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Do you think this is a little corny???

23 May 2008 Explorer1095870 asked

So my understanding is that alot of the people Im travelling with are going to be from Aus/NZ...Im sure theres some from the US too. Im sure we have to introduce ourselves to everyone at the beginning of the I was thinking...<BR><BR>Im from California and I was thinking of bringing something small (like a keychain or something) that was California related to give to everyone. I thought it was kinda a cool idea...but then thought it was really I dunno. <BR><BR>Any input??
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  • 23 May 2008 chantelle said


    if you gave me a keychain id think dat was awsome. but dats just me.

  • 23 May 2008 Jess-ade said



    I’m from Australia and I’m planning on taking a few little Aussie things for people that I get close to – I’ll swap groups as much as possible but I know at the end there’s sure to be one group I hang with more. I can’t imagine taking something for all 50ish people on tour though!

    Anyway, moral is that it’s a quaint idea and I’ll be doing it!

  • 23 May 2008 MeganSD said


    aaaawww thats not corny its sweet!!! It is a lot of people to buy keychains for though. In Australia we have these horendously tacky souvenier shops in the cities where you can buy a whole bag of clip on koalas cheap as, i don’t know if cali has anything similar though….

  • 23 May 2008 Explorer1095870 said


    Okay…good to see that some people will appreciate it. lol

    Yeah that is kinda a lot to carry…maybe Ill bring something for a few people.

  • 23 May 2008 Leanne31 said


    I think it’s a really lovely idea, and if i received such a present i’d be really happy Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->

    Hmmm i’m from the UK and have no idea what i’d bring…but i’d love to do it!!

  • 23 May 2008 ptooma said


    My mailing address for all you folks who wish to send me keychains is …

    c/o Vic

    … hehehehe Big Grin<!--graemlin::D--> … But seriously, as long as you remembered, anything small is fine – you are travelling on limitied budget, limited time, and limited suitcase weight. No concierge service.

  • 23 May 2008 Explorer1095870 said


    Yeah I wasnt planning on bringing snow globes for everyone….but maybe like a postcard or something that doesnt take up a whole lot of room.

  • 23 May 2008 Kirijane123 said


    I think that is a lovely idea, personally I wouldn’t because so many people on my trip are from Australia – BUT it’s a nice thought and if I got something off someone I became friends with during the tour I would LOVE it hahaha

  • 23 May 2008 Cyphus said


    aww, that’s a sweet idea Smiler<!--graemlin::)--> Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->

    Hmm.. now, what can I bring to my tour, from Vancouver Canada??!

  • 23 May 2008 Cyphus said

    Originally posted by benji:
    I don’t plan on bringing anything, and I don’t expect anything from anyone.

    Does that make me a bad person?

    Not at all!!!!!!!

  • 24 May 2008 Explorer1094223 said


    You Aussies should bring some TimTams!! Yum!!

  • 24 May 2008 Jess-ade said

    Originally posted by Explorer1094223:
    You Aussies should bring some TimTams!! Yum!!

    You guys don’t have TimTams??? I didn’t realise they were Australian.

  • 24 May 2008 Mattchew said


    Ok then…..

    Jars of vegimite for everyone.. hahha Wink<!--graemlin:;)-->

  • 24 May 2008 Laura Morris said

    Laura Morris

    vegimite is so hard to eat.

    bring on the chcolate hobnobs in the uk!

  • 24 May 2008 Cyphus said


    What are Tim Tams?!

    NOOOOOO not the vegemite please!

  • 25 May 2008 Mattchew said

    Originally posted by Cyphus:
    What are Tim Tams?!

    NOOOOOO not the vegemite please!

    Hahaa, I love Vegimite on toast especially after a HUGE night out…

    Tim Tams…

    Well they are Chocolate Biscuits…

    Two Layers of Chokkie Bikki Joined together with some Chocolate Cream stuff, Then dipped in milk chocolate!

  • 25 May 2008 work2travel said


    I got positively hooked on Tim Tams when I was in OZ.
    I would buy them and pass them around on the coach so I wouldn’t eat them all! Far too tempting!!
    Big Grin<!--graemlin::D-->

  • 25 May 2008 Jess-ade said


    Do you think that we can take Tim Tams in our luggage?

  • 25 May 2008 Rob said


    When I did my Contiki last fall, I went to my local MP’s office(in the US they are Senators) and got a bunch of Canada pins. I also gave out my business cards, and company pens with my name on. Everyone loved them!!

  • 25 May 2008 Kristy said


    Jess-ade – i’ve taken tim tams over in my luggage before. The only problem is the concern of them getting squashed or worse yet, melting.

    thanks for the idea about taking gifts/treats – something i hadnt thought of. and definetly not corny!

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