There are close to 7000 languages spoken in the world today. It is impossible to learn them all, even the most widely spoken ones. When traveling to other countries and the tourist sites, many signs with directions and attraction names are translated into English and other languages. Not all languages have words for things that other languages have. That is where hilarity can ensue while traveling.
Also, there are signs that just make you laugh. Here are some of the funniest signs I’ve run across.
In Lovina, Bali:
Hide was probably not the word they meant. It was a sign for a “Just Say No” campaign.
St. Petersburg, Russia was full of them:
This attraction had a lot of rules: No skiing, jumping off buildings, or drinking excessively:
In Budapest, Hungary I was very curious about what a cottage cheese bomb was:
Hold your baby and keep clean in Chiang Rai, Thailand:
A stay safe message Russian-style:
The Canadians in Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia are more to the point:
In Chiang Rai, Thailand there was no worded sign, just a cardboard cutout of the architect that designed the White Temple. I think he should have dressed up a bit more for his cardboard cutout shot.
A few years ago I went to China for work. Those were my all-time favorite signs.
Best lake name ever:
I have absoutely no idea what they are trying to tell me:
Don’t shoot birds or lay down in this garden:
Not a clue what this one is trying to tell me either:
Traveling is about expriencing new things and seeing new places. Signs are there to teach and to guide. And to sometimes confuse 🙂