I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes I saw the sign Life is demanding without understanding I saw the si-ign and it opened up my eyes Ace of Base
This is a blogpost for nerds only. If you are not a nerd (or a sign geek perhaps), don’t bother to read any further! The thing is – when you travel a country for three weeks, you pick up on some signs. And some of them are funnier than others, saying something about the mentality of the people living there (or the tourists visiting). And some of them are just plain confusing.
I hereby bring you a compilation of the signs that opened up my eyes during our trip:
Doesn’t need a comment, does it? In South Africa, you want to stop and take a photo many places because of the beautiful scenery. If you see this sign, it’s strictly forbidden. To stop that is. I am still wondering. Who on earth is Solveig…? Hitchhiking is also forbidden on the highway. But still, you will often see people waiting for ‘black taxis’ around these signs. Have you heard of the seven wonders of the new world? We had not. At least not these…? According to the sign at Table Mountain, it is one of the seven wonders. Wikipedia does not quite agree. Unfortunately this is a sign you will see a lot of in and around Cape Town. Because of high crime rates (and common fear), guard companies and wired fences are not uncommon. Still, we felt quite safe during our entire trip. Wanna buy some happiness? This is where you go. Seen at Springfield winery. I wonder how common it was that people jumped (or fell) in before they put up this sign…? In South Africa they will trust that you are an adult. At least when you buy sigarettes. We really liked that many of the wineries in Robertson were wheelchair accessible! Never try to touch the sharks! Probably a wise precaution.. Suitable sign for shark diving company II. Suitable sign for shark diving company. Norwegians (or Norwegian boats) are everywhere! Cape Town and Cape Agulhas fight over the right to say that they are the place where the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic meet. Obviously a dangerous place along the Garden Route (close to Wilderness). Funny enough, around these signs (the lower one), you would find the most people selling stuff along the road. Obviously South African drivers make a lot of noise? And when in Boulders, you should look out for golfers in addition to penguins on the loose! But there were no signs in Birds of Eden forbidding the birds to crap on our heads. Wear a cap! Confused? Don’t be! South Africa is the place to be. And of course you need a photo in front of the sign at Cape of Good Hope.
Did you get the hidden sign(s)…?