Travel Photo Roulette Round #33: Humour

Posted by - December 25, 2011 | Category: Peculiarities

Welcome to Travel Photo Roulette Round #33: Humour

The competition for this round is now closed. To see the Top 5 Travel Photo Roulette photos and the winner, click here: Travel Photo Roulette Round #33: Humour — And the Winner is…

Christmas came early for me this year — I won a little competition called Travel Photo Roulette last week.

Travel Photo Roulette started way back in November 2010 as a way for travel bloggers to showcase their best photography. For each round a new theme is chosen, independent travel bloggers are asked to submit photos, and a winner is chosen to host (and judge!) the following round.

The last round of Travel Photo Roulette was hosted by the wonderful Dani and Jess from Globetrotter Girls and their theme was “Love”. I won with my llama love photo taken in Peru a couple of years ago. (Which prompted one Facebook fan to comment that I should consider changing the name of my blog to Man On the Llama).

Travel Photo Roulette Round 32 Winner -- Llamas in Love at Machu Picchu Peru

This Week’s Travel Photo Roulette Theme:


The irony of winning at Love is not lost on me, so for this round of Travel Photo Roulette, I have chosen the theme Humour. I’d like to see your funny travel photos folks. I’m looking for funny signs, humorous images, or something that just makes you crack a smile. It doesn’t have to be a spectacular photo with fancy camera work (although certainly that will help!) – as long as it’s good for a laugh.

Let’s end the year on a positive note!

Travel Photo Roulette -- Darling I want to eat pork

Sapa hill Tribe trek, list of do's and don'ts

Contest Rules

The rules are simple. The hosting blogger is the chosen winner of the previous round. The new host chooses a generic keyword or phrase that other travelers submit photos to during the course of the week. Phrases can be as generic as ‘signs’ all the way to abstract thoughts like ‘religion’ and everything in between. At the end of the week, the hosting blogger chooses their favourite photo that fits the chosen phrase and moves it to the top of the post as the winning entry with direction to the new host’s site for the next round. Readers can attempt to sway the author into picking a certain photo via comments, but the author can ignore comments as they see fit. The game is repeated with the winner hosting the following week’s game and choosing a phrase for new photo submissions.

Extra Criteria to Keep in Mind When Submitting a Photo:

  • One submission per Blog (so sites that have 2+ authors only get one entry).
  • In this round, post processing is permitted as we believe it is essential
  • Abstract submissions welcomed as long as it fits within the interpretation of the chosen phrase. Remember, the hosting blogger chooses the winner, so if they cannot understand the submission, you might not win!
  • If you win, keep these in mind when choosing a new theme:
    * Keep phrases general so that all bloggers can participate. Specific items like “Eiffel Tower” should be avoided but rather made open-ended like “monuments.” For variety, it is okay to say focused things such as “monuments at night” which most of us have pictures of.
    * Abstract thoughts are appreciated, but keep it within the realm that all readers will understand. No “Kafka-esque”, but “Overlooking Creation” is able to be interpreted by all.
    * *NEW* After 1 year, phrases can be reused, however new photos must be submitted.
  • No obscene pictures or phrases allowed. Suggestive phrases and photography can be accepted, but please keep it within reason.
  • Keep the ideas and photos fresh!
  • Pictures from your entire portfolio are fair to submit. You do not have to take the photo within the week of the contest period to submit it.
  • Most importantly, ALL PHOTOS MUST BE YOUR OWN.
  • One last rule, since this is a competition for bloggers, we need you to be a blogger to be declared a winner. Sorry!

Submit An Image

To enter in the Photo Roulette competition simply leave a comment below with a link to the image (whether Flickr, Picasa or your own site) and we will upload it to this post. Don’t forget to provide a brief description or caption for the photo so the viewers can get a little background as to what’s happening. Check back here throughout the week to see all the entries as they come in and feel free to comment on them. The contest runs for 7 days from today, with the submission date being Dec 25, 2011  – Jan 1, 2012(Sunday thru Sunday). The winner will be announced within the next few days after the deadline, and they will host round 34.

**Note** Medium size pictures are preferred (around 600 px). Large pictures might slow down downloading time for everybody.

Past Photo Roulette Winners and Hosts

The following is a list of the previously played rounds of the game and the hosting blogger for each. This list also doubles as a winner’s table as each topic host won the preceding round! Click the host’s link to go directly to that entry to see some stunning photographs from the chosen term/phrase!

