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The what-not-to-do travel guide

Friday, March 20, 2009

By Kim Wildman
MSN NZ Travel writer

When travelling, you're bound to have a list of "must-dos" like learning a new language or perhaps even going bungee jumping. But there's another travel list you should pay heed to — the "what-not-to-do" list. Here's our top 10.

Don't use or carry drugs
Unless you fancy spending your holiday taking in the view from a jail cell, whatever you do, don't use or carry drugs. In some countries drug possession carries severe penalties. Indonesia in particular has some of the toughest laws and currently has around 20 foreigners, including three Australians, sitting on death row for drug offences. It's simply not worth the risk.

Don't carry someone's bag
Never offer to carry someone else's bags or belongings, in or out of a country, for them. Just ask French national Michael Loic Blanc; he's now serving life in prison for smuggling 3.8kg of hashish through Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar, found in a bag of diving gear he claims he was carrying for an acquaintance he met in Bali. Unfortunately for Michael, his "friend" disappeared once the discovery was made.

Don't take photographs of official buildings
In many countries it's read more here

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