Collectively, the Air Canada enRoute team has amassed a trove of treasures from our travels – some iconic (tiles from Lisbon), others delicious (dulce de leche from Buenos Aires) and all reflective of the places we’ve been. We’re sharing them here – please share yours, too!
“A couple of years ago, I was strolling through the Jardin du Palais Royal and stumbled upon Les Drapeaux de France, a small-scale figurine and tin-soldier shop. As soon as I set foot into the 70-year-old boutique, I felt like I’d been transported back to my childhood, surrounded by vitrines showcasing miniature figures just like the ones my brother and I admired when we were kids. As a cyclist, I was immediately drawn to the collection of Tour de France riders and picked out one with a polka-dot jersey, for the best climber of the Tour. Now it’s a tradition to add to my collection whenever I visit. Last time, I asked the clerk if they had one in a Giro d’Italia-style pink jersey, and he offered to make one for me. A few days later, it was ready, top-notch paint job and all. Next up: a green jersey, worn by the Tour’s top sprinter.”