Being a tourist in another country can definitely be fun, but what about being a local in a place with lots of tourists? Before ~le pandemic~ hit, travelers were flying all over the world, including (probably) to whichever country you live in! Which means you've likely interacted with some confused, amazed, or even surprised tourists who were maybe experiencing a bit of culture shock.
So, we want to know: what is the thing that surprises tourists most when they visit your country?
Maybe it's something surprising about dining out, like how restaurants serve water at room temperature in France and it often leaves tourists (*ahem* Americans) perplexed at the café table.
Or perhaps it's something your country doesn't do, like Japan's lack of public trash cans that's sure to bamboozle unsuspecting visitors who end up circling a city block looking for somewhere to throw their coffee cup.
Or maybe it's a common greeting that catches tourists unaware, like the "nose kiss" in the United Arab Emirates that might confuse visitors who lean in for a handshake.
Or something that seems like second nature to you, but ends up being a shock to tourists, like the lack of surnames in Iceland.
So what surprises tourists about *YOUR* country? Let us know in the comments below and the top responses might be featured in a BuzzFeed community post.