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40 Tourist No No's - What Not To Do Around The World

40 TOURIST NO NOS WHAT NOT TO DO AROUND THE WORLD UNITED ARAB EMIRATES DO NOT DISTURB! NO DRINKING IN PUBLIC NO SLEEPING AROUND NO KISSING IN PUBLIC Drinking or even being under Unless you're married, having Public displays of affection are the influence of alcohol in sex could result in you being enormously frowned upon in public is a criminal offence in prosecuted and possibly even the UAE, and kissing somebody the UAE. At 18 you can drink in deported from the UAE! in public could see you behind licenced places in Abu Dhabi, Even sharing a hotel room bars in no time. but you must be 21 in Dubai. with the opposite sex (if unrelated) is a crime. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 中 BARBADOS NO E-SMOKING ALWAYS DRESS UP NO CAMO Electronic cigarettes are illegal in the UAE, and they will be When you're in public places It's an illegal offence in such as shopping centres, Barbados for anyone to dress in camouflage patterned women have to dress up and ensure the tops of their arms confiscated at the border if you try to bring them with you on clothing - even children! So your holiday. and legs are covered. leave your child's Action Man Swimwear can also only be t-shirt at home. worn at pools or beaches. SINGAPORE NO DRINKING AFTER HOURS NO PETS ALLOWED DON'T BE A LITTER BUG If you're planning on drinking in the evening in Singapore, make sure you're wearing a watch! It is illegal to drink alcohol in If you're travelling with a pet, Littering is a criminal offence in Singapore won't be your best Singapore. In fact, even chewing gum has been banned from the country and eating bet. You're allowed to keep them indoors here, but having public between the hours of your pet in any public area is anything on public transportation is also illegal! 10:30pm and 7am here. against the law. THAILAND NO PUTTING YOUR FEET UP NO WHISTLING AT NIGHT ALWAYS RESPECT THE KING Putting your feet up on a chair It is considered bad luck in It is illegal to speak even slightly or table is considered incredibly Thailand to whistle at night, as it negatively about the King in rude in Thailand. Pointing at will result in superstitious locals Thailand - or any member of anything using your feet, or thinking you're calling spirits! the Royal Family for that matter. touching someone with your Even saying something as a feet, is equally as insulting. joke could land you in jail. THAILAND CHINA DON'T TOUCH NO MILK IN YOUR TEA NO HUGS OR KISSES Teas come neat in China, and it is a huge insult to ask for milk. Instead, just enjoy the ANYONE'S HEAD Similarly to Japan, you should never greet anybody by embracing them or kissing them Only Buddhist Monks are allowed to touch people's huge variety of neat, unique and delicious teas available, unless you know them extremely well. It is unacceptable heads in Thailand. The head is seen as the most holy part of the body, and touching or and wait until you're home for behaviour in China. covering someone else's is seen a milky 'cuppa'. as disrespectful. ITALY JAMAICA DON'T EAT WITH DON'T 'ROCK OUT' NO GETTING HIGH YOUR HANDS It's not that Italians don't like Jamaica is famous for lots of There's loads of food you might rock music, but making the 'rock things - sunshine, beaches and.. like to eat with your hands - and on' horns hand gesture in this country actually insultingly translates as you telling getting high! Contrary to popular belief, it is strictly illegal to smoke marijuana here. Many the ever-present bread rolls and pizza in Italy are no exception. However, it is considered rude someone their wife is unfaithful. people seem to think otherwise! to use your hands here! UNITED STATES 18 21 ALWAYS USE THE CROSSING ALWAYS TIP NO DRINKING IF YOU'RE Even if the roads are completely Tipping is customary in the USA, and it actually makes up a large UNDER 21 clear on your travels around the Lots of 18 year olds love to get USA, make sure you wait for the proportion of waiters' and drunk in the UK, but they might go ahead before crossing the waitress' salaries. It's hugely not have such a fun time in the road. Jaywalking is illegal in frowned upon not to leave a tip in the majority of states here! USA until they're a bit older. It is many states around the USA. against the law in many states to