If you want to avoid being marked as a tourist in a foreign country, you have to go with the flow. But what if going with the flow means drinking cow pee? A bunch of tourists were asked what was the most shocking thing they've seen while traveling that seemed perfectly normal to locals. And their answers might surprise you.

No addresses at all!
No addresses at all!

"Absolutely no addresses in Costa Rica. If you want to go somewhere, you have to know the landmarks around that area. I guess it might help with defenses considering they have no army, but it's a pain in the ass to get home from the bar." (source)

Holding hands in the Middle East.
Holding hands in the Middle East.

"Despite the extreme social taboo against homosexuality in most parts of the Middle East [and East Africa], men holding hands is a perfectly normal and acceptable sign of friendship, rather than the signifier of a romantic relationship that it would be in the West." (source)

We don't need to try cow pee to know we don't like it.
We don't need to try cow pee to know we don't like it.

"Saw an old man and his wife pass a urinating cow in a crowded street somewhere in Karnataka, India. The man promptly cupped his hands, had a sip and splashed some on his wife before they continued down the street. India can be super-crazy to an outsider." (source)

Citizen justice (and motorcycles).
Citizen justice (and motorcycles).

Witnessing a car accident in Uganda where the person at fault took off. The person he hit "jumped on the back of some other dude's motorcycle and they chased him on that. Meanwhile two other bikes joined in the chase just because." (source)

No shoes? No problem.
No shoes? No problem.

"Australians walking barefoot in shopping centers. Nobody seemed to care that this was happening. Meanwhile, my fresh off the boat arse was like, 'wtf?'" (source)

One moped, three speedos.
One moped, three speedos.

"In Italy, I saw three dudes on one moped. All three were wearing speedos." (source)

Bike riding in Finland.
Bike riding in Finland.

People ride bikes no matter what the weather is like. One of the locals said, "Yeah, it's pretty dangerous. When I leave in the morning, I'm almost certain I'll fall but it's faster than walking to school. Your whole face freezes though." (source)

Watching ALL of the credits.
Watching ALL of the credits.

Apparently everyone stays to watch the credits in Japanese movie theaters. When the film is over, nobody gets up. One traveler says, "I was the only person in a room of at least 100 people making a move to leave." Afterwards, everybody got their things and left silently.(source)

Who let the dogs out (on the roof)?
Who let the dogs out (on the roof)?

"Apparently, [in Ecuador] it's completely normal to use the roof of your house as a backyard to let your dog roam." (source)

Drive straight until you see the next robot.
Drive straight until you see the next robot.

"In South Africa, they call traffic lights 'robots.' First time I heard it, [it] was rather surreal." (source)

They're called HAND dryers in our country.
They're called HAND dryers in our country.

In Korea, people tend to use the hand dryers at the gym for more than just hands. One day there were two dudes talking while blow drying their "massive pile of K-pubes." They each had one foot on the counter and "shot the sh*t like they weren't buck naked with their junk pointed at one another." (source)

Silence starts at 7:00.
Silence starts at 7:00.

"In the country of Samoa, in the evening time around 7:00 in most villages, dozens of men go out to stand out in the road in front of their homes and blow on conches to mark the 'sa,' or a quiet prayer time. It is illegal to be anywhere walking in the village, to be loud, etc., for the length of the 5-10 minute sa." (source)

A glimpse through the crack.
A glimpse through the crack.

"America - That tiniest door gap in the toilet cubicles. Had a few awkward glances between me and a work colleague between those gaps. Just plain weird for a British person." (source)

Getting as much sun as they can.
Getting as much sun as they can.

"People sun baking in Central London parks in their underwear. A bit of sun would come out and office workers would sit out on their lunch breaks without tops." (source)

Stripping and Jesus mix in Mexico.
Stripping and Jesus mix in Mexico.

"Strip club in Mexico had a fairly sizable altar to Jesus behind the bar, bleeding heart and all."  (source)

Sprinkles for lunch!
Sprinkles for lunch!

"Chocolate flakes on bread. As lunch. Netherlands." (source)

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