TravelTourists ignore warnings, pose at cliffside hours after woman dies taking selfies
Tourists In Kyoto Are Making Geishas' Lives Difficult
If you are visiting Kyoto, you probably want to take lots and lots of photos. But when you do, there are some things to keep in mind, especially when you see geisha. Recently, the influx of tourists has put a strain on Kyoto. Hopefully, these are growing pains, and the city will develop better infrastructure to handle the crowds and provide more information to tourists regarding what is and is not allowed. In the meantime, now that everyone has a camera in their pocket and a social networking site to upload those images, there are more photos than ever being taken.
Tourists can’t seem to stay away from a dangerous cliffside in– despite warnings from officials and, most recently, the death of a 27-year-old woman who fell while taking selfies.
On Aug. 17, the young woman plummeted off the cliff at Diamond Head Bay in Vaucluse, New South Wales, around 11:30 a.m., according to local reports. Her identity has not yet been released.
However, within hours of her death, tourists were still showing up to take pictures at the dangerous location – which is accessed only by climbing over a fence that has signs posted by emergency responders warning visitors of the unstable cliff edge.
Wild horse kicks speedo-clad tourist in the groin at Maryland beach
A tourist learned the hard way why it’s important not to ignore local warnings. Footage of the speedo-clad beachgoer shows him attempting to pet a wild horse at a beach, only to find out why locals advise against it. As the man touches the animal, it kicks him in one of the most painful places for a man to get hit. The incident occurred on Assateague Island, located off the coast of Maryland, The Sun reports. It has not been reported if the man was injured in the incident, although the footage shows him falling to the ground in pain. The horses on Assateague Island are famous among locals and travelers.
, has been regularly inundated by tourists who jump the wire fence, despite the warnings and rules prohibiting them from venturing past it.
Famed for its gorgeous view, the Sydney-area cliff has grown so popular in recent months that officials have installed physical barriers to prevent people from going out onto the edge. However, the “no selfie zones” have reportedly not helped prevent tourists from wandering out.
"There is an ongoing and justifiable concern that visitors are irresponsibly endangering themselves and others by crossing over fencing and boundary lines and positioning themselves on the cliff ledge," a motion by the Waverly Council concluded in June.
Tourists Charged After Getting Too Close to Yellowstone’s Old Faithful
The two men are due in court in December.
The council agreed to investigate ways to restrict or deter movement around the area, including the possibility of installing cameras and more physical barriers,reports.
“A wind or a stumble or anything [and] that’s the end of them because it’s sheer cliff down,” resident Rona Kahn said to Australia’sin April.
"We do see a lot of tourists that come past, I believe there's a tour bus that drops off a bunch of people and it makes sense, it's super beautiful down here,” resident Laura Dewitt added.
According to a, there were 259 people who died while taking selfies between 2011 and 2017.
'American Soldiers' Banned at the Berlin Wall for Allegedly Harassing Tourists .
Germany has banned actors portraying US soldiers at the Berlin Wall, known as Checkpoint Charlie, after they have been accused of harassing tourists.According to The BBC, German authorities say that the nearly 20-year practice has exploited tourists when actors aggressively demand money for posing in photos. The actors pose for photos with tourists, “stamp” fake passports and then encouraged visitors to pay three Euros for the service.