Travel Forums General Talk Farewell.....

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1. Posted by Twinkle (Respected Member 1112 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I always seem to become attatched to certain items on my travels!!!!We had several farewells....like the time we said goodbye to the flip-flops that were falling apart, the trust stripey bag we ended up dragging everywhere and finally these cute little gold ballet pumps that i wore more amost my whole trip....as i was leaving for the airport i had the ceremony of putting them in the bin!!!Does anyone else get so attacted to such items?!?!?!?

2. Posted by hednorth (Budding Member 31 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

haha,it`s funny...I thought I was the only one. A pair of really comfortable flip-flops I bought in Vietnam fell apart after four weeks, but still made their way back home with me. (Also some broken coffeecups. why on earth did I buy them?!). I still have them, it`s just too sad

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I finally shoved my trusty, well-worn, comfortable but ultimately finished pair of velcro-strap walking shoes into a bin outside a petrol station in Belfast. I was trying to lighten my bag, and decided it was just time to say goodbye. I miss them though...

4. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

It's all about the shoes, isn't it?

I had a pair of day hikers made by Solomon that I loved. I wanted to stand on every continent with them on. They made it to 4 of the 7 continents before I wore a hole in the bottom sole of the shoes and I had to give them up. Sigh. At least I still have my pair of green army shorts and my red fleece that have been with me on every continent that I've been to (so far that's 5).

I haven't thrown them out though. I still have them. Don't know why - just lazy I guess.

5. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I seem to hold onto things as long as possible... I still have things which I should have thrown out but couldnt bring myself to bin. My favourite backpack with no functioning zippers left should have gone 5 yrs ago but I still have it in the wardrobe... so too a pair of tracksuit pants which I lived in when I was in Nepal over 5 years ago (these things are pretty disgusting and air so old and worn out that the material is thinner than a pair of silk boxer shorts)...

Maybe its so hard to let go of things because they are part of the memory of travelling. They kind of travel with us like a close friend.....maybe

6. Posted by Twinkle (Respected Member 1112 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

This is soooo funny how we all have these weird little sentimental things!!!the little gold shoes were beyond rustic, seriously they were literally falling off my feet and parting with them was auful!!!i actually have a picture on my pin board of them poised on top of the bin in a hostel in Bangkok, in all their glory, holes in them, a bit of missing sole!!!I wished id kept at least one!!!Actually i was searching the compartments of my backpack the other day in search of a bracelet i bought on the travels in hope it may be hiding in there as I cant find it anywhere it was a lost cause and the backpack proved empty apart from this tiny little scarf i had picked up on my way....when i was away i had this lemon grass spray id bought when we had a bed bug scenario and the inevitable happened and it leaked all over the bag so this smell followed up every single day of our trip.....got the scarf out and the good old aroma errupted!!!felt all nostalgic!!!!

7. Posted by SeeTheSky (Full Member 558 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

i am the most sentamental person ever. sometimes its just dumb. ill wanna cry throwing out the stupidest thing. but its all good! im not as bad as i used to be. im still sentimental, ive just realized what isn't something to be sentimental about.
that made nooooooooooooooooooo sense

8. Posted by mally (Respected Member 199 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

we,ve all done that but as you get older it's usually something petite that once fitted

9. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I can never throw anything away. I have like tickets to the Louvre since last summer, recipts from restaurants, coasters from that bar in Nice.. etc. and I wouldn't dream of parting with them. It's a small, non-huge-space-taking reminder of my trip and brings back a lot of memories. Works the same as pictures do most of the time.

10. Posted by Twinkle (Respected Member 1112 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Yeah, angela, Im exactly the same with little things like that, i keep everything, bus tickets, napkins, sweet wrappers, u name it!its cool to keep things like that!I kept a journal of my most recent trip where I wrote in it every day and stuck all sorts of little delights in it!!!!Now whenever Im getting all nostalgic about my trip I get the book out for a little read!