Thursday, April 19, 2012

Signs: Preventing “Lost” ~ Providing “Laughs”

When visiting a new place, don’t you find yourself often relying on signs to get you to where you want to go?  We do.
And often, while preventing lost, signs are providing laughs, like that morning in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. . .

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If you didn’t know it, Cabo is a deep-sea fisherman’s paradise, so how appropriate to name the streets after the pescados? Here it is for Dorado and Marlin fish, both types of fish caught in these waters. (And two very important directions – to our ship and restrooms).


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How about those rickety buses belching exhaust fumes as they pass? They may not be modern, but one look at the window and you know where they will be stopping.

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Cabo is also a  party town – this store seemed to offer ‘parties-to- go’. . .or vitamin water; whatever the bebida, (beverage) it took to refuel your engine.

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One thing travelers to Mexico’s beach towns must be aware of are the ‘free breakfast. . . or lunch. . . or tour. . . or drink’ offers from timeshare sales touts.  This bar made it clear you wouldn’t have to be on guard.

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We spotted this bit of Happy Hour philosophy while sipping a latte across the street at . . .yes, I have to admit it: Starbucks, the Seattle-based coffee company.

And for my grand finale on this Travel Photo Thursday, I leave you with this gem outside a farmacia, (pharmacy)we walked past:


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20 comments:

  1. Soe are hilarious. I wonder what goes in the mix of 1 liter of Sex on the Beach.

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    1. Good speculation. . .perhaps a bit of tequila?

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  2. I remember seeing those signs in Cabo. Why on earth didn't I take pictures? Fun post!

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I don't usually pay attention to signs but it did seem like Cabo had some good ones at every turn.

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  3. Laughing here! Love that Viagra sign. Every once in a while I take a photo of a fun sign, but I usually don't think of doing it. Think I'll start paying more attention.

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    1. I realized that today's post probably didn't spark any travel ideas but I did hope others found the signs as funny as I did. Glad you enjoyed them.

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  4. Hard to believe what you see in some countries. Quite the Viagra sign - I think he needs more than that.

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  5. Enjoyed your post of the different signs encountered while in Cabo! Quite funny. I hope I don't ever get too old to miss happy hour though :)

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  6. Those are hilarious, Jackie. The timeshare sign would have come in handy in some parts of Mexico. And you've gotta love the viagra one :-)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Andi, glad you liked them.

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  7. How funny! Love the one with the Vitamin Water when the list of drinks includes not one non-alcoholic drink (presumably) :)

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  8. Interesting that they're all in English.

    I do this on occasion as well. Have a nice collection of Chinglish from various Chinese cities.

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    1. We speak some Spanish, but I decided to be on the safe side and photograph only those that I knew what they meant, for sure.

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  9. These are so hilarious and a great collection. Gotta love the Viagra one =) We were in Cabo a few years ago and I guess didn't pay too much attention to signs.

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  10. Hahaha, Jackie, these are precious! Especially love the Viagra one. Very imaginative.

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  11. These are great!! I need to start snapping pics of the funny ones I see on vacation too!

    Thanks for linking up today - have a great weekend!

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