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Coralie Collignon

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Top 5 worst cities you've ever visited?

Hey guys, what would be your Top 5 for the worst cities you've ever visited?  

I was just going through a friend's photo album, she was apparently enjoying her city trip, and I thought "Oh god she's down there... this is one of the worst cities I've ever ever been". Thought it would be funny if you could share your experience on this topic!

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  • Brad Duplechain

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    I usually like most places because it seems everywhere has something to offer.

    1. Las Vegas: Feels like you need a shower 20 minutes after you arrive.

    2. Perth: Is just boring. No food culture to speak of and overall low on the fun scale.

    3. Houston: It's like Dallas only not. Do yourself a favor and go to Austin (Texas) instead.

    4. Cleveland: Because Cleveland.

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    • Hazel B.

      Hazel B.

      Love Cleveland · (1 likelikes)

    • Bill C.

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      My 10 would be: 1. New York City 2 Chicago 3 Philadelphia 4. Boston 5. Detroit 6. San Francisco 7. Los Angeles 8. St Louis 9. Portland (Or) 10 Toledo (OH) · (0 likelikes)

    • Janice B.

      Janice B.

      Brad, thanks for your rating on Perth. Hopefully this might prevent more dumass yanks from visiting. · (4 likelikes)

    • B S.

      B S.

      B Skyman Sorry you missed it on CLE CLE is bright and bubbling with all sorts of positive news. Occupancy downtown is a long waiting list. Lets talk ethnic diversity and you have a melting pot of cultural backgrounds that will rival the most culturally rich cities in the nation. Arts flourish and foodie's celebrate in CLE. Our diehard sports fans continue to be the most fun, optimistic and forward looking people on earth. Its all GOOD in CLE!! You should try meeting and mixing with local folks and spend some quality time and you will find great appreciation for your #4. · (2 likelikes)

    • Lucy P.

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      Where did you go in Perth? There is definately a food culture, you must have never left your hotel room! Perth has some of the best beaches in the world, a vibrant restaurant and small bar scene, an internationally renown arts festival and is the only city in the world where you can travel for less than an hour to a wine region and sample internationally recognised local wine producers. Not to mention the Margaret River Wine Region 3 hours outside Perth, which not only has some of the best winerys in the world outside France, but also has some of the best surf beaches. They also have the Annual Margaret River Gourmet Escape Long Weekend in November this year featuring international chefs, Marco Pierre White and Rick Stein. This is a long weekend celebrating local produce and the food! Maybe you just didn't open your eyes! · (4 likelikes)

    • Thread H.

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      Don't know why you have a hate on for Cleveland but I doubt you've been there anytime recently, it's a burgeoning urban renewal story. See post #9 on this thread -- http://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g50207-i345-k8828308-Cleveland_worst_city_in_the_world-Cleveland_Ohio.html · (2 likelikes)

    • Kristiane A.

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      If these are your worst places you havent traveled! · (2 likelikes)

    • Rikki-GoodFace E.

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      Mate boring? I took these pics in a few hours there's plenty you need to get out though and live like the locals. Go to the beach or for shits and giggles mate buy yourself a carton and have a bbq, make your own nightlife ffs! It's what everyone else is up to. https://www.flickr.com/photos/135830070@N03/albums/72157655853593214 · (3 likelikes)

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  • Courtney Robinson

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    I love this question! Here are my least favorites:

    1. Denver - I'm sorry--I know a lot of nice people who love Denver but I absolutely hated it. Somewhere between the altitude and the dreariness of it, I couldn't wait to leave.

    2. Honolulu - Again, I'm sorry--I know I'm in the minority but wow, did I not like Honolulu. I thought it seemed like a city constructed for spring breakers and tourists. Also, it drove me crazy that everyone was wearing Hawaiian shirts--every time I entered a store I couldn't tell who was help and who was a customer. I also thought it was seriously ugly.

    3. Venice Beach - Now, just to be clear, I like the city of Venice--it's just Venice Beach I don't like. The incense smell alone is reason enough never to go there in my opinion.

    4. Arles - I don't know what it is, but there's something dark about this place. The people aren't very nice, it's more expensive than the rest of France and generally a depressing place to be. I can never quite put my finger on why I dislike this place so much, but every time I pass through I hate it just a little bit more.

