Wednesday, June 09, 2010

When tourists attack

Kelvin Davis says tensions are brewing in at least one Far North community after locals have been abused by tourists, and rubbish and effluent from freedom campers has been dumped on roadsides.“If this situation continues, then the chances are that we'll hear of more tourist bashings."
The next time a tourist is beaten, raped or murdered by one of the locals, will Mr Davis claim that said tourist was asking for it? Or will he claim that the locals are somehow incapable of taking responsibility for their own actions, that they rob, rape, and kill innocent tourists because other backpackers drop litter? I do hope not.

2 comments:

Grace Dalley said...

One of our local papers headlined recently that freedom campers needed "Devoted toilets". This conjures some interesting mental images...

Uroskin said...

Considering the appearance of general slums in many areas of Northland I think tourists should be advised to stay away like in Brazilian favelas or South African shanty towns. Nothing to see there anwyay.