Travel Humor, Unintentional Hillarity & Other Funny Shit I’ve Seen While Travelling
If you’ve read much of this blog at all, you will know that the WTF appreciates some quality lulz. And, I consistently find that travelling provides rich & plentiful fodder for a good laugh. To paraphrase a most excellent episode of The Simpsons – when I travel, the forecast always calls for a 75% chance of hilarity, and I like those odds.
So on that note, allow me to present you with a selection of my favourite LOL-worthy sightings from around the globe. Now please note that while much of what follows is based around cultural differences and/or pretty funny misuse of the English language, this is all intended in good humour. If you’re even thinking of posting an outraged comment along the lines of “OMG you are making fun of other people’s culture & language & that’s a really terrible thing to do, you are literally the worst kind of person”, then please take your PC opinions, turn them sideways, and shove them elbow-deep up your rear cavity. That is to say, go read something else. Everyone else – enjoy.
Holy shit, how motivational is this jersey??? I bet you would feel like you could take on the world wearing this thing. Spotted in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina.
I fucking love this tagging – the well-intentioned note on the left is gold (Stephli – you are a lucky girl BTW), and the confusing creature on the right delivering his single-syllabic utterance only adds to the overall effect. 10/10 – quality graffiti. Spotted in Zagreb, Croatia.
This tea provided constant entertainment for me & my trekking buddies while hiking the Inca Trail. ¨Are you in the mood for Anis this morning?¨. ¨Do you enjoy the taste of Anis?¨. ¨I’m going to indulge in some Anis as soon as we get back to camp¨ etc etc. Maturity is overrated. Spotted every damn day during the Inca Trail hike in Peru.
Fanny Jam. The perfect accompaniment to Anis in the morning. Spotted on the Inca Trail hike, Peru.
Apparently homosexuality is still taboo in South America. But if that is true, then how do you explain what is happening in the middle foreground on the cover of this children’s comic? Spotted in Cusco, Peru.
This painting depicts God’s creation of the universe. Now I knew that God created the universe in 6 days & chilled out (and maybe smoked a doob) on the 7th day, but I had no idea he got down with his bad self so flamboyantly while doing it. Look at him go, he’s loving it, shake it like a polaroid picture you fabulous mincing Sky Daddy! Spotted in Arequipa, Peru.
This slightly disturbing painting depicts the Virgin Mary breast feeding Baby Jesus on her leftie, while simultaneously feeding some old geezer on her right. Damn Mary, the man has a long grey beard – that means it’s time to wean him already! Spotted in Potosi, Bolivia.
I knew it all along – alcohol cheers you up. Spotted in Punta Arenas, Chile.
Rastafarian dog takes an afternoon nap, with the sun bouncing playfully off his magnificent dreads. Spotted in Potosi, Bolivia.
Real-life Krusty Burger!!! Spotted in Sucre, Bolivia.
Peruvian bottled water is so very very gay. Spotted in Arequipa, Peru.
Sign at the reception of the very first hostel I ever stayed in. Fortunately they still let me stay here, despite the fact I am actually a complete & utter fuck head. Spotted in Santiago, Chile.
Peering into a shop & being confronted by this was nothing less than terrifying. Seriously, this is the stuff that night-MARES are made of.
*** Tumbleweeds ***
Spotted in Santiago, Chile.
Excuse me, my steak is a bit salty. Well sir that’s because it’s accompanied by the chef’s own juice. Spotted in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina.
This store is called Farto. That is all. Spotted in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Do NOT mess with God’s crew, unless you want this bitch to go upside yo head with a ma-fuckin’ baptism. Spotted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Thank god for this sign, personally I am sick of people forgetting to close the goddam sewer. Spotted in Huaraz, Peru.
If this doesn’t get you into the Christmas spirit then nothing will. Spotted in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
We all know sex sells, but when it comes to breakfast cereal apparently nothing sells like bible verses. This one says ¨Thou shalt not steal, but thou shalt get enough fibre in thy diet¨. Or something like that. Spotted in Puno, Peru.
EXTREMELY optimistic use of the word “Higienico”. Spotted on the Santa Cruz trek, near Huaraz, Peru.
You know you are in a classy establishment when you open the door & are greeted by ¨Towel Pig¨. Spotted in Huacacina, Peru.
World’s worst massage parlour? Spotted in Nazca, Peru.
Wait… so can I bring my dog or not??? I AM SO CONFUSED!
I honestly cannot imagine the conversation that took place at this beauty salon, where it was agreed that this was a solid way to bring in more business. “I know! We’ll get a fat guy dressed in a green kimono & a Shrek mask to sit in the window getting a fish pedicure – people will be flocking in for treatments!!!”. Spotted in Prague, Czech Republic.
Having trouble getting laid? Move to Romania & become a police officer. Spotted in Bucharest, Romania.
Michelangelo’s David is considered to have ideal male proportions, with one notable area where he is clearly lacking – the ol’ skin chimney. And now you too can display this disappointing lack of both length & girth with these stylish boxer shorts. Spotted in Florence, Italy.
The fact that, in Poland, they think ducks say “fuck fuck fuck” is quite frankly outstanding. I actually can’t help but hear that every time I hear a duck quacking now, it’s most excellent. Spotted in Wroclaw, Poland.
Something we’ve all pondered at one time or another. Spotted in Bratislava, Slovakia.
That awkward moment when you realise even Italian birds are better dressed than you. Except for that one on the right, really don’t know about that blazer. The one on the left though is definitely looking dapper as fuck. Spotted in Florence, Italy.
Only a truly classy gentleman can pull off this exquisite ball-chin t-shirt. This would make great casual first date attire, as it really showcases what an outstanding sense of humour you must have to adorn yourself in such a fashion. Spotted in Pisa, Italy.
I don’t know if this is funny, seriously this kinda creeped me out. WTF Iceland? Spotted in Akureyri, Iceland.
Mmmmmm, delicious sheep heads. Spotted in Istanbul, Turkey.
Vandalism has never been so tongue-in-cheek. Spotted in Bucharest, Romania.
You stay classy, Athens. Spotted in Athens, Greece.
That awkward moment when you realise the hostel you’re staying at may be run by a paedophile. Spotted in Korcula, Croatia.
I distinctly remember being completely fatigued & worn out from an overnight bus trip, and feeling generally shit, and then stumbling across this little ditty on a wall & immediately feeling uplifted & invigorated. Thank you, random optimistic Albanian graffiti dude. Spotted in Tirana, Albania.