Laws vary from place to place, we all know that. But sometimes you travel to a country and find there are laws you wouldn’t even think of.
Since you don’t want to have your vacation ruined by paying huge fines, or being deported, here is a list of 25 laws from around the world that can seem a bit strange.
1. Singapore – It’s illegal to chew gum
This one has been in the public lexicon for a while, so it may be common knowledge, but if you don’t already know: it’s illegal to chew gum in Singapore, unless it’s medicinal.
This seems to be part cultural, chewing gum is considered rude, and part an effort to keep the country clean.
2. Greece – It’s illegal to wear stilettos at certain monuments
This is because the heels damage the ancient stones. But honestly, there is a bit of sense to this from a safety standpoint. Have you ever tried to walk on rough, uneven stones in heels? You’re seriously risking a sprained ankle.
3. France - Naming a pig after a public figure
The law used to be naming your pig after Napoleon. Now, it’s any politician or public figure. While it’s not actually a criminal offense anymore, you can still be charged with defamation.