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Activities that could get you jailed while travelling

You are likely going to be scared if you are traveling out of your home country for the first time. Definitely, there are many dangerous countries and regions out there. A simple misunderstanding can land you in serious trouble while in another country.

The major reason why you want to travel is likely to get to know about the lives and culture of people in other parts of the world. One thing you need to have at the back of your mind is that not everyone is going to like you or welcome you with an open arm during your visit to a new country. Obviously, you are going to be ignorant about the laws and culture of the area you plan to visit, that therefore means that you are likely going to do a thing or two that is going to offend the natives.

In this article, we are going to be looking at some activities that could land you in serious trouble and in some cases even get you jailed.

  1. Transporting drug

This is one thing you should never do if you want to get back to your home country alive. You see, in the Southeast Asian region, you can be jailed and even executed if you are caught carrying drugs. Carrying an unidentified substance into Asia is a very foolish thing to do.

In places like Singapore, if you are caught with as little as 3 grams of cannabis you can receive an automatic death sentence.

  1. Trespassing

In some states in the US, you can be shot if you trespass on another person’s property. A handful of states in the US have what is called castle laws, which allows property owners to shoot anyone, who is violating their privacy.

If you don’t want to get shot during your travel, then you should avoid entering restricted areas or peoples properties.

  1. Insulting the king

This might seem like a joke for some, but the simple act of insulting the king in Thailand can get you arrested or even executed. Dropping a coin which has the image of the king is considered a sacrilege. Before you travel to regions like these do your research and avoid anything that could land you in serious trouble.

Final note

When you get to your travel destination, ask the locals who are friendly to your about their local laws and traditions.