That bad decision you made while on holiday? It could make a great story.

Delfina Utomo  |  Singapore
Published 2015-08-20 17:22:27

This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.

It’s always something to look forward to: the thrill of booking those tickets, the rush of going through immigration, arriving at another place that smells and feels different. Travel — one of the many things Singaporeans cannot live without.

Of course, there’s also that unavoidable part of travelling — the packing. Maybe it’s a pair of white jeans you think’d look hip in Moscow, or that cardigan you wore as you walked by the Singel canal in Amsterdam, or the Charles Bukowski book of poems (because he’s crap at prose) you want to enjoy in a Melbourne café; either way, bringing the right things with you when you travel is an important deal — it can make or break your trip. Still, they say the worst decisions sometimes make the best stories.

Image Credit: Carousell
Image Credit: Carousell

In the mood for travel stories, Carousell is introducing the #CarousellxAirbnb campaign, and they want to hear all the tales from your various voyages. Exchange students are more than welcome to join — I mean, I’m sure that rice cooker that has served you well comes with some fond memories. Every item holds its weight, and Carousell understands that very well.

Take Benjamin Kheng from local band The Sam Willows, who waxes lyrical about his guitar: “My guitar case has been with me to every part of the world which I’ve travelled with the band. Travelling has truly inspired musical growth, not just for myself but also for my band.” His band mate Sandra Tang, however, holds her camera as a travel staple. She says, “I bring it wherever I go. I love taking pictures of scenery and of others. My camera is the lens through which I see the world, and also where our music has taken us to.”

The campaign is on the quest to find the most inspiring and memorable travel stories told through the listing of related items on the mobile marketplace. The best part? Five selected winners will walk away with a total of $2,500 worth of Airbnb travel credits. To take part, simply take the following steps:

  1. List your travel item for sale on Carousell between 17 August and 11 September (you may list as many items as you wish).
  2. Come up with a compelling story to go with your listing.
  3. Include #CarousellxAirbnb within your post.

Here’re some pretty interesting finds that we’ve spotted on Carousell already. Anyone fancy some Zimbabwean currency?

Image Credit: Carousell
Image Credit: Carousell
Image Credit: Carousell
Image Credit: Carousell
Image credit: Carousell
Image credit: Carousell

For more information, head over to #CarousellxAirbnb.

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