What is it about their culture that makes them idiots?
That is not the sort of remark I expect to see from an intelligent and charming person Queenie.
Travellers are by definition dissatisfied with where they come from and the inevitable disciplines which normally attach to daily life. They are not typical and neither is the behaviour of those temporarily released from those disciplines.
It is also a grave mistake brought about by an unjustified affection for the self that one can absorb oneself in the local culture of areas one is merely passing through and that one understands it in any way an intelligent person would deem necessary in order to judge it.
It is also important for you to realise at this early stage in your life that declaring others to be "idiots" is not a satisfactory method of claiming to be free of idiocy oneself. If it were there would be no idiots at all.
You risk being thought impatient with human nature itself.
Yeah I know it doesn't sound that intelligent on paper.
And I also know you can't get to grips with the culture of a country by spending two nights there, but how much money do you think I have?
I can't really make a case for this, apart from to say that I met lots of Australians and New Zealanders in Hostels and hotels and campsites, and found a grand total of two of them bearable, and found the attitude and actions of the rest of them pretty unbearable. i.e. I saw a tour group on a campsite I camped at heading out into Budapest to get pissed on a boat on the Danube armed with inflatable guitars. Their tour leader actually said to them 'you guys all have to validate your metro tickets when you get on the train, but I don't actually care if you do or not, because there's only 1 Hungarian ticket inspector, and there is 30 of us.' And that was a TOUR GUIDE, like wtf?
Obviously this is a person gripe, but I found their culture to be geared towards a load of things I don't really care for anyway, like 'chillin', whatever that is, or sports, and, um, probably some other things too.
I didn't claim I was free from idiocy, just that from my angle they looked more prone to it.
Haha, Spendius you're my Lord Henry Wotton of sorts. I just realised that. A more moral version.