The Essentials

How Tourism Can Get Ugly

When visiting a foreign country, it’s always good advice to understand that you’re no longer in your own country and what might be perceived as simply silly or obnoxious behavior back home, could land you in serious trouble.


Welcome to the world of ugly tourism.


Recently, six tourists were arrested in Peru, jailed and then deported for trespassing and defecating in a restricted area of Machu Picchu.


A British woman frustrated that she missed her flight in Bali slapped an immigration agent. The outcome was a six-month sentence in an Indonesian prison.


And at the Great Pyramid of Giza, a tourist was jailed for five days for climbing the ancient wonder.


Please be respectful of other countries and cultures.