15 Unspoken Rules About Tourist Destinations That All The Locals Know
In case you didn't know, when you are visiting a new city it's always better to know a local to guide - someone who can point you to the coolest spots in town and explain some unspoken rules to follow so as to not be treated as a regular tourist. If you don't know anyone from your next trip's destination, then we've got you covered with this list!
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I Need To Stretch My Legs, Sir.
From Redditor u/05110909:
If you decide to drive a car in America and you happen to get stopped by the police DO NOT get out of the car. In America, the expectation is that you sit still in your seat until the officer approaches and gives you further instructions. Exiting the car before that will almost certainly be seen as a sign of aggression.
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From Redditor u/Gushecs:
Brazil - Rio de Janeiro
Stay in the center, the south zone and Barra da Tijuca, avoid going far from the beach (considering that the beach touristic hoods are safer), avoid empty streets and always keep an eye on your things.
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Avoid Tourist Traps
From Redditor u/elenifan:
Greece. Gorgeous places to see, but avoid the most popular ones, they are too touristy. Crete has a great mix of culture, cities and beaches. The beaches in the south are best, they are more isolated.
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Okay. Understood. Thanks.
From Redditor u/racingdubber34:
When in the Netherlands, stay off the red tarmac. That is a bike lane. You are most likely walking. So for the love of God. Stay. Out. Of. The. Bike. Lane. We will not hesitate to curse at your or run you over.
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Scenes From An Empty Restaurant
From Redditor u/Saigonauticon:
Don't eat at empty restaurants. They're empty for a reason. I think this applies to most of Asia, and much more strictly than it does in the West.
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People Do That?
From Redditor u/geneKnockDown-101:
Don’t ask me if I’m [an extremist]. Not even as a joke. For me, as a German, this is the most insulting thing someone could say to me. I have nothing against talking about the history of my family or country but don’t imply I sympathize with these ideas.