Bhutan is a special place. There’s no doubt about that. You see it in the houses, the people, the trucks. Wait, the trucks?? Yes! The trucks! Imports from India, these trucks are so magical that they talk to you! Don’t believe me? Have a look! That’s right! “Blow Horn.” What could be simpler? Just follow […]
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Say What?? Travel Photo: Monopoly
You know what a monopoly is, right? No, I don’t mean the board game! I mean a monopoly in the business world. I can’t say that I spend that much time thinking about monopolies (say for the various news blurbs that dart around about how various tech companies are being investigated for this exact purpose). […]
Behold the grandeur of Punakha Dzong! Inside this massive former fortress lies a seat of local power in Bhutan. But those government officials don’t have the whole place to themselves! No, no. Like all Dzong’s in the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon, this is not only a civic center but a monastery as well. In […]
Say What?? Travel Photo: Mountains
Who here knows a Chinese proverb or two? Perhaps you can help me decipher this mystery of a sign? Now, a little background. This sign, like so many, many others, is in the Chinese UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lijiang located in the southwestern Yunnan province. Lijiang is surrounded by lots of dramatic mountains and […]
Behold, the striking beauty that is the tourist hot spot of Lijiang, one of China’s UNESCO World Heritage for its stunningly preserved old town, pictured above. But with many a tourist comes many a store. And of course, almost all of those stores sell the same products, so, like any tourist destination, competition for names […]
Say What?? Travel Photo: Dogs
Hong Kong is an incredible city. I could move there tomorrow and be really happy. Just the wonder of stunning architecture along with the hybrid of old and new, it is a city of dichotomies, one which offers you numerous options to get into the wilderness! Sometimes that means getting out of “town” onto an […]
Say What?? Travel Photo: Minors?
WARNING! THIS POST MAY OR MAY NOT CONTAIN INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT AND/OR THEMES! OR MAYBE IT WON’T… EITHER WAY, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Welcome to “Say What??,” my ongoing series of signage from around the world that makes you scratch your head and say, “What??” Today’s, “Say What??” is coming to you on a brand new […]
Say What?? Travel Photo: Jade?
Did you know that Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is famous for its jade? I didn’t, that is, until I encountered all these stores selling Burmese Jade in the not-so-mythical land of Shangri-La in China. And as such is the trend when you have a bunch of stores selling the same product, naming becomes a […]