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1. Posted by twinsing (Budding Member 38 posts) 8y

Apart from the usual, sending postcards, writing diaries, do you have any exciting travel rituals that would help you remember how you felt like, where you were at and what you did and who with?

Quoting date/time you were there and with who on beer coasters!
Getting your name written down in many languages
Collecting napkins from places you eat in and writing on them.
A friend of mine used to collect Cigarette packets from different countries with their price tags on it.

Whats yours?

I might steal some

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Hello Twinsing:)

When I arrive in some places I often stay out all night clubbing or hanging out for the first night. It not only saves money on a nights accomodation but I meet some fun people.
Last time I did it was in Rome a few weeks ago. I went to a heavy metal club. It was over at 5AM which was still way too early to get busses. Some punk girls asked me to go to an all night bar with them so I hung out chatting with them until 8AM.

Mel

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

I once carved my initials and the date into an old wooden street sign.

I went back recently and it's still there - JH 25/9/1981 - I would have been fifteen.

It made me very happy to see it, but also very sad.

4. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 8y

Quoting james

I once carved my initials and the date into an old wooden street sign.

I went back recently and it's still there - JH 25/9/1981 - I would have been fifteen.

It made me very happy to see it, but also very sad.

Why?

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4811 posts) 8y

It doesn't help me remember anything (I have photographs and tripreports for that), but the one ritual I have is to 'taste' a bit of water of every new sea or ocean I come to. I dip the middle three fingers of my right hand into the water, bring them to my lips, and silently give thanks to the universe for being there.
The other ritual I've tried to develop was to read Roger Zelazny's 24 views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai in every Japanese garden I came to, and to contemplate it while walking one last round through the garden. Unfortunately the story is slightly too long to do that while in the company of others, so that one didn't last very long.

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Drink as much local beer as possible

7. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 8y

Collect local Flags, Badges & football team kits.

8. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

Drink as much local beer as possible

And sample the local "delicacies"

9. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Quoting james

Quoting Utrecht

Drink as much local beer as possible

And sample the local "delicacies"

For sure! Chocolate-Copacobana brownies are my favorite

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 14, 2008, at 3:38 AM by Utrecht ]

10. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 8y

Whenever I close my eyes, try to vanish myself from my sorrounding in a corner of that church hall,
I would remember everything beyond my existance!