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11 Things Foreigners Will Never Get About the Middle East via Scoop Empire

My friend posted this list on Facebook from Scoop Empire. There are some things on here that foreigners will never get about any country (stacking a huge amount of things on a tiny car), and some things that are unique to the Middle East. Can you think of anything other things you’ll never understand? Add it in the comments below.

11 Things Foreigners Will Never Get About the Middle East

1. “Inshallah”

inshallah

2. That a “3 pm meeting” actually means waiting from 3 til 6 for the person to show up.

(Via)Eventually, you just gotta learn to enjoy. (Via)

3. All the touchiness, greeting with kisses – how many times is it, anyways? Two or three? – and why no one ever respects personal space – it really just doesn’t exist.

Awkward.Awkward.

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Universal Signs

Some signs and signals are just universal. A smile breaks down language barriers faster than anything I know, and the middle finger is pretty well known around the globe. However, I think my favorite universal signal is the potty dance. You know, the move that says “I have to pee so bad I don’t know if I’ll make it through the next two minutes without some relief.” That move knows no boundaries!

In a small restaurant/cafe in Nasr City the other night the signs on the bathroom doors had me laughing out loud.

Women's Room

Sign on the door of the women’s restroom.

Sign on the men's room door.

Sign on the men’s room door.

Although, there’s no match for the advertisements inside the women’s restroom:

These ads are for an FUD (Female Urination Device) that allows women to pee standing up. The brochure had some great information, including the website: www.go-girl.com.

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Hot Nuts

I don’t think the guys who work here have any idea just how suggestive their slogan really is.

Add Delectation To Life...Get Your Nuts Hot

Add Delectation To Life…Get Your Nuts Hot

 

What do you think?

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Snake Oil for Sale

I’ve always thought that snake oil only existed in stories from the Wild West. Salesmen roaming from town to town selling a miracle cure made from strange ingredients. They always turned out to be fake, and a waste of money, right?

Well, now available at my local Carrefour: Snake Oil Hair Serum

Snake Oil for Sale

Snake Oil for Sale

Only 43.95 Egyptian Pounds!

Get yours now, while supplies last!

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42 Things You’ll Only See In China

42 Things You’ll Only See In China

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1. A tiger on a leash taking pictures with a baby:

A tiger on a leash taking pictures with a baby:

2. Crocodiles for sale at Walmart:

Crocodiles for sale at Walmart:

3. Sharks for sale at Walmart:

Sharks for sale at Walmart:

4. Giant racks of meat for sale at Walmart:

Giant racks of meat for sale at Walmart:

5. And whatever this is for sale at Walmart:

And whatever this is for sale at Walmart:

6. Headphones like this:

Headphones like this:

7. A hotel shaped like a ping pong paddle:

A hotel shaped like a ping pong paddle:

China is making a bunch of stadiums shaped like various pieces of sporting equipment. The ping pong paddle will be a hotel.

8. A water park this crowded:

A water park this crowded:

9. A pool this crowded:

A pool this crowded:

10. A beach this crowded:

A beach this crowded:

11. This meal:

This meal:

12. This meal:

This meal:

13. And this meal:

And this meal:

14. Old/new world bathroom options:

Old/new world bathroom options:

At a hotel in Shanghai.

15. A sign warning you not to light off explosives at a gas station:

A sign warning you not to light off explosives at a gas station:

16. A jacket with a fake scarf:

A jacket with a fake scarf:

17. Photocopies of originals for sale:

Photocopies of originals for sale:

18. Batman toys like this:

Batman toys like this:

19. Whatever this thing is:

Whatever this thing is:

20. Award winning chicken:

Award winning chicken:

21. Starbucks… but for tea:

Starbucks... but for tea:

22. A duck on a leash:

A duck on a leash:

23. Monkeys with human heads:

Monkeys with human heads:

24. Pandas doing manual labor:

Pandas doing manual labor:

25. Trucks upon trucks upon trucks upon trucks:

Trucks upon trucks upon trucks upon trucks:

26. KFG:

KFG:

27. OFC:

OFC:

Seriously!

28. A scooter with this much sass:

A scooter with this much sass:

29. People this passionate about chocolate peanut butter:

People this passionate about chocolate peanut butter:

30. Multiple TVs on the back of a scooter:

Multiple TVs on the back of a scooter:

31. Magical drug stores:

Magical drug stores:

33. Cheese babies:

Cheese babies:

34. Banana babies:

Banana babies:

35. Donald Duck selling duck heads:

Donald Duck selling duck heads:

36. Some dude taking a nap on a chain:

Some dude taking a nap on a chain:

37. Statues of people in the ’80s:

Statues of people in the '80s:

38. This animal:

This animal:

39. Awesome signs made by the government like this:

Awesome signs made by the government like this:

40. Grain condoms:

Grain condoms:

41. A cat with wings:

A cat with wings:

42. And a pig that can walk on two legs:

And a pig that can walk on two legs:

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