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Club Med, Croatian-Style
This is probably not a hoax. Just a really bad idea. Croatia is hoping to strike it rich by luring in tourists curious to see what it would be like to spend a couple of days in a hard-labor camp. So they're considering reopening a communist-era prison on a barren island in the Adriatic Sea, and offering it as a tourist destination. They envision "tourists being issued convict uniforms, pounding large stones with a sledgehammer and hauling the pieces on their backs to quarries around the prison." Sounds like fun.
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Posted by The Curator on Thu Nov 18, 2004 Comments (8)
I wonder if they'll have drinks with little umbrellas in them.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Thu Nov 18, 2004  at  09:56 AM
Should send each and every person who voted for GW there.
Posted by Craig  on  Thu Nov 18, 2004  at  12:07 PM
If it doesn't work out, they can always use it for next season's Survivor.
Posted by Captain Al  in  Vancouver Island, Canada  on  Thu Nov 18, 2004  at  03:57 PM
Are you sure that's not a hoax?
I mean, most of us spend a lot of time and effort, and sometimes money, trying to stay OUT of prison.
And if you really think a stretch at hard labor would be a fun vacation, you can get it for free here in Texas-- just break any of our many laws. Even breaking a law isn't necessary if you're not a white, protestant, middle-class or upper-class American-- most juries would be happy to overlook your innocence and send you away anyhow.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Thu Nov 18, 2004  at  08:11 PM
For an enjoyable vacation - why not? It's just one step closer to past reality for the 100,000 or so tourists who visit Alcatraz every year.
Posted by stork  in  the spiracles of space  on  Fri Nov 19, 2004  at  12:54 AM
Big Gary, if you take this vacation, it won't be held against you when you try to get a job that will check into your background for any misdeeds.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Sun Nov 21, 2004  at  11:45 AM
Well, Maegan, whom would you rather hire?
Somebody who had a few minor indiscretions in his or her youth, or somebody who's such flaming wacko that he or she pays a lot of money to go to a prison camp and break rocks?
... On second thought, the latter person might be my boss's dream. The sort of person whose idea of fun is about the same as what my employer would like to provide. ...
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Mon Nov 22, 2004  at  06:18 PM
*sarcastic*

real nice, we could take the whole family and have some fun!
Posted by Eva  in  New york  on  Sat Feb 11, 2006  at  08:09 PM
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