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Old 10-14-2016, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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Or... (gasp)... some people have different opinions that you about subjective things, and have STILL traveled way more than you.

I'm forever in awe that people think others with different preferences must somehow have traveled less, it sets the douche-meter to 11.
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Old 10-15-2016, 10:50 AM
 
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Of course Paris is not overrated, not at all ROLF
Footage shows Paris covered in rubbish left by African migrants | Daily Mail Online
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:42 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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It seems to me that EVERY place is overrated to somebody.

So, I say we should all just call it even. :-)
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Murrieta California
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it seems to me that every place is overrated to somebody.

So, i say we should all just call it even. :-)
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:50 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Definitely Paris. I have not been back since 2006.
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Old 10-18-2016, 05:01 PM
 
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The Empire State Building. It's boring.
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Old 10-25-2016, 01:55 AM
 
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The Empire State Building. It's boring.
It is just an office building. Whoever overrate it must be a hillbilly.
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Old 10-25-2016, 07:28 PM
 
Location: On the road
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It's somewhat iconic but if you go up it you can't very well see it.

Better is to go to Top of the Rock, where you'll also get better views of Central Park.
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:31 PM
 
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People may disagree but I think Tokyo is overrated. I am into beautiful historic streets cape and architecture and Tokyo is an ugly post WWII mess. The buildings are bland and ugly, the streets lack tree.
Kyoto is much more historic and enjoyable.
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Old 10-29-2016, 03:05 PM
 
Location: The Windy City
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Definitely Paris. I have not been back since 2006.
Paris is great for the museums, and there's something neat about just walking around and letting all five of your senses experience your surroundings. But if you are looking for a place where you can just walk around and take in the sights without dirtiness, you'd be better off going somewhere else.

I remember my first time in Paris. I was shocked at how gross some parts of the city are. The worst smell I ever experienced was the Chateau Rouge metro stop. It's primarily an African community. Well, I guess in their culture they do not wear deodorant. It was a particularly hot July and boy did it stink! My freshmen classes after gym smelled better. When you go to other European capitals like Amsterdam and Berlin, you realize just how dirty Paris is. I love France, I speak French, and I teach French. But I spend most of my time in France elsewhere. Paris is just an airport place for me since I've already seen everything there.

Here are the most overrated places I've been to, in no particular order:

1) Vegas - Everything here felt fake. I'm the kind of person who just likes to walk around and experience things in my environment. Vegas was not a good place for this at all. It's better for your party 24/7 people. I have zero desire to return.

2) Pisa - I can say I've seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa, that's about it. The whole area was surrounded by people trying to sell tourists junk.

3) Hawaii - It's a beautiful place, but the locals are rude, and it's nothing but other American tourists. I wish I would have gone to a place like Martinique or Guadeloupe instead.

On the other hand, these are some places that never cease to amaze me:

1) New Orleans - This place is sort of dirty, but it's so unique. There's just something about it. The food, the ambiance, everything.

2) Chicago - For such a big city, it was very clean. The lakefront was gorgeous. I'd definitely consider living here. You can go from big city to quaint suburb in just a few minutes.
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