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Cities You Haven't Enjoyed Visiting?  
User currently offlinebyronicle6 From Australia, joined Oct 2011, 555 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 14604 times:

What cities or countries have you disliked travelling to?

Travel is my thing
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User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2919 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 14598 times:

Memphis is pretty high on that list, if not at the top. A large sprawling city that is full of 2 story buildings. Little Rock, Jackson, MS also cities I'm not very fond of. Rounding out the US, Albuquerque, LA, Oakland and Gary, Indiana are places I won't go unless I have to again.

Saskatoon is my least favorite city in Canada. I like just about all of the rest of the Canadian cities though.

The beatings will continue until morale improves
User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 16737 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 14582 times:

Quoting byronicle6 (Thread starter):
What cities or countries have you disliked travelling to?

Rome. Hot (that changes obviously), cramped, and dirty. Southern Italians (I've never been to Northern Italy) just don't seem interested in cleaning or maintaining things. It's kinda hard to tell what things are ancient Roman ruins and which are newer things they just didn't bother to take care of.

I didn't see much of Naples, but it looked like more of the same, if not worse. The airport is a bit small, but kinda cool in a throwback way. Sorrento is quite pleasant though, and is just a graffiti covered train ride away.

A lot of the American south is pretty awful, but special mention goes to Branson, MO. The place is like Las Vegas, just without all the cool stuff. The people are not only hillbillies, but they are proud of it for some reason. And it's filled with old people looking to buy slacks.

Peoria is a lot of ghetto. The surrounding areas are nice, but the city itself is kinda like South Gary. Actually, if you must go to Illinois stay north of I-80. You'll be much happier that way.

I also didn't like Ocean City, Maryland. Typical crummy tourist traps with low rent spring break type hotels. I didn't care for it at all. I didn't spend much time in Virginia Beach, but it seemed similar.

I also once had the misfortune of spending the better part of a week in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. It's hard to get anywhere and the whole place smelled like mildew.

Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 6398 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 14570 times:

Las Vegas: tack-o-rama on a grand scale, and there's something sad about a city founded on gambling.

Singapore: a sterile shopping centre.

Dubai: as above, albeit a very wealthy one, although it does have the Burj Khalifa, which is something positive, I suppose.

User currently offlinekiwiinoz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2166 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 14572 times:

Hamilton, NZ
Brisbane, AUS
Rome, ITA
Naples, ITA
Birmingham, UK
Saigon, Vietnam
Berne, SWI
Dalian, (sp?) China

All I need to enjoy a city is that it has a soul of it's own. Of these cities, either they didn't have one, or I failed to connect with it.

User currently offlinebyronicle6 From Australia, joined Oct 2011, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 14561 times:

Forgot mine:

London, UK
Hamilton, New Zealand
Invercargill, New Zealand
Los Angeles, USA

Travel is my thing
User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6716 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 14539 times:

Tijuana, Mexico. The only place in Mexico I have been to and didn't enjoy it one bit! Then again, I was only 12 at the time and it was just after 9/11 but it wasn't very nice.

It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 73
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 14542 times:

Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 1):
Gary, Indiana are places I won't go unless I have to again.

Oh come on, I was born & raised in Gary, Indiana and look at how I turned out.  

My dislike list;
Tijuana, Mexico
Fresno, California

Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5361 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 14526 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 3):
Las Vegas: tack-o-rama on a grand scale, and there's something sad about a city founded on gambling.

Gonna have to disagree with you on this one! Vegas is an amazing city, and one of the few places ive been back to. Great selection of bars and restaurants, and always plenty to do. But each to their own.


Dubai: as above, albeit a very wealthy one, although it does have the Burj Khalifa, which is something positive, I suppose.

Completely agree on this one though. As a friend once said "Dubai isn't a city, it's a collection of shopping malls". I was really disappointed by Dubai, there's bugger all to do there!

That'll teach you
User currently offlinekiwiinoz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2166 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 14515 times:

Quoting byronicle6 (Reply 5):
London, UK

Interesting, can I ask why?

User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 3176 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 14501 times:

Los Angeles, Califo... wait, I live there. Doesn't count, does it?

Las Vegas, in general. That's a place where you can see everything of interest in a day. In general, it's not a nice place to go.

The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2337 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 14486 times:

Cities I haven't enjoyed visiting?

Um... Er... Hmmmm... None?

Sure, some parts of Athens looked depressing, some parts of Paris were annoying, some parts of Rome look very sketchy... But I don't think there's a place I didn't enjoy visiting. I wouldn't enjoy many places in the States due to a lack of efficient/good/any public transportation though. Unless someone else is driving, of course!

On the other hand, I didn't like living in Kansas City, though. For the same reason given above.

User currently offlineRichcandy From France, joined Aug 2001, 850 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 14469 times:


There are few cities that I have really not liked and would not be keen to visit again. However there are a couple:

Buzios, Brazil
Cape Town, South Africa

There are also a few cities that I would go back to but they would not be at the top of my list.

Los Angeles
Kuala Lumpur

Its funny some people least favourite cities are other peoples favourites.


User currently offlinesturmovik From India, joined May 2007, 644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 14414 times:

Detroit, Bombay.


