating how tacky souvernirs make it to the shops, and into our luggage.

        I have had my share fare of those tackiest of the tackiest..... most of them have ended up where they belong: in the trash.

        How about all those finger-cups (??? .... fingerbøl in Norwegian) with the name of the place (used when doing needle work).
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          I have no idea how Lady C found this thread but the fact of the matter is that she did!

          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
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