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Old 10-16-2014, 09:47 AM
 
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It's a kinda funny and true to some extent:

The 25 Most Overrated Places On Earth
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:16 AM
 
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You seem very self-righteous.

Get off your high horse, ugh.
Indeed.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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It's a kinda funny and true to some extent:

The 25 Most Overrated Places On Earth
A lot of this was pure BS. Comparing London to Seattle? Really?!

Anything that says Bruge and the Grand Canyon are overrated is pure rubbish.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:34 AM
 
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There are many places you often hear about, people raving about them, finally got the money and time to see it and end up disappointed. For me these are

1) Yosemite national park. So overrated. I can name half a dozen NPs that are much more beautiful. Yosemite is underwhelming. Quite.

2) Bangkok. What a mess. Everything is chaotic and full of petty scammers. It is a developing country, fine. But the there is not much to see either. (unless you go for the cheap sex).

3) The Vatican. Spent most of a day there and totally not worth it. Too many people, lines after lines for everything (I did buy online ticket).

4) Tierra del fuego: it is just a regular national park happened to be located in the end of the world. Nothing about it is remotely unique or impressive.

5) San Francisco: an interesting city only by North America standard. Too much raving about it. Don't even consider it a beautiful city.

6) Vancouver: so dull to the point it is not worth flying over to see it. There are mountains and oceans nearby, big deal, so do 100 other cities.

7) Provence, France. Really don't get what's fuss about those villages.
Totally agree with Yosemite... Was so totally dissapointed....
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:48 AM
 
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San Diego / Balboa Park... hmmm, okay.

Denver, Colorado... hmmm, okay

Paris, France...ummm, yawn, okay

New York, filthy. Paris reminded me of New York, just that the main language was French.

Negril, Jamaica - I will give this place one more chance in the future, but that beach was a total let down. Just long, but very narrow.

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Old 10-16-2014, 11:55 AM
 
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Me too. I stepped over too many piles of dog poop on the sidewalks for me to like it! The people we met were nice, though.

Lucky you! I stepped in the $#|%.
Oh and what's up with soap and water there? I swear, if I had to get on one more subway with the incredible stench of funky funk...

I didn't get the food hype either. Damn near ever restaurant or pastry place was a replica of the ones I'd seen earlier.
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Old 10-16-2014, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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Some of these responses were eye opening to me. Since I love Paris, Hawaii, Vancouver and Bangkok, I was astonished to see these posts. Maybe it is better for those posters to just stay in the good ole USA

For me, Orlando FL is my idea of hell.
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Old 10-16-2014, 12:02 PM
 
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Hell. It was more humid than anything.
So, it's like the summers of the South? Who did you see?

Hee hee.
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Old 10-16-2014, 12:25 PM
 
Location: SW France
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A lot of this was pure BS. Comparing London to Seattle? Really?!

Anything that says Bruge and the Grand Canyon are overrated is pure rubbish.
I'll second that, especially the BS bit.

Now I'm not the greatest fan of Stonehenge- it's fairly local to me and I prefer other ancient sites none too far from there- but to say that they had the audacity to build it ninety miles from London!

Perhaps they didn't have American tourists in mind when it was created.

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Old 10-16-2014, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Some of these responses were eye opening to me. Since I love Paris, Hawaii, Vancouver and Bangkok, I was astonished to see these posts. Maybe it is better for those posters to just stay in the good ole USA

For me, Orlando FL is my idea of hell.
Totally with you about Orlando. Throw Las Vegas and places like Branson into that category. LCD tourism cities are the worst of the worst.

I think that for many, many people, it has been drummed into them that Paris is dirty city full of rude people and that's EXACTLY what they find when they get there. They set themselves up for disappointment. I'd gladly fly to Paris, any day of the year. I'd fly there even if I knew it was going to be cold and raining the entire time.

What confounds me is that people will go to Paris anyway, even though they're convinced that it's going to be filthy and Parisians are going to treat them like crap. Why? Out of some masochistic martyrdom complex? To brag to neighbors how the trip to Paris was just as dirty and rude as expected?

Some people are just plain weird.
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