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Say What?? Travel Photo: Wholesome Toys

China is a nice, wholesome, family oriented society, right? I’d venture to say that they have the world’s largest number of spoiled brats, considering the exceptional number of sibling-less children.

What I definitely picked up on during my collective two months in the “middle kingdom” was that sex is a taboo subject. Case in point, the story of a Chinese man who was arrested for organizing swingers parties!

Given this history, I was quite surprised to spot the following sign:

Sex Tyos

“Sex Tyos.” This potentially explosive phrase is just thrown right out there (misspellings and all). And of all the craziest places, this sign comes from Dali, a town which I dubbed to have been subject to the “Disneyfication” of old China!

I racked my brain trying to figure out what the target here was? I mean, Dali is a big tourist spot with Chinese tour groups, though many don’t spend the night…

Well, I’ll leave the details to your imagination. And no, I did not go into the store to discover if it in fact sold sex toys!

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By Aaron

Hey there! I'm Aaron and this is my travel site, where I document my adventures to all corners of the world. My love for travel started at the ripe old age of four, when a midlife crisis uprooted my family to Ecuador for five years. Since then, I've been to countries on 4 different continents. When I'm not blissfully on the road, I reside in New York City, where I become the ultimate travel junkie and spend my days dreaming up my next great adventure! Read More...

2 replies on “Say What?? Travel Photo: Wholesome Toys”

Hehe…I wouldn’t know. Maybe a Chinese speaker can translate the sign and give us a better definition!

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