If you're a traveller at heart like us, this year has already been long for you. Because of all the regulations, we can't travel and explore new distances. However, as they say, there are two sides to every coin and one should always look for the positives even in difficult times. So nowadays we appreciate our native homes all the more and also have the opportunity to admire the beauty of our homeland. Tell me, when have you seen Prague, Český Krumlov or Olomouc so empty in recent years? Probably when you were still a child, and at Christmas you were most looking forward to fairy tales on TV, munching on sweets, and most importantly, presents from Santa Claus.
This year, however, you may be dreading the inevitable approaching date of Christmas. In the past, picking out gifts for travellers was pretty easy - you sorted it out with a plane flight, a ticket, possibly a guidebook to that destination, or a new travel gadget. But what to give travellers this year when it's uncertain when and where they'll be able to go?
For most travellers, memories are stored not only in photos and souvenirs from their travels, but also in scents. I'm sure you too have had more than one occasion when a scent has brought you back to a particular place. We at .pepper..field, for example, are constantly returning to all our trips to sunny Cambodia thanks to the smell of Kampot pepper, remembering the morning rays that warmed our faces, the smell of the pepper fields and the farming families from whom we buy Kampot pepper and who put a touch of sunshine and a lot of love into each hand-picked peppercorn.
Good memories are often combined with a smell, or with a gastronomic experience. Perhaps this year we are to create new memories in our family circle with the smell of far off places. What if you try cooking some oriental or exotic food this Christmas? Getting exotic ingredients is two clicks away these days. Our sun-scented Kampot pepper will add the finishing touch to your culinary skills. So if you're wondering what to gift your adventurous friends with, give them one of our pepper sets as a Christmas present and then watch the smiles spread across their faces and beautiful new memories form in their minds.