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showcat April 27th, 2006 11:33 PM

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.

nlb1050 April 28th, 2006 09:54 AM

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.

LisaK April 28th, 2006 11:21 AM

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?)

showcat April 28th, 2006 03:40 PM

Oh I forgot to add Costa Rican Coffee strong but good!

fleaberry May 5th, 2006 01:18 AM

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

pantux May 23rd, 2006 02:33 AM

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

Fruitcake May 31st, 2006 02:25 PM

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.

jillgunter August 20th, 2006 08:15 PM

I have bought hand carved bowles from a couple different islands. THe ones from Roatan were very nice, done out of Mahagony.

kitty2 August 20th, 2006 08:23 PM

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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