U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 05-04-2014, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
5,845 posts, read 8,606,309 times
Reputation: 6286

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by beachmouse View Post
Saudi Arabia actually doesn't want you as a tourist unless you're a Muslim going there on a group tour for Hadj pilgrimage and have a letter from your local iman describing you as in good standing with the faih.
Well, that's a win-win then, because I wouldn't go to Saudi Arabia if you paid me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-04-2014, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
5,845 posts, read 8,606,309 times
Reputation: 6286
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chava61 View Post
I don't know of any countries that I have visited that I wouldn't visit again.
I'd say the same thing, mostly. I have been to:

Spain
Portugal
Morocco
Mexico
Jamaica
Other Caribbean Islands of various nationality
Sweden
Denmark
Norway
The Netherlands
Russia
Poland
Latvia
Finland
Austria
Slovakia
Hungary
Great Britain
Canada

I have no desire to go back to Jamaica, and I'd have some reservations about Morocco. Otherwise, I'd revisit all the other countries.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-04-2014, 06:23 PM
 
2,066 posts, read 4,417,313 times
Reputation: 1829
Quote:
Originally Posted by tottsieanna View Post
India and mexico
Geeez, people....WHY? These one and two word answers in this thread are really starting to irk me. I'm outta here.

Last edited by dorado0359; 05-04-2014 at 06:24 PM.. Reason: ...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-05-2014, 09:38 PM
 
4,723 posts, read 13,922,543 times
Reputation: 4707
Quote:
Originally Posted by dorado0359 View Post
Geeez, people....WHY? These one and two word answers in this thread are really starting to irk me. I'm outta here.
Yes,agree. Made that request pages ago, but alas.
Supposed to be a mystery I guess.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-06-2014, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
12,688 posts, read 8,753,261 times
Reputation: 7304
Quote:
Originally Posted by GotHereQuickAsICould View Post
As Canada is an English speaking nation, I suspect that most people in Montreal are able to speak English. Certainly, everyone at the conference was able to speak English.

Every other session was in French and they provided translation headphones for people who did not speak French. During the English speaking sessions, not a single soul used the translation headphones.

Glad to hear you enjoyed Montreal. Are you planning to return for another visit?
Perhaps in the group of people you were involved with, however Canada is an English AND French speaking nation. This doesn't mean everyone speaks both languages, it means that BOTH languages are official languages of the country. In Quebec it IS the language used over English.

Certainly in Montreal you will meet more English speakers than outside the city, but not all speak English.

As for the rudeness, my experiences are completely different. I found everyone I dealt with polite, easily broke into English if they spoke it etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-06-2014, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
12,688 posts, read 8,753,261 times
Reputation: 7304
Quote:
Originally Posted by dazzleman View Post
I really enjoyed Montreal and found that the people there had no problem speaking English. I heard that in Quebec City, people got snooty if you didn't speak French.
In Quebec City the majority speak French and may not know English at all.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-06-2014, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
12,688 posts, read 8,753,261 times
Reputation: 7304
There isn't a country I've been to that I wouldn't visit again. I have met great and not so great people everywhere. Heck I've met rude people here in Vancouver but I know enough that certainly doesn't represent the majority.
As you can tell by this thread everyone's experiences about the same places varies. If I were to believe that all your experiences should cater to my future travel plans, there wouldn't be anyplace left to go.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-09-2014, 12:06 PM
 
4,380 posts, read 3,623,113 times
Reputation: 4390
As much as I love Jamaica, I probably won't go there again. I likely won't return to Mexico or Morocco either. It's not because of a bad experience-all were great trips-it's just that I've "been there, done that" and there's too many other places on my list that I have yet to see.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-09-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
5,302 posts, read 8,096,781 times
Reputation: 2136
Quote:
Originally Posted by graceC View Post
Bermuda. The place was not that good looking compared to other beach vacation places I've been to. Food was horrible, no local character whatsoever.

Nassau, Bahamas. Man, the attitude!
I agree with you on that. Went on a cruise to Freeport and Nassau. The beaches and weather were nice and I swam with dolphins in Freeport, which was fun. But both places were too touristy, expensive, crowded...just not worth it. Next time in the Bahamas I am going to the Out Islands.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-13-2014, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Hudson Valley region, NY
192 posts, read 342,984 times
Reputation: 235
Jamaica: The resort we stayed at (Ocho Rios area) was nice but overall it felt very unsafe to me. Also we had a lot of problems at the airport when leaving, both our flight out of Montego Bay and our connecting flight in Kingston.

Bahamas: Freeport had very little at the cruise ship dock area and you had to hire a taxi to go shopping then it was just to a straw market. Nassau was very hectic, hard to even cross the street. Both had a lot of people try to braid your hair or sell you drugs. Overall it did feel a bit safer than Jamaica but I don't have any desire to go back. We were specifically told by the ship's staff not to go out there at night even as a large group, seems silly then that we were docked there overnight.

By comparison, a friend and I wandered around Grand Cayman for an afternoon and even as two females who had never been there before with no one to guide us we felt quite comfortable.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top