1. Nov 4–10, 2010  – Living the Dream – “Animals”
2. Nov 17–24, 2010 – Skinny Backpacker – “Road Signs”
3. Nov 29–Dec 6, 2010 – Dream a Little Dream – “Street Art”
4. Dec 8–15, 2010 – Flashpacker HQ – “Festival”
5. Dec 17–24, 2010 – Over Yonderlust – “Landmarks”
6. Dec 26–Jan 2, 2011 – Don’t Ever Look Back – “Beaches”
7. Jan 5–12, 2011 – ThePlanetD – “Portraits”
8. Jan 15–22, 2011 – Travel with a Mate – “Motion”
9. Jan 26–Feb 3, 2011 – Johnny Vagabond – “Water”
10. Feb 8–15, 2011 – Ken Kaminesky – “Urban”
11. Feb 21–27, 2011 – Travels of Adam – “Friday Night”
12. Mar 7–13, 2011 – Itchy Feet Chronicles – “The Journey”
13. Mar 19– 25, 2011 – Brendan’s Adventures – “Changing Seasons”
14. Apr 4–10, 2011 – Shutterfeet – “Storytelling”
15. Apr 13–21, 2011 – 10timesOne – “Piousness”
16. Apr 26–May 4, 2011 – Beached Eskimo – “Learning”
17. May 21–27, 2011 – Travel Junkies – “Architecture”
18. Jun 1–7, 2011 – Destination World – “Transportation”
19. Jun 8–15, 2011 – Living the Dream – “Paradise”
20. Jun 21-28, 2011 – Vagabond Quest – “Clothes”
21. Jul 4-11, 2011 – The Unframed World – “Symmetry”
22. Jul 16-25, 2011 – Beached Eskimo – “Home”
23. Jul 31 – Aug 7, 2011 – BackPackerBanter – “Inspiration”
24. Aug 14 – 21, 2011 – WanderingTrader – “Darkness”
25. Aug 28 – Sep 4, 2011 – Finding the Universe – “Tranquillity”
26. Sep 12 – 19, 2011 – Fearful Adventurer – “Food”
27. Sep 23 – 30, 2011 – Adventures of a GoodMan – “City”
28. Oct 06 – 13, 2011 – – “Reflections”
29. Oct 17 – 24, 2011 – Scene With A Hart – ”Framing”
30. Nov 9 – 16, 2011 – Vagabond Quest – “Silhouettes”
31. Nov 26 – Dec 3, 2011 – Hecktic Travels – “Music”
32. Dec 11 – Dec 18, 2011 – Globetrotter Girls – “Love”

The more the merrier: Let’s get more people joining the contest by sharing this article on Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon and G+.

Submit your entry by January 1st, 2012 – or let me know which of the entries below are your favourites:

Jeremy from (the original originator of Travel Photo Roulette) submitted the following tantalizing menu option:

 “Poor menu translations are my favorite thing to find while traveling. Chicken with herpes? Why yes, I’ll take two. (First menu item on the top left – Taken in Aswan, Egypt)”

Jeremy Travel Photo Roulette Chicken with herpes menu item


Lisa from went for creepy cool fun (Children of the Corn-style) with this entry…

“A Circassian-Jordanian girl, my friends’ 4-year-old daughter, getting into the moment with Amman’s quirky mannequins. A title for it could be: In the Moment with the Mannequins.”

Lisa @ChickBus girl with mannequins Travel Photo Roulette Humour

David and Veronica from had this to say about this cute photo:

“We caught “Little Elvis” headed toward the Lisa Marie on the grounds of Graceland. His parents INSISTED that they had nothing to do with the choice of his outfit, that Little Elvis was simply a true fan. Thank you, thank you very much.” Little Elvis Travel Photo Roulette 33 Humour

Gerard from submitted some surreal Furry Convention mayhem…

“Dragon holding a Wendy’s milkshake helping up the fallen hamburger. Photo taken outside of a furry convention in San Jose, CA.”

GQTrippin Furry Convention Mayhem Travel Photo Roulette Round 33 Humour

Cam and Nicole from submitted

“Irony in Nara Japan. We found it so funny that this deer happened to take a nap under a “Deer Crossing” sign.”

TravelingCanucks Japan.deer-sign Travel Photo Roulette

Samuel from had this photo to send in from the most ethical of schools in India…

Nomadic Samuel Travel Photo Roulette Amritsar-Punjab-India

Inka from Glamour Granny Travels is hoping a lot of you get behind this photo she sent in:

“A lady in full costume at the Carnival in Venice who had a spot of trouble getting off a gondola.”

