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Lying on a sun lounger is not a holiday

Far be it for me to judge my fellow brits, but I must say how astonished I am that so many of my countrymen come here just to sit by the hotel pool. We have been going about, exploring every day, coming back to see the same people sitting by the pool, more or less in exactly the same spot, as when we left. I know I shouldn't be too critical - each to their own and all - but I just don't see the point. Going around these last few days, this island has struck me as staggeringly, staggeringly beautiful. One barely has to be a geologist to appreciate the sheer awesomeness of some of the rock formations around here; yet some of my fellow guests barely leave the hotel, and react with incredulity when we tell them that we actually go out to experience the country we are in. At the risk of sounding like a middle class snob, brought up on lengthy driving tours through Europe and America, I just don't see the point. Why leave home just to lie on a lounger all day, especially when the landscape beyond the hotel is so stunning?

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Where were you?

Some people just want to do nothing and others are afraid of what they don't know... I'm not like that.. most of the time... but try to understand....

A lot of people go to Lanzarote because its a cheap place to go in the winter with lots of sum and is reasonably warm. They don't choose it for it's culture, geology, or history. They work long hours, and want to take a break from stress, work and the hassles of home, so the pool at the hotel is an ideal place to rest, relax and chill. They probably wonder why you want to be so busy while you are 'on holiday'.

Remember a lot of the folks there will have voted for Brexit, so they are very wary of 'foreign' places they don't understand.

I know you're both right, and that most brits come to chill out. I have no right to judge people. Yet today we went up into the mountains to explore the volcanoes on the island. It was like nothing I've ever seen before; truly amazing stuff. I shouldn't impose my interests onto others, but I don't see how anyone can come here and miss such incredible things.

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