Question for you – What do you do with the tickets and assorted oddities you pick up on your trips and travels?
After all, even on a short trip it’s easy to build up a proper little collection of items such as bus and metro tickets, admission tickets, business cards, receipts, boarding passes, luggage tags and who knows what else?
So as you long term travellers will know you could come home with mountains of paper souvenirs from months on the road. Which is exactly what I did after my months in Asia and Europe last year.
I was more than happy with that though, as being the artistic type – it’s the job! – I like to make framed collages of the bits and bobs I’ve gathered along the way!
Granted this started before I discovered the travelling bug, as I was already doing this for my various festival and gig tickets. But once I got my country-hopping game on the number of picture frames grew pretty rapidly, and I’ve now got eight decorating my walls at home.
Those walls might be getting pretty packed, but it’s always good to look up and see these and be reminded of lots of good times. And here’s to creating many more with loads more ace memories!
So here’s my various collections so far… See any from anywhere you recognise?
France, Spain & Italy — 2012
Malaysia, Singapore & Indonesia — 2012
Various gig tickets, NASS Festivals and Goldcoast Oceanfest bands — 2003 – 2007
NASS Festival, Amsterdam & Paris — 2008 – 2010
Valencia (Fallas 2011) & Barcelona — 2011
Barcelona — 2010
Euro road trip, NASS Festivals, gigs & graduation — 2008/9
Japan — 2013
Now to find some more wall space…
So do you make anything out of your tickets and collectables? If so, what?