All are equal before the law – but not all laws are the same. Globetrotters are well advised to familiarize themselves with some of the more arcane rules:
Check your phone to see that you’re on the right road? Not in Honolulu: Anyone caught looking down at a cell phone while crossing the street in the capital of Hawaii faces a fine of 100 dollars.
It’s common knowledge that Singapore imposes tough penalties on gum chewers, but hygiene and cleanliness are otherwise writ large in the city state, too. Failing to flush a public toilet will earn you a minimum fine of 1000 dollars.
Leaving a mark
Sightseeing in high heels? Not only are stilettoes uncomfortable and inconvenient, they’re also prohibited in Greece because the heels can damage ancient monuments.