'What's it doing now?'
User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 8312 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 14404 times:

Prague. I have been there twice and it just hasn't grown on me.
Ho Chi Minh. I didn't enjoy it, all the locals seem hell bent on parting you from your money and ripping you off. The Traffic was fine, but the people drained me

User currently offlinejoffie From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 14379 times:

Los Angeles - Overrated - Too many people, pushing everywhere.
Hong Kong - People spitting on the street - Too many tailors trying to pull you in. Liked the train system though
Melbourne - Overpriced, too many metrosexuals, crap customer service in department stores.
Las Vegas - Boring walking through all the hotels.
KL - Been there so many times now I find it boring
Canberra - Yawn
Sydney - Seriously, a bridge.
Istanbul - Yes, I would like an overpriced carpet please. I am more than happy to pay $60 to enter your country, last year it cost only $20 for the visa...
New York - Too many people. People look like they are too good for eachother all walking around on their cell phones lol.

Maybe i am just a misrable old cow

[Edited 2012-07-25 03:51:11]

User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 10137 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 14359 times:

Quoting joffie (Reply 15):
Istanbul - Yes, I would like an overpriced carpet please. I am more than happy to pay $60 to enter your country, last year it cost only $20 for the visa...

Odd considering us Kiwi's can enter Turkey visa free, I guess we made a better impression at Gallipoli than you lot did.

I can't stand Baku, it's a complete turd of a city, it's all smoke and mirrors, looks nice in places but underneath it's a different story. Thank christ they weren't shortlisted for the Olympic Games.

User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6716 posts, RR: 34
Reply 17, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 14351 times:

Quoting joffie (Reply 15):
Hong Kong - People spitting on the street - Too many tailors trying to pull you in.

You're bound to hate mainland China then. I guess you chose the wrong areas because in my experience, spitting isn't nearly as widespread than in China. And with the tailors - there are places where there aren't any!

Quoting kiwirob (Reply 16):
Odd considering us Kiwi's can enter Turkey visa free, I guess we made a better impression at Gallipoli than you lot did.

Hahahaha. I feel it might be because Australia charge other countries for visas whereas NZ is still free.

It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11588 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 14341 times:

Lima, Peru. The most dreadful agglomeration of slums I´ve seen.
Guayaquil, Ecuador. Miserable place. Slums and gated communities. Sad.
Cairo, Egypt. God, how can someone live there without being a millionaire?
Agra, India. Huge, dirty, cramped. Not as depressive as Lima mentioned above though. And it has some of the most beautiful sights as well (Taj Rahal, Red Fort).

Not that I hate those, but the following are a mix of good and very bad:
LA, USA. Just big. Just boring.
Birmingham, UK. Just boring.
Naples, Italy. Dirty, ugly, neglected - but with some big-scale beauty added.
Mumbai, India, Fascinating it is, but what a huge pile of mess!
Dubai, UAE. Awesome in parts, but feels wrong and artificial.
Singapore. Antiseptic capital of boredom.
Tunis, Tunesia.

User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2049 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 14332 times:

Memphis, TN - I think I met Jim Crow.
Geneva, CH - Boring with a price tag.
Sydney, NSW - CBD's architecture reminds me of Gotham City.

I'm an aviation expert. I have Sky Juice for breakfast.
User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4570 posts, RR: 30
Reply 20, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 14322 times:

Bucharest, Romania - was there a few days for work (but with enough time to see something of the city) and not impressed at all.

Also, not sure it fits the definition of city, but was underwhelmed by Arles (in France) as well, Same for pretty much the whole state of Mississippi.

Read this very carefully, I shall write this only once!
User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2337 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 14290 times:

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 20):

Bucharest, Romania - was there a few days for work (but with enough time to see something of the city) and not impressed at all.

Curious, what season were you here? Anyway, as someone living here 3 months a year, I'm neutral towards it. Which is good cause it's very easy for me to rank places.

OK, if we're talking about cities we dislike, I'll actually add some cities that are on my negative scale (that I've visited/lived, not just passed through):

Kansas City (shopping centers, houses and ghettos, mostly the latter)
Los Angeles (the best thing about LA is leaving LAX)
Ft. Lauderdale (nothing there)
Atlanta (Coca-Cola World and ATL, but that's it)
Seville (blazing hot and horrible food)
Athens (blazing hot, great food, but I think the choice of neighborhood affected the experience negatively)
Paris (yeah, you know, just didn't like it that much, but it's worth a visit)

That said, I don't regret visiting any of these cities. I just rank them below Bucharest. Might've missed a couple.

User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1971 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 14229 times:

Charleston, West Virginia: A boring city that gave me a really eerie feeling the entire time I was there. The locals I encountered were...odd.

Surat Thani, Thailand: I had to fly here on my way to another part of Thailand. I can't think of another time I've been so depressed while travelling. We drove through a majority of the area and it was just pure poverty the whole way through. What is sad is that you can tell that once upon a time it was beautiful, bustling town, but now all the infrastructure is just crumbling away.

Quoting kiwiinoz (Reply 4):
Brisbane, AUS

I love Brisbane! You're the first person I've heard say otherwise.

Flying refined.
User currently offlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6706 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 14219 times:

Athens, Greece: dirty, indifferent, congested.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana: dirty, bad feeling about the place.
Paris, France: too many reasons to post.
Miami, Florida: too glitzy and annoying. Crowded.
Hong Kong: crowded, noisy, annoying.

A few others.

Now, this is not to say I wouldn't visit again (except maybe, Baton Rouge & Paris), just didn't enjoy my visit at the time.

When seconds count...the police are minutes away.
User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 10106 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 14200 times:

Las Vegas and Atlanta are not pleasing to me. Omaha wasn't a place I would go again necessarily.

