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Old 02-18-2012, 06:27 PM
 
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We went on a Mediterranean cruise last June and loved Venice! It was warm and sunny, no stench, no flooding, and no rats......just beautiful architecture and scenery to take in.
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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US Disappointments:
Fayetteville, NC
Wichita Falls, TX
Newark, NJ

International Disappointments:
Rome (dirty, very crowded, famous piazzas with no green spaces)
Grenada (extremely poverty stricken, trashed cars, etc)
St Croix (scrubby terrain, not lush and tropical)

Travel Delights:
Maui
Kauai
Barcelona
Florence
Venice
Dubrovnik Croatia
Some parts of Puerto Rico (El Yunque Tropical Rain Forest, Laguna Grande Bioluminescent Bay tour)
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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I was standing at the rim of the Grand Canyon, watching a spectacular sunset.....

Car pulls into the parking lot at the rim....family from NJ gets out....walks to the rim.

Guy says "Big deal it's just a hole in the ground."

they get back in the car and leave.....TOTAL time to "SEE" the Grand Canyon....8 minutes....
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:50 AM
 
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I was standing at the rim of the Grand Canyon, watching a spectacular sunset.....

Car pulls into the parking lot at the rim....family from NJ gets out....walks to the rim.

Guy says "Big deal it's just a hole in the ground."

they get back in the car and leave.....TOTAL time to "SEE" the Grand Canyon....8 minutes....
LMAO! I was in complete awe when I saw the Grand Canyon. We were there for hours.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Every time I see this thread, I think about it for a while, and I never have an answer. I guess it's because of the kind of traveler I am. I have no interest at all in museums or historic sites or the wonders of eons of geology. So I am always disappointed when I expect something from a visit so such a place.

When I travel, the things I see are the contemporary civilization and society, and I'm never disasppointed. The people who live there, and how they relate to each other and their stewardship of their environment and use of art and technology and the dynamics of their culture. To me it is more interesting to have breakfast at a rancher's cafe in Tularosa, New Mexico, than to see the Pyramids or the Grand Canyon or the Louvre.

As for eight minutes at the Grand Canyon, I've never seen it, but I saw the Fish River Canyon in Namibia, said to the world's second largest canyon, and four minutes was enough for me.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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I'm going to say Cancun. I've been to other parts of Mexico and it felt like I was in Mexico...when I went to Cancun it felt like I was at some big time tourist beach city in Florida
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