I've gotten quite a few emails on how much you're enjoying these signs I find in my travels, so I've decided to try and give you a lighter side post about them every month or so. It won't be hard to do. Every country we're in seems to have weird signs.
Today I've got a few from Barcelona and a couple from here in Amsterdam. I hope you enjoy the ones I've come up with.
So, here we go...
Okay...so this sign is one we found on our road trip in Andorra. As you can see it's warning you not go over the side of the road and into the river. Helpful, right? Not really. Because this sign...the one that's supposed to warn you there is a drop off? It's not placed out on the road where it will help. It's behind the drop off. You have to drive all the way up to the edge to see the stupid thing. How is that helpful?
Now these next two signs aren't funny, but they ARE interesting. They're everywhere in Spain. Maybe you've got these in your country, but we sure don't in the USA. At first we didn't understand it, but then once we'd seen a few of them, we realized not only what they were, but how helpful they were. Especially to travelers who don't know where the hell they are! LOL
Coming into a Town... Pretty normal, right?
But this is the sign for leaving a town... Gotta love the red line! LOL
This next sign is another one we saw on our roadtrip. I laughed when I took the pic and I wondered what it actually said. Because it couldn't mean what I thought, right?
Well...it did. Translated, this sign in Catalan says, "Private Area of Shit". Really!
This is a personal favorite of mine. As soon as I saw it, I loved it. You see, when I was pregnant with my kids, we always looked for the closest parking space so I wouldn't have to walk too far. And invariably, we found one right up front. It got so that whenever someone wanted to go somewhere they'd ask me to go with them so I could get them a parking space. LOL So when I saw this, I sent a copy to my congressman. We need these in the states!!!!
People get really caught up with their bodily functions in some countries. I've seen more signs about peeing, pooping and assorted other "things" than I can believe. But again, every country we've visited makes sure you know exactly what NOT to do. Some are subtle...some, like this one, isn't.
This one confused the hell out of us at first. When I first saw the sign it looked as if Big Brother was spraying people from the sky. I actually had to go online to find out what it actually meant. Do you know? We'll use this last one as a fun game. Don't cheat and go online like I did. Give it your best guess in the comments below.
So I hope you enjoyed this quick look at unusual and funny signs. I love finding them for you all, and I've got enough for the next few months, so we definitely won't run out!!!!
Take care and I'll see you on Monday with news and more fun!!!
Hugs to all,
Follow Your Dreams