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24 February 2014 10 Comments

Souvenirs for me is not just buying a few key rings, fridge magnets or postcards. They are fond memories of a place I visited, fond memories of the moments I lived & cherished. Sometimes they are part of our life, not just the memories.

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I stayed in Australia for nearly a year. During that period I visited many places in the country. I learnt about local culture, food and history.

I watched Aboriginals, the tribal community of Australia, playing Didgeridoo and dancing. I watched them speaking in their language and followed their expressions & movements to understand. Have you ever seen an Aboriginal dance? The meaning of “Kang-a-roo”, Australia’s national animal and why it was national animal meant a lot of sense.

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That time I had also become a fan of Cathy Freeman, their star Aboriginal athlete & Olympian. Do you remember these Olympic coins I had shared with you earlier?

I watched Aboriginals making Didgeridoo and Boomerang. I learnt how to use a Boomerang. What’s the correct way of holding it and how does it comes back to us!

Today these memories are boomeranging at me. Before I become more nostalgic, here are a few pictures of handmade, hand painted Boomerangs that adorn our walls.

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Question:- What is a souvenir to you?

P.S.- This is a monthly series exhibiting various souvenirs that I have picked up from my journeys across the globe. You can see more of them here.

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10 Comments »

  • Shreya said:

    Such a lovely way to remember the souvenirs. I like this series very much & wait to see your collection every month. :)

  • Prasad Np said:

    Soveniers are the best way to bring back a small piece of the place you visited… I have my own little treasure… :)
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  • Nisha said:

    Shreya,
    Thanks. Even I wait for this series eagerly. :P
    Nisha´s last [post] ..Boomerang

  • Nisha said:

    Prasad,
    Hey! I would like to see yours ! :D
    Nisha´s last [post] ..Boomerang

  • Arti said:

    I can understand what you say, Nisha because they mean the same to me as they do to you. These boomerangs are beautiful, I was actually wondering if they return and now I know, they do. Thank you! :)
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  • Niranjan said:

    Souvenirs always bring back a lot of wonderful memories. I too try to get something from every place i visit.
    Niranjan´s last [post] ..Srirangapatna- Tipu Sultan’s Isle…!!

  • Akanksha Jain said:

    Wonderful way of bringing back the memories cherished. Even I have the habit of collecting souvenirs and displaying on my showcase.
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  • Nisha (author) said:

    Arti,
    Yes, they do return. Good weapon na? :P
    Nisha´s last [post] ..Celebrating Women’s Day

  • Nisha (author) said:

    Niranjan,
    What do you collect normally?
    Nisha´s last [post] ..Celebrating Women’s Day

  • Nisha (author) said:

    Akanksha,
    Thank you very much.

    What souvenirs do you collect?
    Nisha´s last [post] ..Celebrating Women’s Day

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