Bev, please go on the net and you will see …

Comment on Billen’s family: Make telling hotel where you trek mandatory by Evelyne Roullet.

Bev, please go on the net and you will see than in any country the advices given for traveling in the Outback of Australia are the same: weather, dangers etc …
You said: “People advertising Alice Springs on Internet sites should be made to put a piece on safety in the outback as an introduction to their sites so people booking on line get this information before they book.” Well, they do! Not because they have be told, but because they are responsible people.
Do you mind to tell us a bit about your experiences as a hiker and trekker?
Which foreign countries have you visited?
How may deserts have you visited? How many mountains have you climbed and tell us how many warning signs and leaflets you have seen?
I am a well traveled stupid old woman, who still knows how and where to seek the pro and the con for a trip
You said: “Funny but what is coming out in these posts is the lack of responsibility of tourists and locals as well.”
Have you been with tourists who refuse to drink water? To wear a hat? To go out of a track when you are not looking? Have you argued with a woman who insisted in climbing Kings Canyon in high heels shoes?
You can take a horse to water but you cannot make it drink.

Evelyne Roullet Also Commented

Billen’s family: Make telling hotel where you trek mandatory
Ruth, go to the tourist bureau in Todd Mall, ask for the leaflet produced by the parks [authority] about Emily and Jessy Gap and you will realise that all needed information is there in black and white
• Water at Alice Springs 10km away.
• Best time to visit “certainly not on the hottest days of the year”.
• Safety and Comfort.
• Observe park safety signs.
• Carry and drink plenty of water.
• Wear a shady hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, suitable clothing and footwear.
• Avoid strenuous activity during the heat of the day.
• Consider your health and fitness when choosing a walk.
• Keep to designated roads and tracks.
This lady was off the tracks and was not a child in need of a nanny.


Billen’s family: Make telling hotel where you trek mandatory
Make telling hotel where you trek mandatory? But nothing to stop individuals to change their mind once outside.
Maybe it should be written that “unless you have a death wish and do not realise you will have to pay for your rescue please follow the following guidelines …”
I will always remember this French tourist who asked me if we were a police state, because the Glen Helen resort asked her to be in by 21 pm the night of her booking.
I explained that it is for safety reasons not a police control.
We have to asked: Are we dealing with children or with responsible adults?
The poor girl in King Canyon, was English and educated however she decided to ignore the English warning signs: “Stay two metres away from the edge.”
I know that heartbroken relatives do not want to hear the truth her foolishness causing heartaches, money, but no-one blamed her. I did and still do.
No advice, no signage, will cure foolishness and selfishness.
As a tour guide, I could write a book about the stupid things done by people on holidays.


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