Tired of snowdomes and T-shirts? Have a few too many fridge magnets? In an entirely non-scientific survey, we asked Lonely Planet fans on Facebook to tell us about their most treasured travel souvenirs. It turns out that the best keepsakes are often the things that pesos and pounds can’t buy…
1. A partner
‘Hong Kong couple‘ by bryangeek. Creative Commons Attribution licence.
Awwwww. A new boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife was the most common travel souvenir among our Facebook followers. We’re feeling warm and fuzzy.
‘Smoking women‘ by twicepix. Creative Commons Attribution licence.
Sure, it’s cheesy, but our Facebook fans agree that the experience gained through travel and exposure to foreign cultures has changed them as people. You don’t know until you go…
3. An injury
‘Egyptian Highlight‘ by sonofgroucho. Creative Commons Attribution licence.
Travel souvenirs aren’t always a reminder of the happy times. On the bright side, once you’re no longer in pain you can laugh about it.