Friday, 6 December 2013

19. Corsica, France

Corsica, France

 Another beautiful metal flip flop. This time from Corsica. It is a gift from my best friend A. It was one of the first flip flop gift. Corsica is a  is a French island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located west of Italy, southeast of the French mainland, and north of the Italian island of Sardinia. We can see on this flip flop black head which is also situated on logo and flag of this island. It's la Tête de Maure (Moor's Head). That white bandana above his eyes symbolise the liberation of the Corsican people.

Friday, 8 November 2013

18. Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

First flip flop from Northern Europe. My friend K. which was my english teacher as well used to go to Denmark every holidays but she have never found a flip flop for me. She finally bought it after moving to this country. She lives in Copenhagen now. Copenhagen is is the capital of Denmark and its most populous city. Originally it was a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century. Nowadays is the cultural, economic and governmental centre of Denmark. The statue of the Little Mermaid is an icon of the city and a popular tourist attraction. city and I think that it would be a nice decoration for this flip flop but I like it anyway.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

17. Paris, France

Paris, France

I was in Paris 8 years ago but that time I wasn't collecting flip flops so I wasn't searching. This one I got 2 years ago from my friends from school. They were in Paris for a student exchange. When they came back, they told me that they hadn't anything for me but when I walked to the classroom I spotted this magnet on my desk. I'm really glad that I have flip flop from France, I really love this country and la langue française. I don't have to explain what we can see at this flip flop, everybody knows Eiffel Tower. This magnet starts new design of flip flops - metal magnets with flower. I already have three of this kind so I will show you.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

16. Batumi, Georgia

Batumi, Georgia

My first flip flop from Georgia and first double flip flop as well. I got it from friend of my parents. He has found it at the airport in Georgia. He has spotted him at the exhibition but the souvenir shop was closed because it was middle of the night. He was walking outside this shop, even security guard was interested why that man looked so desperate. And then, after 30 minutes of waiting, a girl from the shop has opened it and he could buy flip flop for me. It's one of the most original magnets on my fridge and only one from this country. Georgia is a sovereign state in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital of Georgia is Tbilisi but this flip flop cames from Batumi. It's a seaside city on the Black Sea coast,one of the main port cities of Georgia. The tower on this flip flop is called Piazza. It's the visiting-card of Batumi, local peoples and tourists favourite place of meeting. Batumi Piazza is a hotel which was built in 2009 in Old Batumi. Batumi's skyline has been transformed since 2007 with remarkable buildings and monuments of contemporary architecture.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

15. Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes, Greece

Greece again. This time I get flip flop from my best friend M, she gave me him in June. Rhodes is an Greek island located in the eastern Aegean Sea. Rhodes' nickname is 'The Island of the Knights'. Historically this island was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes (that gold monument on this flip flop) which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Colossus was a statue of the Greek Titan Helios destroyed during the earthquake of 226 BC. Nowadays modern bronze deer statues (also on flip flop) stand in Mandraki harbor, where the Colossus may have stood.

Friday, 18 October 2013

14. Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

One more flip flop from Croatia. This comes from my friend K and it's magnet and a bottle opener as well. Dubrovnik is a Croatian city located on the Adriatic Sea in the region of Dalmatia. This seaport is one of the most popular tourist destination in the Mediterranean and have joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. On this flip flop we can admire the walled city. The Walls of Dubrovnik are series of defensive stone walls that have surrounded and protected the citizens in the Middle Ages.

Friday, 11 October 2013

13. Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

One of the most original flip flop I have. I got it from my best friend M. When I first time told him about my collection, he was like 'what?' but few days later, after his trip to Italy, he gave me this. Flip flop is unpainted but it gives the impression that he came from Roman Empire. On the left side we can see a part of Colosseum. On the right side we can see St.Peter's Square with St.Peter's Basilica which are located in Vatican City in fact.

Monday, 7 October 2013

12. Marmaris, Turkey

Marmaris, Turkey

One more flip flop from Turkey but the first one from my friend P. Marmaris is a tourist resort on the Mediterranean coast, located in southwest Turkey, along the shoreline of the Turkish Riviera. It's a port town for lovers of cruise ships so it explains a presence of plenty of ships on this flip flop. This orange square on the left side may be an illustration of Marmaris Castle. It is believed that the Castle was first built by the Ionians and later on repaired during the era of the Alexander the Great. Nowadays is a place of museum.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

11. Bulgaria


My friend K. goes to Bulgaria once a year. And she always buys for me a flip flop. This is the first one which I got in 2011. Bulgaria is a country located in Southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. I'm still looking for more flip flops, if you are interested in swap, contact me - I have some beautiful magnets from Poland for you :)

Friday, 27 September 2013

10. Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

It's the newest flip flop I have. My friend K. bought him for me in Spain a week ago. I felt in love with Barcelona when I've read 'Shadow of the wind' so I'm really glad that now I have two beautiful and different flip flops from this city. This one shows the most popular monument of Barcelona - Sagrada Familia Church designed by Antioni Gaudi. Although incomplete, church  is beautiful and breathtaking. But in the foreground of this souvenir we can admire The Columbus Monument. It was constructed in 1888 in honor to Columbus first voyage to the Americas. The monument serves as a reminder that Christopher Columbus reported to Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand V in Barcelona after his first trip to the new continent.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

9. Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki, Greece

I get this flip flop from my best friend K. She found him a year ago when she was in Greece. Thessaloniki is   the second-largest city in Greece located in the north part of this country. On this flip flop we can admire the principal monument of this city. It's the White Tower which is a symbol of Greek sovereignty over Macedonia. It became a notorious prison and scene of mass executions during the period of Ottoman rule but nowadays is a place of the Byzantine Museum.