As a whole, the US urban areas are trending well. Fine food and good architecture are both happening.

25 klmcedric : Lots of people put LA on that list. The first couple times I was in LA I had that same dissapointment. Now I've been there about 20 times, met locals
26 danielmyatt : *shakes fist at anybody that says Birmingham* Anyway, I don't like; Paris, people are rude and it's just dull really New York, see above, but it's not
27 EZEIZA : Lagos, Nigeria. I hated everything about it except for a few friends I made, but the place itself ... I would never go back there unless I really had
28 kiwirob : 15 years ago I would have said Birmingham, today it's a completely different city, a vast improvement.
29 DesertJets : Most of Florida for me. I've been to Orlando, Tampa/Clearwater, the Space Coast and Jacksonville. The best parts were Clearwater Beach (having not bee
30 seb146 : Yes, because you had the good sense to leave! That's because they are all related. We were just on a road trip to Wall, South Dakota. My list is: Spo
31 Post contains images SW733 : Paris and Rome are the two most overrated cities on Earth. I've been to both multiple times and really don't enjoy them very much. Dubai is also quite
32 ajd1992 : I hated Geneva in Switzerland. Just dull, drab and I got mugged by a "questionable character of a foreign ethnicity" shall we say by the main train st
33 STT757 : Lake Placid NY. Beautiful natural scenery, but the people I talked to who lived there were desperate to get out. Very depressing.
34 Post contains links zckls04 : I cannot recommend you (and anybody else) watch this film enough, especially the view that took Telly's breath away: http://www.baimfilms.com/clips/t
35 Flighty : Phoenix, Arizona. But I hear that Yuma is worse.
36 moo : Jo'berg - I never once felt safe there, even in a locked guarded compound. There were five shootings within 500 yards of me in the three days I was th
37 Maverick623 : There are 3 types of people that live in Yuma: Mexicans, meth-heads, and Marines. Phoenix can be miserable during the summer, but the winters are the
38 UltimateDelta : Oberammergau, Germany. Don't me wrong, the location is beautiful, but otherwise it's extremely overhyped. I'm sure there's a lot to do in the area (hi
39 dc9northwest : Well, there's good food, at least. I'll give it that. Hmmm... that's pretty much it. But living there? No way; having to have a car decreases my qual
40 NorthStarDC4M : Hated 3 cities i've visited: Miami, FL - find it dirty and except for Miami Beech nothing really I liked, also drinking the water ALWAYS makes me sick
41 rampart : It's very difficult for me to find a location that I haven't enjoyed at least something while visiting. I even found Topeka, Kansas interesting. I was
42 lewis : Brussels - Was fine for a day trip but after 5pm I felt that I was the only person walking outside. Everything looked kind of dead and there was not m
43 GrahamHill : It's funny, I have been to many places (Paris, London, Dublin, Amsterdam, Sydney, Valletta, New York, Montreal, Quebec City, Chicago, Barcelona, Madri
44 Post contains images Confuscius : Manila, Philippines. It's hot, humid, dirty, and half the day you're stuck in traffic. BTW, I'll be there in September but I will enjoy it because I'm
45 SW733 : Fair enough. I'm just trying to defend the city I live in and love.
46 Post contains links zckls04 : The places I least want to return to: Houston Toulouse Las Vegas (although I've been 3 times I'm pretty much done with it now) Naples Samara This poor
47 Superfly : Actually my parents did. I was still a kid when we moved. The neighborhood I grew up is trying to leave Gary and become it's own city - Miller Beach.
48 canoecarrier : I'm with you on that. I really like KC, more so than St. Louis. I suppose if you spent your time in KC on Troost and Prospect you'd hate it, but the
49 dc9northwest : The city doesn't really have a positive personality to it. The southeast side certainly has a negative personality attached, but what about the rest?
50 Post contains images Confuscius : Gary, Indiana. I worked there for almost 20 years and survived without a scratch! Yes, there were a few incidents; I had a tire stolen after having bo
51 canoecarrier : Fair enough, I'm just surprised that someone wouldn't enjoy visiting there. I'm not saying it's a place someone not from the US or even most of the U
52 AirPacific747 : Many of you are way too picky if you don't like cities like Sydney, London, Paris, Geneva, NYC, etc, then you should be grateful that you have not see
53 Post contains images sq_ek_freak : Mumbai, India - huge metropolis but the disparity is constantly in your face and quite depressing really. Lagos, Nigeria - dislike going there Guangzh
54 canoecarrier : My wife said the same about Odessa in the Ukraine. And, at the time all anyone could talk about was the good old days of the Soviet Union. But they d
55 DesertJets : All the politicians suck the soul out of the place. I like DC and it is a fun city to explore, especially as you move away from the mall and the monu
56 AirPacific747 : Ok.. haven't been to Odessa yet, but Kiev is somewhat nice.. the old part is nice, the new (soviet part) on the eastern side of the Dnepr river is no
57 aerorobnz : So do I. I was perhaps just disappointed by the cities I mentioned. I still entertained myself and had fun but was left wanting more from both places
58 canoecarrier : Well, as I said, you can probably find a nice place in any city if you look hard enough. The Black Sea beaches have to be worth something in Odessa.
59 tz757300 : I'm fond of many places I go to, but... Los Angeles - I couldn't force myself to try to like anything about the place. Sprawl, sprawl, 24 traffic, spr
60 AirPacific747 : Honestly, they probably wouldn't have an answer for you.. some of the locals in Kiev I talked to also said they don't like the new part of the city o
