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Old 02-17-2017, 07:25 PM
 
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I agree with you. Botti has this hangup about urban density. He thinks everybody should live on top of each other in tiny little boxes likes ants in an anthill.

Not for me, my wife and I are very happy living in our 3,200 sq. ft. single story home with our own pool in the backyard.
I agree, I can't stand being in high density places for too long. Even my suburb is too much sometimes. I prefer to be in nature.
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Old 02-18-2017, 12:20 AM
 
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I agree, I can't stand being in high density places for too long. Even my suburb is too much sometimes. I prefer to be in nature.
Then live in nature.
Yet you don't.
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Old 02-18-2017, 07:01 PM
 
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Then live in nature.
Yet you don't.
It's called making money. There aren't jobs in my field in the wilderness.
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Old 02-20-2017, 04:53 AM
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I've gotten to travel quite a bit in my life. I will start by saying that there is not one single place I have ever been that I wouldn't go back to. But with limited time and money, there are a few that stand out as much less appealing.

-Hawaii. I just don't get it. Sure it's pretty, but "pretty" doesn't make it a worthwhile destination. I can't for the life of me understand why my fellow Americans are so obsessed with this place. You buy an expensive ticket and travel for hours and hours and when you arrive you haven't even gone anywhere--you're in the same d*mn country you were in when you started!

-Cancun. The city has no heart, it's just a bunch of resorts. The whole experience from the moment you arrive in the airport seems designed to allow Americans to say they have "been to Mexico" while almost pathologically avoiding anything remotely Mexican. Hell, many of the shops wouldn't even take their own country's money! They required US dollars for payment. Considering an all inclusive resort trip to Cancun? Don't! Save yourself a few thousand dollars and get wasted on cheap tequila in your own home. The experience will be just as "Mexican" as what you would find in Cancun.

-Disney. It was a fun place to go as a kid (well, Epcot anyway), but I don't see why people would go multiple times or why adults would be interested. I also find it almost horrifying how much planning some people put into their visits and how that sort of thing has become almost necessary since the last time I was there 15 years ago. I have friends who took their honeymoon to Disney, and they planned out exactly what attractions they were going to visit at what exact times each day and exactly where they would eat at exactly what times MONTHS in advance. If it's not a Michelin starred restaurant there is no way I am interested in making reservations months ahead of time.

I've never been to Vegas, but if I had I bet it would be on my list as well. The people watching would surely be fun, but beyond that it doesn't seem to have much of anything to offer that would interest me.
I can't disagree more. In Cancun, did you go outside of the hotel area at all? There's much more to it than tourists and hotels. Isla Mujeres, Tulum...?
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Old 02-20-2017, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Murrieta California
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I can't disagree more. In Cancun, did you go outside of the hotel area at all? There's much more to it than tourists and hotels. Isla Mujeres, Tulum...?
It is true that Cancun is definitely not a typical Mexican city. It was built for tourism and lacks the Mexican culture. Having said that there are interesting places out of Cancun. We prefer the Rivera Maya down by Playa del Carmen.
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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I can't disagree more. In Cancun, did you go outside of the hotel area at all? There's much more to it than tourists and hotels. Isla Mujeres, Tulum...?
Agreed... While Cancun can be as American as you want, there are some real gems outside of Cancun
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:55 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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Paris, Rome, New York, San Francisco, London overrated.... unbelievable! I just can't imagine what people expect them to be, perhaps clean theme parks?
In what way are they overrated? They are cities that have just about every amenity you can have, if you are looking for city breaks then I can't see how they would disappoint? Of course if you want to ski then perhaps they're not for you!
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Old 02-25-2017, 10:03 PM
 
Location: On the road
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I can't disagree more. In Cancun, did you go outside of the hotel area at all? There's much more to it than tourists and hotels. Isla Mujeres, Tulum...?
Agreed.

Sad to see someone who doesn't make enough effort to get out of the tourism bubble somewhere, then complains it's touristy and not authentic.
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Agreed... While Cancun can be as American as you want, there are some real gems outside of Cancun
I'd love to here some suggestions from people on places outside of Cancun (besides Playa del Carmen). Especially if anyone has experience with any of the following areas:


Merida
Isla Holbox
Guanajuato
San Miguel de Allende
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