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Old 12-19-2015, 08:28 AM
 
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Rome and Venice disappointed me. Italy is 0-for-2 with me. It really seems to phone it in when it comes to tourism and does little to nothing to make the experience better. It's like the stunningly beautiful woman you landed a date with that ends up boring you to tears.
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Old 12-20-2015, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Starting a walkabout
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Helsinki - bored to death within 2 days. People were nice but had the reservedness of the Nordics.

Nearby St. Petersburg - absolutely breathtaking city. Loved every minute of the 4.5 days we were there.
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Old 12-20-2015, 06:53 PM
 
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Prague and Budapest but it was in the early 1990s, very early in the tourist business for them. Found the city's dirty and the people not particularly friendly. How ever, if I had the opportunity to return to Europe I might visit Budapest again if I knew which restaurants had the best food.
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:43 PM
 
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Venice underwhelmed me.
me too, thought it smelled
but this was almost 20 years ago
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:44 PM
 
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Rome, Florence, Venice, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Lucerne, Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris.
Brussels seems like an interesting place to go
Been to Amsterdam, would go again
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:49 PM
 
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I think Copenhagen would be nice
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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I think Copenhagen would be nice
It is awesome!
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:38 AM
 
Location: SW France
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It is awesome!
So is Venice.
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Old 12-22-2015, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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London
Brussels
Cologne
Milan

And various smaller cities (Verona, Lille, Dusseldorf, Nuremberg etc.), but it's not really fair as I didn't expect much before visiting them anyways.

And I agree that Venice is absolutely stunning. Yeah there are loads of tourists everywhere, it was super pricy and utterly crowded, but it's still mindblowingly beautiful.
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Old 12-23-2015, 10:51 AM
 
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Rome and Venice disappointed me. Italy is 0-for-2 with me. It really seems to phone it in when it comes to tourism and does little to nothing to make the experience better. It's like the stunningly beautiful woman you landed a date with that ends up boring you to tears.
I don't know how a city with over 2,500 years of history ranging from the Roman Empire through Renaissance Italy and on can be so underwhelming to someone, but whatever... Personally I find Rome fascinating, the last time I went I got a guidebook that listed less famous historical spots(some were actually pretty hidden) and it was amazing how much stuff I wouldn't have known about on past visits. Ancient Roman baths on top of Rennaisance palaces or the Dark Ages-era Christian church below an newer Medieval church with a entire preserved Roman street below all of it. Or the old cocktail bar I found that was straight out of La Dolce Vita.

But, people expect different things, some folks just go to the big tourist sites and judge everything off that.
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