61 Alias1024 : Lancaster, CA Barstow, CA Chilliwack, BC Palatka, FL
62 Post contains images jetBlue777 : I agree. The only reason why we even go to Manila is because MNL usually gets the cheaper fares from/to the US compared to CEB plus the US Embassy is
63 Post contains images YokoTsuno : Now I know why I am on the internet right now
64 zippyjet : Several years back I went for an audition/job interview at a radio station in a town called Washington, NJ. I used to do news and some on air in that
65 captaink : MIlan. Grey, boring and over hyped.(from my wifes list.) Pittsburgh, Charlotte. Nothing really special. (from my list.) Everywhere else even some ment
66 3DoorsDown : Even though it has a significant amount of history, for the US anyway, I absolutely despised Boston. The best part of it I enjoyed was flying out afte
67 76794p : We are a business city. People come here to work and make money. If you like museums, we have some great ones. also we have a diverse food scene, we
68 YVRLTN : It is a huge city and some not too nice areas, but they often adjoin some pretty nice areas which makes it so diverse - take Hampstead Heath and West
69 zippyjet : I've never been but, from what I've heard and learned New Orleans sounds like a place I'd like to skip. Hot, humid, and mostly bad neighborhoods even
70 Post contains images Superfly : Did they leave the rim? It's seems like it would be easier to steal the entire wheel by simply jacking up the car and unbolting the 5 lug-nuts. Getti
71 Braniff747SP : I don't get it. I live in Los Angeles, I have all my life... it's terrible. It truly is.
72 Pyrex : Was there in early September. Weather was actually pretty nice (a tad humid but the great swimming pool at the hotel made it better). What I disliked
73 danielmyatt : Are you mad? I'm currently living in Boston and it is by far and a way my favourite city in the US, possibly the world apart from my hometown. The pe
74 dc9northwest : Yeah, Boston's pretty nice. They have good public transportation too. Alongside Washington DC, Chicago and NY, among my favorites in the US, and one
75 Post contains images SW733 : My brother-in-law lives right around there and actually enjoys it! He sticks out like a sore thumb though as just about the only white guy in the nei
76 sq_ek_freak : Forgot to add Nairobi to my list as well. Don't skip it - give the city a chance. Its an amazing city with tons of character and history. The music i
77 AustrianZRH : Although not really cities, I have to add: Aberdeen, WA and Kayenta, AZ. Probably the most run-down places I ever had the misfortune of getting out of
78 Flighty : Phoenix could be a great place, they need to re-organize things, mix more residential/commercial, get the density up, build more parks with shade. Ho
79 Superfly : Why? They have space and with 120 degree summertime temps, you don't want to be crowed in with your neighbors. The extra space was a major reason man
80 Avianca : the only city I really disliked was La Paz, Bolivia
81 Post contains images AustrianZRH : Nope, took the 138 at Reedsport and drove up to Crater Lake. Now that's a place certainly NOT belonging to the list called for in this thread .
82 stlgph : To be honest, I've just never been a fan of Washington, D.C. other cities that just don't excite me - Cincinnati Hartford Omaha (although they do have
83 canoecarrier : Aberdeen is a hell hole, although not really a city. It grew up as a lumber town and most of the jobs left when the mills started closing. I drove th
84 Superfly : Agreed. It's a grid pattern just like Chicago, Manhattan and San Francisco. Phoenix isn't my favorite city but I do like their airport and all of my
85 lewis : Agreed - Houston is a business center and I didn't mind being there for work, as you said, there is good food. But, purely for visiting, I would not
86 BMI727 : ...and that's why I like Houston. Very true. Give me at least six lanes of interstate and acres of shopping with even more acres of parking lot. And
87 usflyer msp : St. Louis, MO - Dangerous and one of only two cities where I have a had a taxi driver attempt to have relations with me (the other was Jaipur, India).
88 canoecarrier : As much as I like parts of St. Louis like the area downtown by the Arch, I was surprised to find on one list that it's the 3rd most dangerous city in
89 Flighty : PHX could be one of the best cities in America. It needs some redesigns, that's all. Well, I'd probably start over.
90 Avianca : well of course its impressive to see the Andes - but well lets start. For me its like the moon, just dirty, crowded, smoogy, old houses (and not in g
91 NASCARAirforce : No desire to go back to New York City other than to go spotting at JFK. Most of New Jersey with exception of Cape May Pretty much anything in the midd
92 Post contains images ZKSUJ : I've enjoyed alot of the places I've travelled to from Sydney to Singapore, Rome, Milan, Zurich etc... But one place I would'n go back to in a hurry i
93 BMI727 : Most of the inner city areas can get dangerous. Some parts of downtown aren't too bad at night, like near the ballpark, but I wouldn't want to spend
94 Pyrex : How could I forget Haast (or how I like to call it, the Royston Vaysey of the Southern Hemisphere). But maybe that belongs in the best hotel horror s
95 zippyjet : One of the names for the nation's Capital is The District of Criminals! Quite fitting and one can take that literally!
96 MillwallSean : I am surprised no one has mentioned cities in Africa or Saudi. Horrible places. Riyadh is a nightmare in robes. Cairo has the rudest people anywhere i
97 zhiao : But Sao Paulo is ugly, and NYC isn't.
98 type-rated : I once visited Huntsville, AL for work some 20 years ago. I thought the town was pretty dirty and had lots of low class people. Mind you I DID NOT SAY
