Traveling around the world can be challenging, but it can also be funny. Here are a few of the recent images that made us laugh. Captions below image.
No. Those aren’t rivulets of sweat running down his back! It is quite common in China for bare butt babies to run around the streets, or in this case, take a naked ride on Dad’s bare shoulders. (Beijing, China)
And I thought I hated my job. I don’t think I could miss this much paint if I tried. Best of his kind in Ashgabat, this professional painter left a business card behind if you would like to use his services. Any takers? I think my Mom wanted her deck stained… (Ashgabat, Turkmenistan)
‘Love, Chaos & Dinner’, now thats something I want to wear on my shirt. We saw several Mongolians wearing shirts that made no sense. Epic win.
Absoluetly no problem ripping off another company’s logo in Mongolia. Mr. Clean has nothing on Mr. Proper.
A Mongolian lady in Big Burger, doing the accounting.
Strange sign on the hostel door in Bratislava, Slovakia. No karate, no moose.
Camel Balls. A delicious treat found in Slovakia.
Warning! Anti Climb Paint. Even in the UK, signs don’t make sense.
No animals permitted ashore. Must remain on the Thames. London is a strange city.
A loving sign reminding folks in Croatia not to smoke pipes while walking through the park.
Another strange sign from Croatia… “no picture taking at the nudist beach?” we assume. Strict beach!
We saw this on the road in Texas. He cut in front of us, speeding, swerving and blaring country music. Good ol’ Republic of Texas, USA.
I don’t understand this sign, but obviously we saw it in Texas, USA. Go figure.
On our way to Mexico we passed this Home Improvement Warehouse. FAIL. This was on the Texas, USA side…
Notice the sign “hand wash, $4.99” yeah, didn’t make sense to us either. Some Americans just advertise for the hell of it.
A tank at the turtle rescue center sponsored by the idiot’s club. Maybe those guys are a bit too honest? Texas, USA.
This lady is walking her dog and pushing another one in a baby stroller down an otherwise normal street in the USA. Obsessed much?
Non-dairy, caffeine free, soy, organic, low calorie frozen yogurt. Some people take the green movement too far. Texas, USA.
All the rage in Istanbul, Turkey these Shrek-like hats appeared ridiculous to those of us unaccustomed to modern fashion.
Hiking in the Bulgarian mountains, we came across the most useless and least helpful sign on the planet.
In Tashkent, Uzbekistan an entire mini van is filled with apples. If only we had been there to snap a picture when they open the trunk to unload…
This sad puppy looks forlorn upon the “no dogs allowed” sign on the front a shop in Slovenia.
Extremely confusing signs in the ruins of Troy, in Turkey. One says “Danger, no passage!” the other says “Tourist Route!”
Just another reason why it is better to invest in an editor than to buy another canopy. Istanbul, Turkey.
The “no call” call button, on a train between Istanbul, Turkey and Sofia, Bulgaria.
Matt, Lauren and Mike, sipping Cpt. Morgan on Lauren’s Birthday while on a cruise of the Med Islands off the coast of Turkey.
This lock protects tourists from the remains of Marcus Aurillius, in Olympos, Turkey. Notice the lock’s positioning. Not smart. Not smart…
A super-creepy McDonald’s doll in an Ankara, Turkey shop. McDonald’s can’t actually support babies eating junk food…. can they?
Beware midget Scotsmen and colonial British man! Seen in Yusufeli, Turkey….where there actually is a fear of the Scottish.
A tasty roll of chick meat. Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan.
The Chemist’s Shop for Tumor of Shanghai, China.
If you order delivery pizza in Ashgabat, it comes flat on a piece of cardboard covered in a plastic bag, and then stuffed inside another plastic bag by Pall Mall. The Pizza place is called Bagdad.
Whoever made this globe has obviously never been to outter space, nor seen a map. Turkmenistan does not take up half the earth.
Gonur, the best beer in Ashgabat. So awesome even the picture gets blurry after a few sips. After drinking one, you can always tell whose a goner.
Emergency exit at the Old Summer Palace, in China.
Fulfilling a stereotype. Her shirt actually says “me will love you long time.” Jingshang park, China.
In case of fire… jump overboard. The fire hydrant on our Yangzi River Cruise boat in China left a lot to be desired.
The 4-star cruise ship we took down the Yangzi River in China was lacking in every possible way… including one of the stars.
What exactly is face control? That images was from Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
In Almaty, Kazakhstan, beware of running ticklers.
In the deserts of Turkmenistan, beware of bloody, hand-drawn camels.
At the Caspian Sea in Turkmenistan, make sure you request a mattress on your bed. Otherwise an ancient pull out couch with a metal frame suffices.
In no-man’s-land between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, there is a sign with every other country’s capital in CA. This is one useful road!
In Almaty, Kazakhstan anything goes! And that applies to the left AND right.
Napkin folding and arranging is a pastime in Central Asian restaurants, unfortunately the arrangement is not very practical.
What exactly is a ‘fish on a shish”? Other notable menu items we’ve seen include “Language Beef” (aka: cow tongue) and “Cancer and Corn” (turns out its crab and corn). Not sure where they get crab in Central Asia.
Its how you say “butcher” in Central Asia. “Hey honey, go down to the go’sht and get some lamb.”
“Hey! I finally beat Sudoku!” Shanghai, China.
Another edition to the “it’s not my job” collection, thanks Samarkand, Uzbekistan. (We walked past the four managers and one painter slowly moving along this road in 100 degree weather).
Duck tongue. It’s whats for dinner. Shanghai, China.
We’ve been looking in all the wrong places for this guy. Almaty, Kazakhstan.
And yet, some parts of China do not have electricity. Another edition of “its not my job” in Shanghai, China.
And this is why you should ALWAYS have an English speaking editor. Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
When selling a product internationally, check that your brand name does not have unintended meanings. Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Now entering and ‘town finished’ signs for the town of booger-dork, which has a population of about 12 humans and 14 camels. Bokurdok, Turkmenistan.
Barf. The leading detergent brand in Uzbekistan.
At the pool in Ashgabat, you are instructed not to die.
Stud Burger, the best a man can get in Uzbekistan.
Snobs. The only diamond boutique in Uzbekistan.
Enter where? Uzbekistan has no sense of direction.
In some areas of Ashgabat, brass instruments are not allowed.