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Darwaze, khidkiyaan, jharokhe, verandey
Hain ye imaartein
Kuch keh rahi hain ye
Rough translation: (Doors, windows, details, so beautiful, are these buildings, look at them, listen, understand, think, learn, they are speaking to you)
What can I say, but I’m fascinated and inspired by buildings, and people around buildings. That’s why I’m a musafir. Kindly excuse me for my very poor Urdu and Hindi poetry skills.
Darwaza: Urdu for door; Khidki: Hindi for window; Jharokha: An overhanging enclosed balcony used in Rajasthani architecture; Khoobsurat: Urdu for beautiful; Imaarat: Urdu for building; Dekho: Hindi for look; Suno: Hindi for listen; Socho: Hindi for think; Jano: Hindi for learn
God is a sculptor and Arches National Park is his workshop.
Head to Moab,Utah to see one of the most unusual landscapes in the world; a unique collection of more than 2000 natural sandstone arches. Prepare to be stunned!
No one can forget this iconic scene from the movie Namak Halal. English is definitely a very funny language. Check some examples below. Can you suggest some more?
Japanese hotel room: Please to bathe inside the tub.
Swiss restaurant menu: Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.
Bangkok dry cleaners: Drop your trousers here for best results.
Paris dress shop: Dresses for street walking.
Swedish furrier: Fur coats made for ladies from their skin.
Detour sign in Kyushu, Japan: Stop. Drive sideways.
Copenhagen airline office: We take your bags and send them in all directions.
Norwegian cocktail lounge: Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar.
Thailand notice for donkey rides: Would you like to ride on your own ass?
Paris hotel elevator: Please leave your values at the front desk.
Athens hotel: Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11 am daily.
Rome Doctor’s office: Specialist in women and other diseases.
Majorcan shop entrance: English well talking.
Japanese hotel: You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.
Rhodes tailor shop: Order your summer suit. Because is big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation.
Buddhist temple, Bangkok: it is forbidden to enter a woman, even a foreigner if dressed as a man.
Musafir (the heart is a traveler) recommends– Descanso Gardens 🙂
DG is a 150 acre botanical garden located in La Canada Flintridge. It’s an ocean of peace in the concrete jungle called LA. Do check it out to reconnect with yourself once done with the maddening sensory overkill of Hollywood. Besides the usual trappings it has two unusual vertical gardens or green walls (a technique to grow plants on a vertical panel using hydroponics) that force us to think about nature and perhaps ourselves in a different way.