99 na : Offenbach, near Frankfurt is a dump. Rundown, ugly, full of emigrants. Its just 10 km from my home, but I dont go there more then once a year - and th
100 photoshooter : Brussels - Belgium. Things I don't like: - Emigrants of children of emigrants who are very annoying, offensive, disruptive and think they own Brussels
101 OA260 : I cant really say that I have that many . I usually make the best of every city and enjoy it and see it for what it is. Maybe only one exception was P
102 zippyjet : I can second that. Though I've never been to Boston, judging from our passengers, many have a chip on their shoulder, have negative energy, manners c
103 PSA53 : My vote also goes to Las Vegas. I agree. If you're going to Las Vegas, keep it short like a couple of days at the most. Others: Bakersfield,Ca Enid,OK
104 EricR : As some have mentioned, most cities have their quirks or nuances, but are attractive in their own ways. However, Beijing and Shanghai are two cities t
105 canoecarrier : Apparently I live vicariously through my wife, but she said the same thing about Shanghai and Nanjing. She has photos when she was in Nanjing where y
106 TransIsland : I would not call that a city, even if our official language in the country terms it "the second city." It's a village with a bunch of bad hotels.
107 MD-90 : My least favorite town (definitely not a city) is Aberdeen, Mississippi. I lived there for six months while I completed my student teaching internship
108 757MDE : On the other hand I enjoyed both cities greatly. The only thing I did not like (letting alone pollution) was that in Shanghai they tried to trick me
109 kiwiinoz : I am not a great fan of Shanghai but I love Beijing. The pollution can be an issue but on a blue sky day it's beautiful. I am heading to both cities
110 Post contains images LONGisland89 : Oklahoma City, OK. An overabundance of diarrhea mouthed simpletons living along a bacteria laced river in a dust bowl. And I mean that in the nicest w
111 Tupolev160 : I see you've opened a great topic guys. Since i have a lot to list, i'll do it by continent, so this would be for Europe: => Bucharest - The uglies
112 brilondon : My list is as follows: Los Angelas, USA Gary, USA Port Au Prince, Haiti Any Mexican city Mumbai, India Dubai, UAE
113 MCOGVADCA : Outright dislike: -Name a second-tier Chinese city, and I dislike it. Seriously, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Chongqing, Luoyang, Xi'an, Xuzhou, Jinan...soooo bo
114 Post contains images dc9northwest : Ah, yes, you just described hell. Shopping malls are useless. There's now amazon and all the online stuff, no need for physical stores anymore. Hmm..
115 DeltaMD90 : I can find something to like in any city and have a great time! That being said... TIJUANA!!! I think it's really been crippled from the lack of touri
116 jwhite9185 : Hmm out of the cities this year at least i'd say my least favourite was Frankfurt - wouldn't say i didn't enjoy it, i just felt there wasn't an awful
117 Revelation : For me London definitely had its positives, but its negatives were that the locals were full of big city aloofness, and seemed to be regulated by som
118 comorin : Please tell us! Inquiring minds want to know!
119 aloges : Due to a lack of time to prepare, I didn't care much for Delhi when I was there for a couple of days earlier this year. After ten minutes of walking a
120 PSA53 : That could all change.With PRI back in power they might be getting payoffs from drug cartels once again.While it's to soon to say that,the PRI are re
121 Post contains links ju068 : The worst bigger city in Europe has to be Brussels. It is simply disgusting and the architecture of the city is totally random and it seems as if the
122 Post contains links Tupolev160 : Dubai is a working colony, but mind yourself, there is worse in the same style (more about it in my upcoming Middle-East top-list) Absolutely true! I
123 Tupolev160 : In the Middle East (the list is fairly shorter than what was the case for Europe, i find the region actually one of the more enjoyable in the world ov
124 Post contains images usflyer msp : Interesting, I have been to Jo'berg twice and I loved it. I was never afraid and I thought it had some interesting art galleries and bars. Of course,
125 MasterBean : Glasgow - I'm not really an arty person and the fact the Fringe was taking place meant I got on a train for the full day I had their. In the evening I
126 eurowings : I try to find something good everywhere I visit, but as for large European cities I'd agree with the mention of Brussels. Sure, it has its highlights
127 usflyer msp : I definitely agree. Most aggressive pimps and prostitutes I have ever seen as well.
128 Post contains images NWAESC : I'm sure you did; he was alive and well when I lived there several years ago... My picks: Gallup, NM Worcester, MA.
129 PITingres : Lots of nice places have crappy areas and vice versa. One or two that impressed me the wrong way more than usual: Trenton, NJ: a slum with a domed bui
130 ipodguy7 : Bruges, Belgium- been there twice, each time just for a day (not my choice, family trips). This had to be the most boring city I've ever been to. Ther
131 Post contains images flyingturtle : - Zurich. I never understood why that city is so popular with tourists. - Saarbrücken. A town that, due to financial constraints, has neglected its i
132 PITingres : Ok, I dunno about "shock", but I know for a fact that I was a source of great amusement for the locals when I climbed HuaShan. (With a chinese buddy
133 Avianca : just booked a trip to both citys but pritty short Tegucigalpa 6 hours, and San Pedro Sula for one night...
134 Superfly : Thanks. I'll make sure I stay away. I was there 22 years ago when there were lots of tourist and it was a craphole then. Tijuana was never a nice pla
135 type-rated : Thanks for the info. I was a bit hard on Huntsville, I know. Maybe I should go and try it again someday. Now if they cleaned up the shopping malls an
