THE LAST BIG HOLIDAYS

They are 17, 18, 19, got their exams and from now on they have to grow up alone.
To stand this a little better they make another trip together: to the beach of Novalja, Croatia.
The 34 high school graduates from Karlsruhe have booked a „Abifahrt“. One week all inclusive, with travel, accommodation and parties.

About 15 years ago, travel agencies invented trips for school graduates. Standard destinations are Lloret de Mar and Calella in Spain. Now it is so crowded there that the organizers searched for new places. In Novalja there is a beach and clubs and food stands. Otherwise not so much.
But what do you need, if you only want to be together? When you are 18 years old and can finally forget all the unnecessary facts that you have learned in chemistry lessons?

Assignment for Zeit Online , July 2019