Is it just me, or are tourists getting more and more entitled? They're brazenly committing acts of vandalism and destruction in some of the world's most beloved destinations.From Portugal to Peru, Thailand to Easter Island, it seems like no place is safe from the hands (and sometimes butts) of these wayward travelers.
So what's behind this uptick in bad behavior? Are people just generally becoming jerks? Or has social media given everyone a false sense of entitlement, leading them to believe that they can do whatever they want without consequences?
Whatever the reason, one thing is for sure: if you're thinking about vandalizing a cultural site on your next vacation, think again. Not only will you be deeply disappointing locals who take pride in their heritage, but you could also end up facing serious legal penalties. So please, for the sake of everyone involved - including yourself - keep your hands to yourself when traveling abroad.
On December 26th, 2021, two tourists changed history forever.
Some idiot tourists thought it would be a good idea to turn the Scala dei Turchi red.
Bali locals are fed up with tourists treating the island like their personal playground.
An American tourist couple were caught on video damaging the Spanish Steps with their electric scooter.
Peru's most popular tourist destination, Machu Picchu, was vandalized by a group of six tourists.
Venice's mayor calls for justice after a string of tourist transgressions.
7000 Feyenoord fans travel to Rome, leaving the central marketplace in a field of trash and vandalizing La Barcaccia fountain.
Vandals hit Plymouth, Massachusetts hard, leaving no landmark unscathed.
"B" is for "Brittney," who was arrested for vandalism in Thailand.
The mayor of Easter Island has a unique way of handling crime.
A metal point?! He really wanted to leave his mark.
"Ding Jinhao was here."
Be sure to ask before you take a selfie with any 18th-century statues in Lisbon.
Some tourists are behaving badly in Italy, much to the dismay of locals and authorities.
Former Boy Scout leaders given light sentence after toppling ancient rock formation.