drink under the age of 21. GERMANY GREECE NEVER DO THE DON'T GIVE GERMANS NO MOONING 'NAZI SALUTE' GERMAN WINE Any indecent behaviour, such as If you want to buy a German local a bottle of wine, stick to the Under no circumstances showing your bum in public, is should you ever do the 'Nazi not tolerated anywhere on the Greek islands. In fact, some fancy salute' or anything similar - wine that's been imported from even if you are only messing elsewhere. Giving German wine dress costumes can also go around! You could be punished says that you don't trust them to against Greece's decency laws. with up to 5 years in prison. provide quality wine themselves. INDIA NO HUGS OR HANDSHAKES NO KISSING NO BINOCULARS Physical contact with the The same goes for kissing in If you're into bird watching or public. In many parts of India, kissing in public could actually opposite sex is incredibly plane spotting, it is safer to leave frowned upon in most parts of this hobby at home. Indian India. Unless a local goes to result in you getting arrested authorities don't like any cameras shake your hand or hug you for public obscenity. or binoculars near miltary sites, first, it's best to avoid it. airports or railway stations. CZECH REPUBLIC AUSTRIA NO STAG DOS NO JAYWALKING ALWAYS PACK The majority of bars and Similarly to the USA, jaywalking YOUR PASSPORT is also an illegal activity in the Czech Republic. Always cross at signed crossings, and wait for restaurants in the city centre If you're travelling to different don't allow large stag groups to districts in Austria, don't leave enter, as they want to avoid your passport in the hotel. It is any offensive behaviour. the green man signal to light up the law that it must be within Drunken behaviour in public if there is one. the same district as you, and a can also result in hefty fines. driving licence won't do as alternative ID. SWITZERLAND NEW ZEALAND BE CAREFUL NO SHARP GIFTS NO CONFUSING THEM GIVING FLOWERS Furthermore, if you'd like to give WITH AUSTRALIANS If you'd like to give someone someone a different gift instead This one goes without saying flowers during your stay here, during your stay, make sure you really, but New Zealand locals avoid red roses as they signal don't give them anything sharp find it hugely insulting (and very romantic intentions, and such as cutting knives - it signifies irritating) if their accent is referred white lilies are for funerals. the end of a friendship! to as sounding at all Australian. Flowers should also be given in odd numbers! RUSSIA CHILE ** ** ALWAYS CARRY CASH DON'T GIVE FLOWERS IN ALWAYS USE CUTLERY There are lots of places in EVEN NUMBERS It's considered extremely Russia - from cafés to You may wish to give somebody thank you flowers during your insulting to eat anything with restaurants, and even many your hands in Chile even shops - that require cash and stay in Russia, but make sure the foods that you love to pick up won't accept credit cards. So bouquet is made up of an odd such as hamburgers or chips! it's a good idea to keep cash number of flowers. An even Make sure you always use your on you at all times. number is for funerals here. cutlery in public. JAPAN OSAKA ТОKYO NO HUGS DON'T STAND ON THE You should never hug people WRONG SIDE that you don't know when you Travelling up the escalator can be SOURCES + visit Japan - particularly anyone tricky business in Japan, and it is REFERENCES from the older generation. It frowned upon and rude to stand can make the locals feel on the wrong side. Stand on the right in Osaka and the left in incredibly uncomfortable here. Tokyo - or just copy the locals! KENYA SIR! Fly Dubai NO FIRST NAMES NO TALKING ABOUT SEX When visiting Kenya, the Not only is public affection etiquette is to not call someone strongly frowned upon in by their first name. You should Kenya, but so is even talking about sex when you're in mixed company. It is considered very rude, and 80% of the country call people Mr or Mrs Last Name, or Sir or Madam if you don't know it! are Christian.

40 Tourist No No's - What Not To Do Around The World

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Some things may be completely fine in your country, but could be incredibly rude or even break the law in others! have put together the ultimate list of what NOT to do abroad.




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