Holidaying is a leisure. And it’s imperative that you abide by the laws of the land you are about to explore so that your entire vacationing experience does not turn out to be a nightmarish experience for you. True, you would be aware of all those basic issues that might lend you in trouble every where around the world, but there exists some really strange customs that might spell danger for you if you are stubborn enough to venture into such forbidden paradise.
France deems it improper and illegal to frown in its picturesque locations. Well, if you are on holiday in such a pretty place, you might as well smile. The logic does not seem to be too far fetched this way.
Switzerland has always been a peaceful and calm country, so much so that you aren’t even allowed to flush the toilet after 10 at night as authorities believe that it would result in noise pollution. I am yet to hear of anything that is weirder than this.
Greece is a land quaintly decorated with ancient monuments and relics. But take care not to tread upon those treasures of history in your pointed heels as they might cause some serious damage to the age old structures, and to you as well!
Sri Lanka is a country that celebrates the spirit of Buddhism and revers Buddha. To the extent that it might even get you banned from entering the island nation if you happen to show off any Buddhist image that you might have imprinted on your skin. Because that’s counted as gross disrespect there.
Thailand and the monarchy are inevitably connected. Take care not to say anything that might demean the royalty while you are vacationing in the country as it is considered to be illegal. Even joking about royal pets is an offence!
Australia abounds in natural wonders. And also in strange laws. One such dictum requires you to be a certified electrician if you are to change even a light bulb!
Singapore has banned the buying and selling of chewing gums for quite some time now. And if you are daring enough to spit out one on the roads, you will surely land up in jail.
Iran is a land relatively unexplored by tourists. And to further deter you from venturing into its terrains, authorities of the country have prohibited people from sporting a mullet while in this foreign land.
United Kingdoms prohibits anyone from holding pepper spray on their person. So for those of us who heavily rely on pepper spray for our ‘security’, that plan for the London trip stands cancelled till we find a worthier alternative.
Canada in our list turns out not to be very toddler friendly. So if you are planning on visiting this land, be prepared to carry off your baby in your arms as you will not be allowed to bring in your baby’s walker along with you. Now, that’s a serious setback to all the holiday fun. What say people?