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Across the Cafe Table with the Travel Belles – My Favorite Souvenir

Bay of Cala Gonone, Sardinia.

This post is my submission for the Travel Belles’ monthly “travel chat”, Across the Cafe Table. This month’s question for “the gals” was, What’s you favorite travel souvenir?  Luckily I already had an answer prepped & ready-to-go.  My favorite souvenir is a hand-painted bottle of Mirto liqueur I picked up in Sardinia last month during our honeymoon.

Colorful bottles of mirto.

And well, since I threw the word “honeymoon” in there, you’ve probably already gleaned why this souvenir has become my favorite.  Of course there is the sentimental value, but I also was drawn to the colorful bottles because of their “local” quality and because they seemed to capture so much of the region: a bit wild, but undeniably beautiful.

Small souvenir from our honeymoon.

It’s likewise quite fitting because somehow our trips always seem to focus narrowly on one event: eating.  We hit our fair share of restaurants and I was equally caught-up snapping photos of big rounds of cheese at the supermarket or sausages hanging at the butchers.  And while I’d love to slip one of those big pecorino wheels in my suitcase, that’s probably not the most practical idea.

Too bad these don’t fit in my suitcase.

So the bottle of mirto sits perched in our kitchen, most likely never to be opened but a pretty reminder of our trip & of the delights of Sardinia.  Plus, we did manage to bring a big hunk of sausage back with us (vacuum-packing works wonders) – which, unfortunately, is long gone.

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Across the Cafe Table with the Travel Belles – My Favorite Souvenir

  1. I love those bottles – they are beautiful! I had never heard about mirto liquer before… I wonder why they don’t have it here in Mirto (myrtle) Beach. What a special memento from your honeymoon – and probably will hold up better than the wheel of cheese too 😉

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    1. That’s true about Myrtle Beach Margo, ha ha, I never put the two together! Too funny. Yep, think the bottle will last a little longer than the cheese wheel 🙂

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    1. Thanks Nancy! Mirto is fairly sweet – made with berries so it reminds me of Cassis liqueur here in France or other “digestivos” made with blackberries – quite good & not too strong.

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