    5. Bitola - I was here for about 48 hours and had it been 49 I would have started climbing the walls. The countryside surrounding it was lovely (although very, very monotonous) but this city really doesn't have much to offer except cafes. Not a very pretty place, either.



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      Haha. Oh, Denver. · (0 likelikes)

    • Courtney R.

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      ;) · (0 likelikes)

    • Ross S.

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      Wow those are all nice safe places! You must not travel on a budget! · (1 likelikes)

    • Maria M.

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      I really enjoyed Chinatown in Honolulu. I had fun there. But when I return it will be Maui. · (0 likelikes)

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      We were put up at the Four Seasons in Denver for Red Rocks ... it was pleasant. But I wouldn't live there · (0 likelikes)

    • Paco G.

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      Phew, just saw that the poster lives in LA, which explains everything. If ever there were a contrary indicator, that'd be it. Hard to think of a town that is more the opposite of LA than Arles. And if you think Arles is expensive, you're doing something wrong. It's probably the cheapest "tourist city" in Provence. My wife and I spent two months there and spent less than $1200, all-inclusive (granted, we were camping, but still--rent aside, we spend easily twice this per month in the US). And to say there's "something dark" about the town whose famous light has drawn artists to it for centuries...most places in France are dark during the short, winter days, so maybe that was it? It certainly is varied, in more ways than one. And it's notions of beauty are definitely much broader than those you'll find in LA. Any case, hope others will take this opinion with a very large grain of whatever kind of salt is now in vogue in LA. · (1 likelikes)

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      I Agree. Colorado I loved. Denver not do much. Homeless people r aggressive · (0 likelikes)

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  • Jinny Oh

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    Hi Coralie,

    The following 5 cities aren't necessarily the worst cities I've been to, but are definitely the Top 5 Overrated Cities I've Visited (more details on my blog).

    1. Miami. Overcrowded beach, over priced tourist trap. I recommend Charleston instead if you want to have a nice beach trip.

    2. Geneva, Switzerland. Not as beautiful or big as I had expected. I recommend Lausanne instead if you want to see the beautiful Swiss Alps.

    3. Los Angeles. You're just sitting in traffic all day. I recommend San Francisco instead just because it's 10x better and no need for a car.

    4. Milan, Italy. Worst place to shop. I recommend Florence instead for shopping trip.

    5. Macau. It's like Vegas, but without all the flashiness, parties and fun. I recommend Hong Kong instead for more things to do.

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      Hey Ginny, great answer! And I agree with you on most of these -- they were let downs! By the way, I fixed Macau in your answer. The next time you see something like that, just hit the "Feedback" link at the top of the page to let us know and we'll take care of it :) Thanks for sharing! · (1 likelikes)

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      Makes sense to me. · (0 likelikes)

    • Linda J R.

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      Traffic is traffic, and Los Angeles may have the worst in the nation, but other than that, it is one of the funnest, most diverse megalopolises on the planet. Surprised you're from L.A. and hate it. Traffic is the first thing most of us learn to get used to--we just close our eyes and point the car straight ahead!!! (Do you think readers will take that literally?) As for San Francisco--yeah, it needs no car--if you're going from point a to point b using public transportation. Otherwise, Gray Line has a great smelly tour bus, cause without it, you won't see half of the sights of SF otherwise. · (1 likelikes)

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  • Peter Bernstorff

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    Khartoum, Sudan - the city where fun is outlawed, and the food actively tries to kill you.

    Juba, South Sudan - more fun than Khartoum, but far worse infrastructure. I hear they have paved roads now, but in 2006 all they had were dirt roads, goats, and terrible goat-derived foods.

    Shanghai, China - admittedly I was only there for 3 days, and the weather was intensely smoggy for all that time. I would go back to give it another shot.

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      Fascinating places you've traveled to. · (1 likelikes)

    • Janelle K.

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      "the city where fun is outlawed"...sounds like the description for pretty much anywhere in the Muslim world! · (1 likelikes)

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      Love your taste · (1 likelikes)

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      Sadly, Shanghai may never get rid of their smog It was nice before cars. · (1 likelikes)

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      Wish you would say more about your travels! You are funny!!!! · (1 likelikes)

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      @Janell K... Not sure your comment will have any impact on everyone. Just stereotyping a good culture and people!!! Thumbs down. 👎👎👎👎 · (1 likelikes)

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      Best answer ever. · (0 likelikes)

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    Agreeing with justin! Belize City was ruff, dirty, intimidating, and very unfriendly! i felt I made the wrong call taking a group through the city just to get to our water taxi. had to have a lot of belkins to calm the nerves! And WTF Belize why are your beers only 10oz? You ripped me off 2oz, every beer. By my calculations Belize owes me about 860oz of beer lol

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    My Top 5:

    Belize City

    Belize City

    Belize City

    Belize City

    Belize City

    Stifling even in December. Dirty. Constant tourisms hustles.

