canoecarrier 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.
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?
nighthawk 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!
dc9northwest 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.
aerorobnz 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
joffie 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.
NZ107 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.
na 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.
dc9northwest 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.
WestJet747 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.
fr8mech 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.