Travelling is one of the truest luxuries in life. Getting to see countries is not just a vacation but also an education. There is so much to experience from a country’s language, culture, and food. Nonetheless, it is alway important to read up on the country of choice you are visiting.
Whether it’s based on religion or culture, every nation has its own set of rules. Whether you are a local or a tourist, these laws as crazy as they may appear have to be respected and followed by all. There have been various incidents in the past of North American and European tourists getting themselves into trouble for not following the rules.
As the saying goes, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do.” Here are 15 weird laws from around the world. Remember them if you plan to go to any of these countries, they may save you from a hefty fine or even landing in prison.
#1. Getting nude in public is illegal in Fiji. If you feel you just want to strip down and go au natural, some resorts will allow sunbathing naked. Just make sure you know in advanced.
#2. Whether you are going to be driving in Paris or the French countryside make sure you carry a breathalyser at all times. You won't land in jail and the fine is not enforced. Having said that, do you really want to be lectured by an angry policeman in another language?
#3. Keep your religious beliefs to yourself when you are in the Maldives. Islam is the only religion allowed to be observed in this part of the world. This applies to locals as well as tourists. If you break this rule, be prepared to get arrested.
#4. The consumption of marijuana is prohibited in Jamaica. The only time authorities allow it is for medicinal purposes.
#5. Commuters using the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) in Singapore have to throw out their gum if they want to catch a ride. Those caught chewing gum will be given a fine.