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Old 05-29-2015, 01:31 PM
 
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[quote=Roadking2003;39809670]I love Big Sur and Monterey Bay but they are not San Francisco.

I know, my sentence was sloppily written. My point was that as far as California cities go, San Francisco is way nicer than L.A. And as California is a gorgeous state in general, I much prefer places like Big Sur and Monterey to a place like Los Angeles.
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Old 05-29-2015, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I love Big Sur and Monterey Bay but they are not San Francisco.

I know, my sentence was sloppily written. My point was that as far as California cities go, San Francisco is way nicer than L.A. And as California is a gorgeous state in general, I much prefer places like Big Sur and Monterey to a place like Los Angeles.
I also don't like LA. And SF is not high on my list either. I much prefer Sonoma County, Monterey Bay and the central coast.
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Old 09-13-2016, 03:11 PM
 
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Absolutely agree with you about Frisco. It is an overrated suburb of Dallas. Its only real claim to fame is that it has a minor league baseball and a minor league hockey team. And an IKEA store.

Ha, ha...Frisco means San Francisco
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Old 09-13-2016, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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We have some kindred souls here. Portugal is one of my favorite places in the world and I've been many times. I think that many people who go to Europe don't get there because it's at an "end," and not on the way to another country.
Only been once, but, man, I sure did enjoy it!!!
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Old 09-13-2016, 03:49 PM
 
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I think that you are fighting a losing battle. BUT you are right,

Some people drive at 70-80 mph through Nevada and see no beauty in the desert.

Nearly every January, I spend a week in Las Vegas. Everyday, we either head to Death Valley, to the Mohave Desert, Red Rock Canyon , and the like.

During the summer months, we head on out to Elko and check out Lemoille Canyon and the Ruby Mountains.
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I agree. I think the desert is an acquired taste. I would start newbies with dawn or winter or both. Then ease them into 5pm 115 degrees in July.
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Old 09-13-2016, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Love seeing so many mentions of Portugal and Lisbon as being underrated.. God I loved it there!

As far as overrated... Marrakesh Morocco. God I hated nearly everything about it, other than having some pretty good meals. People were insanely pushy and sketchy, confusing to get around anywhere, dirty.. just overall a very poor experience. We had read so many articles about how that was a great place to go, one of the coolest places to travel to... Wrong!
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Murrieta California
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Ha, ha...Frisco means San Francisco
Not to Californians. Calling San Francisco "Frisco" is a definite no no.
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Old 09-14-2016, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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London. Hated it.

Berlin and Prague are kinda overrated as well imo.
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Old 09-14-2016, 01:47 AM
 
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Paris is so overrated that the chasm between hype and reality (following video) is becoming ridiculous :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Df7j_b4CkI
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:43 AM
 
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For me, the most over rated cities I have lived in or visited are:

1. Vancouver Canada
2. Victoria Canada
3. Toronto Canada.

I lived in Vancouver and Victoria and have worked and stayed in Toronto. I have also visited all 3 as a tourist in the last couple years.

They just don't begin to live up to their hype and are very expensive.

I do love New York City. We visit every summer for a couple weeks staying in mid-Manhattan.
I just did a week long tour of Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, & Whistle. I was not impress with Vancouver especially with the Weed smell everywhere in Entertainment district (I was not expecting that). Ugly tall skyscraper, homeless people in street, weed smell everywhere & just lot of people for no good reason. But I loved my trip to Vancouver because it allowed me to visit Whistle & the suspension Bridge. Outside of the city is beautiful
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