What Happens In Kavos

I went on holiday with two of my friends when I was a teenager. It was actually with my mum and younger sister too but they had an apartment on the other side of the complex and we didn’t have much to do with them. We went to a small Greek Island called Poros and although the nightlife was not exactly what we hoped for, we made the most of it.

We got drunk, went to bars / clubs, pulled guys who were quite a few years older than us, drank lots of free Ouzo, puked on the beach (well I puked on the beach, I was always sick!) and danced to Mambo Number 5 every night.

We weren’t exactly angels but what we got up to was nothing compared to what happens in certain holiday resorts these days.

There have been a number of shows on telly lately such as ‘What Happens In Kavos’, ‘Sun, Sea and Suspicious Parents” and ‘The Magaluf Weekender’ that have shown what teenagers get up to whilst abroad and even as a fairly young adult I have been left speechless at some it.

First was the drinking game that goes on in some of the clubs, it requires girls to compete against each other in order to give random guys erections. They were actually using oral sex and other ‘hands on’ (if you get my drift!) methods to achieve this.

Next was the booze cruise. A boat that took out hoards of people with the aim of getting drunk as quickly as possible. There were men ripping off women’s bikini tops, despite them protesting. Men drinking each others urine / sick / semen. People getting into as many sex positions as they can as part of a game and people in long lines passing mouthfuls of drink to each other.

Then there was the accident and emergency ward, it would fill up with injured Brits every night, some of which would end up leaving with fractured ankles so as not to miss a night of drinking.

To be honest, it was like watching a bunch of animals.

It makes me wonder how I would have behaved had I been on holiday in Kavos all those years ago but I just can’t believe that I ever would have joined in with some of the antics. I did go a bit off the rails when I was a teenager, I was always drinking until I passed out puking everywhere, I snogged people for pound coins when I had run away down to Newquay one Summer and had no money. I got my nipple, tongue and lip pierced without even telling my mum, I took a pretty large amount of drugs (although as BBC 3 claimed the other night, they were the ‘old school’ party drugs such as ecstasy and cocaine, none of this plant food / horse tranquilizer crap that they take these days.

I didn’t however go into bars and perform sex acts on men to try and get a free drink. Nor did I have unprotected sex with guys I had just met knowing that there was a strong chance I would end up catching an STD. Nor would I ever have snogged someone who I had just watched vomit / drink urine.

Maybe I’m just getting old, or maybe this always went on and I just never realised. I guess if they are all there choosing to partake in the whole ‘no rules apply’, let’s all drink cheap alcohol and have as much sex as possible then it’s their choice but the problem is that I now see it through the eyes of a parent and I would be absolutely horrified if I ever thought Cherry was behaving in that way.

What happens in Kavos is beyond shocking and I bet there are now a lot of parents all waiting in fear of hearing those dreaded words ‘Mum / Dad I want to go on holiday to Kavos’.

Think there might be a passport going missing every Summer in our house, especially if Mr C has anything to do with it!

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  • Reply But why mummy why? February 1, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    I can completely relate to this! I too have been watching those programmes in horror. Lots help me if my girls ever go on a holiday like that. Just think if it’s like that now what’s it gonna be like in 15 years when our girls are old enough to go??!!

    • Reply Jessica Amey February 2, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      Oh my god, I know. It is too scary to even think about! x
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  • Reply Chiswick mum February 1, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    ~~ shudders~~ Is it horribly un-pic of me to park at least some of the blame I with the parents? To bestow in your child an enquiring mind that appreciates the true meaning and gift of travel….that is the gift you can give your kids. Adventures yes. Mind opening yes. Comatose on beaches with other British teenagers, big uh-oh. Wearing bad fashion and ripping it off for uncouth should-know-better boys? Uh-oh. Uh-oh. Uh-oh

    • Reply Jessica Amey February 2, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      No I do completely know where you are coming from in regards to laying some of the blame with the parents, but then I think kids can sometimes the parents can do everything possible and it can still lead to them behaving badly. It’s so hard to know! x
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  • Reply Notmyyearoff February 2, 2013 at 8:27 am

    It’s gone completely crazy! I used to keep thinking that nothing could shock me as I was a fairly challenging teenager but now I just think I’m getting old and old fashioned all in one go. Ill be banning z from those kind of holidays as long as I can and “as long as he’s under my roof”….I haven’t watched kavos yet but I think I’ll have a peek at it just to get even more shocked!

  • Reply Katie @mummydaddyme February 2, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    I wasn’t a challenging teenager in terms of what my parents knew about, but when I was I my last year of college and at university, I certainly let my hair down and got heavily involved i the Leeds club scene, experimenting and having some very good times. You do grow out of it, I can’t believe how much I’ve changed in 7 years. But these programmes are just vulgar and I constantly say to mr e I must be getting old cause I get so shocked by them. However I think these holiday resorts have always been like that (atbeit slightly worse) I think it just depends on how you have been raised as to whether you would give a guy oral sex in the middle of a club to get a free drink! Some blame has to lie with the parents surely? My sister went on her first girls holiday abroad last year and the photos all over facebook showed her slightly drunk and having a good time, but certainly not like those tv shoes show! X
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    • Reply Jessica Amey February 2, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      Yeah I totally agree about some of the blame being down to the parents, I know that the reason I went off the rails was because my dad wasn’t around to stop me and my mum didn’t give a crap what I was doing. Plus my upbringing was a bit mental so I was rebelling. But then I worry that you can do everything and it still won’t be right, it’s so hard to know! I just hope that I can instill enough confidence in Iyla to not feel like she has to follow a crowd and that being sensible is the way to go! 😉 xx
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  • Reply Cherry Blossom Rain February 3, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I must of lived a very sheltered life! hahaha…

    What Happens In Kavos was the talk of the play group a few weeks back, I must of missed it when it was on TV, so I watched it in 4od, I was horrified at what went on! What girls did! It was just vulgar..

    If Moo EVER says to me “Mummy, I want to go on a girls holiday to ………” I will point blank say NO!!!

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