NO MATTER HOW adventurous you may be, nobody wants to spend the holidays in a Thai prison. But don’t worry–our friends at Matador are here to help. Here are 10 strange laws to avoid while traveling abroad.
1. Venice, Italy: Pigeons = poop = problem.
It’s nearly impossible to find a picture of Venice’s iconic Piazza San Marco without flocks of pigeons (and flocks of people). Feeding the pigeons is a tourist tradition, or it was until 2008 when the government outlawed the practice due to the bird droppings’ detrimental effect on historic landmarks.
Pigeon feeders are now fined $50-60 on average, with a maximum penalty of $600.