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      Agree 100 percent · (1 likelikes)

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  • Janelle Kennedy

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    1. San Francisco. Overpriced, dirty, overrun with panhandlers, and full of unfriendly, elitist liberals who don't tolerate anyone not as far to the left as they are very well. It's described as "New York West," but NYC is a much friendlier, more welcoming, more diverse and more pleasant place to visit.

    2. Houston. It's hot, steamy and sprawling. It takes 30 minutes to get anywhere, and a lack of zoning laws means the city is dominated by office parks and strip malls and has no soul. Good thing Austin and San Antonio are only a few hours away.

    3. Kuala Lumpur. Another soulless concrete jungle. And Islam casts a negative pall over the place - it feels stifled and repressed and makes the locals reserved and unwelcoming. Singapore, just 200 miles to the south, is a much more happening place.

    4. Phoenix. See Houston, but with a drier climate and no trees. It's a sprawling, soulless, cultural wasteland and gets my vote as the ugliest city in the USA. Not to mention it has a high crime rate and a huge gang problem. All it's good for is a stop for gas on the way to Tucson, which is much more representative of everything good about Arizona.

    5. Warsaw Many people I know who have gone there say it's a happening place if you know where to go, but I didn't see anything happening when I was there. All I saw were a lot of gray Stalinist buildings and cheap cafeterias serving bad food. Give it a miss and head straight to Krakow, Gdansk, Lodz or Czestochowa.

    Honourable Mention: Manchester (United Kingdom). I'm originally from Liverpool...need I say more?

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      Totally agree on the cities I have been to that you mentioned, and can also surmise so even on the ones I haven't been, based on your description. Bummer about Warsaw. · (1 likelikes)

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      Shame, I loved Manchester, especially outer Manchester, lots of great culture. I also loved San Francisco and KL, especially Bukit Bintang. Haha - we must be 2 very different people! :) No offense intended, just had to say. · (1 likelikes)

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      "elitist liberals" Good to know you don't bring any partisan biases when you travel. · (5 likelikes)

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      Jeyme B. Manchester isn't a bad place...I just have to hate it because I'm from Liverpool :-D · (1 likelikes)

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      Agreed on Pheonix, but come on, San Francisco? · (3 likelikes)

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    I've been around the world, and passed through some pretty uninspiring places (some places I've only seen from the window of a bus/coach, and that's been enough for me - stand up Indianapolis in particular), but, sticking to places I've actually been to ...

    3rd place: Díli. A city with no signposts, dilapidated pavements, scruffy buildings - the place looks a bit like they're still building it after the Indonesians destroyed part of it in 1999 ...

    2nd place: Chisinau. Capital of the poorest country in Europe, and it shows. The roads flood after only 20 minutes of rain. The architecture is Soviet, yes, but here it looks like modern upkeep methods haven't penetrated too deeply, unlike nearby Tiraspol which is a whole world away and one of the cleanest and neatest cities I've been to.

    The loser: Stoke on Trent. Grim, grey, dour. :D

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      I agree with you re: Stoke on Trent! · (1 likelikes)

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      Ive heard that Indianapolis used to be a difficult city to visit. But having just spent the last 9 years there, i can say quite definitively that Indy is a great city in which to live and it keeps getting better. Get off the bus next time. You'll be inspired, if you talk to any one of the friendly Hoosiers working to get a new idea or business off the ground. The city is underrated, perhaps the most underrated in the nation....this coming from an former Bostonian who alway thought Indy was a suburb of Chicago. I have been most delightedly proven wrong! · (1 likelikes)

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      @Philip - to be fair I only had an hour there to change buses, at 3am or something! I'm just going by what I saw from the coach window :) I don't doubt it's improving - I went to Detroit for the day last year and that's a much nicer city than people's impressions are of it. · (0 likelikes)

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      I agree with Philip L. that Indy is a great city. Not from a bus...but then again my city, Cincinnati, looks like poop from a bus too. Indy has some fine museums, some good restaurants, a very clean downtown, some lovely parks. We visit Indy quite often...and we love our city! · (0 likelikes)

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      "The loser: Stoke on Trent(E). Grim, grey, dour. :D" Don't let Lemmy hear you say that!! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Romy Levy

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    Lima, the city is kind of boring and I stayed there for 10 days which was probably 9 more days than I should have. Not to mention that I had some bad personal stuff going on while I was there which definitely didn't help my overall impression with the place.

