Is this the best travel souvenir ever?

by , June 3, 2016 in Latest Arrivals

Ever wondered what souvenirs our travel photographers take home from their travels?

On a recent trip to Spain Dale, one of our photographers decided he didn’t need another coffee mug or a t-shirt.

What he really needed was a Jamon Iberico de Bellota – a whole ham.

Jamon

Dale with Jamon

Here’s how Dale explains it:

“In Cordoba, in Southern Spain, I had a bad bad case of “Eyes bigger than my Wallet”

I was so taken with the ham everywhere I went that I decided I really wanted to buy one. A local contact there, who was assisting with the shoot, helped me find a place that was running a special on the amazing Jamon Iberico de Bellota – arguably the best ham in the world. I couldn’t justify paying £250 for a ham so via Facebook I roped in some mates to share the cost of it. I got an overwhelming response and within 24hrs more than half of the cost was covered so I bought it!!

Now all I hear at home from my wife is “I don’t think I can ever get used to having a hoof in my kitchen!”

It’s nearly 8.5kg so I had to build a stand for it just to be able to carve it. And learning to carve it is a whole other set of skills I’m yet to develop. And if you’re wondering…It’s crazy delicious!!!

Oh and there’s also some of the gorgeous shots of Spain

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