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The funniest or weirdest product you saw in a hostel

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1. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

A year ago, my roomates were shock or whatever the feeling was, when I shamelessly, left a bar of whitening soap in the shower. It was a PAPAYA soap and I just wanted the scent of a tropical fruit in the freezing winter. When, I tell this to my other European friends, they would laugh... I never really get it then. It wasnt that strange.

But today, I saw this in the shower, "BLACKMAN WHITENING SOAP" the brand name was BLACK MAN.... The logo is the face of man half black and half white. Its funny coz I dont think they mean to be offensive or racist.

My African friend was on a subway and a Chinese guy, who was just trying to sell things to feed his children, approach my friend and tried to sell a WHITENING LOTION. My friend is from ZAMBIA and is a doctor, Its just so funny, how innocent the guy was when he tried selling that lotion to an African. He told my friend in his little English, "THIS WILL MAKE YOU WHITE"

The products we see in the supermarket say much about the way people think and behave. But I am not in the mood to talk play cultural anthropologist. I just want to laugh.

1. BLACKMAN whitening soap, China.

2. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 7y

It's not really a product, but...

I was on a tour in the Middle East, although I'm young, about half of the group was over 50.
In Turkey, we stayed at a hotel, and those who decided to flick through some channels on the tv were soon surprised to find not one but two porn channels. I'm not talking soft, censored stuff - but about as hardcore as you can get, and it wasn't limited to heterosexism...I was surprised given that it's a muslim country! Needless to say I think the older people in the group were a little disgusted, lol.

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting Erik85

It's not really a product, but...

I was on a tour in the Middle East, although I'm young, about half of the group was over 50.
In Turkey, we stayed at a hotel, and those who decided to flick through some channels on the tv were soon surprised to find not one but two porn channels. I'm not talking soft, censored stuff - but about as hardcore as you can get, and it wasn't limited to heterosexism...I was surprised given that it's a muslim country! Needless to say I think the older people in the group were a little disgusted, lol.

Kinda similar happened to me in a Beirut hostel. People were sleeping, but one middle aged guy watched hardcore Lebanese porn and started...well, you fill it in...disgusting

4. Posted by rasberries (Inactive 154 posts) 7y

I was staying at a hostel in Auckland and I was the top bunk. There were 3 other bunks (6 other people).
The guy in the bunk below me would bring chicks back at night and proceed to have sex for hours.

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5. Posted by s96024 (Full Member 106 posts) 7y

Classy girls.

6. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting rasberries

I was staying at a hostel in Auckland and I was the top bunk. There were 3 other bunks (6 other people).
The guy in the bunk below me would bring chicks back at night and proceed to have sex for hours.

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Let me guess the weird product, glow in the dark condoms fortified with vitamins A to Zinc.

7. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

I was in a hostel in Amsterdam - and someone had left a block of ice cream soap in the shower. I thought.... "Let's have a bitta this." I smelled like a vanilla cornet afterwards - it was lovely though.

8. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

My favorites in OZ were:

Breast Munchies- frozen chicken tenders

Golden Gay time Ice cream bars. on the package it said "Four delicious chances to have a gay time!"

9. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

I'm taking a risk with this one. On the motorway between Varna and Shumen (Bulgaria), are posters that say.... "Relax and take time out for an ice cold Wanko". Wanko is a Bulgarian beer.

10. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

I'm taking a risk with this one. On the motorway between Varna and Shumen (Bulgaria), are posters that say.... "Relax and take time out for an ice cold Wanko". Wanko is a Bulgarian beer.

aaaaaahahashah. oh man

ice cold?! that doesn't seem like it would be a relaxing wanko at all!