Croatia is the most favorite destination for Czech sea lovers. And since price is a huge issue for most Czechs, when it comes to holiday spending, Czechs like to bring their own food(stuffs) to Croatia. And they have become a laughing stock in this country, particularly due to their habit to eat their own food on beaches, instead of eating local.
Last year Croatia imposed strict limits as to how much tourists can bring into the country when it comes to meat and dairy products. And since Czechs liked to bring homemade schnitzels and Czech-bought canned food, they started to yell – even the Guardian noticed and made Czechs look like cheapskates. Deservedly.
Now, the Croatian authorities announced that these limits should be softer. Softer means 10 kilograms per person, instead of 1 kilogram.
I understand people have to save money to be able to afford foreign vacation and that they want to eat cheap. But I hate the attitude displayed by most Czechs who like to bring their own food to Croatia: That showed ’em, huh?, i.e. the confidence in their own abilities to outsmart the system.
By the way, trying to explain to them that tourism spending is a vital part of the industry as such would be pointless. Trying to argue that holidaymakers must spend money at the destination – to make the place running – is the same thing.