Glamour Granny Travels Travel Photo Roulette Humour

Denise from The Art of Slow Travel caught these primates monkeying around in Indonesia…

“This photo was taken in Bali at the Ubud Monkey forest sanctuary. These two lovely monkeys couldn’t quite understand why all the people around them kept taking pictures…”

The Art of Slow Travel Monkey butt travel photo roulette humour

Erin and Simon from Never Ending Voyage were pleased to unveil this odd little number…

“We found this model outside a restaurant in Kyoto, Japan. Absolutely no idea why it was there or if it encouraged people into the restaurant but it made us laugh!” dog_model travel photo roulette humour

Vera Marie from A Travelers Library gives us pause for thought with this entry…

“A lucky catch in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris.” man thinking under Thinker Travel Photo Roulette humour

Michael from Strux Travel sent this pooch in the caboose photo. I think this is what they call doggy style, no? 

“This dawg’s got it goin’ on! I took this photo through our coach’s front window, en route from Madrid to Segovia, Spain”

Strux Travel Magic Sex Dog Travel Photo Roulette

Jason from sent in this Lost in Translation sign from his family’s trip to Mexico…

“When visiting Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula last year we stumbled upon Dzitnup Cave; an underground cenote that was popular with the locals for swimming. On the way out of the cave we found this sign which still makes us laugh.” Wet Stone sign from Mexico Travel Photo Roulette Humour

Nico at 10 Times One submitted this power play discussion to the mix…

“It was taken in Istanbul. Just love the body language of this seemingly very animated conversation, between a businessman and… his mom?”

Nico Travel Photo Roulette Humour

Kat from Travel With Kat sent in some smiling kids to make us smile…

“Children laughing in class at a school in The Gambia, West Africa.”

Travel with Kat smiling girls in Ghana, Travel Photo Roulette

Michael at Time Travel Turtle had his hands full with this sign…

“I’m not sure whether this is funny or just wise (or a terrible mistake). But an internet shop in Bali clearly knows what the technology is really used for.”



Dany and Jess of The Globetrotter Girls fame (they were the ones who so kindly choose my llama love photo as the winner of Travel Photo Roulette Round #32) sent in this odd mix…

“We loved this sign of an insurance company in Perth, Ontario – sign up for an insurance and get a free pizza :)

Globetrotter Girls insurance and free pizza travel photo roulette

Deej from The World of Deej let’s us know that Planking is SO 2011 with his Tebowing shot…

“I jumped on the Tebowing craze in Vegas…”

The World of Deej Tebowing in Vegas Travel Photo Roulette

Jade from Our Oyster really got my goat with this photo…

“During our travels through New Zealand last year, we hitch hiked pretty much EVERYWHERE. On our way down to the capital city of Wellington, we were dropped off by one of our rides here – somewhere in the middle of small town New Zealand. Despite the many, many warnings around this paddock, the goat seemed friendly, and not rabid at all!”

Our Oyster Rabies Alert Sign New Zealand Travel Photo Roulette

William from My Walkabout sent in this head scratcher (hee hee) — it’s a relief (double hee hee) of a hunchback washing the penis of a dude who appears to be putting in eye drops.

“I took this at a children’s animal park while in Nairobi Kenya for the first time. Laughing, all I could think about was the line from the 1980′s movie Arthur, “Can I wash your dick Sir?”
It may have cultural significance, but I was way too embarrassed to ask the locals…”

My Walkabout hunchback cleaning a penis while man puts in eyedrops  Travel Photo Roulette humour

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50 comments - add one
  1. Happy Holidays to you Raymond!

    This is our first chance to get on the Internet (being on a cruise ship for Christmas and new years will do that to you) so we have missed out on a few things.

    The picture taking art isn’t a big passion of ours just yet. There are so many other areas we are trying to master in the travel blogging world first… One thing at a time.

    But congrats on your winning and good luck to everyone for the upcoming one.

    1. Oh I’m not a photo snob — anything funny will do! As long as it gets a chuckle it’s in.

      You kids have a great Christmas too. If you were on a cruise ship though I see you must be struggling. You are in my prayers… 😉

  2. This is our first entry into Travel Photo Roulette! So excited! Anyways here is the link to our photo:

    During our travels through New Zealand last year, we hitch hiked pretty much EVERYWHERE. On our way down to the capital city of Wellington, we were dropped off by one of our rides here – somewhere in the middle of small town New Zealand. Despite the many, many warnings around this paddock, the goat seemed friendly, and not rabid at all!

  3. I’m late to the party (as usual). No pics from me, just a minor translation note. “Khong” in Vietnamese is “no”… and whoever translated your sigh seems to have completely missed the fact that every rule begins with “khong”. What a donkey (get it – donkey khong… hahahaha! Oh, whatever, it’s late here.)


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