Before visiting a new country, you probably search high and low for all the things you should do during your stay. But what about all the things you shouldn’t do? That’s why we’ve prepared a list of 5 things NOT to do in Spain.
1. Don’t Wear Swimwear on the Streets
It’s illegal to venture out on the streets while wearing just your board shorts or a bikini. So make sure you pack a cover up in your beach bag so you’re not hit with a hefty fine.
2. Don’t Stop for a Plainclothes Police Officer
If you get stopped by a plainclothes officer, politely ask for a uniformed officer to come to the scene. Crime is relatively low in Spain but thieves may disguise themselves as officers to catch you off guard.
3. Don’t Even Think About Eating Early
Lunch is generally served from 2 to 3 p.m. When dinnertime rolls around, most major restaurants don’t begin serving until 8 p.m. If you don’t think your tummy can make it that long, you can always fill up on some tapas until it’s time to head off to your dinner reservations.
4. Don’t Pack a Bunch of Clothes
Every city has its own little district where you can find a variety of brands and some beautiful trinkets. Madrid has a popular flea market called the Rastro, and Barcelona has Las Ramblas that’s full of bargains. You’re gonna want some extra space in your case.
5. Mind Your Step!
Spain has a bit of a poop epidemic. In Madrid, the situation got so bad they were forced to implement a $1,700 fine for those who didn’t clean up their pets’ waste. Even with the fine in place, excrement is still a major problem so watch where your step!
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