Perhpas this is a friday Whilst I think for the most part is great,I think sometimes, and this is in no way aimed at anyone, is that whether we are in Phuket, Rome, Paris....etc for a holiday we are they for week or so and then move on, the services of people we use through this and other travel forums form the basis of what is our holiday.... but they actually have to live there and this forum does not provide a edit function, once it is up here it is there for good unless they remove it for a breach of guidelines.
I think at times there are huge expectations which are placed on the providers of these services as they have been so hyped up....maybe some overly so... that unless they deliver every time we go away and write a critic of the service... Just read through the hotel reviews and some of the bad reviews are laughable ( not just talking ASia here ).
I think that these forums are to be used as a guide only. Maybe it is me but I think holidays are about adventure. I like to consider myself a traveller rather then a tourist. If I can't figure out how to change money or I need to worry about whether the weather will be nice in 3 months time perhaps I should reconsider by holiday options. I mean some of my best holiday experiences have been getting really lost, in non English speaking countries, experienced local kindness and local hospitality unequalled.
My opinion only and I am certian others will not agree but seriously until you experience something for the first time yourself you never really know what it is like, You want to stay in a resort with a bacteria breeding pool bar....go for it if you don't like the place stay elsewhere next time.
Ok rant over - this borders on being a travel related topic so it may stay up