Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3375 times:
Everyone I talked to wanted to get the hell outa there.
In contrast to many third world cities that seem to attract people by the droves.
First runner-up: Agra, India. The city that is the home of the Taj Mahal. The Taj is the proverbial lotus in the swamp that is Agra. Its a filthy place full of touts, aggressive tourist traps, dirty smoggy streets, and grime.
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2903 posts, RR: 5 Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3337 times:
Probably La Paz, Bolivia. Many beautiful spots, but definitely still developing, especially on the outskirts.
Also, I have been to a couple of severely impoverished places in otherwise quite developed countries: Soweto in Johannesburg and the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Both are tremendous contrasts to nearby upscale areas. Even within those there are contrasts, however--in Soweto, for example, there are shantytowns with garbage flowing down the mud streets, but also more suburban working-class areas such as where Mandela's old home is located.