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I recently heard of people who collect vials of sand. They have samples of sand from each beach visited.

Does anyone collect sand?

Does anyone collect rocks?

Taisha
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Hi Taisha!

We would probably not be allowed to bring sand or rocks back into Australia, and items made of untreated wood or other raw materials, and seeds, fruit, etc are a big no-no.

I try not to collect anything, if I started I wouldn't be able to stop myself! My friend, though, started a collection of walking stick shields (the small metal badges) from every place she goes - one day, she says, she will buy a walking stick to put them all on!


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I collect musical instruments indigenous to the area I am visiting.

I don't take rocks only because I saw the post office in Hawaii that has a museum of lava rocks people sent back to because they experienced terrible events after taking them off the islands. That freaked me out enough to leave all the natural things!


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Hi Shannon,

That would freak me out, too!

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Does anyone collect cookbooks for the local cuisine? I found some great cookbooks. Try the local resale shops. The books are reasonable for those not in the local language.


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Good fiction books are available, too. <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />


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For boughten gifts...t-shirts are my favorite item. For free from nature----- shells from the ocean, petrified wood from the desert, crafts related to the locale.

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I have loads of shells. They make great decorations.


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I collect shot glasses. My son brought me a set
back from the Virgin Islands - they had little
handles on them.

They were cute. They looked like little mugs.
I never use any of them.

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No one has mentioned photographs, do you like taking digital photographs or the twentieth century method? What are your favorite pictures? Post your favorite ones.

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I take photographs of peoples windows. Not in a pervy way (ask anyone, they'll tell you) but for research. I need new windows in my trail..I mean apartment, house, and so I'm trying to work out the best ones to use. Aluminium's my favourite so far, hard wearing but stylish, and if I may say so, just a little sexy (like me). Unfortunately people can be a bit touchy when they see me crouched outside their windows taking photographs, so I occasionally fall foul of the narrow minded local constabulary*. They seem to mistake an honest, charming, good-looking researcher** for some sort of mad looney, trying to....*** So, what was I talking about? Yes, photos, aren't they lovely?

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My husband and I buy a Christmas ornament from every place that we travel together.

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