6 Things To Avoid While Travelling Abroad

| September 20 , 2018 , 16:25 IST

There may be occasions in your life when you might need to travel abroad. Every country has its own customs and rules which they expect all to follow. 

We believe, it is very important to know  “what not to do” while traveling abroad. 

So, we have listed down 6 things definitely not to do while travelling abroad

Don’t Carve Your Name Into Historic Landmarks

In March 2015, two American tourists were arrested for using a coin to carve their initials into the Colosseum in Rome and then taking a selfie.

Later five people were arrested for defacing the ancient landmark in 2014 alone.

Don’t Ignore the Signs

In 2015 a sign was posted in a public bathroom on Koh Phi Phi in Thailand warning people that washing their feet in the sink could result in a 1,000-baht fine.

Within 30 minutes a tourist was found washing her feet there and was fined.

Don’t Strip at Ancient Temples

In February 2015, two American tourists were arrested, fined, deported and banned from Cambodia for four years for taking naked pictures at Angkor Wat.

Less than two weeks before that, three French tourists were fined and deported for getting naked at the ancient temple.

 Don’t Break Priceless Art

There's a reason why you’re not allowed to touch the art in museums. In 2013, an American tourist accidentally broke the finger off a 600-year-old statue in the Museo Dell’Opera in Florence, Italy.

Don’t Take Selfies with Wild Animals

In 2014, the US Forest Service asked tourists not to take selfies with bears, while residents of Australia’s Fraser Island blamed tourists taking dingo selfies for an increase in attacks by these wild dogs.

There have been numerous cases of fatal attacks on tourists taking selfies with wild animals.

Don't Mess up the Bathroom

In February of 2016, Chinese tourists were temporarily banned from Chiang Rai’s White Temple in Thailand for ‘inappropriate toilet usage’.

Charlemchai Kositpipat artist and temple architect lost it when the tourists kept dropping used toilet paper on the floor and leaving the toilets smeared with human waste.

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