Funny signs – and signs that we enjoyed.
This is a collection of signs, notices and other symbols that we have encountered and that appealed to us enough to record. They are not all “funny signs” and many are quaint only because they are written in English which is clearly not the home language of the composer, while some are just unusual or unexpected.
A raffle where the first prize is a herd of cows and with four regional prizes of bulls. Now that’s a raffle that wouldn’t get much support in New York or London! In Maun, Botswana, though…
A road that runs dead straight for 90 miles! Could be the longest straight road in the world; definitely the longest in Australia.
Sections of the remote highway in Australia are slightly widened and designated as landing areas for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Some of the temples and monastries in Nepal are very strict about what you are allowed to take inside – here you are asked to leave your bainacular, lether meterials (including shose) outside. Kathmandu, Nepal.
Jane at the highest bakery in the world – Khumjung in Nepal.
On the coast at Buzios, Brazil, it is best to take care when the sea is ruff.
Toilet at Ngepi in Botswana, called the “Royal Flush”, with “Queens” for ladies and “Kings” for men.
The folk at Ngepi, Botswana realise that on arrival you may need a quick greeting, a place to park and a loo!
How urgent is your need for a toilet? Tomorrow? Today? Want one with a view? Ngepi, Botswana.
A chicken wire cage to protect you from hippos and crocs? Ngepi, Botswana.
Watch out for warthogs on the road. These signs are common throughout Namibia.
Jane at a roadside warning sign in the Caprivi, Namibia. And don’t think that the sign is just to impress the tourists – there are often elephants along this stretch of road.
Now we’re all for safety, and this is a very steep pass, but seriously, 2 km per hour?
The Tropic of Capricon (sic) as it crosses a rather remote part of Namibia. Someone did try and correct the spelling!
It’s always fun to see a road that is named for a namesake! This one in Willowvale, New Zealand.
And this one in Mount Cook Village, also in New Zealand – Jane was previously a Bowen.
Sending the message loud and clear – Don’t touch my car! Came across this in New Zealand.
A clever fun sign at Mirror Lake in Fiordland National Park, New Zealand.
A fun illusion from Puzzling World in Wanaka, New Zealand.
We came across this traffic-stopper in a garden near Te Anau in New Zealand.
What a change! You can feed the fish, but you cannot catch them to feed yourself! This at Resolution Bay, New Zealand.
As a cyclist, this was my favourite sign in all of New Zealand! Why is this not a rule throughout the world!!!?
The Inner Core Hair Salon at Rundu, Namibia. They also do Shoe Fixing.
Imagine having a beer at the End of the Universe! Rob at the hotel in Nagarkot, Nepal.
“No pizza, no pasta, no problem!” This “Typical Nepali Kitchen” in Chitwan, Nepal probably doesn’t go down all that well with the Italian tourists.
Another restaurant in Chitwan, Nepal.
In Kagbeni, Nepal, there is a YacDonald’s (sic) and a Holiday Inn. They may not be exactly what you were expecting, though.
At last you can buy that Antic Jewellerys that you have always wanted – just pop in to the “New Maha Laxmi Jewellers” in Jomson, Nepal.
I would guess that “Sand with bread” could be a sandwich loaf of some kind, but “Cinemon roll, bone”? The bakery in Jomson, Nepal.
Would you like to Rent or Exchange your Hi-King specially socks? This is just the place. Jomsom, Nepal again.
Not really “Busman” but “Bushman”, nor “Climping” but “Climbing”, not “Paining” but “Painting”… A direction sign at Spitzkoppe. Namibia.
Presumably meant to be a play on words (“Bon appetite”) – Windhoek, Namibia.
Look out for tortoises on the road. West Coast Nature Reserve, South Africa.
ForeverFU? No I don’t know what it means either, and perhaps I’m glad I don’t!! Sign in Maun, Botswana.
Car Wash & Apholstry Cleaning in Maun, Botswana.