Tourist Mistakes And Traps To Avoid When Visiting Various European Countries (21 PICS)

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"Getting pictures of the girls in the Red Light District. You get in trouble with security but also these are working women, not zoo animals."

 

"In Iceland, there’s really no need to buy bottled water. Just bring a refillable bottle and fill it up anywhere, and it’s gonna taste like bottled water. You can even fill up at the bathroom sink and it’s gonna taste better than bottled water in America."

 

"A tourist mistake is to not greet a shopkeeper. A lot of tourists don’t know this, but if you walk into a store and don’t greet the shopkeeper, it’s considered extremely rude. You should always say “hi”, “hello", and “goodbye”."

 

"Always give the house wine a try. No matter what restaurant you go to, it’ll always be super local, super great quality, and super unique to that specific location."

 

"In Italy, if you try to order a latte, they will hand you a glass of milk. Latte means milk in Italian. So let’s not do that."

 

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"Definitely learn some basic Italian phrases before you get there. Locals are very appreciative when you at least try to speak their language. And they’ll be a lot of friendlier towards you, I promise."

 

"Waiting for a bill at the restaurant. The bill won’t automatically come just because you finished your meal. They’re not trying to rush you out the door, so you have to ask for the bill when you’re ready for it. So don’t wait around for an hour just wondering where it is."

 

"In Italy, sometimes someone will come up and tie a bracelet around your wrist and insist it’s free or a present but then later on demand money for it. If somebody offers you something for free, it is not free. Don’t take it."

 

"The first tourist mistake is not knowing the difference between a coffee shop and a cafe. If you walk into a coffee shop in Amsterdam for coffee, you’re going to be pretty surprised. All I can say is that if you’re looking for coffee, go to a cafe."

 

"Always stand on the right of the escalator in the tube. Brits take this very seriously and are not afraid to be rude if you’re standing on the left. The left side is the fast lane for walking, the right side is the standing lane."

 

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"If the gelato looks piled up and fluffy, don’t get it. I know it’s really tempting, but all the fluffiness means that there’s a lot of air whipped into it. Always look for gelato that’s in lidded containers. Lids are always a good sign because it means that the gelato is being kept at the right temperature and that the store owners know that they have a really good product and they don’t need bright colors or flair to get customers in."

 

"A lot of people come to London and they try to find fish and chips because it’s what they see in the movies and TV shows. Fish and chips are great but it’s not the only thing people eat there. England is actually really well known for their Indian food. Chicken Tikka Masala is even one of their national dishes."

 

"Walking in the bike lanes. Everywhere you go you’ll see bike paths just like this one next to the sidewalks. And you might be tempted to walk in it but please don’t. You will get run over and nobody wants that."

 

"If a host or hostess is trying to lure you into a restaurant, my advice is not to go in and instead ask a local where they like to eat."

 

"Flushing toilet paper on the Greek islands. Greek sewage pipes are about half the size of American plumbing and clog very easily. Instead, place your toilet paper in the little bins next to the toilet."

 

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"Bringing the wrong shoes. A lot of the streets are cobblestone or dirt or lightly paved, and not super ideal for heels. I’m not saying don’t bring heels, I’m saying bring something comfortable too."

 

"Overpacking, which I know sounds like a cop-out, but in Santorini, you could be walking up hundreds of steps with your luggage, so you wanna pack lightly."

 

"Exchange rates. Don’t use the currency exchange at the airport. Just don’t do it. Those companies usually take advantage of the fact that tourists don’t know any better, so they offer really bad exchange rates and have really high withdrawal minimums. Find a bank branch when you get to where you’re going and use the ATM inside instead."

 

"If you’re going somewhere new for the first time, definitely check how late public transportation stays open. If you’re still out and public transportation closes, cabs are going to charge you 3-4 times their normal fare because I know they can get away with it. And when you’re super tired, it’s that late, you’re just gonna pay it."

 

"One of the tourist mistakes is eating at restaurants and cafes. The best thing I ever ate was a crepe from a food cart just on a random street."

 

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"Don’t make jokes about the American revolution. No one else will think they’re funny."

 


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Ina 5 month s ago
#10 - that's a picture of Hongkong, not London.
#20 - eating at restaurants & cafes is a tourist mistake. Yay.
       
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Gretta 5 month s ago
Don't eat at restaurants or cafes? Who writes this cr#p?
       
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Laurence 5 month s ago
Being a tourist is the biggest mistake. I stay at home all year and watch lamp.
       
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Bartholomew 5 month s ago
"Don’t make jokes about the American revolution." WTF ??? Are there any jokes about that???

1) What dance was very popular in 1776?… Indepen-dance!
2) What did one American flag say to the other flag?….. Nothing. It just waved!
3) What was the Patriots’ favorite food in the Revolutionary War? … Chicken Catch-a-Tory!
4) Did you hear the joke about the Liberty Bell?… Yeah, it cracked me up!
5) “Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?”… “On the bottom!”
6) What did King George think of the American colonists?… He thought they were revolting!
7) What kind of tea did the American colonists thirst for?… Liberty!
       
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Justus 5 month s ago
Quote: Bartholomew
Being a tourist is the biggest mistake. I stay at home all year and watch lamp.
tell these jokes in England for maximum effect.
       
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Arabella 5 month s ago
Bartholomew,

haha......those jokes are terrible Bart. Now go stand in the corner. dirol
       
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Figure 5 month s ago
I would recommend not to do 50% of those things.
       
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Stuart 5 month s ago
#4 hell no!! This is bullsh#t!
       
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Second 5 month s ago
Stuart,

works at least in Germany, France, Italy Spain, Austria. maybe not in Frankonia but thats a different topic if they can do good wine drinks
       
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Stuart 5 month s ago
Quote: Second
France, Italy
Not in Italy and France ... of course, there will be places that this is true, but since this is a risk, it is your choice...
       
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Archibald 5 month s ago
#12 LMAO thats indian food just because you had india as a colony u cangt call tikken masala and other foods british
       
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Midge 5 month s ago
Archibald,
well they do now. London lost its whyte status a while ago when they let all the pajeets in
       
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Child 5 month s ago
Would be good to know what countries most of those were meant for... some say so, but the rest are far from universal wisdom as well.
       
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Louis 5 month s ago
I'm told we Americans are rather friendly and polite and it surprises most tourists. Come on over and sit down, have a beer and a burger and talk. We're interested, we shake hands, we make eye contact, and we smile and we don't care if you make mistakes. We may not be perfect, but that's a bit more inviting than all this European snobbery.
       
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Arzada 5 month s ago
#1 is there a difference?
       
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Lura 5 month s ago
#10 seems the wrong way around to me.
They drive on the left and overtake in the right lane, so it would make sense for standing or slow moving pedestrians to keep left.
       
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