What city do you not like? Why? (no offense to anyone please)

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    May 09, 2008 11:46 PM GMT
    I hated Dallas. Everything was new....big....and boring. The perfect "mall" culture....homogenious, NOT rough around the edges and kinda like a big smelly boutique with shiny things all around..
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    May 10, 2008 12:14 AM GMT
    Detroit

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    May 10, 2008 12:16 AM GMT
    why?
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    May 10, 2008 12:28 AM GMT
    KissingPro saidI hated Dallas. Everything was new....big....and boring. The perfect "mall" culture....homogenious, NOT rough around the edges and kinda like a big boutique.

    No class, culture or history. Just asphalt and skyscrapers. Houston isn't much better. At least San Antonio has some history, culture and good food. Give me Austin. Love that town!
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    May 10, 2008 12:35 AM GMT
    Phoenix. It's like a festering wound.
  • justjk

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    May 10, 2008 12:38 AM GMT
    Allright! stop hatin' on Dallas! There is alot to like if ya tkae the time to get past the pretentious crap!
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    May 10, 2008 12:40 AM GMT
    Atlanta for the same reasons as you gave for Dallas. Lacking in culture and without a city plan...it was developed as opposed to planned. You can't get from anyone point to another directly..always have to get on the highway which are horrible with traffic. In addition no one walks. and mass transit is ridiculious except for one thing..at least it goes to the airport.
    Also the political fighting here is always along race and economics. a completely backward city.
  • MuscleUp

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    May 10, 2008 12:43 AM GMT
    NYC. Too congested, expensive, dirty. The uptown crowd. The Yankees.
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    May 10, 2008 12:49 AM GMT
    Phoenix. One. Giant. Boring. Grid.

    I preferred to spend my time at the Hilton at Tepiteo Cliffs.
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    May 10, 2008 12:53 AM GMT
    I have not been to any big cities that I have HATED. Mind you I only travel to cities that I think I will like. Example, NYC, Rome, London, Paris, San Francisco, Vancouver.

    Don't want to go to LA, there is nothing there that would interest me since I don't get excited about Hollywood or movie stars.

    I spent a few hours in Boston and liked what I saw. I want to go to Chicago, I have heard it is really nice.

    In Europe I want to see Vienna, Zurich, Munich, Copenhagen and Barcelona.
  • SFTraveler

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    May 10, 2008 12:54 AM GMT
    Los Angeles - too spread out, too polluted, often too hot and muggy. I hate having to get on the freeway just to go to the grocery store or a club.
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    May 10, 2008 12:56 AM GMT
    I was never comfortable in LA. It felt like every conversation was an interview. "Who are you? What do you do? What do you drive? Who do you know? What can you do for me?" That and the air fried my eyes.
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    May 10, 2008 1:06 AM GMT
    Wysiwyg60 saidI have not been to any big cities that I have HATED. Mind you I only travel to cities that I think I will like. Example, NYC, Rome, London, Paris, San Francisco, Vancouver.

    Don't want to go to LA, there is nothing there that would interest me since I don't get excited about Hollywood or movie stars.

    I spent a few hours in Boston and like what I saw. I want to go to Chicago, I have heard it is really nice.

    In Europe I want to see Vienna, Zurich, Munich, Copenhagen and Barcelona.


    Chicago is fantastic. The quintisential American city. More American than NYC ( I think NYC is more of an international city).

    Boston....sorry...boring boring boring.

    Vienna, Munich, Copernhagen are fun. Barcelona is a gem and a great place to be.
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    May 10, 2008 1:08 AM GMT
    Crimthann saidPhoenix. One. Giant. Boring. Grid.

    I preferred to spend my time at the Hilton at Tepiteo Cliffs.


    Other than a few highlights, Phoenix was awful. Parking lots and office building and a delicious assortment of fast food restaurants. Hated it.
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    May 10, 2008 1:17 AM GMT
    Baltimore is pretty abysmal ...there is only the harbor area that is decent.


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    In Europe I want to see Vienna, Zurich, Munich, Copenhagen and Barcelona.


