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Or at least that is what the Flemish public transportation company De Lijn in Belgium claims.  It made me chuckle  🙂

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With the world we live in and the amount of air travellers in the sky each year you are sooner or later bound to end up in some airports that have funny names.  A personal favourite of mine is Batman Airport (BAL) situated in the middle of Turkey. If you have flown to France you might have connected in Brest Airport (BES) or during your travels in Indonesia come across Fak Fak Airport (FKQ)

The list can be made long but then there are the airports that have names that doesn’t really make any sense at all or just sounds strange. Here are 10 of them.

1. Wuhu Airport (WHU), China

2. Xingning Airport (XIN), China

3. Wagga Wagga Airport (WGA), Australia

4. Woodie Woodie Airport (WWI), Australia

5. Wee Waa Airport (WEW), Australia

6. Puka Puka Airport (PZK), Cook Islands

7. Flin Flon Airport (YFO), Canada

8. Gorom-Gorom Airport (XGG), Burkina Faso

9. Linga Linga Airport (LGN), Papua New Guinea

10. Kar Kar Airport (KRX), Papua New Guinea

 

If you have done a road trip before, meaning spending several hours behind the steering wheel of a vechicle with someone else, you know that all those long hours will become boring at one point. You need to entertain yourself in one way or another. Some play games counting words or colors of cars or even verbs on top of other verbs. And then there are those who discuss about the meaning of life which can be a quite a boring subject or even break the road trip total as you find out that you have totally different views and opinions. And then there are those who sing.

And what do they sing?

Right before the holidays Africa has decided to help out Norway in a new way..

What ever purpose you have for travelling, you can always enjoy a laugh or two about the translation of different places and cities names in your native language.
Czechs for example, laugh their asses off when they see the name of the largest city in The Gambia, Serekunda.
The meaning I will not write here as it is not appropriate.
Danish people laugh at the small Swedish community named Bollebygd which in Danish turns into “Fuck settlement”
The Croatian city of Pula makes Romanian people smile as it means “Dick” in Romanian language. And then there is the classical English translation which all people remember from the Bangkok metro in Thailand, To Bang Sue.

Do you like Fucking?
That is a small town in Austria for example.

For what ever reason or language, I am sure that you can find something that makes you smile on your travels.
And to comply with what I mention above I decided to post a list of cities with strange or “unfortunate” names.
Maybe you would like to visit any of the places and maybe also take a picture, just like my friends Jenn and Christina from California did during their European trip a few weeks ago.

1. Fucking (Austria)

2. French Lick (Indiana, USA)

3. Boring (Oregon, USA)

4. Dildo (Newfoundland, Canada)

5. Why (Arizona, USA)

6. Blowhard (Australia)

7. Fart (Virginia, USA)

8. Climax (Michigan, USA)

9. Truth Or Consequences (New Mexico, USA)

10.Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (Wales). The translation of the name is ‘ St. Marys Church in the Hollow of the White Hazel Near to the Rapid Whirlpool of Llantysilio of the Red Cave’.

11. Big Bone Lick (USA)

12. Dwarf (Kentucky, USA)

13. Dead Chinaman (Papua New Guinea)

14. Condom (France)

15. Pussy (France)

16. Sexi (Peru)

17. Poopoo (Hawaii, USA)

18. Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu (New Zealand)

19. Pussy creek (Ohio, USA)

20. ii (Finland)

21. My Large Intestine (Texas, USA)

22. Cockburn (Western Australia)

23. Wetwang (England)

24. Middelfart (Denmark)

25. Hell (Michigan, USA)

26. Gravesend (England)

27. Looneyville, Texas, USA)

28. Embarrass (Minnesota, USA)

29. Hooker (Oklahoma, USA)