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16 Most Disappointing Places on Earth

Postby pandabear » Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:34 am

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Re: 16 Most Disappointing Places on Earth

Postby Ghost » Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:34 am

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.
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Re: 16 Most Disappointing Places on Earth

Postby newlifeinphilippines » Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:55 am

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,
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Re: 16 Most Disappointing Places on Earth

Postby celery2010 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:00 am

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.
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Re: 16 Most Disappointing Places on Earth

Postby Bane » Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:28 pm

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.
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Re: 16 Most Disappointing Places on Earth

Postby S_Parc » Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:29 pm

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.
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