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Say What?? Travel Photo: Spelling

Ah China. Your spelling errors have given me many a chuckle and this sign was no exception. Nothing like a giant sign boasting about how the proprietors of a guest house are great English speakers. Though it doesn’t do a lot of good for their credibility if they misspell that? Cue the wonderful and very […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo: Fireproofing

Fireproofing. Apparently it’s not just mandated by the New York City Fire Department! No, no, the Chinese government has gotten in on the act too, as established by this sign: “Deep love of ancient city, careful thought of fireproofing.” “What ancient city?,” you may ask. Why the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lijiang, in China’s […]

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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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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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Say What??–Steakhouse

The Chinese custom of “creative” restaurant naming continuous! Remember the Come Bar? Well, further south in Yunnan’s provincial capital of Kunming sits a sign embrazoned with the words you see above…”MY FAVOR STEAK.” I’d say it’s safe to assune that the intention here was to name this place, “My Favorite Steak,” as last time I […]

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“Say What??” Bar Talk

The (not-so) fabled land of Shangri-La is filled with mystical places. It is a land where bars beckon to you…”Come!,” they say. Ok, so as my Asian adventure proved, there really is a city called “Shangri-La” and it isn’t quite so fabled at all! I can confidentally say this, as I enocuntered the true fabled […]

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Say What??–Pepper Shaker

At the southern tip of Laos, the mighty Mekong River expands to reveal thousands of tiny little islands…Four Thousand, or so it’s named. The 3 largest are inhabited and have become a significant stop on the backpacker trail for those seeking a bit of relaxation (or for those who just can’t get enough of those […]

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Say What??–Caution, Wet Floor

China is certainly not as paranoid as the U.S. is when it comes to lawsuit and, as such, you see very few signs advising you to watch your step. S0 I was a bit surprised when I came across the sign pictured above. The odd choice of words should perhaps not be too surprising, as […]