Signs of Vietnam

I know few Vietnamese words – ga – chicken, bo – beef, pho – noodles, com – rice.  But north of Hanoi the signs of businesses sounded funny in English. Elsewhere there weren’t so many interesting ones. Honestly, I made hardly any of these up:
Hang Son – poor son
Chieu Dat Thang- love this one
Bich Nuoc – she must have upset someone
Cam Do – a good attitude to have
Dung – good for the garden I guess
Do Tho
Lay Ngay
Dien May – or he may not
Ban My Pate – it is cruel making it, isn’t it
Thep Ho Phat
Long Bien – I love biens
Phuc Long – hmm
I saw most of the above signs while zooming past in a bus, but here are some I photographed, mostly in Hanoi and on to the south.
the flag

the flag

hang back

hang back

your standard no parking sign

your standard no parking sign

I saw quite a lot of buses emblazoned with this

I saw quite a lot of buses emblazoned with this

no jetskis on this rock?

no jetskis on this rock?

Hang Sung Sot - it's popular to hang here

Hang Sung Sot – it’s popular to hang here

no canoeing?

no canoeing?

this is where the two lane bridge is blocked and only one lane open - so in each direction one lane is trying to overtake anonther which is trying to overtake another

this is where the two lane bridge is blocked and only one lane open – so in each direction one lane is trying to overtake anonther which is trying to overtake another

leaving the town sign

leaving the town sign

ah - back in Hanoi

ah – back in Hanoi

Hanoi Railway Station

Hanoi Railway Station

fresh beer!

fresh beer!

lots of regulations

lots of regulations

everywhere you go there is an Australian pub

everywhere you go there is an Australian pub

often with cheap beer

often with cheap beer

yep, we're near the DMZ

yep, we’re near the DMZ

the people marching forward to a glorious communist future - or something

the people marching forward to a glorious communist future – or something

nice pink sign

nice pink sign

the people marching forward to a glorious communist future - again

the people marching forward to a glorious communist future – again

always a welcome sign

always a welcome sign

and it is - sometimes

and it is – sometimes

we tried both - the primitive vehicle was faster

we tried both – the primitive vehicle was faster

nice sign - don't know what it means

nice sign – don’t know what it means

again

again

ants

ants

I can't imagine this sign works

I can’t imagine this sign works

solid sign

solid sign

yes, too shirt

yes, too shirt

big toothpaste

big toothpaste

you get the idea

you get the idea

Cam again

Cam again

I enjoyed my drink

I enjoyed my drink

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