Signs from around India

I spend an excessive amount of my time while traveling taking pictures of random things I spot on the street.

It was really fun to piece together my favorite signs from Mexico, so here’s another round with my picks from a month in India. (City and state within India are in parenthesis.)

Spotted near the Taj Mahal. Did not spot any street performers with animals. (Agra, Uttar Pradesh)
Spotted near the Taj Mahal. Did not spot any street performers with animals. (Agra, Uttar Pradesh)
leopard sign
My favorite thing is that the leopard face looks so human. (near Navegon National Park, Gondia District, Maharashtra)
Managing expectations at the tiger reserve (Tadoba Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra)
Managing expectations at the tiger reserve. (Tadoba Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra)
Selfies with Gandhi? (Mysore, Karnataka)
Selfies with Gandhi? (Mysore, Karnataka)
..."And that might make them sick." (Mysore Zoo, Karnataka)
…”And that might make them sick.” (Mysore Zoo, Karnataka)
"Don't let them know that you evolved from them!" (Mysore Zoo, Karnataka)
“Don’t let them know that you evolved from them!” (Mysore Zoo, Karnataka)
Tiger patriotism (Mysore Zoo, Karnataka)
Tiger patriotism. (Mysore Zoo, Karnataka)
Anti-drunk driving ads. (Mysore, Karnataka)
Anti-drunk driving ads. (Mysore, Karnataka)
Sign near the beach, where you can buy fish to be cooked across the street. (Kochi, Kerala).
Sign near the beach, where you can buy fish to be cooked across the street. (Kochi, Kerala).
This church(?) was full of goats, though most of them ran away before I could get a decent picture. (Kochi, Kerala)
This church(?) was full of goats, though most of them ran away before I could get a decent picture. (Kochi, Kerala)
One of several slogans painted on the beach rocks. (Kochi, Kerala)
One of several slogans painted on the beach rocks. (Kochi, Kerala)
"God's Own Country" is the state tourism slogan. Apparently an artist was less than happy about the Biennale art exhibition. (Kochi, Kerala)
“God’s Own Country” is the state tourism slogan. Apparently an artist was less than happy about the Biennale art exhibition. (Kochi, Kerala)
(Kochi, Kerala)
(Kochi, Kerala)
In which Google transliterates "homestay" with amusing results. (The Spanish reads "the home stays.") (Kochi, Kerala)
In which Google transliterates “homestay” with amusing results. (The Spanish reads “the home stays.”) (Kochi, Kerala)
Street art, text in Tamil. (Madurai, Tamil Nadu)
Street art, text in Tamil. (Madurai, Tamil Nadu)
Outside the Gandhi Museum. (Madurai, Tamil Nadu)
Outside the Gandhi Museum. (Madurai, Tamil Nadu)

Signs from around Oaxaca

Street signs, graffiti and other written snapshots of life are one of the best parts of traveling to new places.

We head off to Italy and India tomorrow morning, so for my last post about Mexico, I wanted to share a few of my favorites.

First, we have the lost parrot. I would add that the reward money is in pesos, so it’s about $225.

missing parrot
Last seen at a church.
Ecotourism sign in Latuvi. Instructions include "Kill nothing but time."
Ecotourism sign in Latuvi. Instructions include “Kill nothing but time.”
graffiti
“Everything for the people, nothing for the federation.”
condoms save lives
Using a condom saves lives. (Spotted outside a Catholic church.)
street art
Street art outside a Spanish school.
Communist party sign protesting structural reforms
Communist party sign protesting structural reforms
Detailed informational sign about an insect-borne fever.
Informational sign about an insect-borne fever in Benito Juarez.
"Show your education - this is not a bathroom."
“Show your education – this is not a bathroom.”
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Detailed instructions for breast self-exam in Latuvi.