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Bend over please

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 22 August 2007 | Views [825]

Camping with the Ambassador

Camping with the Ambassador

There are places whose name only makes you want to visit them. Coral Bay is one of them, and it stands up to it. A dozen km off the main road, you stumble on a small resort town nestled on a gorgeous turquoise bay. There’s everything you might need, from glass bottom boats, to quad tours in the surrounding sand dunes. A perfect little place to settle down for a few days.

There are two large camping sites in town, and both are running full, or almost full. Come to think of it, they must be owned by the same person, or persons. Or at worse, they get along well, since their prices are pretty much the same. For a few square meters of grass somewhere all in the back, no electricity, your wallet lightens of some $28! And it goes to $35 with power, enough to cover the cost of your planned all night 30’000 watt output, laser show party. Sometimes I just wonder how one can justify such outrageous prices. Is it the weekly lawn mowing Wembley style? With a pair of scissors? Or is the toilet-shower block cleaned every day army style? With a tooth brush? There’s got to be something, because it certainly is not the front desk lady’s wage. Those prices are almost the double of any other place I visited so far. In Colombia, it could be called a cartel, the Sicilians would say it’s the mafia, I simply say it’s a rip off. There are many things I’m willing to do to visit a place, but spreading them and bending over is not amongst them.

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