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Elements: Souvenirs from Lands Afar
Souvenirs come in all shapes and sizes. They can be bought for oneself, cherished with intimate attachment, or saved as gifts for family and for friends who couldn’t tag along. They should say something about a place and its people, and serve as warm reminders of foreign lands afar. Here are 10 items that form a breadcrumb trail of one recent adventure through New Zealand: indie mags spotted in a Wellington coffee shop; a familiar demitasse (found in nearly every cafe across the country) that became an early morning motif; a quiet moment in which four grown men reveled over a chocolate bar on their plane ride home. And that’s just a handful of what we discovered in New Zealand.