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Old 02-08-2017, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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Two in the UK - Stonehenge and Edinburgh. I've been to Edinburgh three times and just don't see what's so great about it, plus I find it a nightmare to drive through the city centre.


Stonehenge is nothing more than a tourist trap. It's not even historically accurate, as the Victorians made alterations to it. Avebury is far better.
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Old 02-09-2017, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Long Neck , DE
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I agree about Disney World. I only went there so much because I lived about 80 miles away. Much preferred Universal Studios.
Agree I love Universal Studios and Sea World but have no time for Disney World.
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Old 02-09-2017, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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[quote=annerk;28286914]I never said that about the food. EVER. I said that to get a great meal in Vegas you need to drop $500+. That is THE TRUTH. I've stayed at the Luxor, it SUCKED. I've actually stayed at Comfort Inns taht were nicer. Good entertainment in Las Vegas IS expensive. Sure, there are a lot of cheap shows, but you get what you pay for.


NOT THE TRUTH! I've been going to Vegas every year for 17 years and you can get a VERY nice dinner for two for under $250. I think you know absolutely nothing about Vegas!
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Old 02-09-2017, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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I was disappointed in Niagara Falls.
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Old 02-09-2017, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Two in the UK - Stonehenge and Edinburgh. I've been to Edinburgh three times and just don't see what's so great about it, plus I find it a nightmare to drive through the city centre.


Stonehenge is nothing more than a tourist trap. It's not even historically accurate, as the Victorians made alterations to it. Avebury is far better.
I couldn't imagine driving in central Edinburgh. Fortunately the hotel clerk gave good directions to the park and ride lot nearby and it was easy to figure out what bust to take to the castle area from there.
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:07 AM
 
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Edinburgh is the greatest surprise during my UK trip, and I went in the middle of the winter and had the experience of falling on the icy road. But What a beautiful place.

And the choice of driving through the city centre is probably largely why one didn't find it great. Most European cities are not supposed to be driven through. You walk. While in Lyon, I walked 25 kilometers in one day. Nowadays people think they should always be in a car from one destination to another and they shouldn't be asked to walk for more than 5 minutes a time.
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:21 AM
 
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I never said that about the food. EVER. I said that to get a great meal in Vegas you need to drop $500+. That is THE TRUTH. I've stayed at the Luxor, it SUCKED. I've actually stayed at Comfort Inns taht were nicer. Good entertainment in Las Vegas IS expensive. Sure, there are a lot of cheap shows, but you get what you pay for.


NOT THE TRUTH! I've been going to Vegas every year for 17 years and you can get a VERY nice dinner for two for under $250. I think you know absolutely nothing about Vegas!
You an find great meals in Vegas for under $50 for 2!
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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You don't need to eat in the overpriced hotel restaurants. There are so many decent options in Vegas that everyone can find some food.
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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You don't need to eat in the overpriced hotel restaurants. There are so many decent options in Vegas that everyone can find some food.
Definitely. We stopped off at a Trader Joe's in Las Vegas to get supplies on the way to Zion NP, and wound up in a Middle Eastern restaurant in the adjacent strip mall where we got a huge amount of tasty and healthy food and drink for less than $15 per person.
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Old 02-14-2017, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I was in a lounge in one of the big hotels on the strip and ordered 1 Templeton Rye neat.
Total bill was $19.95, I left a $20. That was the only time I have ever chosen to (not) tip that way.

Ridiculous.

Lots better food and drink options in Vegas. I think Fremont is much more fun and certainly much cheaper.
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