"I don't crop" as a photographic dogma is almost as offensive to me. That statement seems equally instructive about your personality in addition to the confession of foul and demeaning language to a curious stranger.
I have to admit though, it is a beautiful part of the world which I saw for the first time last year. Part of the trip was on a bus with a bunch of boorish, racist, ignorant, cashed-up bogan Australians. I doubt you would have lasted 30 minutes before lashing out and shouting "fucking moron" at some of them. I thought it many times but had the good grace to keep the peace and not say it to their face. Yes, I know I'm a snob, but I try my best not to let it show :-)