For those of you unsure of what I am talking about, here are a few details.
Have you ever seen a funny, strange or bizarre sign while wandering around, whether it be at home or while traveling? For me I tend to come across these kind of signs while visiting a new place. Many of the times it turns out that things just might be lost in translation. Either way, I like to refer to these sort of signs as Ridiculous Street Signs. Continue reading Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #11: Slang- Gothenburg, Sweden→
I’m not sure what it is but lots of funny and odd signs tend to have poop as the subject matter.
During our first day on Malta we spent our time wandering around the capital Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since we arrived in the middle of the day we figured it would be best to just head into the city with no real plans besides strolling around and getting a feel for the area.
I was happy to receive an e-mail from my friend and fellow BoardingArea blogger Rene, writer of the blog DeltaPoints.
The subject of the e-mail was related to a favorite thing that I randomly come across at home and while traveling- Street Signs!
For those of you that don’t know, I am a big fan of funny or odd signs that I like to call Ridiculous Street Signs. I have a tab at the top of my blog with signs that I’ve shared and others from contributors. (Find out how you can contribute a sign below.)
In late June Kim, Lucas and I visited Japan and had an amazing time traveling around the country. Kim and I had transited through Tokyo a few times previously but never made it out of the airport before.
It was finally nice to get out and have the chance to explore the country. It was a whirlwind trip and thanks to the amazing and efficient Japan Rail, we got to see quite a few cities in a short period of time.
Japan was never high on my list of places to go but it was still a country that I had to visit at some point. We were also happy to find Japan to be a great place to travel to with a toddler. Along the way, Lucas made lots of friends and many of the “seniors” even gave him little toys which was extremely nice.
Back in July I wrote about visiting Senso-ji Temple during Day 1 of our trip to Japan. Senso-ji is Tokyo’s oldest temple and was very busy with tourists. While we enjoyed seeing the temples, we found the people watching to be at its finest!
While walking in and around the temple grounds we came across a couple of odd signs. Since Kim and I do not speak or read Japanese we couldn’t figure out the exact meaning but we had some ideas.
I’ve enjoyed seeing funny and odd street signs for quite some time now and always try to stop to take photos when a sign catches my eye. Most of the time this happens to be while traveling.
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I started posting “Ridiculous Street Signs” (not to be taken so literally) when the blog first started out. The sign which was used for the first entry is what I still believe to be one of the best one’s that I’ve ever seen.