A New Zealand bar manager and two Myanmar colleagues were sentenced to two and a half years in jail in a Yangon court on Tuesday.
Posting a Facebook image of a Buddha wearing headphones to promote an event last December.
According to the Myanmar Times, the trio were sentenced to two years in jail for insulting religion through written word or pictures and a further six months for breaching local authority regulations.
Here's a sampling of reasons travelers might suddenly, surprisingly, find themselves in jail -- or at least forced to pay a fine -- according to the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
Netherlands: Don't carry or use drugs.
While the Netherlands has a reputation for being tolerant on the use of so-called "soft drugs," this exists only for designated areas.
Possession of prohibited substances or buying them can carry a prison sentence.
Penalty: Arrest, detention.
Venice: Feeding the pigeons is against the law.
Japan: It's illegal to bring some commonly available nasal sprays containing pseudoephedrine into Japan.
Barcelona: It's against the law to wear a bikini, swimming trunks or to go bare-chested away from the beach-front area inBarcelona.
Italy(Florence): It's an offense to sit on steps and courtyards or to eat and drink in the immediate vicinity of churches and public buildings in Florence.
Penalty: Large fine.
Nigeria: It's illegal to take mineral water into Nigeria.
Penalty: Fine, confiscation.
Sri Lanka: Another country that doesn't take kindly to its religion being insulted, whether the slight is intentional or not.
Tourists have been arrested for mistreating Buddhist images and artifacts while taking photos, while one woman was reportedly arrested and deported for having a tattoo of Buddha.