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Old 12-04-2016, 04:37 AM
 
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I've been to New Orleans a couple times. There's plenty to see and do. Great food, river boat rides, swamp tours, Plantation tours, etc. You dont have to go to French Quarter and get wasted.

Plenty to do in Vegas other than gamble too.
Agreed on New Orleans. I'm not a drinker or partier, and I found plenty to keep me occupied for about a week and a half. Lots of excellent museums (their major art museum and the WW2 Museum are world class, plus there are several other excellent large and small ones), plenty of historic houses and outlying plantations to tour, unique cemeteries, an excellent aquarium and zoo, several interesting neighborhoods to explore, unusual architecture -- plus it's one of the best food destinations in the US. There's also plenty of live music (jazz, zydeco, etc.) but that's less interesting to me.

Vegas is a different story. The things it has to offer (gambling, shopping, comedy clubs, live shows, live music, drinking, partying) hold little appeal for me. Others may feel differently, of course. The food scene is certainly good, but that's not enough by itself. And as someone who likes museums, historic homes, interesting architecture, and similar things, there's very little to interest me; as said above, with the closure of the Liberace Museum, the Wynn art collection, and the Tropicana's little casino history collection, there's nothing much left for me -- the auto collection at the Imperial and the Neon Museum downtown are about it, and frankly the auto museum in Reno is far superior to the former.
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Old 12-04-2016, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Some large Chinese cities have problems with pollution, some not so much. In China you drink bottled water, just like with most places in Asia. In fact I believe most Americans drink bottled water in USA these days too, the habit of just drinking tap water seems to be fading.

Dog rights? Very few Chinese eat dog, and if you eat pork/beef do you think cows and chickens want to be killed to be eaten less than dogs do? Should we avoid Spain because of the bulls? UK because of the fox hunting? France for so much veal? Canada for seal clubbing? Australia for roo culling?

Yes eating dog is not as popular as it was way back in the day but it is still available in North and South Korea. Less so in the south but as a food it wasn't bad. I do understand the hesitation of people on it. Still a lot of places have stray dogs that are mistreated. Not a reason to not visit a place.

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If the "definitely not going list" includes places you've been, here is my list of places I will never go back to.

New York?
Boston?
Chicago
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Atlanta
Orlando (or any place in FL)
Napa
Detroit
Baltimore
St Louis
Paris
London
Rome
Las Vegas
Hartford?

I would disagree with you on all of these but on the highlighted ones I have serious questions. New York is crowded but Manhattan is absolutely wonderful to walk about. Boston is a quaint city and is certainly a walkable city. It is difficult to get to but if you are talking about the traffic getting there that is one thing. Boston is by far the best city on your list of no goes. Now with Hartford? OMG there is only one section in Hartford that is bad. Otherwise it is a city like any other.


Going to the definitely not going list. I have none. I have a priority list and things can change depending on the climate (not weather) of the country. Currently Egypt is way down the list as is most countries in the Middle East. A good portion of North Africa is near the bottom as well. A few countries in South America are low while others are very high.
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Old 12-04-2016, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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And never heard anything about the Great China Dream of unification.
That only affects Taiwanese people.
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Old 12-04-2016, 03:30 PM
 
Location: On the road
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Yes eating dog is not as popular as it was way back in the day but it is still available in North and South Korea. Less so in the south but as a food it wasn't bad. I do understand the hesitation of people on it. Still a lot of places have stray dogs that are mistreated. Not a reason to not visit a place.
I've seen it on menus in Korea, China, and the Philippines.

In China it is usually just a winter thing, even if you see it on a menu they probably won't have it in warmer season.
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Old 12-04-2016, 03:33 PM
 
Location: On the road
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That only affects Taiwanese people.
As a bonus insult, the last couple times we arrived by train from Hong Kong into GuangZhou Dong they have signs for two sections at passport control:

"Foreigner Visitors"
"Chinese Citizens (including Taiwan)"
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Old 12-05-2016, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Monnem Germany/ from San Diego
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I'd be up for pretty much anywhere that isn't an active war area.

My travels have been limited to USA, Mexico, Canada and most of West/Central Europe plus Egypt and Tunisia. (Egypt and Tunisia were great except that in both cases I spent about a week on or kneeling before the toilet.)
Would love to travel Africa, Aisa never really interested me but sure I'd go there.

I would love to go to Tajikistan for some Mountaineering in the Pamir Mountains.

I'm from America, don't really feel much need to go back. There are too many places I haven't been.
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Old 12-05-2016, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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Where will I not go?

On a cruise ship. All the fun of a crowded shopping mall/casino that you can't leave, with the bonus of norovirus outbreaks.
Agree. Once was enough for me back in 1991.
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Old 12-05-2016, 09:51 AM
 
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Vegas is a different story. The things it has to offer (gambling, shopping, comedy clubs, live shows, live music, drinking, partying) hold little appeal for me. Others may feel differently, of course. The food scene is certainly good, but that's not enough by itself. And as someone who likes museums, historic homes, interesting architecture, and similar things, there's very little to interest me; as said above, with the closure of the Liberace Museum, the Wynn art collection, and the Tropicana's little casino history collection, there's nothing much left for me -- the auto collection at the Imperial and the Neon Museum downtown are about it, and frankly the auto museum in Reno is far superior to the former.
If you have not been to the Mob Museum or the Atomic Testing Museum, you missed out! Talk about history!

I don't gamble AT ALL (or go to casinos) and don't consider myself a partier, but I still visit Vegas at least 6 times a year. I have yet to run out of things to do.
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Old 12-05-2016, 10:40 AM
 
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The unfettered immigration is the reason. Europe - at least France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland. May consider Spain, Portugal, Holland, Denmark, Norway, or some of the Croatias, Hungary, Romania. Definitely UK and Ireland. We dealt with the tip of the iceberg in Italy two years ago. No thanks.
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Old 12-05-2016, 03:02 PM
 
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If you have not been to the Mob Museum or the Atomic Testing Museum, you missed out! Talk about history!

I don't gamble AT ALL (or go to casinos) and don't consider myself a partier, but I still visit Vegas at least 6 times a year. I have yet to run out of things to do.
Neither were open I visited Vegas. Not going back just to see just these when there are so many other cities I want to see, sorry.
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