Real souvenirs actually made in the port not imported !
What are some of the real souveniers you purchased things that were hand crafted or produced in the ports or places you visited?
Some of mine are-
Rum cakes from the Bahamas
A wooden carved chess set, hand painted from Costa Rica
Rum Cream from the Bahamas
Straw bags and hats from the Bahamas
Jewelry from the Umbria Indians Panama
A shirt owned by Loretta Lynn from Loretta Lynns ranch in TN
How about you? Please list the port it came from or place.
the real souveniers you purchased
I guess that would have to be the alcohol for the different countries. Rums from all over, Guavaberry from St Martin, Tequila from Mexico. Plus the Vanilla from Mexico.
Straw handbag, wastebasket - Nassau
Blue Mountain Coffee & Island Liquers- Jamaica
Mexican Vanilla - Cozumel
Spices - Grenada
Guaveberry liquor - St. Maarten
Marquerita's - Carlos "N" Charlies- Cozumel(that counts right?)
Oh I forgot to add Costa Rican Coffee strong but good!
perfume made in st thomas bought on St, John
A handcrafted mexican nativity set bought in Progresso, mexico
A picture and a book mark hand painted on thin bark in progresso Mexico
I also buy liquor, coffee as well as cigars from various Caribean ports . I don't drink much (anymore), I never drink coffee and I only ever smoked one cigar from Honduras; I got sick. I enjoy sharing the stories etc. of my cruise as my friends enjoy the items I brought back.
Musical instruments such as steel drums from Grenada.
My favorite thing I ever brought back was hand tooled comedy-tragedy mask made out of Shark skin, from the small market in Progresso Mexico
In Costa Maya in the shopping area plaza, there is a man who paints tiles. They are quite pretty and inexpensive. While I was looking at them trying to decide which one to buy, he painted a fresh one just for me and put "Costa Maya, Mexico" at the bottom. He put it in a plastic foam box so it would not smudge. It was a standard tile -- maybe 4" square?
It cost me $5.
I also bought a larger one for about $15.
They are both tropical-type scenes.
I thought the Mexican silver was expensive, though a bought a few pieces.
I have bought hand carved bowles from a couple different islands. THe ones from Roatan were very nice, done out of Mahagony.
Perfume from Bermuda also Royal Lime for DH
Rosewood bowl from Belize made by Colin at the port
Batik Shorts from St Lucia
Batik cover-up from St Kitts
straw basket from Freeport Bahamas
Rum from Bermuda
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