The Sambo’s restaurant chain — named for its two founders, Sam and Bo — once had as many as 1,200 outlets.
Then the Civil Rights Movement happened.
Hilarious, silly and confounding travel photos, captioned for your snarky pleasure. Because travel is like life -- and life is often funny.
I mean, we all have deal-breakers…
but it seems so forward to put up a sign.
Photo taken at Disneyland’s Frontierland,
in Anaheim, California
This park was named for a sinkhole that formed in 1918,
when part of a silver mine collapsed.
The fact that no one’s thought to rename it in almost 100 years?
Photo taken in Aspen, Colorado
In 2013, Ireland’s Bere Island, in West Cork,
won the title of “Tidiest Island” for the 7th year running.
Ah, the irony.
Photo taken by the intrepid Natalie Taylor
Find her on Twitter at @_nctaylor
The irony of these souvenir ashtrays?
Smoking has been linked to erectile dysfunction.
Photo taken at the Ita Thao Market in Te Hua Village
at Taiwan’s Sun Moon Lake
While walking through the dirty streets of the Thamel district in Kathmandu, Nepal, photographer Peter West Carey passed a travel agency storefront, and his eye was caught by a sign advertising tiger safaris, rafting trips and bungy jumping adventures around the country.
And then he peered closer.
“Mount Flight” is a popular excursion in Nepal, an hour-long scenic flight ’round Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, in a 20-passenger plane. The plane in this image, though, is huge. A 345-seat, two-story Boeing 747, to be exact.
Peter, a Seattle resident who lives near Boeing headquarters, paused another moment. If that’s a 747, he thought, when the heck did Boeing fly it over Mt. Everest?
And then it clicked.
This was Mt. Rainier, the tallest mountain in Washington State…and a whopping 9,000 miles due east of Nepal.
Just a little food for thought,
the next time a travel agency’s photos inspire you to plan a trip.
Peter West Carey is a keen-eyed photographer, teacher and tour guide.
See more of his work at peterwestcarey.com.
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