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The World's Worst City!  
User currently offlineStarAlliance From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2364 times:

I think there are lot of worst cities!

1) Beijing. Very heavily, extremely polluted. Smog everyday, everywhere, everytime.

Anymore??


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User currently offlineStarAlliance From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

Also, Beijing don't have very good public transport network, making it difficult to travel around!

User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

Well, I nominate Detroit, because it just plain stinks (literally).


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User currently offlineJohnFKelly From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

Barrow, AK

God-forsaken wasteland!

In Alaska, it still counts as a city  Big grin


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

Without a doubt Calcutta in India. Truly the shittiest place on Earth.....


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1579 times:

Seoul South Korea. Also very polluted. Actually the whole country is.

User currently offlineGunFighter 6 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1573 times:

I would have to say Prague, what a S***Hole.

really bad. Big grin


User currently offlineSEVEN_FIFTY7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 957 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

>>Well, I nominate Detroit, because it just plain stinks (literally).<<

I hope you were been sarcastic. I wouldn't nominate ANY U.S. city. There are surely many more cities in developing nations where the citizens do not enjoy the standard of living as in most industrialized societies. At least in Detroit, people own cars, live in decent housing, not starving, and can afford furniture, TVs, and go to school.

BTW, aren't *you* from Detroit N312?


User currently offlineAlle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

Any Russian city (no offence to Russians on this forum),
the Suburbs are full of very UGLY houses and there are lot's of criminals.

Regards
Alexander Holst
Helsinki, Finland
ICQ 94604005


User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11486 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

GunFighter 6, you are flat wrong.  Smile

Prague is frickin' beautiful, and I'd go again as soon as I had the chance.

Newark New Jersey is the s--ttiest place on earth.



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User currently offlineA380 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 658 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

Do some African cities count?

User currently offlineGanymed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1521 times:

The worst I've been to were Mexico-City and Kinshasa and to a lesser extent also Cape-Town.

But there are so many ; Bagdad, Bombay, Bogota, Freetown, Kairo,Algier,Nigeria,Calcutta are-in my opinion-good examples.


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

Luanda, Angola.

Anyone like rats??


User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

I didn't find Atlanta to be too pleasing. Houston can also be bad, just depends on the part of town your're in.

User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

Mexico City-The polution and crime is out of control
Los Angeles-Too many natural disasters earthquakes, floods, fires. The LAPD is under a bigger scandel that the NYPD. The crime is also rising especially in downtown LA and the under ground Subway is a joke with only 30 stations on the Redline. The transportation is horible you need a car to get around or your stuck. Reminds me of New Jersey when I went there for all 4 years of high school there regarding the transportation. In Northern NJ it's cow tipping Country. If you really want to see a subway then Go to my favorite cities of New York City or London or even Chicago and Boston as well as DC my other favs. If you look at LA from afar to see the sky line there is a rising smog cloud covering over the city because just about everyone uses a car. I know a girl who came fromthere and she lived there for 10 years and she couldn't stand the polution. If you want to live in out in Cali than San Francisco is your better bet. Delhi, Calcutta(is even worse) and Bombay are also quite polluted. Visited my Uncle in Delhi 6 times while he is a chemistry professor at The University of Delhi and the smog was terrible and the rainy season thats in Asia from April-October didn't help at all. Although Banglore, Odipure and Jaipur are much cleaner and I can actually breath. I hope to go back.



"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineCXA330-342 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

I nominate Bombay and Pune, India. Everytime I go to visit relatives there, I have to buy a special mask that filters air for you...It's really hard to breathe, especially in Pune where you have all those PMT (Pune Municipal Transport) busses and trucks billowing smoke into your face through the open ends of rickshaws. It's so nasty. My eyes can't bear it...They start to water really quickly there. Bombay, now Mumbai, is better because the busses are at least "maintained." Also, Pune has a lot of flying pebbles and junk...I have to get new lenses for my glasses after every trip. It's really getting old.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40011 posts, RR: 74
Reply 16, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

Irvine, California!

Such a conformist city.




Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineBAYTRACON From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

Fresno, California; United States.


User currently offlineDeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

I agree with Seven_Fifty7, America doesnt have any cities that can compare with some of the shanty towns of Africa, India and South America. Every major American city has something pleasing to the eye about it and luxuries and services that one could not get in a third-world ghetto. I wouldnt mind visiting any US city, because they are all, for the most part (every town has its bad areas) nice cities. US cities may not have all the culture of a Rome or Paris, but they are big and vast and pretty clean.

User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1662 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

VirginA340,

While I agree w/ all that you said about LA (although that is what makes it so exciting!) the smog problem is relatively gone and a non issue now. I'm not going to say which cities in the US, but there are many other cities that have a bigger smog issue now than LA ever dreamt of. Next time you come to LA go to The Getty Center and look out and it will be clear, maybe some ocean moisture.

Overall LA does have a lot of social problems like VirginA340 pointed out, but I guess it is because it is so media concentrated the rest of the country hears these things when it is going on in their backyards too.


User currently offlineFP_v2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

Places with ugliest citys:
-anything below the equator
-Russia
-Asia(suburbs look terrible even in HK)

Places with Nicesest citys:
-North America
-Europe


User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

Deltaflyertoo; I'll be in LA in about a year maybe two depending on how hectic my time is at college. I hope that the smog at LA is now taken care off considering that the primary transport is by car. New York City is seeing a smog problem. I was taking NJ Transit's Midtwn Direct from Dover-New York's Pennsylvania Station and right before the train entered the tunnel I looked outside and was shocked to see smog buildup around the Manhatten Skyline especially in the are between the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center as well as around it. I hope the problems clear up soon.


