It’s Friday which means it’s time for another post in my new Series Flashback Photo Fridays where I reflect on my travels by selecting a photo and share a story, a moment or a feeling about a place!
One of my favorite past times is laughing. I’m amused easily. I find humor in the obvious, the weird, the awkward, black humor and often, the not so funny but it’s funny type of situations.
So your warned.
Traveling in Africa was quite the experience and I was continuously surprised to hear different commentary from Africans when I mentioned I was from California: Ah, Tupac is from there, Arnold Schwarzenegger is your governor or there’s a big fire in Southern California now (news I didn’t know about until they told me). I became aware of how my state is perceived, what media blurbs are shared, what stereotypes people have and of course, people’s interpretation of the information.
Intriguing and interesting to see how people view you and what they think. I got a kick out of the restaurant and street signs I’d see in each town.
Some are reminders that AIDS is rampant:
Some to put a smile on your face while reminding kids education is key!
Some made you laugh at their sense of humor and taking the time to put up a sign such as:
Some made you scratch your head and think,
wow, they had some balls to put that this sign or maybe just maybe this was the name before 9/11, but they didn’t feel like changing the name.
(This photo was taken in 2007)
And because a Butchery with the name wasn’t enough, there is also a bar where you can drink away your worries!
Some stated the obvious:
What do you think about these signs? Find them funny? Inappropriate?
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