Funny, Crazy, Outrageous Travel Photos

Crazy, humorous, absurd, outrageous travel photos.
It’s around this time of season one often reflects upon events that have transpired over the course of the year – typically a time of contemplation, relaxation and gratitude.  It’s a time when wishes are spawned and plans are hatched for how to manifest thoughts/ideas into reality as the calendar turns yet another page.  It’s the time of year we let our loved ones know we care about them – wishing them prosperity, well-being and health.  

As far as travel blogs are concerned, it’s the time of year we thank our readers and summarize some of the ‘best of posts’ of the year.  I’d like to do all of that right now; I really appreciate all of the support I’ve received this year!  However, what I won’t do is bore you to death with another gag me with a fork post rehashing old refried beans (of blog posts) or waxing on nostalgic about the joy of travel.  

Instead, I’ve decided to share some of the more quirky, bizarre, outrageous, outlandish, humorous, funny, ridiculous, absurd & truly off-the-charts moments I’ve experienced while travelling over the years, as summarized in a photo essay.  

I’ve been building up a lot of good Karma points with my Smiles around the world series of late and now it’s time for the Pied Piper to collect a small ransom.  After-all, this is a blog with the moniker, “Miles away from ordinary…dripping with sarcasm.”  

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted something quirky, and as such, I’ve decided to put in a herculean effort as my end of year post.  

Sit back, scroll the mouse down the page, chuckle a little bit and have yourself a Merry ‘whatever it is your celebrate’ and a Happy New Year!!!  🙂

A Chinese man picks his nose on the streets of Shanghai, China.
“Hey, we all pick our noses from time to time. Fortunately, most of the time there isn’t some swarmy sort with the audacity to fire off exposures from a comfortable distance :P”

A Chinese man picks his nose on the streets of Shanghai, China.

A Chinese farmer wearing a fuck you t-shirt - Dali, China.
“No wonder he’s grinning from ear to ear – I didn’t notice his t-shirt until I got back to my guest house and was perusing through my photos.”

A Chinese farmer wearing a fuck you t-shirt – Dali, China.

A Thai monk making a strange, silly, bizarre face - Chiang Mai, Thailand.
“Okay, I want you to make an outrageous face!”

A Thai monk making a strange, silly, bizarre face – Chiang Mai, Thailand.

A Thai monk sticking out his tongue and acting silly - Chiang Mai, Thailand.
“Now stick out your tongue! BUENO!!!”

A Thai monk sticking out his tongue and acting silly – Chiang Mai, Thailand.

A rather unhappy/disgruntled looking fish - Amritsar, India.
“You lookin’ at me??? Ya talkin’ to me???”

A rather unhappy/disgruntled looking fish – Amritsar, India.

Monkey drinking coke outside of the Batu Caves,Malaysia.
“I like Coke!”

Monkey drinking coke outside of the Batu Caves,Malaysia.

Monkey drinking Pepsi outside of the Batu Caves, Malaysia.
“I like Pepsi!”

Monkey drinking Pepsi outside of the Batu Caves, Malaysia.

A man flashes his bulbous belly in Nha Trang, Vietnam.
“I’m too sexy for my shirt, too sexy for my shirt, sooooooo sexy it hurts!”

A man flashes his bulbous belly in Nha Trang, Vietnam.

A Laos monk grabbing himself (touching his privates) - Vientiane, Laos.
“Manly men”

A Laos monk grabbing himself (touching his privates) – Vientiane, Laos.

A man washing his private parts/genitals in the Ganges - Varanasi, India.
“Manly men part 2”

A man washing his private parts/genitals in the Ganges – Varanasi, India.

A close-up shot of a camel`s disgusting teeth - Thar Desert, India.
“I was thinking of submitting this shot to Crest or Colgate as a stock photo.”

A close-up shot of a camel`s disgusting teeth – Thar Desert, India.

A man chewing on something - Dhaka, Bangladesh.
“Chew on this!”

