An inevitable part of travel is culture shock and being surprised by what you see. But sometimes, these moments can be so unexpected that they are hilarious.
I was recently going back over some old photos of a 2015 trip to Budapest, and found this picture. My friends and I had stumbled upon a carnival of sorts near Vajdahunyad Castle, and some of the attractions included mechanical rides-- and evidently to help “sell” people on the rides, they had celebrities’ likenesses spray-painted on them. This was a portrait of Nicholas Cage on a ride that, I can assure you, had nothing to do with any of his films. It just seemed so odd; this was peak “meme-ability” for Cage, and this had no indication of irony. We found it incredibly funny.
I’m sure tons of people have better “What the hell?” travel moments, and I’d love to hear them!