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Old 04-11-2013, 01:20 AM
 
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Looks like someone is trying to get publicity with some of these:

David Landsel: 10 Terribly Overrated Destinations (And Where To Travel Instead)

Detroit over Chicago to visit?! Not knocking Detroit but seriously. He makes some valid points but t the same time is way off on a lot of stuff.

Anyway, loses all credibility when he says Buenos Aires is overrated and instead go to underrated Rio de Janeiro. BA if anything is vastly underrated.

Worst list I have seen in a long time.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL/Houston, TX
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He has 3 or 4 on that list that I absolutely disagree with.

As far as the Chicago one goes, I don't even think Chicago is overrated as tourist destination, it's probably more underrated than anything. And then to suggest that Detroit would be a better alternative over somewhere nearby like maybe Minneapolis or Indianapolis.. lol. I'm not knocking Detroit either when I say that. Just saying, there are better alternatives to list than Detroit in the midwest.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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He's probably trying to land a writing gig at Forbes.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:43 AM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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I think you'd get better responses in City Verse City, actually..
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:44 AM
 
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Saw that the other day. Between Detroit over Chicago and Houston over Austin (among others), he's clearly just looking to ruffle feathers. It appears to have worked.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:47 AM
 
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He's probably trying to land a writing gig at Forbes.
Forbes will be pissed that he put down Chicago, since Wicker Park is one of their favorite up-and-coming hipster neighborhoods.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:12 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I think Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn trump anything we have in Chicago. And they have a very fine mid 19th Century fort, Fort Wayne, along the river. With a glacis, bastions, casemates, murder holes and all.

I really don't see much attraction in visiting Chicago other than seeing Two Sisters on the Terrace. I guess living here I take things for granted but I think if I didn't live here Chicago would be pretty far down on a list of places to visit. Great place to make a living though and there's no place I'd rather live. But visit? Eh.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:02 AM
 
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Forbes will be pissed that he put down Chicago, since Wicker Park is one of their favorite up-and-coming hipster neighborhoods.
They do have a knack though for makingChicago look bad though on a lot of their lists.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:21 AM
 
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The article doesn't even say what you're claiming, so I don't get the Detroit hate, and criticism of the author.

He's writing about overrated and underrated places. He personally thinks Chicago is somewhat overrated, and Detroit somewhat underrated. I don't think that's a crazy opinion. That does NOT mean that Detroit is comparable to or better than Chicago, though.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:27 AM
 
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The article doesn't even say what you're claiming, so I don't get the Detroit hate, and criticism of the author.

He's writing about overrated and underrated places. He personally thinks Chicago is somewhat overrated, and Detroit somewhat underrated. I don't think that's a crazy opinion. That does NOT mean that Detroit is comparable to or better than Chicago, though.
Why don't you look at the title of the article......
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