136 kiwiinoz : Prolonged direct eye contact in conversation Eating with fingers Disregarding the "order" of how people should be seated at a dining table Casually t
137 MD-90 : Yes to all three. Well, I HOPE the Ramada Inn has.
138 HELyes : Barcelona: I thought I'd love it but it's not a city for me: didn't feel safe, too many junkies, bad service in shops and restaurants. Probably July w
139 Confuscius : More like the chickenheads think I've got the cash and the crack. Lots of them in Gary.
140 gemuser : This surprises me! Admittedly I was only there for the first week of August but I thought it was a brilliant city. Light, bright and specular looking
141 mad99 : Just too tacky I've been many times. Twenty or more years ago it was like visiting a different country now its hard to tell where the border is. I to
142 OA260 : I love Zurich . Very clean and civilised and some lovely places to eat,relax and shop . One of my favourite cities. Always feel safe there too. Well
143 mad99 : Of course!
144 AeroWesty : Vienna, Austria. A dull, grey imperial city without an empire to rule any longer. Perhaps I shouldn't have gone to Salzburg first, and done it the oth
145 StuckInCA : Man. I lived there and couldn't stand it. Hate it. No doubt about it. I love Boston, have spent a lot of time there and have friends there, but as a
146 MSPNWA : Seattle - some nice views, but I didn't like the people, geography, or the grunge. Don't get the hype. Detroit - words can't describe the experience i
147 StuckInCA : I appreciate that different people have different tastes, but it's hard to imagine not liking the geography of the Seattle area. *shrugs* Fresno is t
148 Post contains links and images Superfly : I wanted to say that in my recent trip report there but I decided to be nice. My report is mostly bashing that crap airline called Air Asia that many
149 ScarletHarlot : HEY!!!!!!!!!
150 Superfly : You're from Thunder Bay.
151 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : Superfly...always smooth.
152 Post contains images Superfly : Thanks. You're too jolly and have a great smile to be a true Seattle girl.
153 Bluebird191 : There are a few on my list: - Florence. Primarily because there are too many tourists crowded into a small area around the famous artworks (the Statue
154 Dano1977 : Johannesburg - Stayed with relatives, didn't feel safe at all despite the high walls and armed security and a panic button Lagos - There is truth in t
155 Kiwiinoz : I had one of the most bizarre, "Leaving Las Vegas" type of nights in Palmerston North. It included: Drinking beer from an ash tray Making out with a
156 sw733 : Saying that Lagos isn't an enjoyable place to visit is like saying herpes is an unfortunate nuisance...
157 BAViscount : The first (and I think really the only) city that springs to mind for me is Dusseldorf, Germany. I had been working on a project with someone from the
158 Post contains links and images aloges : That's music to my ears! Of course, I'm not entirely serious and referring to this: http://deutsch-heute.blogspot.de/201...06/rivalry-koln-vs-dusseld
159 Post contains images comorin : I felt the same way there when I did some work there a decade ago. Saving grace was the Breidenbacher Hof Hotel, the best I have ever stayed at. Btw,
160 luckyone : Prague!! Vastly over hyped, full of drunk tourists. The city center felt more like Disneyland than a city center. The City of Atlanta is actually quit
161 Post contains images aloges : Well, it's Düsseldorf with an umlaut, but that sort of detail is hardly relevant when you're making fun of a place. My own translation of "Dusseldor
162 Post contains images NoUFO : Right. Düssel is actually a tributary of the Rhine feeding the canal alongside of Königsallee, D'dorf's main shopping street. Is that so? I thought
163 comorin : Message understood! I see, thanks. It was a nice place to sit and have an ice cream while the good people of D'Dorf walked by...
164 bestwestern : Moscow Brussels Cairo Ekaterinburg Detroit
165 Corinthians : Here is my list in no particular order. Shanghai - I think this city is totally overrated and nothing special other than tall buildings. People there
166 Corinthians : I'm also going to add Luxembourg. Really, really boring!
167 Viscount724 : I note several references to Brussels, Prague and Budapest. They're actually 3 of my favorite cities in Europe. Brussels used to seem boring and depre
168 MSPNWA : I like the geography of the area. The mountains and waters and beautiful. I just don't like the geography of the city itself. It feels too cramped an
169 Post contains images Superfly : At least the girls are cute. The food is good too.
170 lukeyboy95 : *Not so sure there is such a thing as a 'bad city' - it is all in the eye of the beholder. I try and find a local person in each city as it can totall
171 Corinthians : Lol...Korean girls are better. Beijing girls too. And taller!
172 FRAspotter : San Angelo, TX (Or anywhere in Texas west of I-35. Pahrump, NV- 3 words: "Bus on blocks" Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN Camden, NJ-Thank God I had life insu
173 bigorange : London Memphis Vicksburg Natchez
174 KBJCpilot : Battle Mountain, NV. I spent a week there one night.
175 BlueLine : Hempstead, NY Not so much a visit, as I went to college there. After telling my family in Long Island that I was going there, they immediately told me
176 zippyjet : Hey, but are neighborhoods have a unique character. True, we have lots of ghetto areas but we do also have some funky enclaves of eccentricity. And o
177 Confuscius : It happened again today at the Wynn Resorts parking garage. The girl was super cute and probably in her late teens. She was dressed for a night out e
