I was having brunch with the Hip Chicks this weekend. (We are the only ones who call ourselves that - in reality we are a bunch of Old Broads, but it was a joke name that stuck. And, let's face it, wouldn't you rather be known as a Hip Chick than an Old Broad?) I was telling them about my recent trip to Africa. One of my friends asked me what I bought. When I explained that it was not that type of a trip, she asked, "But surely you brought yourself some of the wonderful beaded jewelry that Africa is famous for, right?" I had to admit that, nerd that I am, I bought books - fiction and non-fiction about Kenya. (See photo below. I actually bought another book, but my travelling companion has it at the moment.) This is my obsession. I can't visit a place without buying books about it. To me, it extends the vacation and brings back memories when I read about places I visit after the fact. Do any of you do the same thing or am I a lone nerd?http://www.etsy.com/people/AislingKiernan.