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Old 04-06-2010, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Beautiful New England
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Most disappointing place you've visited?
The U.S. has a number of sizable cities that are completely forgettable: Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Houston, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Phoenix, Charlotte. Yes, I've been to all of them and I know that each of these places has an area or two with some charm. And, no, none of these mundane metropolises threaten Camden, NJ's position as armpit of the nation. But overall these cities are just total yawners -- dull and entirely unremarkable.
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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The U.S. has a number of sizable cities that are completely forgettable: Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Houston, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Phoenix, Charlotte. Yes, I've been to all of them and I know that each of these places has an area or two with some charm. And, no, none of these mundane metropolises threaten Camden, NJ's position as armpit of the nation. But overall these cities are just total yawners -- dull and entirely unremarkable.
I'd love to be able to wander round Camden. A friend drove me through parts of it and there's some lovely old buildings there falling to pieces
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:39 PM
 
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I try to keep an open mind and appreciate places for what they are when I travel. I love Vegas, even though I'm "supposed to" despise the place as an urban/city enthusiast. But I couldn't help but hate Phoenix. It's Las Vegas without the Strip or Fremont Street.
Phoenix, I never understand why people would live there voluntarily.

The only thing I found going for it was Pizzeria Bianco, one of the best pizza restaurants around. Had to wait 3 hours to get in though.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:42 PM
 
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I'd love to be able to wander round Camden. A friend drove me through parts of it and there's some lovely old buildings there falling to pieces
Highlights of Camden: people lining up to buy hard liquor at 8 AM, bums everywhere, needles and drug baggies everywhere littering the streets.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:48 PM
 
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The Planet Earth...
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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Shreveport, Looweeezyanna. What a pit.
Couldn't say it any better. I went through there once, years ago, and vowed I would never return. Ugh.
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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Outside of Adelaide (my hometown), a tourist thing called the 'Lost Lake' in the mountains of TN. It's meant to be a subterranean lake, reached via a trek through a cave. Supposedly you end up on a pier jutting out over the lake.
After much stumbling along in the dark, following the breakneck pace of the guide, there it was. Waaaaaaay out there, a sort of ...shiny puddle of water. I think. Oh yes, it was 'lost' alright.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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"Philadelphia! I spent a week there one Sunday." ---W C Fields
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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chicago. I utterly hate it! having grown up here though perhaps it has grown a negative void inside of me, the only thing really note worthy is north avenue beach, and the church's are quite beautiful. everything else is your typical big city, no one cares, cops are rude, and theres always an obnoxious group of kid walking around at night.
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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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.
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