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The Most Disappointing Travel Destinations on Earth
Yahoo ^ | December 07, 2014 | Fox News

Posted on 12/07/2014 10:59:06 AM PST by Bettyprob

Edited on 12/08/2014 4:14:54 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

We’ve all built up a trip in our minds, only to find it’s not remotely like the brochures.

1. Los Angeles: ‘The whole city is a lie’

LA was one of the biggest let-downs for holiday-makers.

Travelers expecting Hollywood glitz and glamour were shocked to find what they called a run-down, dangerous and dirty urban sprawl.


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TOPICS: Travel
KEYWORDS: destination; destinations; disappointing; earth; losangeles; miserablefailure; stonehenge; top10; travel
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1 posted on 12/07/2014 10:59:06 AM PST by Bettyprob
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To: Bettyprob

I could spend all summer, every summer in Michigan’s upper Peninsula and do it at a fraction of the cost of globetrotting.


2 posted on 12/07/2014 11:03:13 AM PST by cripplecreek (You can't half ass conservatism.)
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To: Bettyprob

Jamaica should be on the list. One step off any resort is squalor.


3 posted on 12/07/2014 11:03:18 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Bettyprob
These people would rate Universal City, Great Adventure, and Disney World as the BEST. They don't consider culture and history to be tourist-worthy.
4 posted on 12/07/2014 11:04:15 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: edpc
Jamaica should be on the list.

It is; #7.

5 posted on 12/07/2014 11:05:28 AM PST by Bettyprob
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To: Bettyprob

A summer on the waters of Southeast Alaska with at least a 38 foot boat. Pure Heaven on Earth. Period.


6 posted on 12/07/2014 11:05:35 AM PST by dainbramaged (Get out of my country now)
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To: Bettyprob
My biggest disappointment was India.Mainly because of the poverty....it literally overwhelmed me from the moment I stepped off the plane.
7 posted on 12/07/2014 11:06:35 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter;No Longer The Worst President In My Lifetime)
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To: Bettyprob

I tried to read the source link, but it was a mess on my browser. I’m not surprised it made the list.


8 posted on 12/07/2014 11:07:02 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Bettyprob
Sad, but true. I've been to over 40 countries and very few places stand out. As a former Marine, going to Iwo Jima and being on top of Mount Suribachi will always stand out as one of my most memorable experiences. Scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef also stands out.
9 posted on 12/07/2014 11:07:32 AM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Bettyprob
The rest of the list. See the site for details.

4. Paris: ‘Worst city on earth’
5. Venice: ‘A gigantic tourist trap’
6. Dubai: ‘Smoke and mirrors’
7. Jamaica: ‘I will never go back’
8. Bali: ‘Every beach sucks’

10 posted on 12/07/2014 11:07:36 AM PST by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: dainbramaged

Give me wilderness or I may as well stay home.

I’d like to see Iceland, Siberia, the Australian outback, New Zealand, those kinds of places.


11 posted on 12/07/2014 11:07:44 AM PST by cripplecreek (You can't half ass conservatism.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Probably, although LA is admittedly a dump. I would love to go to Egypt and Stonehenge...and even Venice.


12 posted on 12/07/2014 11:07:47 AM PST by Politicalkiddo ("How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Bettyprob
Los Angeles is a cesspool ... and it's in Kalifornia. Lots of places near LA that are worth the time to visit, if you have to be there.

Stonehenge, and surrounding area, was fascinating.

Can't speak to the Pyramids, or to Paris.

13 posted on 12/07/2014 11:07:53 AM PST by NorthMountain
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Zucotti Park. I heard it was the center of free thinking progress. But it turned out to be infested with smelly vermin who never showered and didn’t know how to use a toilet.


14 posted on 12/07/2014 11:08:50 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: dainbramaged


Nepal- as close to heaven as you can get. Literally.
15 posted on 12/07/2014 11:09:06 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Compared to obama, Jimmy Carter looks like Winston Churchill.)
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To: dainbramaged

My vote goes for Gettysburg, Pa. Lovely place with interesting history~~part of America’s story.
Plus, if your into hauntings~~~you got that too!


16 posted on 12/07/2014 11:10:04 AM PST by Isabel2010
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To: Bettyprob
Almost any deployment.

/johnny

17 posted on 12/07/2014 11:10:05 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Bettyprob

Instead of going to those henges they should visit Carhenge in Alliance, Nebraska!

http://carhenge.com/


18 posted on 12/07/2014 11:11:26 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Bettyprob

Vegas sucks. I went there on business once for a conference. The only way I’m going back is if I have a nuke in the trunk of my car.

We stayed at the Luxor because they had $50 rooms. I knew it was a mistake the second I walked in. The place stank like the ashtray of a 30 year old taxi. I had to wait in line for an hour and a half to check in. I would’ve canceled and went somewhere else but in Vegas, your credit card gets billed the second you hit the send button for a reservation and it’s non-refundable.

There’s two Vegas’s. The 1%-ers get the special restaurants, bars, swimming pools, and everything else that have no waiting, a dozen people in the place, and an over-manned staff that waits on them hand and foot. The rest of us are livestock.

Due to the numerous complaints, our conference was in Vegas once and it’s never going back. Thanks for the education. Screw you, Vegas.


19 posted on 12/07/2014 11:11:32 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Visualize whirled peas.)
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To: NorthMountain

Most places in CA aren’t what they are cracked up to be. San Francisco isn’t that great. There are some good places to eat and the Golden Gate and Alcatraz are nice, but otherwise it’s not that great of a place.


20 posted on 12/07/2014 11:11:38 AM PST by Politicalkiddo ("How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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