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8030 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

I think Los Angeles has gotten a lot better in terms of air pollution every since the imposition of smog controls on cars and diesel-powered truck and buses, plus strict fines for other polluters.

The result is a lot less smog alert days, and you can actually see Mt. Baldy from downtown Los Angeles a lot more days per year.

It gets pretty bad in the San Francisco Bay Area nowdays, because of fact all the hills around the Bay Area can trap smog very easily, especially on hot summer days.


User currently offlineEssjay From South Africa, joined Dec 2000, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Ganymed,

Cape Town!!!??? I hope there is another Cape Town in the world and that you are not referring to the one in South Africa, which is one of the most beautiful places on this earth!

If you are referring to this Cape Town, then what in God's name were you smoking at the time you wrote that post!?
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy



User currently offlinePacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1071 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

Learnt about bustees in Geography 2 and a half years back. Calcutta really must be the worst!

Pacific


25 Ikarus : I'd say for many many people it is whatever city they happen to live in. PS: I'm not sure it's politically correct to nominate "anything below the equ
26 Ryanb741 : True - my favourite city is Bangkok which is not in Europe or the US. However, Calcutta, although in a 'poor' country, was so neglected and filthy and
27 AirNova : FP_v2 and Alle, Have you guys been to St.Petersburg or Moscow??!?! You are crazy to say that Russia has got ugly cities. Yes, they might be a bit poll
28 EGGD : OK it CAN be an American city because this topic is The World's Worst City! and not the worlds ugliest, cheapest, smelliest city so it can be any city
29 Alle : AirNova Yes, i've been to St.Petersburg and Vyborg (near the FIN-RUS border), and when we drove the Highway to St. Petersburg, which went through the
30 Us330 : Beijing
31 SEVEN_FIFTY7 : >>..this topic is The World's Worst City! and not the worlds ugliest, cheapest, smelliest city so it can be any city in the whole world, it doesn't ha
32 Johnboy : Houston had more smog alerts than Los Angeles in the past year. Cape Town looks beautiful unless you live in the Townships i'm sure!
33 SEVEN_FIFTY7 : I saw on the Discovery Channel where Cape Town is perhaps the world's most crime-ridden and dangerous city. Lots of car-jackings, robberies, rapes, an
34 Rtuvey : Calcutta, Calcutta, Calcutta, arsehole of the world.
35 EGGD : SEVEN_FIFTY7, I said that because some people were saying that it could NOT be an American city and HAD to be a city in less developed countrys. YOU A
36 SEVEN_FIFTY7 : EGGAD: Nope. Sorry dude. I think YOU need to read other people's posts. Scrolling through, I didn't find anyone saying that it "can't" be an American
37 WorldVoyager : Of course, I am only nominating based on places I've been to. In the developed world, I nominate Ottawa; a ghost town where the temperature dips down
38 TWAneedsNOhelp : I nominate Camden, New Jersey USA. What a complete and worthless dump.
39 Boeing in pdx : Grozny aka Rubble city
40 StarAlliance : To define whether it is good or not, i think we should consider: 1 cleanliness 2 crime rate 3 infrastructure 4 pollution 5 location and this is what I
41 LOT767-300ER : Ill give you 40 of the damest uglies crapiest places on this planet! 1-Calcutta 2-Bombay 3-Delhi 4-Seoul 5-Mexico City 6-Bogota 7-Detroit 8-NYC (Excep
42 Post contains images WorldVoyager : Just wondering . . . How many of those places have you actually been to?
43 Post contains images SR117 : Wow, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, LA, Rio, Recife, I see that were in excellent company !!! Talk about only looking at the negative things and not looking
44 CstarU : Is Chernobyl a city? ...or was it?
45 Caribb : Re: LOT767-300ER Ottawa ?? You are putting Ottawa in the same list as Calcutta?/? Why? I've always found Ottawa very pleasant and never once thought i
46 EGGD : Seven_Fifty7, I believe you said that IN YOUR OWN F*CKING POST.
47 EGGD : I am not arguing anymore, there are NO more points to "prove". >>Well, I nominate Detroit, because it just plain stinks (literally).
48 OO-AOG : LOT767-300ER Have you been in all the countries of your list?! Both Cape-town and Rio de Janeiro are amongs the nicest places I've ever been. Strangel
49 SEVEN_FIFTY7 : EGGHEAD: And after all of that, you still are obviously visually-challenged. (Hint: MY post still doesn't say it "can't" be an American city). Plus, a
50 An-225 : I think this topic might be offensive because some people here are from those cities. I do not like when people talk shit about Moscow, my homecity. B
51 SEVEN_FIFTY7 : An-225, Moscow and St. Petersburg are the top places on my travel wish list! Also Istanbul, Talinn, and Damascus. (I keep hearing that the crime is ge
52 Post contains images StarAlliance : Chernobyl is a city as long as I can find it on the map!
53 Aerorobnz : FP_v2 >>> you said Places with ugliest citys: -anything below the equator .....have you not been to New Zealand and Australia?? unlike many cities in
54 Post contains images CstarU : South suburban towns of Chicago: Ford Heights, Dixmoor, Robbins & Phoenix.
55 LHMark : Shitty is how you feel. It's a state of mind. Atlantic City, NJ, both on and off the boardwalk, for different reasons. Utica, NY.
56 LH423 : Because I don't think it would be fair to criticize a city I've never been to, the worst city I can personally vouch for is Newark, New Jersey. It sme
57 An-225 : By the way, what's the largest city by land area?
58 SEVEN_FIFTY7 : In the world? Could it be Tokyo-Yokohama? In the U.S., I think it's either Anchorage or jacksonville. So what is it?
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