Spoil what? You parading these behaviour patterns as if they are superior and thus recommended to others is travel industry spamming as far as I'm concerned. You are spoiling the earth with noise and fumes and expensive security to guide you safely along. And that bag of tricks in all its ramifications adds up to a great deal more than a few words of mine. As a spoiler I'm a batsqeak compared to you.
I object to whimsical and self-indulgent shitting all over the environment and I am by no means alone as you will see when the people of Stansted object to another runway being built near their homes to accomodate the silly sods who are influenced by your egotistical blurtings.
I also object to the idea that you can "know" people with a short visit to their homes. That is denigrating to the whole idea of relationships.
Even your own body told you it is no good. You were under the weather when arriving back. Jetlag was your euphemism for a minor biological breakdown.
And your photography is at the same level as you first learning joined up writing.
The essential message is that the scenes you have depicted are somehow extra-special simply because you have graced them with your presence and that those of us who are content to potter about where we live are missing something.
It is a simple fact that we are all misogynistic, misanthropic creatures who smell bad. I take that as a compliment. It means I'm normal. I don't sanitise myself with selective words and pics.
We can hardly be "excuses".