JetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1427 posts, RR: 1 Posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9250 times:
Since we have a thread about the best place you've ever been, I decided to create the opposite. It doesn't really have to be really bad, some place you expected to be soooo great but it's actually not that great as people said to be. I've gotta say mine has to be Hollywood, CA. I expected it to be glamorous but all I saw was hobos everywhere. Another one would be Los Angeles , oh the smog and pollution! Though I'm a fan of orange county and the outskirts of LA and of course, San Francisco. So I'm not hating on California! in fact, it's the best state I've ever visited, but NY is better
type-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4345 posts, RR: 20 Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9211 times:
Huntsville, AB. Horrible city. I haven't been there in years. Last time I went the taxi driver was a woman that weighed in excess of 300 lbs, was taking swigs from a bottle of Jack Daniels while telling us that the water beds at the local Ramada were something else.
The mall we went to near the airport was filthy dirty. I vowed never to return, and I haven't.
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Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 38501 posts, RR: 80 Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9193 times:
Quoting type-rated (Reply 5): Last time I went the taxi driver was a woman that weighed in excess of 300 lbs, was taking swigs from a bottle of Jack Daniels while telling us that the water beds at the local Ramada were something else.
Despite the 300 ilbs part, she sounds like a pretty cool chick!
Any hotel with waterbeds is fantastic in my book.
Tell us about your experience that made it so bad.
The worse places I've been would be parts of the south side of Chicago. East Saint Louis, Illinois, North Las Vegas, NV and Fresno, California.
Very rough environments with lots of crime, street thugs and people will be rude to you if you talk different.
AR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 4844 posts, RR: 28 Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9138 times:
Rio de Janeiro
Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
Eagle Pass, Texas
Why the grief about Switzerland? Essentially because it is boring. To the death. Yes, it´s pretty, picturesque, people are nice (Xenophobic) but nice. It´s just a boring place to be. You can easily Rosti, Raclette, or fondue yourself to death there. And boy, do Zurich people have an obsession with Lipton Lemon Iced Tea on Tetrabrick containers.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 38501 posts, RR: 80 Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 9100 times:
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 9): If you're going to Illinois, you'd better keep going until you get north of Peoria.
National Lampoons Vacation was no exaggeration when they got lost in Saint Louis. It was actually an accurate representation of East Saint Louis.
Richard Pryor (from Peoria) made jokes about getting lost in southern Illinois.
Rather than giving directions, they'll tell you a story and direct you to someone who 'might' have better directions.
That happened to us when we got lost in East Saint Louis in 1984 on our drive from Chicago to Los Angeles.
flymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 6294 posts, RR: 6 Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 9086 times:
This is a pretty good question. I love traveling and always enjoy and airport or train station even if its terrible.
Since its airliners worst airport: FCO
Worst Place: I can not really think of one place I hated but I guess Canberra Australia. Just a pretty boring place. I went there for a basketball tournament but the city was just small and well boring.
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
I've heard that there is a marked difference economically and otherwise between northern and southern Italy, with the north being more well off, similar to America.
But Rome and Naples are dirty and cramped. Pretty much everything seems poorly maintained and little care is put into the appearence of things. If you want to know how old something is, find the earliest date in the graffiti. Plus it has a pretty uncomfortable climate. It isn't all bad though, Sorrento and the Amalfi coast weren't bad and the clutter and chaos of Rome definitely does not extend to the Vatican.
Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?