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Old April 27th, 2006, 10:33 PM
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Default 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.
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Old April 28th, 2006, 08:54 AM
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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.
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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?)
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Oh I forgot to add Costa Rican Coffee strong but good!
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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
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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
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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.
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I have bought hand carved bowles from a couple different islands. THe ones from Roatan were very nice, done out of Mahagony.
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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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