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Old 11-29-2017, 04:10 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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False. I live in Brazil and the influence of North America is ridiculous here....More than what i experienced in Guatemala , Costa Rica and Honduras
I've been to Honduras before. Between all the American companies and the car-friendly city layout, it did not really feel too authentic. Then you go to South America and see all the amazing things like Machu Picchu, the Amazon, the snowcapped Andes, and all of it nearly untouched, it's something else
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Yeah Honduras is fake, not authentic at all.
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Old 12-01-2017, 07:28 AM
 
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Overrated: Argentina (by Argentinians)
Underrated: Argentina (by everyone else)

Argentina is a beautiful country, but I find Argentinians a little too proud of it sometimes.
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:13 PM
 
Location: plano
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What do you all think about Honduras? I didn't get a chance to visit it. Has anyone here been?

Yes I visited Roatan Island not the main land. I know the thread is 6 years old ...
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Old 03-22-2018, 03:39 PM
 
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Overrated: Argentina (by Argentinians)
Underrated: Argentina (by everyone else)

Argentina is a beautiful country, but I find Argentinians a little too proud of it sometimes.
That's interesting. I didn't find argentines to be overly prideful.

Personally i wasn't a fan of argentina mind you i was in buenos aires and i know it doesn't represent the whole country. Also every other tourist we met there didn't like it all.
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Old 06-02-2018, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Olympus Mons, Mars
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just got back from Costa Rica.. probably the most overrated destination i've been to. Way to expensive for an average experience in terms of food, beaches and while the landscape is good it's nothing unique and can be experienced for much cheaper in places like Mexico or Ecuador.

Costa Rica is overrun by tourists which is fine if the place is something exceptional and unique that you cannot experience elsewhere such as the Sistine chapel in Italy.. but with Costa Rica it's way too crowded and expensive for nothing special.

Oh, and the food is bland and the local beer is terrible and foreign beers are difficult and very expensive to get... I saw a 12oz can of Heineken in a store priced at $4.
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Old 06-07-2018, 02:06 AM
 
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Panama is very overrated. (big shopping malls, skyscrapers, and Miami wannabe beaches), Costa Rica is also very overrated, people go there looking for natural beauty but they find mostly just American style enclaves.

Bolivia is very underrated. (Some of the most stunning landscapes you will ever see in your life)
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:29 AM
 
Location: IN MY BED
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Panama is very overrated. (big shopping malls, skyscrapers, and Miami wannabe beaches), Costa Rica is also very overrated, people go there looking for natural beauty but they find mostly just American style enclaves.

Bolivia is very underrated. (Some of the most stunning landscapes you will ever see in your life)
Panama is not a Miami wannabe, we are trying to become a developed country with world wide recognition just like Singapore or Dubai. It is going to cost us a great deal, but so far, we have done a great job doing.

Hmmmmm, so according to you, just because we are a Latinamerican country, we are supposed to live in caves and huts and wear loincloth???
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Old 06-09-2018, 12:05 PM
 
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Too much North American influence imo. If you go to South America it is much more authentic

Isn't Central America part of "North America"?

Guatemala seems really "authentic," it feels really really different from the rest of "North America"... it feels like a different civilization. Felt different from even Mexico, a country that's more westernized. The only "North American" (if you mean USA) influenced I mainly felt was mostly the love of fried chicken and fries.

Then again I mainly visit the non-touristy, really Indigenous, areas where Spanish becomes no longer the dominate language.

Anyway, if Guatemala gets its $h!t together and gets rid of all that corruption, I can see it becoming a really unique and awesome country due to it's Indigenous heritage...something most of the Americas lack.

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Old 06-09-2018, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Then again I mainly visit the non-touristy, really Indigenous, areas where Spanish becomes no longer the dominate language.
Actually IT IS the indigenous areas that get all the tourism. Southern and Eastern Guatemala where the majority are Mestizo don't get much foreign tourism at all. But even in much of the highlands Spanish is still the dominant language. Natives from different groups have to use Spanish to communicate with each other. You said you were Guatemalan. I doubt you are after that comment.

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