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When the Nuts in the Milk Incense

sunny 33 °C

Throughout our travels on a slow train to China and beyond we have been amused and perplexed by bizarre translations - often on very large and clearly expensive advertising materials. For example, this glossy advert appeared all over southern China...
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And some of the menus have been a real hoot. How about this tasty, (but potentially chewy) Russian dish...
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Of course, it is easy to make fun of foreign people, artifacts and situations. So, purely for your amusement ,and with no wish to denigrate any of the wonderful people we have met, here's our take on some of the funnier things we captured on camera...

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James at the Hermitage..."I think it's possibly a 14th century Russian spittoon!"

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This is clearly a Siberian Car Boot sale.

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"Don't look now Olga, but I think another Canadian submarine has run aground."

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"Of course I'm annoyed - you promised me a Fabergè egg."

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This Chinese sign means...No Parking for Suicide Car Bombers.

While this sign was five hours by camel cart from the nearest proper road in the Mongolian desert and it warned of a potential hazard!
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This is a Cambodian tandem...
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And this is a Chinese tandem...
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We are always intrigued by the differing eating habits of the locals and we like to try different things - but not everything...

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Chinese mother. "Hey Zhou, stop playing with your food!"

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"O.K. I know I'm cheap, but believe me I've got very skinny legs for a frog."

And finally...
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"O.K. James. These are the kind of beach stairs I want you to build next year."

And after all that thinking and writing...
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Look who's asleep on the job.

We're now on our way to the mid-point of our trip - the tropical paradise of Bali - where we have a lot of work to do down on the farm. Come for a visit in a few days and we will show you around our winter abode.

Posted by Hawkson 04:42 Archived in Thailand

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Thanks for the laughs. Nice to see that you are finally out of cold weather gear and into shorts again. Best wishes for a nice warm summer to come.

Tom

by Tom Whalley

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