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Old 04-08-2014, 08:39 PM
 
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Others include Tibet and Spain. Wouldn't mind going back to England but wouldn't be angry if I don't.
What is your issue with Tibet? I'm curious.


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If tourism is a major part of their economy, I'm not surprised that Montreal's economy lags behind that of other Canadian cities. It was one of the most unwelcoming places I've ever been.

Legally, I believe they have to speak (in the commercial sense) French to you first, even it they know you only speak English. Not socially, but in a commercial situation, I believe it is their law. It used to be.
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:09 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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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!
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Jamaica.....HATED the place and of all the countries we have lived in/visited the ONLY place I could say that.
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:37 PM
 
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Legally, I believe they have to speak (in the commercial sense) French to you first, even it they know you only speak English. Not socially, but in a commercial situation, I believe it is their law. It used to be.
I believe you.

We went as a group to the Expo of Man or some such thing. It had been a world's fair at one time I believe. Everything was in French. We had our phrase books and did the best we could to figure things out, but even ordering a snack was an effort and many of us got items we did not intend to order.

We gave up midway and left. It was supposed to be a big deal, quite the tourist attraction. However, it was not well maintained and there were few visitors. Surprise. Surprise. I wonder if it is still open.

Last year, I was talking with a friend from Canada who said that Quebec is a drain on the Canadian economy and constantly in a fuss. She, for one, would be delighted to let Quebec become independent. This may be only her opinion and not a widely shared one.

Really, some of the most unpleasant people I've ever been around. Even the people who invited us to attend the conference treated us like we had crashed a private party.

So strange.

We paid our own airfare and hotel expenses and presented for free. You'd think they'd be appreciative. You'd be wrong.
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I didn't have a bad experience here, but I don't see myself going back to India any time soon.
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:24 PM
 
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Mexico, Switzerland, China, and any of the islands in the Caribbean except Puerto Rico. Zurich has to be the most unsafe city in Europe, and their taxi drivers from the third world obviously hate Americans. My last visit was right after 9/11 so maybe that had something to do with it. I would think that their city officials would attempt to make the city more tourist friendly.

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Old 04-09-2014, 01:52 AM
 
Location: classified
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Morocco since pretty much everyone there is actively trying to rip you off or extort money from you in some form.
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:08 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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I thank those of you who gave a REASON for not liking a country!
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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Mexico, Switzerland, China, and any of the islands in the Caribbean except Puerto Rico. Zurich has to be the most unsafe city in Europe, and their taxi drivers from the third world obviously hate Americans. My last visit was right after 9/11 so maybe that had something to do with it. I would think that their city officials would attempt to make the city more tourist friendly.
Zürich the most unsafe city of Europe?

But I have to agree. Switzerland is probably the only country in Europe I wouldn't mind to never return to.
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:30 AM
 
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- Madeira : no beach, wet, nothing to do, overrated
- Algeria : people look at you strangely, cities are garbage dumps, robbed at knifepoint, very unsafe
- England : climate too crappy, overpopulated
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