World's Worst Tourists: Drunken Aussies on Japanese Slopes
We once thought that Australians abroad were considered a bit exotic, and perhaps even cute and cuddly like those koalas they have down under. But a recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald has painted at least some Australians as the world's worst tourists.
Turns out that some of the Aussie visitors to the Japanese ski slopes are behaving badly. Take this example, from a bartender in Niseko:
They get drunk, take off their clothes, sometimes smash glasses and have fights--like it's fun.
Last Japanese ski season there were numerous reports of vandalism and bar brawls, with Aussie tourists throwing both glasses and punches. Worst of all, some drunken Aussies were parading around the Japanese ski resorts knocking the heads off snowmen. We reckon that should be a punishable offense.