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Old 04-24-2010, 05:54 PM
 
Location: NYC area
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New Orleans. Crowded, touristy, overpriced, and not particularly historic. For the amount of money my boyfriend and I spent, we could have easily gone to Paris and spent our vacation in a real French quarter.
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:15 PM
 
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When we were stationed in Idaho, we bought one of those "Off the Beaten Path" travel guides for ID. So, one Saturday, we headed out for Balanced Rock. It's west of Twin Falls. After a two-hour drive, we pulled up to see what looked like a big boulder someone had carved out of a bigger boulder. To top it off, the thing was graffiti-laden and there's not a darn thing else to see for many miles. (At least Plymoth Rock has a beach going for it...)
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Old 04-25-2010, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Kauai, HI
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I never really got into the Outer Banks. The beaches were okay but whenever I went it was also so hot and humid. There wasn't much to do there and it was always so difficult to get there. We always stayed in Corolla and I was never really disappointed when my family decided to stop going. I am a huge beach person and never really loved it there. I can't really pin point what turned me off.
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:43 PM
 
Location: 5 years in Southern Maryland, USA
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New Orleans. Crowded, touristy, overpriced, and not particularly historic. For the amount of money my boyfriend and I spent, we could have easily gone to Paris and spent our vacation in a real French quarter.


You are very naive if you think Paris is not also extremely crowded, touristy, and overpriced.
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:11 AM
 
Location: NYC area
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You are very naive if you think Paris is not also extremely crowded, touristy, and overpriced.
I addition to visiting Paris numerous times, I also lived there for several months. So I know what I am talking about. Paris is definitely much more reasonably priced and less of a tourist trap than New Orleans -- no question about it. Besides, you've missed the whole point of my post. New Orleans' major "selling point" is that it's got the French Quarter, with its "French flavor". Obviously, the best place to have a "French flavor" is, well, France. So the cost being equal, choosing between France and a place that has a few city blocks that sorta look like a France-looking amusement park for adults should be a no-brainer.
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Just didn't like Isla Mujeres. It was just a day trip, but we evidently went on the wrong day. There had been a heavy rain the previous day, and like many of the islands, there was no drainage. It was muddy and very few businesess were open.
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:23 AM
 
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You are very naive if you think Paris is not also extremely crowded, touristy, and overpriced.
That was my first impression of Paris. subsequent visits taught me that it's a large but very interesting (yes, expensive. But so is the rest of Central Europe) city.
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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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.
Munich, forgot about that. Didn't ever see one person, ever, smile just once anywhere in the city at any time the couple of days I was there. Well one exception. There was a nice old guy about 80 years old that asked if I was an American and he helped me out with the subway machine. Nice guy, didn't speak much English but seemed to like Americans.
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:10 PM
 
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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.
Just speaking for myself, but generally when heading out on vacation, having to eat Macca's everyday isn't what one travels for. I can drive 4 minutes into town and do that without heading to Vegas and wasting money on airfare and other costs.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:59 PM
 
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Just didn't like Isla Mujeres. It was just a day trip, but we evidently went on the wrong day. There had been a heavy rain the previous day, and like many of the islands, there was no drainage. It was muddy and very few businesess were open.
I completely agree! We took a 1 day excursion there and were really disappointed with the place. It didn't rain when we visited, but the the place looked like a disheveled dump and not in a charming way.

In my travels, I've also been disappointed with Negril, Jamaica and Charlotte, NC.
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