Everyday Oddities Unusual for Foreigners

Beauty in the junk truck

Beauty in the junk truck

Here you will find things that just make you want to giggle.

And can also be thought-provoking too.

Like the above, why not paint designs on haul-away junk trucks?

Dazzling displays

Dazzling displays

Over the top displays in higher-end stores seem to be commonplace.

Nightly sky

Nightly sky

The vivid evening skies are awe-inspiring! I am not use to such magnificence!

Sidewalk Parking

Sidewalk Parking

Why do you pave sidewalks?

I guess so you can park on them.

So normal.

Never ticketed.

Hang on veggies!

Hang on veggies!

The produce/farmer trucks here don’t seem to care much for tarps or netting.

Empty Lots

Empty Lots

This is a beautiful, nearly untouched or about to be built on, lot.

Most lots here are littered and have everything from garbage bags of trash to

empty plastic bags to

bones to rocks to

wild cats to laundry lines…

Garbage bag kite

Garbage bag kite

This is our city. And there was a little boy attached to the end of the homemade kite string.

Ruins and modern city, all squeezed in together!

Obscure entryway

Obscure entryway

Sometimes the best restaurants are advertised and you have to go through 4 unmarked doorways to get to the hostess.

Some other nuances include:

1. Shakira music blasting in grocery stores while I shop next to fully-covered Muslim women

2. Produce stands that pop up on the roadside one day and don’t have a schedule for return days.

3. All police vehicles drive with their emergency lights flashing.

I have no idea how I’ll ever know if they are pulling me over.

4. Ambulances makes a sort of bubbly alarm noise when they need you to move out of their way.

5. McDonalds has valet parking. And also have a McDelivery Service here.

Are you ready to come visit???

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