Friday, 20 September 2013

8. Madeira, Portugal

Madeira, Portugal

The next flip flop from my best friend A. It's a souvenir from Madeira. It's a name of a Portuguese archipelago situated in the north Atlantic Ocean, called also Pearl the Atlantic. Madeira is also a name of one of island in this archipelago which is situated  at the top of a massive shield volcano that rises about 6 km from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean so the landscape there is really picturesque. I hope that I will go there one day to take pictures... and I get one more flip flop too.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

7. Ortahisar, Turkey

Ortahisar, Turkey

This flip flop is a gift from my best friend M. I know that he was bought in Ortahisar in Turkey. He represents a specific landscape of Cappadocia (an ancient region of Anatolia) with the Fairy Chimneys (tall, thin spire of rock) which look like a huge mushrooms to me. Hot-air ballooning is very popular there so it is a reason why the baloon also appeared on this flip flop. It's the only flip flop I have which is decorated with the eye of the prophet although I have a few flip flops from Turkey.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

6. Croatia


This flip flop I get from a swap with my friend . I gave her a shoe from Turkey and she gave me this original flip flop from Croatia. It was a hard decision to me because shoe was also beautiful but love to flip flops was stronger.  Some people collect maps magnet and this is map and flip flop at once. 2 in 1. So I think it was worth to sacrifice other magnet to get this one. If anyone has a flip flop to swap, contact me :)

Sunday, 15 September 2013

5. Hurghada, Egypt

Hurghada, Egypt

When I was in Egypt for the first time, in Sharm El Sheikh I was looking for flip flop for two weeks but I didn't find him. Last year I visited Egypt again. That time I was in Hurghada. I was really determined to find him. I was looking everywhere. I've checked every single souvenir shop but without success. I was dissapointed so I've bought other souvenirs out of desperation. After two weeks of searching we arrived to airport with nothing. I was tired, it was a middle of the night. Me, my friends and my 7-years-old cousin were waiting for our flight. Cousin was annoying, we were exhausted but he just wanted to visit every shop at the airport. So when he told me that he had found a flip flop I didn't belive him. I thought that it was an excuse to forced me to go with him. But I was wrong. He really found a flip flop. You can admire him (flip flop, not cousin) in the photo above. He represents the reef of Red Sea and he reminds me how I love to diving.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

4. San Marino

San Marino

San Marino is a little country surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Penisula on the north-eastern side of the Apennine Mountains. I got this flip flop from my best friend A. She was in Italy but she decided to buy me a souvenir from San Marino where she spent only one day. She explained me that she likes challenges and finding flip flop in San Marino which have only 30 000 habitants is a mission made for her. And she did it! She had searched every single souvenir shop and she found it. It's really beautiful, isn't it? :)

3. Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

I'd like to present you flip flop number 3. I really like it. I know it's a little bit damaged but he survived a robbery! I got it from my aunt M. She spent holidays with her family in Italy. They rend a little house near Venice. One night when they were sleeping, suddenly they heard that something crashed in next room. It was a burglar. When he spotted that familly was awake he ran away through the window. He took away the bag filled with clothes and... souvenirs.  My uncle started to chase him and although he knocked him down, the burglar ran away. The next day my aunt found some souvenirs in the garden. Probably they fell out of the bag when the burglar fell down. My flip flop was one of these souvenirs so he went through a lot but he survived. At the end I just want to remind you that I can send you magnets from Poland if you have any flip flop fridge magnet for exchange.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

2. Bodrum, Turkey

Bodrum, Turkey

This flip flop I bought in the same year (2009) and on the same day as previous one because I found it when we had come back to Turkey from our one day trip to Greece. He was waiting for me in a little souvenir shop. When I saw it, I knew that it was destiny because if I can find flip flops in Greece and in Turkey I will also find them in other countries so I can start my international collection. I was right, flip flops fridge magnets are in cities from all over the world and I have to find them all :) 

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

1. Kos, Greece

Kos, Greece

It's my first flip flop. I bought it in 2009 when I was in Greece for one day trip. We arrived in Kos by ferry from Turkey. Kos is an amazing beautiful island situated near more popular island Rhodes. I took a lot of photos and they are really nice souvenir to me but as a fan of fridge magnets I had to buy one. Ok, actually I bought more than one. But one of them - flip flop - was special. He began my collection. I don't know why I chose flip flop. Maybe because I can't wear flip flops as shoes because of my way of walking so perhaps it was like 'Ok, I can't wear flip flops but I can still buy them as a fridge magnet.' And that is how my collection began. I hope that one day I will come back to Kos because I have a photo when I was buying this magnet and now I see that there were other beautiful flip flops and I think they are waiting for me.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013


It's my first note here so I want to explain why I created this blog. Before I start I'd like to apologize for my english. I'm trying to write properly but you know sometimes it's difficult to express myself in foreign language. Ok, let's keep to the point. I'm a normal girl with a little obsession. I'm fond of collecting things. When I was a child I was collecting little guidebooks made of wood which I used to buy during my numerous travels across Poland where I come from. Later I was collecting candles from Polish seaside but the biggest collection I have is collection of giraffes. But I created this blog for share with you my international collection of... flip flops fridge magnets. Since 2009 (when I bought my first magnet) my collection has risen to 25 flip flops. This collection means a lot to me because many of these magnets were bought by my friends. Every flip flop has his own story and I want to share it with you. I would be happy to meet other magnets' collectors. Perhaps someone will be interested in exchange... For flip flop from Your country I could offer you some beautiful magnets from Poland. I would be glad if anyone could support my collection. If you have any proposition, please just write to me :)

All the best

This photo was taken a year ago, now collection is bigger.