Saturday, September 4, 2010

What I Drag Home on My Summer Vacations

In fact, I don't think we've had an American bar of soap in this house since...
well, not for a long time.
Taous from Morocco
La Toja and Heno de Pravia from Spain
Monsavon au Lait and Le Chat from France

Magno from Spain

Imperial Leather from Ireland--with the magical little sticker that never comes off!
It's one of my favorite souvenirs.
It's small, cheap, useful, consumable, and it's not fragile.
And when it's time to choose a new bar for the tub, we get to remember where we've been!


Care said...


Fourth Daughter said...

I still have several hotel soaps that my grandparents brought back from their trip to Europe in the 80s, including Maja brand which I think is quite well known, it has a flamenco dancer as its trademark... I can't bring myself to use them so they live in my wardrobe and make my clothes smell nice :)

Sherry from Alabama said...

Wow! We don't get that kind of soap where we vacation. We usually get those little slivers of soap that you can't hold on to because they're so tiny to start with. But our vacations have never carried us out of the U.S. In fact, we rarely leave Alabama.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Samina said...

What a great alternative to cheasy tchotchkes that get stuffed in a drawer or collect dust! Thanks for the idea.

Anonymous said...

these aren't any old hotel or motel soaps...these are from the local grocery stores!


Vicky Hernandez said...

I from Spain but now live abroad and Magno is my favourite. It has lovely fragance.