Today I’ve got a funny travel photo from Sarah Carroll who runs The Ethical Volunteer. It’s about the Best Hardware Store In The World – and it’s located in Malawi, in Southern Africa. You can follow Sarah on Twitter @EthicalVol and on Facebook. You can also check out their Indiegogo site which is aiming to raise some funds for their new project that aims to have volunteering projects actually benefit local communities instead of being funnelled offshore by big business.
From their website: ‘The Ethical Volunteer is an online video travel guide that improves the way international volunteering is carried out. We travel the world to visit projects that are run by the community, for the community. We stay at local hostels and lodges, eat local food, take local transport and we film every step of the way. Through our insightful films we highlight everything you need to know to organise your placement independently of profit focused volunteer agencies and through our website we give you the tools you need to make that happen. And what’s more, at The Ethical Volunteer, we show you how to do it right; how to do it ethically.’
Anyway, I’ll have an interview with Sarah about the tricks and traps of volunteering later on. But for now.. she has sent me this great silly travel photo which made me laugh out loud.
Sarah says ‘here’s a photo for you of a shop front in Malawi… customer service is not their strong point….’
The Best Hardware Store in the World… Gold!
Looks like the People Always Complain shop also specialise in real estate judging by the sign! They just don’t have the best hardware store name I have ever seen in my life!
Sarah says ‘this is a shop on the roadside that we came across when driving from Liwonde to Nanchengwa (on the southern shores of Lake Malawi). They are right you know, people DO always complain. The shop next door was called “Don’t even bother, just go away’.
I love this kind of stuff – the funny travel signs that don’t quite get across the meaning that was intended in the first place. Like previous post about Funny Travel Photos in Africa and the Best Doctor, Africa seems to deliver some funny travel sign gold everywhere you look!
Sarah posted this picture on her Facebook page and she received some pretty funny comments such as:
- At least he’s not outspoken enough to write ‘we sell bolts to nuts’
- And they sell estate agents too. Who on earth would want to buy one of them???
Looks like I need to make another trip there to photograph more!