During my first trip to Germany with my brother, we ended up taking a day-trip by train with a group from our hostel. Right away I noticed a guy travelling with an overly large duffel bag so I assumed that he was heading to the airport after the excursion. Boy was I wrong.
Inside the man carried an extra-large Teddy bear with a folding stool. He explained how he took it all around the world, taking photos of the bear. He even had a book of photos that he proudly showed as proof. The reason that he traveled with the bear had something to do with his son. I wish I remembered more of the details but this was probably around 7-8 years back.
While reading online I came across a story that reminded of that time in Germany.
CNN writes of a 25-year-old woman that has traveled for a month across Europe with a life-sized cutout of her father. Continue reading Daughter Takes Life-Size Cutout of Dad On Trips