All in Souvenirs

Rooster, Portugal

The legend of the Rooster of Barcelos tells the story of a dead rooster's miraculous intervention in proving the innocence of a man sentenced to death. The rooster has since become the unofficial symbol of Portugal.

What do you collect?

My father spent much of his life traveling. On his first solo trip in the 60s, he found himself in a youth hostel, in Lausanne, Switzerland. On the dirty floor, near his cot he spotted a small plastic figurine.

Ex-Yu Sweets

A round-up of desserts from my childhood in Serbia. I can still get my hands on a few of them, and often just the crinkling of the wrapper is enough to trigger a flood of memories.