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Europe | Montenegro

Kotor / Cruise out of Control: Consumerism on Vacation,

Ethics Left at Home

the ugly dynamics of a journey sold as destination

   It was quiet in the early mornings and late at night. When they stayed inside their mega-hive. They came out during the day. Unified in collective intent, the diurnal tourist swarm would buzz through the tiny alleyways to conquer, all drones at once, all hungry for nectar, sucking on the little town for stimulation, sights, souvenirs, and set menus. One day, two days, then they were full. Maybe the next cruise ship would dock in Kotor the same day, or the day after.


"Of course, like with all needless and senseless consumption, the cheap cruise tickets came at a price. I had met those who pay it."