178 Pyrex : Oh, how could I forget those places? Drove all the way down the Mississippi Delta region once, from Memphis to Baton Rouge, and I swear I couldn't be
179 RedAirForce : There are certain cities that are so large they are great to go to and great to leave as they mix terrific and horrible elements; NYC and London are l
180 Post contains images SW733 :
181 rwsea : My List of Places that Didn't Impress: Brussels - probably because we were there over a holiday period and lots of things were closed, but in general
182 Superfly : I know exactly what you're talking about. I've got them all beat. I've been to Moscow. You should go to the Pfister. My thoughts exactly. They have a
183 SW733 : KL definitely has room for improvement, but I enjoyed my time there. Felt the people were friendly and the food was good. It can get a bit boring if
184 SW733 : Oh man, you and I would NOT get along as travel partners. Those are my two favorite cities I've ever visited! I'm intrigued by your HK experiences. I
185 bongodog1964 : Sounds like it should be twinned with Liverpool
186 AirPacific747 : Really? And you're from Ukraine. Many hot girls there.
187 RedAirForce : Ukraine has a huge number of great looking women, but nothing beats Tallinn, Estonia.....
188 Post contains links and images zippyjet : But Graceland should be on most people's bucket list. True the house is smaller than you think but, I really got into the self paced tour and had an
189 KGRB : Since when did Cincinnati become notorious for crime? Well to begin, you have pro and college sports, nice museums, great dining, and a beautiful dow
190 Post contains images Superfly : Went there when I was 9 years old. Checked off my bucket list already.
191 kiwiinoz : OK you win the prize for worst reasons to dislike a city Booking my flights to Talinn now
192 MIAspotter : I agree with some of the points there, but KL has quite some things to offer, I went there in 08 for 3 days and enjoyed it, yes there is the Petronas
193 autothrust : Zurich for a lot of reasons i hate it. I always try to avoid even entering the city. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. How the things go there is inc
194 mainMAN : Amsterdam has cropped up a few times on this list for some reason...... If you go to the red light district, up and down Rokin, Damrak and Dam Sq, lik
195 luckyone : I don't think I've ever been in a more deranged place than that house, especially the basement. No wonder the guy went loopy, damn mirrors everywhere
196 Post contains images zippyjet : That's why I loved Graceland! It was a hoot!I grew up when stuff like mirrors and fur beds were all the rage. I had a cousin now sadly deceased who d
197 Post contains images Superfly : Elvis was cool because he had his own Lockheed JetStar and Lincoln Continental.
198 seemyseems : St Asaph in Denbighshire
199 futureualpilot : Charleston, WV. Dirty, old, "interesting" local folk. Not my cup of tea. I will say I found the opposite sex "friendlier" here, and it did redeem itse
200 Post contains images Superfly : Hey that's my birthplace and where I grew up. Look how I turned out. I agree though, the place is sad and depressed today. I only went there because
201 PIA777 : Here is my list: 1.) Fort Smith, AK, I was the only non-white person I saw. Very boring! 2.) Buffalo, NY, Just a boring city in general! 3.) Syracuse,
202 Post contains images flyingturtle : Cheers! The next a.net meeting should be held in BSL, that said. David
203 B777LRF : A lot of people seem to suffer from either a bad case of "1st world problem" or, more likely, simply haven't been to any really dodgy places yet. NYC,
204 dc9northwest : Bergen, really? Are you sure? Then what can we say about Luxembourg City? Now that's one of the most boring places I've been to in Europe...
205 pvjin : Helsinki. Boring clean city with nothing to see and too modern architecture with certain buildings, I find older cities much more interesting. Only re
206 Post contains images autothrust : Hi David, thank good the airport isn't in the city , so i don't mind. I don't like BSL either. Kind regards, AT
207 Post contains images Avianca : sounds like the paradise, a clearly no no no no no no no go to go... if its your home for the next year I am sure you will spend a lot of $$
208 bigorange : That's a place I forgot to add to my list! Borng and tacky beyond words!
209 bwest : Been to Kinshasa and Jo'burg. Going to Accra in 2 weeks, been to Casablanca 7 times and I'll probably go to Dhaka and Lagos in the near future... Ain
210 lukeyboy95 : Ha - nothing personal! You can exhaust the potential sights here quite quickly... ha. Indeed. But it is the true definition of a terrible city. I hav
211 Nitrohelper : What are the things that make a city not boring for you to visit?
212 Post contains images OzGlobal : Unfortunately, I have to agree. It could be much better with some effort. Agreed.
213 idealstandard : Naples - I can't stress enough how revolting this city is - if you can - avoid it. There is no good reason to visit. Berlin - hated it anything north
214 AirPacific747 : Really? Why? I just went there about a week ago and I loved it.
215 sw733 : So damn true. What a pit.
216 kiwiinoz : What about Edinburgh??
217 Braybuddy : We'll never go on holidays together . . .
218 mad99 : I loved it! How much fun is crossing the street! You'd think that the footpaths would have bodies piled high but once you figure out how to cross you
219 aerorobnz : I love Naples, it is infinitely better than most Italian tourist traps. Rough as guts,but all the better for not being some try-hard metrosexual city
220 Post contains images idealstandard : Found it cold - to be honest I'm a Bavarian really so I'm more that way inclined. Go on then. Sounds good to me. Naples is an absolute dump. Ever bee
221 Braybuddy : Only passed through Palermo, unfortunately, but it's on my to-do list for the not-too-distant future. Naples is probably unique in Europe in that it'