    Istanbul, I know I'm in the minority but I really didn't enjoy the city. It was crowded and hot and the people weren't very nice. I have to admit I have only been there for less than a day so I might need to give it another try but my first impression wasn't very positive.

    I didn't really like Paris as well, but once again I've spent barely a day there and I was about 12 so I think I should give it another try before I decide what I think of the place..

    And the last I can think about is Bangkok, boring city with lots and lots of traffic and pollution.

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      Istanbul? Paris? Have you lost your mind? Both are two of the most fascinating cities in the world. And if you've only spent less than a day in each you dont have the right to an opinion. · (2 likelikes)

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      And your 5th? · (0 likelikes)

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      Why would you, an Israeli, go to an Evil Religion country??? You could have been unintentionally supporting terrorism and killing of Jews every time you opened up your wallet! Travel to Muslim countries is not responsible tourism - there's no knowing to whom or to what they're giving your money to. · (1 likelikes)

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      Jared, first of all, I have the right for an opinion even if I was there for an hour. And second, this is my opinion, as I wrote above, maybe I was too young and maybe I didn't spend enough time there, but for now this is my opinion. Janelle, I try to look at people and culture as to more than just a religion, and especially more then just the extrem people of these religion and therefor I do not limit myself to visiting only certain countries. · (0 likelikes)

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      Oh and Maria, after another year of traveling I can say that my 5th city is probably Las Vegas. Again, a boring city with not much to do (I'm not much of a casino/parties girl, I prefer scenery and history and Las Vegas doesn't really offer these) · (1 likelikes)

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  • Jenna Davis

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    This is a hard one, I always try and find some beauty in any country I visit. However, there is one place where I wouldn't go back to and that is...

    New DelhiNew DelhiIt looks beautiful, it sounds wonderful... but I went in a season where it was stifling hot.. and it was unbearably hot, crowded and people treated me with utter disrespect!

    Unfortunate :( huh?

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      You went alone or with some company? When I see travel photos of India, it gives me interest to visit and maybe take memorable photos. But then, with the news about harassment incidents on women, especially foreigners, I don't want to go anymore. I hope someday their government will do a big change in the country. · (2 likelikes)

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      Yeah, once I arrived here and met with rude, impatient commuters at the metro station- not a great start really.... but this memory is lost to me now cos I have good friends and happy memories with them... for them I will go back. · (2 likelikes)

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      Jass, I unfortunately went to New Delhi alone as a female traveller... don't recommended. Perhaps I would have had a better stay if the accommodations were better, I was with great friends and the weather wasn't unbearably hot! Haha · (1 likelikes)

    • Jenna D.

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      Samia! That is always the best reason to visit a city again! :D I am sure I'll head back when the time is right... just not alone anymore! :P · (0 likelikes)

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      Hi Jenna, I felt very bad after reading your experience. From November to March we do have very cold weather, or you can say pleasant to visit. From April to August it's like burning hot weather, never visit this time otherwise you will return frustrated and irritated. And if you like rains then visit between August to October but I will advise not to take these months because there will be lot of chaos, flooded streets, not so good time. When you come next time, give me a chance to explore the hidden architecture of New Delhi. If you love ancient monuments, historical buildings, spicy vegan food then it will be a great place to explore but on right time. · (0 likelikes)

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  • B Hendrickson

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    Los Angeles- can it please fall into the ocean, traffic, water thieves & outsize egos.

    2. Athens - smog, traffic

    3. Florida- Any city in Florida - humid, bugs, bugs and more bugs

    4. Louisville- Dirty, smog, bad water, bad traffic, a downtown building that resembles a male body part (even lit up at night in pink/flesh tones, less than 40% of the students graduate from high school....need I say more?

