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Old 04-20-2010, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Indiana
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Munich, Germany - The people were rude, everything was over priced and my overall impression of the city was that it was just gray. The buildings were gray and the city was dirty. We were supposed to stay two day's, left after one day and went to the next city on our itinerary.

Las Vegas - I don't understand the attraction! I have gone there every year for the past four for business, and hate every minute of it. I can't stand the smoke filled casino's, walking down the strip with homeless people begging for money and the over high prices for everything except the hotel rooms (which are intentionally priced low to suck people into straying there and throwing their money away at the casino).

Myrtle Beach, SC - This place is the definition of tourist trap! The beaches are nice, but the minute you step out of the sanctity of the beach you encounter junk filled gift shops on every corner, over crowded and over priced restaurants where the food is bad and the traffic to get from point A to point B is horrendous! I don't t know why people flock to this beach, when there are so many beaches that are so much nicer where you can have a nice relaxing vacation.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Munich, Germany - The people were rude, everything was over priced and my overall impression of the city was that it was just gray. The buildings were gray and the city was dirty. We were supposed to stay two day's, left after one day and went to the next city on our itinerary.

Las Vegas - I don't understand the attraction! I have gone there every year for the past four for business, and hate every minute of it. I can't stand the smoke filled casino's, walking down the strip with homeless people begging for money and the over high prices for everything except the hotel rooms (which are intentionally priced low to suck people into straying there and throwing their money away at the casino).

Myrtle Beach, SC - This place is the definition of tourist trap! The beaches are nice, but the minute you step out of the sanctity of the beach you encounter junk filled gift shops on every corner, over crowded and over priced restaurants where the food is bad and the traffic to get from point A to point B is horrendous! I don't t know why people flock to this beach, when there are so many beaches that are so much nicer where you can have a nice relaxing vacation.
Las Vegas , followed by Tijuana were my picks...I forgot all about Myrtle Beach..hated it..don't know how people actually live there..it would be like living at the Jersey Shore on 4th of July weekend year round
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Indiana
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Default Myrtle Beach

I almost forgot about the highlight of our vacation week in Myrtle Beach! There was a group of about three families that would stake out their place on the beach everyday. They had tents and then had several confederate flags flying, along with confederate flag chairs and confederate flag towels and the guys all wore confederate flag bathing suits! My kids were pretty young at that time and even commented on the over abundence of confederate flags. Also, if you should ever forget your confederate flag, towel or bathing suit, you could find one at one of the many junk filled gift shops! It got to be the joke of our vacation.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:50 AM
 
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Hated the Delhi region of India - filthy, polluted, endlessly dust covered, disorganized, crowded, depressing, confining.... and this is coming from a person that is experienced in visiting 3rd world countries usually, and spent some very enjoyable time in the similiarly cultured Nepal.
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To Poster Dd 174: That's interesting, because author Richard Reeves (Paris-based columnist for Travel and Leisure magazine) said that Kathmandu, Nepal was the filthiest city he had ever seen (in his book "Family Travels - Around the World in 30 Days").
Yeah Kathmandu was filthy as well, but it was more...quant I guess. Smaller, easier to manager, easier to walk around, and little temples everywhere. It could have been the season in Delhi - November the monsoons are over, but you had a dry yellow dust and smog haze over the entire city for my entire stay such that the sun was just this dirty yellow glow somewhere above the haze.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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Munich, Germany - The people were rude, everything was over priced and my overall impression of the city was that it was just gray. The buildings were gray and the city was dirty. We were supposed to stay two day's, left after one day and went to the next city on our itinerary.

Las Vegas - I don't understand the attraction! I have gone there every year for the past four for business, and hate every minute of it. I can't stand the smoke filled casino's, walking down the strip with homeless people begging for money and the over high prices for everything except the hotel rooms (which are intentionally priced low to suck people into straying there and throwing their money away at the casino).

Myrtle Beach, SC - This place is the definition of tourist trap! The beaches are nice, but the minute you step out of the sanctity of the beach you encounter junk filled gift shops on every corner, over crowded and over priced restaurants where the food is bad and the traffic to get from point A to point B is horrendous! I don't t know why people flock to this beach, when there are so many beaches that are so much nicer where you can have a nice relaxing vacation.
Interesting comments.

We have been going to Vegas every year or two for 30 years. I have never been approached by a homeless person asking for money. Makes me wonder where your company books your hotel.

If you are finding the food to be expensive you need to do some Internet research before you go. Of course "expensive" is a relative term.

Try:
Battista's Hole in the Wall - Italian Restaurant - Las Vegas - Home
http://www.mcmullansirishpub.com/
Cafe Ba Ba Reeba - Home

I agree with the smoke, but until laws change it is a problem we have to put up with when we travel to places that still think it's okay.
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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Interesting comments.

We have been going to Vegas every year or two for 30 years. I have never been approached by a homeless person asking for money. Makes me wonder where your company books your hotel.

If you are finding the food to be expensive you need to do some Internet research before you go. Of course "expensive" is a relative term.

Try:
Battista's Hole in the Wall - Italian Restaurant - Las Vegas - Home
McMullan's Irish Pub
Cafe Ba Ba Reeba - Home

I agree with the smoke, but until laws change it is a problem we have to put up with when we travel to places that still think it's okay.
I stayed at the New york New York for the first two years and then Bally's the past two years, which I don't consider low end hotels. I never pay for my own meals while I am there, but when you have to spend $15 for breakfast and $30+ for lunch, I consider that expensive. I don't care who is footing the bill!
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Who says you have to pay $15 for breakfast, $30 for lunch?

There's three 24-hour McDonald's, one near the MGM, on the Strip, and another near Circus Circus with Dollar Menu's and another across from Mandalay Bay. Lots of other fast food choices along the Strip.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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Las Vegas......I looked at my husband and said...Is that all there is?? Did not impress me at all and truth be told if you've seen one casino you've seen them all
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This is easy...the Alamo. I was expecting this amazing place. It was a tiny building which was far from amazing.
You guys hit my top two to never visit again. Hard to tell which disappointed most; the little mud wall surrounded by downtown or the city that is best off just going back to be desert.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:45 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Who says you have to pay $15 for breakfast, $30 for lunch?

There's three 24-hour McDonald's, one near the MGM, on the Strip, and another near Circus Circus with Dollar Menu's and another across from Mandalay Bay. Lots of other fast food choices along the Strip.
You don't have to go to McD's to eat for next to nothing in Vegas! I'm shocked so many don't know about the awesome deals there. I go there very frequently and know where to find the cheap, good eats. Fatwallet.com has a ton of ideas for where to get good, cheap food in Vegas. On other travel boards, people always talk about the very cheap food they got while there. Where are people going that they're paying $15 for breakfast?????

I've also never paid more than $80/night for a hotel on the strip. Sign up for hotel deals on their site and you'll get notified by email when they have specials. And, Priceline is your best friend. While Vegas is not my favorite place, it's the cheapest by far if you know how to do it right.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Lots of bargain entertainment here as well, but you'll need a car to get to it.
But even the Las Vegas Hilton as imitation bands for as little as $12, which can be just as good as the real thing.

As a local, I feel sorry for the tourists stuck on the Strip, particularly for entertainment. It's worth hiring a rental car in town here just to take advantage of the bargain concerts off the Strip. Cannery West always has rousing good cheap concerts.
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