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Old 10-11-2011, 10:03 PM
 
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Copenhagen. Been there , done that, couldn't afford the tee shirt...
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:05 PM
 
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Milan, Italy. The place is a total dump. Sure it has a nice main square, but outside of that there's really not much and it is quite dirty.
It has a nice cathedral though...
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:18 PM
 
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You are very naive if you think Paris is not also extremely crowded, touristy, and overpriced.
It's OK once you learn your way around. You don't have to go up the Eifel Tower or to the Moulin Rouge more than once. Avoid tourist spots and Paris is a normal European city with a good subway system.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:28 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Copenhagen. Been there , done that, couldn't afford the tee shirt...
Oh! I like Copenhagen. The Tivoli Gardens amusement park. The Stroget Walking Street with the wonderful restaurants, shops and cafes. The opulent Royal Palace. The Seventeenth Century architecture. The Nyhavn sailor's quarter.

Yes it is frightfully expensive. It is also a cloudy and drizzly city. But it does have charm and it has great night life! Enjoyed myself immensely there!
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Hampton roads!
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Grernsboro n.c is by far the worst ive bern too.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:50 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Most people have no idea that the canals in Venice smell really bad in the summer! We avoided going during that time for that exact reason! And, around October or so, they flood the surrounding areas so you can't even walk around the squares! We went during a great time and enjoyed it, but I can totally see how the August heat could make things unbearable!
When would be the best time to visit Venice? I had no idea that it was that bad in the summer ...
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:52 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I would say most disappointing places I have been considering the hype is Las Vegas and Orlando.

Both places are like the old Roman "bread and circuses" lightweight entertainment for the low IQ masses.

And both places are stocked with local citizens that all came from some place else and you have the sense it was the "end of the line" for them. Las Vegas especially has a whiff of desperation about the whole place.

Plus both are obscenely hot and unpleasant.
I would agree about Las Vegas as it was all about gambling ... Yes, there are shows and other entertainment but I hate having to walk through big casinos every time I wished to leave my hotel ...

I loved Orlando but I guess that it because I'm a theme park buff .... It's not for everyone but I'd hardly describe it as "entertainment for the low IQ masses"
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:02 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I'm going to go w/Hollywood, you have this picture in your mind of all these studios and a very glamorous place, and it's like there is the sign up on the hill, walk of fame, the Kodak Theater and that's it. 2 blocks away there are prostitutes and people bumming for $$. Wasn't that impressed at all w/it, now Malibu & Beverly Hills were a different story.
Now here's a location that I found disappointing ... I'm from the LA Metro area and it's pathetic how tourists are being ripped off as there is NOTHING glamorous about Hollyweird!
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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The arch in St. Louis was an incredible dissapointment. Looked like a giant McDonald's arch. Took one picture of it the night I arrived there, and that was it.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:48 PM
 
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For me, Key West was a real disappointment. All that driving to get there, and it seemed rather run down and touristy. I liked Naples and Marcos Island much better.

Count me in as a fan of Copenhagen.

Las Vegas was rather a disappointment for me, but I can see where it would appeal to others.
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