“What Rules? I’m Special”: 10 Pics Of Entitled Tourists To Make Your Blood Boil

“What Rules? I’m Special”: 10 Pics Of Entitled Tourists To Make Your Blood Boil

Categories: Conflict | Ecology | Nature | People | Society | Travel | World

Few things are more aggravating than people not respecting things that ought to be respected, like mother nature, sites of great significance, or stop signs, for that matter. And unfortunately, many of them are often disrespected by entitled tourists, who tend to feel like the world is their playground.

If you haven’t encountered any of them yet, first and foremost, consider yourself lucky, and secondly, brace yourself for some vexing images. We have found pictures of some of the most entitled and ignorant tourists out there and put them on this list, which could be considered a manual on what not to do when traveling. Scroll down to find them below, but do it at your own risk, as you might get quite annoyed before even reaching the end of the list.

Below you will also find Pictolic’s interview with the team of Arctic Adventures, a tour operator in Iceland, who were kind enough to answer a few of our questions about entitled tourists.

10 PHOTOS

“What Rules? I’m Special”: 10 Pics Of Entitled Tourists To Make Your Blood Boil

#1 Bamboo That Grew Up During The Pandemic Without The Effect Of Tourists' Touch

“What Rules? I’m Special”: 10 Pics Of Entitled Tourists To Make Your Blood Boil

#2 All Of The Tourists Who, Collectively, Have Not Preserved Mount Everest The Way They Should. We Need To Do Better

Entitled tourists can be seriously annoying; their selective vision focused on the best spot for taking a picture and ignoring everything outside of that—be it people or signs—is just one of the many reasons why.

But it’s not only about being annoying. Safety is a big issue, too, as failing to see certain signs can be dangerous to both the tourists themselves and those around them.

“Tourists who disregard established rules not only jeopardize their safety but also pose risks to others and the environment,” representatives of Arctic Adventures—an Iceland-based tour operator offering a variety of activity tours across the country—told Bored Panda in a recent interview.

“What Rules? I’m Special”: 10 Pics Of Entitled Tourists To Make Your Blood Boil

#3 Taking Selfies With Filters On Outside Auschwitz

“While incidents involving entitled tourists are relatively not frequent, their impact can be significant,” the team of Arctic Adventures added, also pointing out that in Iceland, incidents caused by ignorant tourists, unfortunately, do occur, which only emphasizes the importance of proactive safety measures.

“Preventive measures such as fines can serve as deterrents, but we believe that education and awareness are equally essential in fostering responsible behavior among tourists,” the tour operator noted.

“What Rules? I’m Special”: 10 Pics Of Entitled Tourists To Make Your Blood Boil

#5 There Are Several Reasons To Visit The Former Auschwitz Concentration Camp, But Goofing Off Really Shouldn't Be One Of Them

“What Rules? I’m Special”: 10 Pics Of Entitled Tourists To Make Your Blood Boil

#6 This Beautiful Flower Field Got Trampled By Tourist

Despite being one of the safest countries in the world for both citizens and visitors, Iceland can be quite dangerous for those willing to ignore warning signs or safety measures. Unfortunately, there have been quite a few stories of tourists getting themselves into trouble for failing to follow warnings—those regarding certain natural occurrences, for instance, which become great reminders of how powerful and awe-inspiring mother nature can be.

Take water, for example. A TikTok video went viral in November last year, showing tourists getting caught by a so-called “sneaker wave” on Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland. While the tourists luckily managed to escape the unexpected grip of the wave, the netizens in the comments didn’t hold back from sharing what they thought of such behavior and couldn’t emphasize the importance of paying attention to the warning signs enough.

“What Rules? I’m Special”: 10 Pics Of Entitled Tourists To Make Your Blood Boil

#7 How On Earth Can You Smile In That Place?

“What Rules? I’m Special”: 10 Pics Of Entitled Tourists To Make Your Blood Boil

#8 What Rules. I'm Special

But Iceland is far from the only beautiful place where some tourists can show off their least appealing traits, and they don’t always have to be hazardous to be seriously troublesome. Some visitors are exceptionally aggravating because of how disrespectful they are, especially regarding sites of great cultural or religious significance.

In places like that, it’s especially important to keep in mind that while the site might have no special place in your heart, it does to other people. (Hence the sign saying not to climb it, step on it, or touch it, in most cases.) But unfortunately, some visitors seemingly fail to understand it.

“What Rules? I’m Special”: 10 Pics Of Entitled Tourists To Make Your Blood Boil

#9 Tourist Season On

“What Rules? I’m Special”: 10 Pics Of Entitled Tourists To Make Your Blood Boil

#10 People Who Break Stalactites To Use It As A Souvenir

Keywords: Tourists | Traveling | Travel issues | Mother nature | Environment pollution | Nature | Tourism

Post News Article

Recent articles

Africa of the 50-70s of the last century through the lens of Malick Sidibé
Africa of the 50-70s of the last century through the lens of ...

For Westerners, Africa is either national parks and tourist attractions or endless wars and starving children. It is very rare to ...

Art from the flea market: 25 amazing finds made at sales
Art from the flea market: 25 amazing finds made at sales

thriftstoreart's Instagram account is dedicated to all sorts of strange and dubious art objects that were found in thrift stores, ...

The third extra: masters of disguise, which even an Indian Sharp Eye will not find
The third extra: masters of disguise, which even an Indian ...

Sometimes the obvious clues are hidden right in front of your eyes. We present you funny photos with which you can also test ...

Related articles

27 incredible places that you must see firsthand
27 incredible places that you must see firsthand

In this collection, you will see photos taken in different parts of our planet, but all these places have one thing in common – ...

A glass slide on the tallest skyscraper in Los Angeles replaces the brave elevator
A glass slide on the tallest skyscraper in Los Angeles ...

An interesting attraction appeared on the tallest skyscraper in LA. Anyone, if they dare, can use a glass slide located outside the ...

What did tourists ' favorite places look like a century ago
What did tourists ' favorite places look like a century ago

Priceless historical monuments and famous cities of the world were once completely ordinary, indistinguishable from other ...