    When you are tired after all the touring, may I suggest the small city of Zwickau in Saxony for a rest. It is a small gem...so peaceful. You can just relax. And nobody speaks English...except in the Best Western ... icon_eek.gif
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    May 10, 2008 1:21 AM GMT
    I'm in Killadelphia right now!!! I'm never coming back!

    Why, you ask?...see nickname above!
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    May 10, 2008 1:25 AM GMT
    Love:
    New York City - no more exciting place even if it is stuffed with bankers and lawyers (ho hum)

    Boston - it may be pretentious at times but they really do have a life of the mind there

    Chicago - stuffed with earnest, bright-eyed midwesterners, people that I understand, being one of 'em

    Fort Lauderdale - palm trees and beautiful homos, no more need be said..? Plus it's home.

    Love for being ridiculous:
    Richmond - beautiful place, but geez, the Civil War is OVER. Really. I promise.

    San Francisco - genuinely thinks it's the center of the universe. But fun.

    Loathe:
    Almost any city in Texas - Being loud and stupid doesn't equate with being great. Really. I promise.

    Detroit - They've wrecked my hometown. What a mess is left. Sigh.

    London - Okay, the Brits on here are going to flame me for this one, but I've never had a worse time anywhere in my life. New York + snotty = London

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    May 10, 2008 1:33 AM GMT
    RBY71 saidI was never comfortable in LA. It felt like every conversation was an interview. "Who are you? What do you do? What do you drive? Who do you know? What can you do for me?" That and the air fried my eyes.


    Funny after being to LA. Thats what I said about it. Yet it is flat like the City I live in Melbourne. Yet it is like Sydney, whom you are, and you drive, live do. bitchy queens. Yet it looks more like SF, with it 's hills.

    Yet Melbourne, is more like SF. with it laid back feel.

    SO I live in Melbourne, the Best City in OZ. Unfortunately, we are starting to get to many people from Sydney moving down here for our lifestyle. Before we know it, it will be like Sydney; yuk.
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    May 10, 2008 1:45 AM GMT
    I didn't like Dallas/Ft. Worth myself. I only passed through on cross country road trip with my best friend and got stuck in traffic and had to spend the night in some cheap dank hotel.

    Another city I didn't like was Niagara Falls, Canada. Aside from the tourist traps and the spectacular Falls, the city was maldesigned and in need of some reconstruction.

    Oh, and this city in Arizona on the border with Mexico. It apparently had these great historical sites, but the major of the city neglected all of them and tore one of them down to build a highway, just as they were about to be come national historical sites. What a sad little town.
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    May 10, 2008 1:52 AM GMT
    I love Chicago but it desperately needs a climate transplant. Summer (of which there is not even a hint yet) is great, fall usually pretty nice, winter and spring--yuck. And after this winter, our roads may never recover.
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    May 10, 2008 5:53 AM GMT
    uh, Tijuana is what first comes to mind .. I hope I don't get arrested next time I cross the border!
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    May 10, 2008 5:57 AM GMT
    dkings56 saidI love Chicago but it desperately needs a climate transplant. Summer (of which there is not even a hint yet) is great, fall usually pretty nice, winter and spring--yuck. And after this winter, our roads may never recover.


    I know what u mean about those freakin whoe how needs it cold weahther in he winter.
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    May 10, 2008 6:09 AM GMT
    SFTraveler saidLos Angeles - too spread out, too polluted, often too hot and muggy. I hate having to get on the freeway just to go to the grocery store or a club.
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    Freeway? Well how else would you get from San Francisco to L.A. ? Maybe you should shop in San Fransisco icon_biggrin.gif lol
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    May 10, 2008 6:10 AM GMT
    cleveland

    it does not rock
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    May 10, 2008 6:53 AM GMT
    Orlando.

    I've said this before and I'll say it again. If god threw up on the earth and everywhere a bit of it landed sprung up a subdivision...you would get orlando.

    P.S. I grew up on the coast 40 minutes away, so trust me, I've had to endure the place quite a many time.