Soap I got when staying at a hotel in Napoli (Naples, IT)
I've always loved those cute little soaps you get when you stay in a hotel or a bed and breakfast. I even collect them as my souvenir when I travel. I've been making my own handmade soap for 12 years now, but still love all other soaps and toiletries. I have several other blogs featuring my soap and other peoples soap, for instance I have a Handmade Lavender Soap blog that shows off handmade lavender soap from all around the world. I also have 2 similar ones dedicated to Coconut Milk Soap and Handmade Rose Soap. If you stop by those blogs you will see some of the soaps I love. Today I wanted to show you a little of my travel soap collection.
Here are some of the soaps I've collected over the years.
Soap from Hotel Alba in Firenze (Florence,IT)
One from Hotel Saint-Honore in Paris
This one is from Agli Artista Hotel in Venezia (Venice, IT)
and one of my favorite experiences the night train from Venezia (Venice, IT) to Amsterdam. I love this little logo they have on the soap.
I have a whole collection from many different places throughout the USA, Europe and the Caribbean. I hope to make it to Asia this year to start a collection from there. I've always just thought they were so adorable and such a great souvenir since most of them have the Hotel address and phone number on them some where. It's also a great thing to bring home to kids as the soaps seem so exotic when they are from a foreign land. I love to use them to show kids about other languages and cultures. Since they are small, they are an easy thing to bring back and they look like little chocolates to kids which intrigues them. Just make sure that they aren't so young that they try to eat them ;-)
I'm curious what things my readers collect when traveling? Would love to hear some of your stories.
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