Well, in Europe there are crimes that are very unusual in nature, and it helps to be aware of them so that you are beware of committing them to keep your trip positively memorable. Take a look at some city-specific crimes in Europe that could land you in jail.
In France, don’t do these
An ashtray is like a deadly weapon for the French, and a person walking with onions in Paris should be given the right side on the streets.
Both these laws sound totally absurd though it is not clear why they have been framed in the first place.
Avoid sightseeing in Greece while wearing high heels
The Grecian ancient sites are their cherished heritage. Numerous tourists from different parts of world throng those sites in Athens and Olympia to admire the history of the Greeks. But, before you go about sightseeing in Greece, make sure you put on flat sandals even though you are the kind of woman, who couldn’t step out in public without wearing high heels! Yes, the Greeks take their heritage very seriously, and believe that high-heeled shoes can adversely affect the monument floors.
It is OK to claim your rights on a lost child in Denmark if....
If the parent/guardian of a lost child in Denmark doesn’t show up in two hours, any other person, who has found the child, can claim their right on him/her.
No flushing the toilet in the dead of night in the Swiss land
Wonder why flushing the toilet at night could be a taboo? Well, it could be a modern belief and also the fact that flushing the toilet after 10:00 PM in a quiet country like Switzerland could disturb the sleep of other people. So, whatever your case may be, answer the call of nature way before it is time to call it a night! Also, it is banned by law to recite poetry while skiing down a snow-capped mountain on the Swiss Alps.
Never frown in public in Milan
Milan has made a law that is very unusual, but makes sense to a large extent. Maintaining a frowning face is not acceptable in Milan. It is only when you are at serious places like a hospital or while attending a funeral, that you are not pulled up for not being cheerful. Otherwise, keeping a smile on the face is highly appreciable.
Do not urinate in the ocean in Portugal
Unless someone is a total nutcase, he/she should never attempt to pee in the ocean. So, considering the beachgoers who could do the unthinkable, the Portuguese Government had framed a law prohibiting peeing in the sea! Instead, there are public toilets at Portugal’s beaches for visitors to relieve themselves.
No flip-flops while driving in Spain
Flip-flops make life a breeze. You just need to slip your feet into them and you’re ready to go shopping, hang-out with friends, take a walk in the park and….drive? Well, you may attempt to drive wearing flip-flops anywhere in the world, but make an exception to do so in Spain. Why? Because the Spanish believe that flip-flops can decrease the ability of the driver to control the vehicle and even spoils the seating position. Therefore, if driving when drunk is illegal in many countries, so is driving while wearing chappals in Spain.