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Old December 29th, 2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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Typical souvenirs of cities around the world

London: models of taxicabs, pen sharpeners like phone both and mailbox. Didn't see any models of the Big Ben though.

Paris: of course a model of the Eiffel tower, you can buy them in all sizes at the authorized souvenir dealers at the Eiffeltower or buy low quality Hong Kong made towers from the african pan handlers on the same spot.



Berlin: any teddy bears
Copenhagen: mermaids ?
New York: where can you buy statue of liberty souvenirs, any pictures of empire state building souvenirs? Are there refugees selling cheap crap souvenirs without permit at some areas ?
Rio de Janeiro: are there any jesus of corcovado-souvenirs for sale ?

Please post pictures of your souvenirs !
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Old December 29th, 2011, 09:42 PM   #2
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Actually for New York City, id say that most tourists would rather buy a "I Love NY" t-shirt than a Statue of Liberty souvenir xD.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 01:39 AM   #3
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Sydney: Snowglobes, keyrings or models of any Sydney icons. Including but not limited to Bondi Beach, the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge or the ferry network. In addition to the usual Australian souvenirs of plush or ceramic koalas or kangaroos, with "Sydney" written on them.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 01:46 AM   #4
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Am I the only person, who hates souvenirs?
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Old December 30th, 2011, 04:28 AM   #5
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Kansas City: BBQ sauce


Springfield, MO: something with "Bass Pro" on it
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Old December 30th, 2011, 08:21 AM   #6
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I always try to buy magnets :P
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Old December 30th, 2011, 09:48 AM   #7
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I've found some things sold by a gift shop


Is there a gift shop inside the Empire State buildning selling this piece?



































image hosted on flickr



But they're all "Made in China."

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Old December 30th, 2011, 01:12 PM   #8
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T-Shirt is the most typical souvenir... (ex. I <3 NY, SG, HK, etc..)..Next is a Mug....
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Old December 30th, 2011, 02:40 PM   #9
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For Manila, it would be this,

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Old December 30th, 2011, 03:03 PM   #10
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The usual tat, found all over Scotland, we dont have city specific stuff usually, except for small or unusual items.

Jimmy hat



Nessie toy



Shortbread



Although if you're ever in Glasgow I'd try and find a shop selling these little models of local tenement architecture, they're excellent!



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Old December 30th, 2011, 04:47 PM   #11
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Berlin:

Definitely Bears



Currywurst



Tattoos



.....and a hangover from Berlin party nights !

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Old December 30th, 2011, 04:51 PM   #12
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Dortmund - Beer



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Old December 30th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #13
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Berlin:

Definitely Bears


Is that a giant ***** protruding from his stomach?

Is I <3 NY a NY thing? I've seen other cities have the same t-shirt
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Old December 30th, 2011, 09:11 PM   #14
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There is also the Trabant for the Berlin souvenir.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 11:02 PM   #15
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There is also the Trabant for the Berlin souvenir.
Of course, the old East German car ...



Plus:

Ampelmännchen (Berlin Traffic lights figure)



"Original" pieces of the Berlin wall



Berlin music
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Old December 30th, 2011, 11:11 PM   #16
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Venice - masks

Canada - maple syrup & miniature inukshuks

Japan - kokeshis (Japanese wooden dolls)

Mexico - sun stone

Vatican - rosaries
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Old December 31st, 2011, 06:27 AM   #17
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More typical Canadian souvenirs: Moose mounties, dream catchers and hockey jerseys.

Also, especially if you go to into the wilderness, you'll find "trading posts" along highways which sell things like gemstones, mocassins, Native art, t-shirts, snow-shoes, etc.
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Old December 31st, 2011, 09:45 AM   #18
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From Caracas you should not go without a bottle of Ponche Crema (our own style of Baileys since the 1900's)

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Old December 31st, 2011, 11:58 AM   #19
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Amsterdam:

The little houses


mini clogs


tulips








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Old December 31st, 2011, 04:10 PM   #20
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Am I the only person, who hates souvenirs?
No, you're not!
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