Travel Oddities

In the past few years I’ve been doing a fair amount of travelling. Travel broadens our horizons and improves our cultural sensitivity. But more than that – it gives us ample opportunity to come across some odd and occasionally hilarious stuff. Below I bring to you a few things I’ve found curious and/or funny during my travels.



Amsterdam (February 2009)

I was in Amsterdam visiting a friend over a weekend. Armed with a cell phone camera I snapped these photos:

“Sorry buddy, you gotta be at least 18 to get in – and since you’re a dog that’s pretty bad news for ya!”


They’re either missing a few letters or their entertainment program is pretty awesome!


Thieves besneaking…


Awww, just when you get my hopes up!


India (Spring 2010)

In April-May 2010 I was in India (mainly Bangalore and Delhi) visiting a friend. Despite a somewhat rough start (read more about that here) it ended up being a fantastic trip and I’ve met many great people. Here are some interesting shots from there:

Someone’s been traumatised by “Planet Of The Apes”


Emergency fire-extinguisher – check!


Pedicole AND Menicole?! SOLD!


A whole pizzeria, just for me? How can I lose?!


Special cabin facility with STDs? Not the most reputable brothel!


Vietnam (Summer 2011)

This summer my girlfriend and I have spent three weeks travelling in Vietnam. I will soon be posting some detailed travel journals from that trip. In the meantime, enjoy these oddities:

Happy hour must be insane in this place!


Wow, you guys are pretty forward out here…


Warning: Mailbox almost full!


Watch out for falling tires…


This one speaks for itself…badly


Really going (swimming?) the extra mile for your customer!


Do you have some curious shots from your trips? Can you find more interesting captions for the ones above? Drop me a comment!