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Say What?? Travel Photo: Title

Bangkok is a city of many food courts. But it’s not quite the type of food court you like to think of. You see, the Thai version of a food court involves booths that only make one or two unique items. Often times, these will have a central cashier somewhere. That’s not to say that […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo: Trash Can

Behold, the “Use Me” bin, ubiquitous in the tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan! These rather ingenious trash cans are scattered around the Bhutanese Kingdom, kindly requesting that you simply use them. And for a nation that has built itself on environmental sustainability, it only makes sense that they should gently poke the public to properly […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo: Meal Urn?

“Point your meal urn.” It’s quite a straightforward sentence that quite frankly makes absolutely no sense in English, especially when you take in to consideration that it’s the name of a restaurant! I have to wonder what the intention here is. I mean…urn? Ye olde dictiornary says that “urn” is a noun and is “a vessel […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo: The End of Laos

At the southern tip of Laos lie the truly blissful Si Phan Don (literally 4,000 islands), named for the thousands of little sand bars that appear once mighty Mekong River recedes in the dry season. When I say southern tip, I mean that Cambodia is quite literally a stone’s throw away! During my days on […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo–Giggling Trees

Yangshuo. The geological gem of China’s Southwest. It’s mere mention evokes visions of a surreal landscape. And as this truly stunning travel photo depicts, all those visions are absolutely true! But we’re not just here to gape at wondrous scenery, but also to examine a little sign-age. And this sign makes absolutely perfect sense in English. […]

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Why Travel Is Not a Vacation

I don’t like vacations. I don’t take them and I don’t like the concept of them. As such, I got a bit annoyed when I returned from my recent three month stint in Asia only to have everyone ask me, “how was your vacation??” My oh-so-well practiced response to them is always, “I wasn’t on […]

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Say What??–Rest Stop?

Humorous signs on the road are not always nonsensical. Sometimes their mere usage makes you scratch your head! Case in point: this restaurant named “Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles.” Being such a hot tourist destination, Lijiang is stuffed to the gills with shops and restaurants that are nearly indistinguishible from one another. As such, […]

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Putting Surf in CouchSurfing

Would you sleep on a complete stranger’s couch? Sounds crazy, I know, but when traveling, doing just that can become a truly awesome experience! CouchSurfing is a website that let’s you do just that! I signed up for it in Decemeber, thinking that it would be handy for my 3 month Asian adventure! And boy, […]

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