18 Things You Should Never Do Abroad… You’ve Been Warned


Do you count how many flowers are in a bouquet before gifting them to a friend? In the Ukraine you want to, as an even numbers of flowers should only be presented at a cemetery. Do you tip every time you dine at a cafe? In Japan tipping in cafes is seen as an offense.

All around the world humans have created different rules, what seems completely okay in one location may be a terrible offense elsewhere. World traveler Gulliver Globelink has seen plenty of people making mistakes that would be very easy to avoid if only people knew. The creative traveler formulated 18 things you should never do abroad to help people make less of these mistakes and better fit in.

Researching a country’s laws, traditions, and customs prior to traveling will help you remain a favorite among locals, as opposed to a rule-breaking tourist. It may also keep you out of jail, speaking of which did you know it’s illegal to chew gum in Singapore?

Globelink focused on the most common mistakes foreign travelers make every day so that you don’t have to look like an ill-informed outsider the next time you travel somewhere new. Happy travels!