I am adding a new category on the blog today: Travel Souvenirs.
I love the sound of the word souvenirs in French (gotta pronounce the rrr at the end, but not the s). In English, it should really translate as Memories – the word Souvenirs in French does not have the same meaning as the word Souvenirs in English. Do you follow me?
Souvenirs is often used in English to describe little bits & pieces that we bring back from a trip. You “buy” souvenirs in English. Well, in French, you don’t buy them. You collect them in your head and they stay with you forever. Of course you still find the odd mini Eiffel Towers in Paris, but generally speaking, souvenirs are emotional, associated with places visited and moments in time.
I’d love for you to share a precious photo from some souvenirs de voyage on BozAround. An image that you treasure from a special time away from home. Whether it’s from your own childhood or from a child, the idea is to show that we all carry souvenirs from the places we go on discovering, and we remember them forever. I believe that’s one of the most enriching aspect of travelling with children. It helps them build memories out of the ordinary.
All you need to do is… Email your photo (medium size resolution) to [email protected] titled BozAround Souvenirs submission with the approximate date of the photo, the city & country where it was taken, the first name of the child. And one short sentence explaining what memories this brings back to you or your child. I reserve the right to select the ones I find fit for the blog. Voila..
Vanessa on the beach in Skikda, Algeria. circa 1978.
A playful afternoon by the Mediterannee in Algeria in the 1970’s, carefree and happy, just as childhood should be. Souvenirs of a simple living in a country that has been so torn ever since.