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More Chinese translation fails, this time hotel room signage. #funny   #humor   #translation #travel   #traveling   +HI Travel Tales 
Chinese translation fails are legendary, and these five examples of funny Chinese instructions found in hotel rooms take the cake. Get ready to laugh.
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From my travel diary -- a quick watercolor in the Englischer Garten in Munich. #travel   #art  #traveling   #traveljournal  
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It was on a very warm summer afternoon in Munich's Englischer Garten that I found an open bench, just across the Kleinhesseloher See from the bustling restaurant where I sat to create the Englischer Garten watercolor of colorful boats, umbrellas and the beer garden.
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Fun photo of a bee honing in on flowers in the Planten un Blomen garden in Hamburg, Germany shot by +Therese Iknoian +HI Travel Tales 
Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city to the far north, doesn’t end up at the top of many visitors’ lists. Somehow the Southern German romance of hills, forests,
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More fun writing from traveling blues guitarist Charles Baty as he hits his favorite bars, diners and dives on the road. This time in Indiana and Illinois. #travelingblues   #blues   #travel   #traveling  
It is heating it up again in the Midwest with our writer taking a red eye to hot blues. Traveling blues guitarist Charles Baty (“Little Charlie and the Nightcats”)
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Enjoy a great 2 minute video highlighting 12 national parks anyone an visit if you only have one day. #travel   #traveltuesday    #traveltips  +US Department of the Interior +National Parks 
President Barack Obama made a history-making national parks trip with his family to Yosemite in June 2016 – just ahead of the National Park Service’s centennial
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So many great experiences aboard a +Rocky Mountaineer train. Just outside #Kamloops  alongside the Thompson River. #travelphotography   #traveling   #travel   #photography  
What better way to experience the morning than slithering out of Kamloops on the Rocky Mountaineer train on a unique scenic journey along the Thompson River.
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Add this place to your bucket list of places to see in China ... #Dragongate   #traveltips   #traveling   #travel   #VisitChina   #Kunming   #adventuretravel  +HI Travel Tales 
Not every must-see travel destination is so easy to get to. And that can make the journey even more of an adventure. Dragon Gate in the Western Hills Xishan Park on the outskirts of Kunming, China, is one of those. The reasons we can list are many – green hills with forested walking paths, a breather from the sensory chaos of the city, temples and pavilions dating back to the 11th century, views of the region from about 8,200 feet (2,000 feet abo...
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More travel writing excellence from the journal of blues guitarist Charles Baty, on the road in the Midwest. #blues   #CharlesBaty   #travel   #traveling  
Traveling blues guitarist Charles Baty (“Little Charlie and the Nightcats”) and his fellow musicians with the Golden State-Lone Star Revue are nearing the end of
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Awesome photo by +Therese Iknoian  #travelphotography   #photography   #bees  +Hamburg 
Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city to the far north, doesn’t end up at the top of many visitors’ lists. Somehow the Southern German romance of hills, forests,
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#Funny Chinese English fails with warning signs. #translationfails   #humor   #humorous   #Chinesesigns   #translation   #travel   #travelhumor   #traveling  +HI Travel Tales 


Chinese English #translastionfails Very #funny +HI Travel Tales #translation #Chinesesigns #travel #humor #traveling 
The eleven signs with funny Chinese English in this post are part of our second offering in a series of stories on funny Chinese-to-English translation fails. If you missed it, be sure to check out "Lost in Translation: Fire warnings become funny Chinese signs." Now, without further ado, funny Chinese signs with extremely humorous translation fails focused on warning the public about something or other.
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Chinese English translation fails are legendary and the stuff that inspires countless online spoofs, digital highlights, published humor books and even plays. You don't have to spend more than a few hours in China before funny Chinese signs and translations begin to leap out at you inspiring raised eyebrows, giggles and even outbursts of laughter. And while we were told by a local that there was an official Chinese government office in charge of ...
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Great story and travel primer that will inspire anyone to want to visit Panama. #panama   #travel   #traveling   #visitpanama   +Journeys International +Chris Chesak +sallylgrimes  +Family Travel Association 
Think of travel to Panama, and if you are like most, visiting the great big Panama Canal comes to mind – that engineering sliver of locks and a lake that slices through
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