Traveling to a different country can be the thrill of a lifetime. Being out of your element in a new country and being pushed to try new things is a fantastic way to learn about yourself and the world around you. You might be able to navigate your temporary surroundings with the help of friendly locals (and your smartphone’s map application) but local customs and etiquette might not be as easy to navigate. In extreme cases, not being prepared can lead to some pretty awkward and even dangerous situations. A little preparation can go a long way in ensuring that you respect the local culture and stay out of trouble. But these stories are about people who did the exact opposite. Here are twenty-five stories from locals around the world about tourists who made some horrible mistakes in their home country.