Happy Souvenir Sunday!
Shopping is always a great way to spend some time when you’re stuck at an airport. You just never know what you’ll find.
That’s why here at Stuck at The Airport we celebrate Souvenir Sunday every week.
This week: cute panda hats from China’s Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK). The photo is courtesy of Michael Crockatt (left), from Canada’s Ottawa International Airport Authority (left) and Carol Hutchins (right), from the Edmonton International Airport.
PEK airport seems huge – Terminal 3, which opened for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, is the second largest airport terminal in the world – but not boring.
According the airport Web site, an entertainment center at the airport offers:
“…Chinese tea ceremony, beauty saloon [I think they mean salon, but a beauty saloon seems intriguing], hairdressers, foot care house and so on. …There is time-meter hotel in the first underground floor, …You can also go to the cinema hall to enjoy the latest films or go to enjoy Chinese massage.”
All that sounds great, doesn’t it?
But this is Souvenir Sunday, so let’s celebrate those panda hats (and the brave models) and let me invite you to send along your photos of a fun souvenir you’ve found at the airport.
There are just a few rules: to be featured on Souvenir Sunday, an airport souvenir needs to be under $10, “of” a city or region and, if possible, just a wee bit offbeat.
Like those panda hats!