I read this with good humour as it is so true of Darwin this time of year. Woollies is always crowded, you can never get a park near your favourite restaurant and their are backpackers camping all along Mindil beach. However, the upside is it is all good for local business. During the “build up” and wet season things go very quiet up here and many businesses struggle to survive, they need the tourist dollar while it is here. So while it may be a bit of a nuisance for the local living at a vacation destination, is it really too much to tolerate for just a few short months? Sit back, enjoy the life style and have a laugh After all, the tourists head south to the cold again, we are always in the sunny tropics! Besides, I like tourists that buy my Aussie picture book. 🙂 How do you feel when tourists come to your part of the world?
This list has been inspired by observing the interaction between vacationers and locals at some vacation destinations in which I have found myself as a resident. Hope you like it.
Top Ten Things Not to do If You Live in a Vacation Destination
10 If you live in a vacation destination, do not honk your horn at the drivers who habitually go ten miles below the speed limit. If you do, at best they will go even slower. At worst, you may find yourself on the receiving end of a very frustrated lost out of towner with a car full of kids and someone asking “if we should have stopped and asked directions.” (And they might just have their semi-automatic weapon collection along for the ride.)
9 If you live in a vacation destination, do not put off grocery shopping until the end of the week. If you do, at…
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