Home » Australia


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.

boomarang @lemonicks.com

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.

boomarang @lemonicks.com

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.

boomarang @lemonicks.com

boomarang @lemonicks.com

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.

If you want to travel places with me, I suggest you to join me on my Facebook travel page and Twitter.
P.S.- This article belongs to www.lemonicks.com. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited. If you are viewing this on a website instead of your RSS feed reader, then that website is guilty of stealing my content. Kindly do me a favour. Please visit my site and help me taking action by letting me know against this theft. Thank you.



  • 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… :)
    Prasad Np´s last [post] ..The Sounds of Great Britain

  • Nisha said:

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

  • Nisha said:

    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! :)
    Arti´s last [post] ..‘My Most Memorable Memento’ Contest!

  • 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.
    Akanksha Jain´s last [post] ..The Evolution Of Freelance Writer Into Agency

  • Nisha (author) said:

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

  • Nisha (author) said:

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

  • Nisha (author) said:

    Thank you very much.

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

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.


CommentLuv badge

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.