A man chewing on something – Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A funny signboard in India: 'Ethical Computer Hacking.' - Amritsar, India
“Ethical Computer Hacking…LOL”

A funny signboard in India: ‘Ethical Computer Hacking.’ – Amritsar, India

Think before you honk - Kolkata, India
“ANYBODY who has been to India will get a kick out of this.  What?  You mean it’s not a toy???”

Think before you honk – Kolkata, India

A Korean urinal signboard depicting a man urinating - Seoul, Korea.
“Thanks for showing me how it’s done – I almost forgot.”

A Korean urinal signboard depicting a man urinating – Seoul, Korea.

A sort of scare-crow' type of sign used by the Akha hill tribe (long penis) - Northern Thailand.
“Is this where they came up with the saying, ‘Walk softly, carry a big stick’ came from?”

A sort of scare-crow’ type of sign used by the Akha hill tribe (long penis) – Northern Thailand.

A man with natural man boobs wearing a speedo and lounging like a lizard on the beach - Sihanoukville, Cambodia.
“Meet Gilad – all decked out in his tightly clad!”

A man with natural man boobs wearing a speedo and lounging like a lizard on the tourist beach of Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

Thai lady boys going topless and showing their surgically enhanced breasts - Chiang Mai, Thailand.
“The ones in the previous picture are ‘real’ man boobs, these on the other hand are not.”

Thai lady boys going topless and showing their surgically enhanced breasts – Chiang Mai, Thailand.

A monk mimicking as though he was using a cell phone - Mcleod Ganj, India.
“WAAAAASSSSSSSSUUUUUUUPPPPPPP”

A monk mimicking as though he was using a cell phone – Mcleod Ganj, India.

A monk scaring off the roosters while smoking a cigarette - Ayutthaya, Thailand.
“Smoking, profanity and scaring off animals – all in a days work for this monk in Thailand.”

A monk scaring off the roosters while smoking a cigarette – Ayutthaya, Thailand.

Nomadic Samuel acting like a goofball outside MBK - Bangkok, Thailand.
“Look at that goofy tourist!”

Nomadic Samuel acting like a goofball outside MBK – Bangkok, Thailand.

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  6. says: MarcF

    Great photos. Crazily funny stuff.
    If you like crazy and traveling you should know about the guy who pushed an empty wheelchair across Australia, or the guy who golfed across Mongolia! nutters.

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  17. says: Loic

    This is a great post. I re-shared the bugger on my Facebook.

    the ‘man with natural man boobs wearing a speedo and lounging like a lizard on the beach. – also has a shrunken right leg. How the hell does he get by?

    Nice one, Samuel.

  18. says: Charu

    What an awesome post! I’m a huge fan of sites like Engrish.com and Fail Blog and some of your pics are funnier than those. Good one, Sam! Happy New Year.

  19. says: Sherry

    These are almost too absurd that they’re hilarious! They are definite keepers as you will always get a smile when you think of your experiences in these places. That last photo is especially funny 🙂

  20. says: Yaszmin

    Awesome shots dude, got me smiling there! That shot you took ” Man chewing on something” in Bangladesh, he’s chewing on a sugar cane. In most part of Asia, that’s how we traditionally chew, suck and ‘drink’ our sugar cane. 🙂

  21. says: Laura

    Well thanks for making me sit through the Wassup video again. Ha. I can’t believe you have so many pictures of monks doing weird things. You should start a Tumblr of them. Great post, although I would have appreciated some of the belly shots being a little smaller!!

    1. Well, unfortunately locals and tourists have been giving it to them (or should I say allowing them) to drink it. They’re terribly addicted to it now. I saw several fighting over a can! It’s honestly not a good thing at all.

  22. says: Greg

    Great photos!

    “Ethical Computer Hacking” is actually a regular expression/term. Steve Jobs claimed himself an ethical hacker and I do the same. Hollywood gave “hacking” a negative ring. 🙂

    Happy travels in 2012!