Too often, I’ve seen tourists ignore big blatant signs in their own native language that read, ‘Do not enter’. But enter, they do. Sometimes they get lucky, while other times, not so much. And I’m not speaking from a ‘high and mighty’ place, because I myself have ignored instructions and had to pay the price. One person posted a question to r/askreddit, asking which unwritten rules tourists always seem to ignore when they are on vacation abroad. There is a whole variety of answers from people living in different countries around the world. Some were surprising, while others I assume would be obvious to the average Joe.
Who knew that you couldn’t touch a cute, purple and green octopus you found floating about on the beach? Just kidding, that one is a given. My parents always made sure to tell me, ‘Do not touch ANYTHING’ when we went traveling (abroad or otherwise). Scroll down for the comments, and then check out this story of a woman who never planned to pay someone she hired to create Christmas stockings for her kids.