Bob the Alien

When I was working at the museum gift shop in Winnipeg, I came across this strangely cute stuffed…. creature. On the tag, it read “Bob the Alien” and the name stuck. I fell head over heels with Bob and decided to buy it. I needed to find a way to turn this impulse buy into something useful. So I did what any rational adult does with a new stuffed animal… And brought him on my trip. I have seen so many pictures of garden gnomes, rubber duckies, or something sentimental that people can’t stand to part ways with and bring with them. So I thought, as I’ll be travelling alone, there won’t be many opportunities for me to take pictures of myself that aren’t selfies, so I might as well put Bob in the pictures.
It turns out, he’s an awesome pillow (I really can’t stand the airplane neck pillows), as well as a very efficient ice breaker. The fact that he can sit up right without any help makes him ideal for pictures. Plus who doesn’t love his goofy smile?

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Loch Ness, Scotland
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Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
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Stonehenge, England

I’ve been trying to take pictures with him as often as possible, though sometimes I do forget. It does give me a good excuse to walk around Berlin and re-see the tourist sights that once you live here, you avoid at all costs. It has been a great ice-breaker and perfect excuse to really go out and explore.

For more pictures, make sure to follow Bob on Instagram!

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