Man Collects Over 8,000 ‘Do Not Disturb’ Signs

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Everybody needs a hobby, and nearly everyone who travels has collected something or other along the way. For some of us it’s fridge magnets, postcards, jewelry, or bar coasters. For Edoardo Flores it’s Do Not Disturb signs.

Flores has collected over 8,000 Do Not Disturb signs from hotels in 180 countries (in case you’re keeping track that’s nearly every nation on Earth.) Flores doesn’t condone theft. Aside from the paper ones that are easily replaced, he always asks for permission to take a sign and has either purchased or been given all the signs in his collection.

Not all of the signs are from his own travels. Some have been contributed to the collection by friends and family who know of Flores’ obsession. Now, the collection can be viewed online in a virtual museum

Check out more about this on The Washington Post

About The Author

Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.

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