Here you won't find the pages of a pedantic journal, praises to fantastic places or accounts of memorable encounters. This is a collection of stories, thoughts, images, and most of all odd stuff, even though to someone else it might actually look ordinary. To discern its bizarre side, in fact, special filters are needed: cynicism, fussiness, stubbornness, isolation, impudence, nosiness and nerdiness. All flaws that, in different measure, this semi-nomadic being has got embedded in his genes.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I often come across some funny signs, billboards, notices and labels. When it happens I always make sure that I don't leave the spot without a photo. I'll post them here a few at a time.
I was walking in downtown Moscow when I noticed the sign...and I had to slow my pace down (Moscow, Russia)
"001000" The license plate must have cost the guy more than the car (Moscow, Russia)
Keep walking...(Moscow, Russia)
"Fraschini Sisters", old renowned Italian...brothel! Ladies from Italy and Ethiopia!
Price list: 30 liras for 1h, 15 liras for half hour, 5 liras for a "simple" and 10 liras for a..."double"!? (Arquà Petrarca - Padova, Italy)
Foot + drops of water...hmmm that's a difficult maths problem (Koh Samui, Thailand)
Good health care starts with clean feet...(Koh Samui, Thailand)
Writing "Closed" in Vietnamese is no easy task! (Saigon, Vietnam)
Italian style...wrong spelling! (Bangkok, Thailand)
Open?! Maybe they mean those little holes up there...(Koh Samui, Thailand)
Guaranteed? The only thing that "Dr. Nui" can guarantee...is that it's gonna cost you 600 baht...(Koh Samui, Thailand)
A "No smoking" sign...next to a cigarette bud disposal tray! (Bangkok, Thailand)
Nhat Ha Hotel, code name "252B.C"...(Saigon, Vietnam)