This is so very true. I know more people that I care to admit who didn't leave 5 miles from Camp Casey when we were in Korea. They walked off post, crossed the street, got drunk, and stumbled back before curfew. It was such a wasted opportunity.
I went rock climbing, cliff diving, hiking, mountain biking, white water rafting, and even bungee jumping on that deployment!
Yes, but how do you really feel about it Craig? Lol ....
I've been a 'blind tourist' (although perhaps not that drunk!) and I think you need to take into consideration the reasons for the holiday. Sometimes the need to just lie down for a week and relax is far greater, or more appealing than trekking about. Sad but true.
With regards to resorts that cater to young people on boozy 'rite of passage' holidays ... no doubt the locals do hate them and resent their reliance on such tourism.
Great rhyming used here to get your point across :-) x
A great piece of writing, exposing your feelings of 'wasted' energy and life really. Missing out on such other beauty in our world, other than just getting ratted and rolled!