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I've had guns pointed at me in many different countries, sometimes even by our own side. I've also sat on my own on a beach on a desert island, which was nice because nobody was trying to shoot me. Tell us your tales of foreign travel.

Thanks to SnowytheRabbit for the suggestion

(, Thu 18 Apr 2013, 17:43)
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The Other Guy reminds me of a conversation I overheard a couple of years ago.
Bloke 1 was telling Bloke 2 about his holiday in Mexico (or it may have been Egypt, or... or... Basically, it was somewhere sunny with a different culture and a different language, and that's all ye need to know), and about how it was all-inclusive, and how the hotel was so nice that they didn't have to leave it once in the whole fortnight, and how that was apparently a good thing.
(, Tue 23 Apr 2013, 9:35, 5 replies)
All inclusive does not count as "travelling".

(, Tue 23 Apr 2013, 13:31, closed)
If you want sunny, hot weather you have to go abroad somewhere.
If that place is as backward as Egypt I think staying in a hotel complex would be preferable to mixing with bronze-age savages.
Personally I can't stand the heat so tend to travel to civilised places with plenty of bars and friendly locals.
(, Tue 23 Apr 2013, 13:40, closed)
Maybe staying in a hotel complex;
but never leaving it?
(, Tue 23 Apr 2013, 14:09, closed)
Who'd want to go and see some goat-herders and bazaars?
Honestly, I probably would explore even somewhere I didn't really fancy hanging out but I can just-about understand why people just want somewhere hot to do nothing at all all day. It's not much different to spending a week pottering about the house and garden having a few barbecues but with better weather really -- not exciting but not horrific.
(, Tue 23 Apr 2013, 14:45, closed)
I've been to one of those places.
It was a time share in Cabo San Lucas that a radio station was giving out five days/four nights for Cinco de Mayo. My girlfriend won the contest, so off we went.

We did spend one full day at the resort, swimming and eating and drinking to our hearts' content, but one day of that was enough. The resort had us listen to their sales pitch for an hour and a half, delivered by a stunningly beautiful Mexican woman who looked like Eva Mendez and Salma Hayek had a love child, in exchange for three days' free use of a rental car. After that the resort was merely a place to eat and sleep. The rest of the time we spent exploring the tip of Baja.

I saw a lot of the people who clearly never left the compound, and have often wondered about them. Do they really have that little curiosity about a foreign country? Are they so complacent that all they want is to be fed and boozed in the sun for a week?

I have no desire to ever go back to such a resort.
(, Tue 23 Apr 2013, 14:40, closed)

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