It has been customary that pasalubong and souvenirs are among the “must bring” back home stuffs from travel whether local or abroad. For food, I believe all regions in the Philippines have its own speciality or delicacies like the piaya for Bacolod, danggit and dried mango for Cebu, pastel for Camiguin, buko pie for Laguna, chichacorn for Ilocos and a lot more to mention. We too had this foodstuff as pasalubong for our kiddos, family and friends.
For souvenir, I personally favor ref magnets but we had a few tees to share especially activity shirts of the climbs with exceptional memoir.
When on the road or trail, my visions are easily held captive by the sight of trees and flowers but in most cases, pictures are my only keepsake as shared in my blogs:
- Chrysanthemum flowers – Day Tour Around Seoul
- Crimson and pine trees – Autumn at Naejansang Mountain
- Falcata, manguim and umbrella trees – Tinuy-an Waterfalls
- Bonsai plants, pitcher and different flowers – Mt. Kinabalu Climb
- Different colorful flowers –Tarak Ridge Climb, Around Lake Sebu, Asik-Asik Falls Visit and Malipunyo-Manabu Climb
Exceptionally for the crimson and pine trees of Naejansang mountain, I brought some leaves home for keeps.
And whenever possible, I ask/buy a few to breed at home or grow it from seed which is totally another level of bringing keepsakes to life. To date, my collection includes bonsai plants from Tanay and Laguna, wild plants from Pico de Loro DENR, dapo-dapo from Bunga Falls and Pagsanjan Falls jump-off/registration area, now a 10-foot rambutan and lansones trees grown from the seeds of Siniloan in Laguna and the newest addition are the sprouting mangosteen and marang seedlings all the way from the fruits I ate at Alamada, North Cotabato.
But the recently concluded Lake Sebu trip with t'nalak from Lang Dulay Center whisked behind all other travel loots so far…
Until next looting..
This post is my entry to Pinoy Travel Bloggers' Blog Carnival
for the month of July 2013 with a
Theme "Memorable Travel Souvenirs, Objects and Mementos" and hosted by Jun Baris of galangpusa.
For a complete list of the past Carnivals refer to Estan Cabigas' list here.