9 things you simply cannot do in various parts of the world

2014-03-14 08:57
Gallery  |  click on thumbnail to view larger image

15 Google Earth pics you won't believe are true

From mysterious desert patterns to mass animal migrations, Google Earth has captured some pretty weird and wonderful images of our planet.

Cape Town -  Imagine if something as simple, and thoughtless as picking your nose, could land you in jail in a particular country?

Well, this is the reality in Israel.

Take a look at these 9 things you simply cannot do in certain countries.

Although most of these acts are ridiculous, they could land you in jail.

1.    In Thailand it is illegal to leave your house without underwear on.

2.    In Italy, anyone considered “obese” is forbidden from wearing polyester.

3.    In Victoria, Australia, you need a licensed electrician to change a lightbulb.

4.   In Canada, stores are not legally required to accept coins.

5.    In Portugal it’s against the law to pee in the ocean.

6.   In Capri, Italy, it is illegal to wear “excessively loud footwear”. Several tourists have been arrested because of their flip flops.

7.    In Israel you could be prosecuted for picking your nose on a Sunday.

8.     Public displays of affection are illegal in the United Arab Emirates.

9.    In Barbados, it is illegal to wear any camouflage clothing.

Have you come across some ridiculous laws while travelling? Share them with us in the comment section below, or mail us on info@news24travel.com.

Also Join the News24 Travel community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest for travel news, stories, pics and events.

Read more on:    travel  |  international

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.


24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside Travel


6 myths about male cancer

It is important to be aware of the most prevalent cancer diseases amongst men in our country.


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017

#FindYourEscape with Traveller24

Your insider guide to exploring South Africa and the world...
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.