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I admit it. I don’t get Amazon. Why is this free?

In their infinitely mysterious wisdom, Amazon has lowered the price of DO NOT WASH HANDS IN PLATES down to well…nothing. Nada. Zilch. No moola.

Ours not to reason why, but instead to haul over there and get that free copy before Amazon figures out their mistake. And I’ll need to get moving on getting the next book in the series out there. Look for it in December! Meanwhile—what are you waiting for? Get your FREE copy here.

And to celebrate, here is another freebie—a preview of our next travel book!


Signs, signs, everywhere the signs…

[If you’re old enough to remember Five Man Electric Band from early ’70s, I apologize for the Signs earworm. The rest of you are safe.]

When I travel, I realize how much I depend on signs. Here are a few that guided me on recents travels in India. (And my apologies for the photo quality. Most were shot in passing, by a jetlagged old American lady with poor camera skills…)

Some signs were unexpected…

Starting with the airport...

Starting with the airport…

 

Some provided navigational challenges

Sign for our hotel, located zero kilometers away. Apparently we were staying in a roadside stand. On the plus side...camels!

Sign for our hotel, located zero kilometers away. Apparently we were staying in a roadside stand. On the plus side…camels!

This series listing all those exempt from paying road tolls had us wondering if our car was single-handedly supporting the Indian road-toll system

This series of signs listing all those exempt from paying road tolls had us wondering if our car was single-handedly supporting the Indian road-toll system

 

Some reinforced the differences between Indian and American English

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Promises, promises…

 

Some provided creative spelling and punctuation

Some were sternly misspelled

Some had creative spelling...

And some stuck to the simple factual statement, "STUFF"

And some stuck to the simple factual statement, “STUFF”

 

Some signs were slightly disturbing.

Admit it. You laughed too.

Admit it. You laughed too.

CHILD BEER? We saw these signs all over Rajasthan.

CHILD BEER? We saw these signs all over Rajasthan.

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Some needed no further explanation.

 

Some provided helpful if unexpected dining tips.

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And some were simply irresistible!

Some were irresistible

You would have too.

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Note: If you’d like to hear more about our travels through India, please check out Do Not Wash Hands in Plates, the story of three women eating our way across India in search of adventure, elephants, temples, palaces, western toilets, monkeys, the perfect paratha…and the kindness of Indian strangers..


 


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In halcyon days BC (before children), Barb wrote a humor column for several Midwest newspapers. With the arrival of Child #4, she veered toward the dark side and an HR career. Following a daring daytime escape to England, she’s lived in a medieval castle and a hobbit house with her prince-of-a-guy and the World’s Most Spoiled AussieDog. Now all her days are Saturdays, and she spends them traveling around the world, plus consulting with her daughter on Marvel heroes, Null City, and translating from British to American.

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