Follow the Rules !
Do you enjoy traveling as much as I do?
Then please, before you are leaving for your vacation , make sure you know the rules of the country you are visiting! Know them and follow them!
Some of those rules will be very different to what you experience in your country, but it is very important to understand them, otherwise you might risk high fines , imprisonment , even deportation.
I you visit Dubai please dress conservative .Do not wear shorts, mini skirts or any revealing materials.
Do not use your cell phone when driving .
No public display of affection in public , no kissing or hugging...(:
No eating, drinking or smoking in public from sunrise till sundown
Do not take pictures of strategic buildings ( I almost got in trouble ).Visiting India
Watch what you drink and eat, special street food ( same in Mexico). Drink bottle water and avoid ice drinks.
Dress very humble and conservatively, special if a women. You will get many men staring at you. Take of your shoes when entering temples ( same in many countries).
Do not pass any objects with you left hand ( same in many muslim countries).
Do not travel alone, special at night , or if you are a single womenVisiting Malaysia
No alcohol in public
Do not touch the head of any person
Dress very humble, and do not show to much skin, not even on the beach.
No kissing in public or any other affection display . ( same like in many Muslim countries).
Remove your hat and shoes when entering a Buddhist temple. Enter a temple with your left foot first and exit with your right foot. This represents a Whole.
No drugs, ever!
Travel to Brazil
Do not carry lots of cash or flashy jewels,
Have photocopies of all you travel documents in you hotel safe .
Brazil is very busy, crowded with tourists .Be always vigilant with your backpack
Wear something casual, like locals, walking shoes a T-shirt, just to blend in
Do not wear a sundress or skimpy clothing when visiting Vatican city!
Follow the color lines for parking ( blue for paid parking, pink for mothers, white lines are free ).
Time clock in Italy ( and Spain, Tropical islands) is running slow...Some businesses are closed for lunch .
Watch out for Gondola rides in Venice. they can get very expensive at the end.
They are many rules all over the World. Just do you best and get informed.
The most important ones are safety , dressing humble and do not display your financial wealth. If not sure about a rule, just look around you , do what the locals do .
"When in Rome do as the Romans do".
Have a safe journey!
Please tell me about your funny traveling experience bending the rules ..