- People We've Met: Beijing
- Asia's Strangest Sculpture Garden: Buddha Meets Hieronymus Bosch
- Revolt at the Kasbah (Video)
- Three Days in the Sahara: A Desert Safari in Morocco (Video)
- Morocco: Hollywood in the Sahara
- The Way to Shangri-la? (Video)
- 20 of our Favorite Photos and Moments of 2013
- David Hockney: Art and Technology Do Mix
- Christmas Chillin' and Chocolate Fillin' in Berlin (video)
- Poof Went My Frequent Flier Points
TRAVEL SEARCH - from Expedia
THE CONNECTED TRAVELER ON TWITTER
- Created by Russell Johnson
MORE ZANY ZIPCODES FROM ROBERT GUMPERTZ
After years in New York and Paris drawing for Playboy, Paris Match, The New York Times, Penthouse and other publications he settled in Northern California where he is now "Artist in Residence" at O'Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley. He is best known around these parts as simply Gumpertz, the San Francisco Chronicle cartoonist for many years.
- Created by Russell Johnson
Card placed on toilet lid in St. Petersburg Russia Hotel
"You'll make yourself comfortable by stoking and gobbling up as the local people and then loosen up on soft straw mattress enjoy fresh manure of cattle and sleeping"
from Air China inflight magazine
"Men's Briefs. Try them! They're Comfartable"
Billboard in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Romatical touchings that are will causing excited sexual desire is not dominantly to fell by human beings only, but he elephants are not even inferior in intimate." "The wind touched softly the hairs on the brow. From the provided tower the spectators can be looking down freely. Among the leafy jungle growing around, on the tall-grasses swaying slowly together with the songs of birds and forest insects. This tourism object in Way Kambas to be a new natural colour of natural Forest that is warmish, vicious, but friendly."
from an article in an Indonesian magazine about a new tourist attraction
"Please feel yourself at home."
from a welcoming advertisement in Chiang Kai-shek Airport in Taiwan:
NO TALKING TO CASHIER
NO OUTSIDE FOOD
NO SITTING LONG
NO TALKING LOUD
NO WATER TO OUTSIDERS
NO MATCH STICKS
NO DISCUSSING GAMBLING
NO LEG ON CHAIR
NO HARD LIQUOR ALLOWED
NO ADDRESS ENQUIRY
sign on the Bastani Cafe in Mumbai
"Our wines leave you nothing to hope for."
from a Swiss restaurant menu
"When passenger of foot heave in sight, tootle the horn. Trumpet him melodiously at first but if he still obstacles your passage then tootle him with vigour."
from a Tokyo car rental brochure
"The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid."
in a Yugoslavian hotel
"Please leave your values at the front desk."
in a Paris hotel
"The manager has personally passed all the water served here."
in an Acapulco hotel
"Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar."
in a Norwegian cocktail lounge
"If this is your first visit to the USSR, you are welcome to it."
in a Moscow hotel
"We take your bags and send them in all directions."
in a Copenhagen airline ticket office
"You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid."
in a Japanese hotel
"Not to perambulate the corridors in the hours of repose in the boots of ascension."
in an Austrian ski hotel
"Cooles and Heates if you want just condition of warm in your room, please control yourself."
air conditioner instructions, Japanese hotel
"Special cocktails for the lady with nuts."
in a Tokyo bar
"English well talking. Here speaching American."
from a Majorcan shop