    5. Las Vegas - It has become a suburb of L.A., rude drivers, rude people, high, high crime (daily murders), no history (anything over 10 years old is torn done and discarded, smog, only 36% of the kids graduate from high schools and those schools rank as the worst in the nation. Not a good place to live OR visit.

    As to Cleveland...why? The rock and roll hall of fame, Lake Erie, pro sports, traffic is easy to handle? I think the person who picked Cleveland is thinking of the 60's.


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      Bwahahaha! I live in Vegas and other that the hiking (which I love) you hit the nail on the head!! · (0 likelikes)

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    Mexico City a hole above ground. To Cleveland haters you obviously do not know what the city has to offer. The no 1 symphphany orchestra in the u.s., one of the m o st highly regarded natural history museums there is, the highest concentration of museums in a 1 square mile area and the 4th most cuturally diverse city in america.

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      Funny for some Museum lover says so of Mexico City, the mayor Museum city in Latin America. You need a guide · (1 likelikes)

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  • Courtney Robinson

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    Hey, Everyone,

    Just wanted to let you know this question was just published on Huffington Post! Congratulations if your least favorite city made the list! Thank you for all your great answers and of course, feel free to share on your social media channels!

    Enjoy!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/trippy/trippycom-members-announc_b_8028942.html

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      With so many people mentioning Las Vegas in this thread, I wonder why it didn't make Huffington's list. Politics? · (0 likelikes)

    • Andrey Y.

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      Nevermind, I guess it did. Maybe I should go somewhere else for my trip in 6 weeks? ;) · (0 likelikes)

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  • Cole Humeny

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    Lloydminster Alberta, Canada is the worst place I've been. Rig pigs will pull up beside you as you walk on the sidewalk, only to blanket you in a thick choking cloud of diesel exhaust as they blast away from you in their over-priced joy wagons. This happened to me six different times in one night!

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    Marseille: place was sketchville which started the minute I arrived with my cabbie trying to sell me shoes out of the trunk. First time I felt unsafe in Europe.

    Zagreb, Croatia: in stark contrast to the amazing coastal cities, the capital is a drab, post Soviet hell hole.

    Guatemala City: get out as fast as you can.

    Las Vegas: where every thing wrong and tacky thrives.

    Ponce, Puerto Rico: what should be a charming coastal getaway is sadly a boarded up ghost town.

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      I quite liked Ponce. It's no San Juan but it has a nice little town centre and it's about the least likely place to find such a great art museum. · (0 likelikes)

    • Jared O.

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      Damn right about Guatemala City - scary place. · (1 likelikes)

    • Jeff P.

      Jeff P.

      If the are museum is still open, then Ponce is worth visiting. · (0 likelikes)

    • Danny R.

      Danny R.

      Ponce has gone downhill quickly in the past year to 6 months as PR economy slides. It's a shuttered town with loads of potential. · (0 likelikes)

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      It's fair to say that Zagreb does have a few things worth seeing but I wouldn't make an effort to go out of your way to get there; only if you're passing through anyhow. It's the best place to grab a train to Budapest heading out of Croatia. · (0 likelikes)

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      Agreed! Marseille was indeed Sketchville! · (0 likelikes)

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    Fun question! Two on my list..

    1) Pattaya, Thailand. Extremely touristy and depressing. Only reason I was there was b/c it was a stop on a group tour.

    2) Niagara Falls- The falls itself are stunning. The surrounding area is SO gawdy and touristy, both on the US side. Go for the falls and then leave.


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      How long ago did you go to Niagara Falls? · (1 likelikes)

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      Niafra Falls is a pit, see the falls and leave. Canadian side is equally as bad as U.S. Side. · (0 likelikes)

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    Athens struck me as a minor hellhole even before the economic crisis there. And it's probably too small to count as a city, but I had a disastrous if mercifully short visit to Pylos on a Sunday when everything was closed and the landlord held our passports hostage when we tried to leave. Maybe not the fault of the entire town, but it's on my sh*t list anyway.

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      I went there in 2000 (before the Olympics) and thought it was quite a dump. But i went again a couple of years ago and liked it much more. · (0 likelikes)

    • Peter L.

