3 Things to Never Do as a Tourist in a Big City

New York City
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Going on vacation allows you to relax, but there are still some rules you should follow when you arrive at the destination you chose. Big cities can be overwhelming, especially when you don’t have too much time to see everything you want, and here are some things you should never do in the cities.

Make Sudden Stops

Treat sidewalks like streets and don’t just stop when you want to take a photo or check something on your phone. There are likely hundreds of people around you at all times who just want to get to work on time or have some other place to be, so be mindful when stopping.

Ignore Escalator Rules

Most big cities around the world have a clear escalator rule: stand on one side and walk on the other. You’ll quickly notice which side is for standing (it’s usually right) so don’t occupy the other side and let the people who are in a rush climb freely.

Feed the Pigeons

Many people find feeding the pigeons cute, but depending on the city, you can even be fined for it. This seemingly fun activity is not good for pigeons nor the city—pigeons shouldn’t eat human food, plus they can carry some diseases and nobody wants to deal with that.