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Road Signs

I don’t drive in Korea, but I do notice the street signs.

What’s weird is that the signs are situated in strange locations.  Places that, if in America, drivers would be completely lost and constantly miss turns.  There might be a sign that is after the turn, so if you’re not paying attention you miss the turn because the sign is ahead of the traffic and ahead of where you should have turned.  Sometimes the sign is located WAY before the turn with maybe another road in between the sign and where you should actually turn.

This top picture of signs for example is located smack dab in the middle of a 4-way traffic light.   The top sign that says ‘Gunpo Global Education Center’ is not found by turning right at this intersection… it is down a few blocks.  This led me to believe that signs found on top like this one imply not turning at this intersection, but at the next 1 or 2… that was wrong.  Logic fail.   Sometimes it does mean to turn immediately.

Oh and there is only 1 sign at this intersection, only visible to the people driving head on.  What about the other 3 lanes of traffic?  Do they not need signs?

I’m sure it makes perfect sense to Korean drivers.  But how we’re supposed to just KNOW this, I’ll never understand.  Chalk it up with the rest of the weirdness.

This sign is placed in between two streets.

As you can see, it has directions for what appears to be two different left turns up ahead.  But notice the Do not Turn symbol pointing in the same direction as the road says to turn.

Hmmm, which way do I go?

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Random Signs from Taipei

I thought the signs around Taipei were funny.  Signs on vehicles, in the subway, store names, massage parlors and on windows.  My favorite sign is the one from a restaurant that had toilets as seats and fake poo all over the tables and on the walls… it was hilarious.  Needless to say, we didn’t eat there.

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Funny Signs

This shouldn’t be funny… it’s quite sad.  But I laughed and decided to share.  Keep in mind that this is for an English school.  It’s actually the name of the school, which makes it even funnier… or more sad, depending on how you think about it.   Found this sign while wandering around Anyang.

This is over the main entrance to the school.

This is over the main entrance to the school.

Pic of the entire sign

Pic of the entire sign

This weekend is supposed to be sunny, so Seth is going to go hiking.  The past 2 weekends it has rained and rained, so I’m glad to have some dry free-days.

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Funny Translations

I’m sure this sign was meant to be serious… to make people aware of the danger that lies ahead.  But Seth and I laughed, so we had to take a picture.  This was found on our walk around the fortress.  The floodgate area is behind the sign, and a road is curving past this area.  But really, it’s not that far down hill on this side… not a sharp turn… has a guardrail… completely in view from all angles.  I don’t think the sign was necessary.

Silly Caution Sign

Silly Caution Sign

Another thing we’ve noticed is lots of “Engrish” translations.  We’ve been calling it Kornglish.  :grin:

Hot sauce from a pizza place

Hot sauce from a pizza place

I’m sure this was supposed to say “Cajun”and not “Tajun”.   It tasted just like the Louisiana style hot sauce.  Not bad at all.  :razz:

Well, it’s Monday and we’re getting ready for school.  Seth met up with some guys to play music this past Saturday, and they turned out to be cool.  I’m sure that he’ll meet up with them again next weekend too.

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