222 idealstandard : We drive, we don't fly so I suppose that gives you a different view to places - we were there last week and it is one of the most unpleasant and stre
223 Post contains images ManuCH : The very negative reviews on Tripadvisor should have given the dodginess of the place away . I have actually liked Amsterdam a lot, it's now among my
224 Post contains images CGKings317 : For me: --> Marshalltown, Iowa: The only reason I would go there is because my grandma (who passed away a few years ago) lived there. Verrrry borin
225 kaitak : I've been been to quite a few places and can't really recall a place of which I'd definitely say "I won't go back there again"; of course, I tend to s
226 Superfly : That is what I like about Reno.
227 A320ajm : Such a narrow minded view, but typical of people from the South in the UK. There are plenty of nice places to visit in the North of the UK.
228 simonriat : Edinburgh. depressing place and couldn't wait to leave. just did not like the feel/ the vibe. Scotland in general very depressing. Sharm el Sheikh. am
229 A318 : Pamplona, Spain. This city is dull and the only time it gets any action is during the running of the bulls. Other than that, it´s an old city located
230 idealstandard : On the contrary, your lack of sense of humour is so commonplace with the Irrational South-Hating Northerners! I'm from Scotland!
231 Post contains images rogerbcn : Excuxe me! No language is useless, as long as it is a tool of communication among their speakers.
232 idealstandard : Agreed, and i much prefer the North of Spain anyway.
233 Post contains images DarkSnowyNight : Yeah I've never understood why it gets such a bad rap. I not only live in a great neighborhood here, but I spend less in Cost of Living (overall) tha
234 Post contains images Superfly : It was certainly worth the drive to Fresno from LA. I also had 3rd. row seats in Reno, Nevada on the Snakes & Arrows tour. Reno is a city mention
235 Post contains images A320ajm : If you're from Scotland then you should appreciate the nice places in the North of the UK more! There are plenty of s**tholes down South, even South
236 2707200X : In every city that I have made a visit to I can say no city is not worth going back to but I am but some cities are better than others. Anaheim, Calif
237 mad99 : For some reason i was thinking of work trips when i posted above. Once i was in La Libertad, El Salvador about 20 years ago. I red a trip report from
238 Superfly : I've always wanted to go to El Salvador but all my friends from El Salvador warn me to stay away from the place for the exact same reasons you mentio
239 mad99 : I travelled through central am in about 1992 and the civil was was ending in El Salvador. San Salvador was better but not much, i only stayed maybe 3
240 Superfly : That's too bad. I've met so many attractive women from El Salvador when I lived in California. I hope the country gets it's act together and stop all
241 flymia : I am trying to think of a place I truly did not enjoy. I love to travel and even when a city is not that great I am just happy to be in another city.
242 mad99 : yep Funny you mention that, i worked in socal for about 13 years and worked with a gorgeous one! You might find that the one's in El Salvador are 16
243 Post contains images Superfly : Not uncommon in California either. That's OK because they can have 5 children and still be gorgeous well in to their 50s. It seems like the only non-
244 Post contains images mad99 : From Wiki, top 10 countries by murder rate Honduras 91.6 El Salvador 69.2 Côte d'Ivoire 56.9 Jamaica 52.2 Venezuela 45.1 Belize 41.4 U.S. Virgin Isla
245 Post contains images Superfly : WOW! I've been to 4 and made it out alive. I'm surprised that U.S. Virgin Islands is on that list. It seemed peaceful and friendly when I was there.
246 Post contains images Darksnowynight : Wow, 'Fly. I never pictured you out there working agriculture. Guess you learn something new everyday, I actually will be there in April, looks like.
247 Post contains images Superfly : Haha! You're funny! Didn't work in agriculture but I did plant something and dropped a lot of fertilizer... The 2nd week of April, Songkran holiday i
248 Post contains images pawsleykat : There's not many cities on my list of places I don't like, but here are the ones that made it; Aberdeen, Scotland - Grey. Both in architecture and wea
249 Post contains images HELyes : The Nordics are adviced to avoid Thailand in April, too hot and Songkran sucks Isn't April/May usually the hottest time in Phuket?
250 mham001 : Are you in Phuket now? If so, where? I don't generally dislike any places too much but Timisoara, Romania , Washington DC and Memphis were not the be
251 Post contains images Superfly : If you think homelessness is bad in Denver, stay away from San Francisco and Los Angeles. The homeless situtation us MUCH worse. We love having the N
252 mham001 : I wish. I am about ready. I spent a lot of time in Chalong at muay thai camps.
253 Post contains images pawsleykat : I've been to LAX and didn't find it quite so bad. Maybe it's just that DEN is smaller? JLC
254 Pyrex : Are you serious? I did the mistake of taking a bus in LA once, from Westwood to Venice Beach. We were going down (I think) Santa Monica Boulevard whe
255 lewis : No need to say more! Buses and bus stops are full of homeless people. I have taken the bus here no more than a couple of times, but I was amazed by t
256 Superfly : Let me know when you're this way again. Mental note to self; don't piss off mham001. Denver is smaller and I'm neot denying the problem there but Los
257 Post contains images pawsleykat : That may have been my problem. We get our own bus to the crew hotel once we arrive in any city, not public transport (I've only been to LAX as crew)
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