Not everything is as it seems—or as it reads—in Asia. English is by all accounts a difficult language, but we feel like sometimes folks make it even harder for themselves. Here’s a selection of some great signs we’ve found across South & Southeast Asia this year (click on any of them to enlarge):

"Tacos Bell" is technically the correct pluralization. (No, it's not.)

“Tacos Bell” is technically the correct pluralization. (No, it’s not.)

You say pom-ay-to, I say pom-ah-to.

You say pom-ay-to, I say pom-ah-to.

Unionized vajitas from Meksiko.

Unionized vajitas from Meksiko.

Tuna fist.

Tuna fist.

Touching the ears.

Touching the ears.

Seems legit,

Seems legit,

Subtle.

Subtle.

Apparently it's not actually a question, it's a statement.

Apparently it’s not actually a question, it’s a statement.

Wrestler wine.

Wrestler wine. (You’ve gotta click on this one to enlarge & truly appreciate it.)

Never enough, say Sir Mix-a-Lot.

Never enough, say Sir Mix-a-Lot.

Lauren

Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."Looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
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AROUND THE WORLD JOURNEYS

October 19 – November 12, 2020: Around the World: World Wonders Edition

Coming soon: Around the Buddhist World, early Autumn 2020!

 

THE GALAPAGOS

EGYPT

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BHUTAN

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BUDDHIST JOURNEYS WITH TRICYCLE: THE BUDDHIST REVIEW

Walking with Buddha in India & Nepal, November 1–13, 2019

Pilgrimage to Sri Lanka with Tempel Smith, January 7–18, 2020

Coming soon:

  • Pilgrimage to Ladakh, Summer 2020
  • Pilgrimage to Mongolia, Summer 2020
  • Pilgrimage Around the Buddhist World, early Autumn 2020

CULTURAL JOURNEYS WITH BJ & LAUREN

Galapagos Adventure, January 18–29, 2020

Around the World 2020: World Wonders Edition, October 19–November 12, 2020 

Coming soon: 

  • Zanskar Valley, Ladakh 2020
  • Mongolia 2020
  • Stay tuned for more Treat, Spay, Love dog volunteer journeys!


 

 

 

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