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Short, but funny. Some of those surprised me. So the takeaway is to avoid all the touristy places. Seeing some sights is nice once and a while but all in all it is pointless for anything other than the occasional thing to do. I'm all about finding those hidden gems. I've traveled as a tourist. I don't want to again.
Great list. I wasn't planning on going to vegas or singapore or any of those others.
The only countries that interest me to check out for different reasons are indonesia, phil, india, vietnam, thailand, cambodia, and china,
Marrakech definitely isn't overrated. Gibraltar is definitely, "i saw it in 2 hours", had some fish and chips, kind of place. And i thought sentosa was actually quite nice for being very close to a big city. To be perfectly honest, i haven't seen attractions as nice as Sentosa and the zoo in Singapore in most major cities.
and las vegas is kinda subjective. yeah, it's not paris or rome. it's more of a place to go to for conventions. overall it's not that bad for a weekend if you haven't been before.
I remember Vegas giving me sensory overload issues. I have always wanted to travel to someplace a little more quiet, although rural areas are a little too lacking in the activity department. A good mid sized city that isn't a tourist trap for "ugly Americans" is perfect for me.
"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." -Oscar Wilde
"Invincibility is in oneself, vulnerability is in the opponent" -Sun Tzu
Yeah, I don't get the gripe against Sentosa. Singapore is what? ... 88 sq miles, and they have an island which is kinda a nice retreat from a very densely populated city-state for swimming, gaming, theme park, and seeing some musical fountains.
16 years ago, the Best Picture of 1999, "American Beauty", telegraphed the message of Happier Abroad to the world.
Beware of long term engagements with AWs, you may find yourself in a coffin.
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BTW, despite settling down with an AW, myself, the warning is still in effect.