British Tourists More Obnoxious Than Americans?

Stumbled across this article at The Guardian. Apparently Latvia is for Brtish stag parties what Vegas is for bachelors, although I’m not sure the Latvian capital of Riga engaged in the same kind of “What happens here, stays here” campaigning.

“The city has run out of patience with unruly British tourists who head there for boozy breaks, putting off other potential visitors, the mayor, Nils Usakovs, has told a Latvian magazine.”

I know what you’re thinking. There’s no way they’re more obnoxious than we are. We’re God’s spoiled children. However, the article goes on to describe that…

“The biggest complaint is tourists who urinate on Riga’s Freedom Monument, honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian war of independence, according to the mayor.

Visitors have regularly been arrested and fined for relieving themselves on the 42-metre monument, or climbing on it naked to pose for pictures.”

Wow. That sounds like fun. Who wants to go to Latvia???

Because I had to look it up.

Because I had to look it up.


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