      Peter L.

      ur obviously pretty stupid if u dislike athens, by far one of the best cities I've been to. The history, culture, food and historical sight r amazing. If u think Athens is hellhole go to Birmingham. · (0 likelikes)

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    1. Venice, Italy - Such an inconvenient place, no matter how "neat" and "unique" it is, it's just not overly easy to navigate or get around, also quite dingy. Lugging suitcases up and down bridges (all with stairs) and through dark alley ways at 4am to catch a boat to the airport was not fun.

    2. Milan, Italy - Not a whole lot to do or see, quite dingy also. Service in most places we went to was bad, every restaurant we went to screwed up at least one thing on our order.

    3. Olbia, Italy - Literally a cruise ship port and nothing else. There is nothing to do, horrid transport and although it's on the water no good beaches are anywhere near by.

    4. Ingolstadt, Germany - Went here because we thought it might be interesting as the birthplace of the Illuminati and the setting for Frankenstein but it was quite uneventful. There's not a lot to do, or see and their major sites aren't really worth taking a trip to see them. If you want to see a nice old town with a city wall and castle go to Nuremberg, Germany.

    5. Mazatlan, Mexico - Not the place for a beach vacation. Most resorts are actually quite a ways away from the town. There are strips of beach that you can't even really use and it's just not that interesting. We came across a lot of sketchy people and never really felt overly comfortable or like there was much to do.


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      I thought it did that automatically! Thanks for the heads up. -A · (2 likelikes)

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  • Denise Davila

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    It might have been more circumstantial, but I really disliked Moscow. My luggage was lost en route, then there was a baggage strike, everyone was smoking & drinking everywhere we went, the traffic was unlike anything I've ever seen and it generally seemed miserable. I also experienced two circumstances where my safety was compromised.

    I also did not enjoy my time in the Dominican Republic. I'm just not a person that can sit on the beach for a week straight or head to a resort and keep my eyes closed the entire time. Even if I was a beach person, there are so many nicer beach options out there. I ventured into Santo Domingo- and overall did not enjoy it. FIRST and only of my trips that I've cut short. I caught an early flight back to JFK!

    Thirdly, Cincinnati is not my kind of town. Everything shuts down at close of business, it feels like a ghost town, the homeless folks are rather aggressive and it lacked culture and diversity.

    I've only got three so far!

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      I'm sorry you didn't enjoy Cincinnati. I can understand you getting that type of impression if you don't know where to look. We have great museums, two wonderful theatres - the Taft and the Aronoff, wonderful architecture, some really fine restaurants, a fantastic farmers market...all downtown or in the adjoining OTR district. Plus, down by the beautiful Ohio River we have three parks that are fun to explore. Next time...ask and I'll point you in the right direction! · (1 likelikes)

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      Unfortunately, I have to travel there pretty frequently for work, I just don't enjoy it. · (0 likelikes)

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    Lisbon- not because I didn't like it, but just because I spent five days there and that was about three more than the city needed.

    Madrid- maybe it'd be different if I lived in the city, but I found it hard to connect to and enjoyed the surrounding small towns much more.

    Killarney- love Ireland, but this place just felt so touristy to me and really geared towards people with a ton of money. Lovely Killarney National Park, but that wasn't quite enough to make the trip worth it.

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      You are out of your mind! Very disappointed! Did you eat ham in Madrid?! That alone is worth the flight!!! · (1 likelikes)

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      Hahaha! I studied abroad in Spain and loved the country- I just think there are better places to visit than Madrid. I am all about the suckling pork, jamon, and garbanzos that I ate there- some amazing food in Spain, but it's less expensive and just as delicious outside of the city! · (1 likelikes)

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      I agree totally . I guess I have been to a lot of Ruff cities in third world countries, so Madrid seems like a travelers paradise compared to Guatemala City or Belize city lol · (1 likelikes)

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      Haha, I'm kicking off those kinds of travels soon with a potential trip to Ecuador, so far I've been spoiled with Europe and the Middle East. · (0 likelikes)

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      No disrespect but I find it a little bit funny and ironic that you live in Baltimore, Maryland and it's not in your list!!! I've made my own list and it's definitely on there! I really hope you enjoy it but most others (that i know of) find it repulsive... VERY HIGH in crime +++++,,, sorry :( · (1 likelikes)

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      Just spent 5 days in Killarney, Ireland and yes it there were other tourists, but we spent a lot of time in the park, the gorgeous Gap of Denloe and the Ring of Kerry. Found fantastic restaurants and warm friendly people. We'd go back in an instant! · (0 likelikes)

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