The only thing we don't like about travelling is the fact that it has to end at some point. And once we've had to re-pack our bags and head out to the airport, the only relief left as evidence of our amazing experience is our choice of souvenirs. Whether it's for our own enjoyment and keepsake or something to impart to our friends and loved ones at home, it should encapsulate and embody the stories we've gathered through those certain adventures. While magnets and mugs are cool and all, consider these unconventional souvenirs next time you travel because they're for great travel anecdotes and conversation starters.
Bottled or canned air from Mount Fuji, Japan
Aside from being one of Japan's most iconic destinations, Mount Fuji is also known as an ideal hiking spot where you can score unique Fuji-themed souvenirs and have a taste of the famed Owakudani black egg that is said to extend your life for seven more years. But nothing beats the intrigue that surrounds the bottled Fujisan air found in the fifth step of the trek's souvenir shops.
The bottled air is tightly shut and is said to contain 'clean natural air you can breathe only when at Mt. Fuji'. Now whatever you may think of this novelty item, it sure makes for a great memento to have that will surely spark the interest of everyone you show it to. It has become so famous that even Canada, the Swiss Alps, and more countries started creating their own versions of it!
Virgin olive oil from Greece
We know what you're thinking — surely you don't have to head to Greece just to get a bottle of virgin olive oil. But do note that because of Greece's renowned cultivation of olive oil, each bottle is of top-notch quality that's unlike what you get from your local grocery store. Plus, you don't have to stick to traditional cooking oil as your souvenir of choice because Greece also has a variety of makeup, skincare, and homeware products made from olive oil that you will rarely find elsewhere.