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  • Wendigo9

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    Jan 13, 2016 6:26 AM GMT
    It's fun to travel and visit new places never been, but tell me the "one place" you would say never again to . . . advise others where not to go.
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    Jan 13, 2016 6:46 AM GMT
    Jamaica! Just like much of the Caribbean, it's a dump! I remember the vendors always coming up to the tourists trying to sell their crap (hand made jewelry, shirts, etc)! And some of them are quite aggressive about it. Not interested in ever going back there.
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    Jan 13, 2016 12:52 PM GMT
    Dallas, TX or Phoenix, AZ in July.

    Edit. Trying to be polite. Any time of the year, really...icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 13, 2016 12:56 PM GMT
    Amarillo Texas during an ice storm
  • grnranger99

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    Jan 13, 2016 2:59 PM GMT
    Anywhere in Louisiana. Stationed there for two years while in the Air Force. I'd rather eat raw sewage then spend 5 mins in that back water shit hole. This, after being gone for 20 years.
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    Jan 13, 2016 3:24 PM GMT
    Dallas TX //had to spend a week there once
    Buffalo NY //grew up there
    Phoenix AZ //hell on earth
  • a303guy

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    Jan 13, 2016 4:17 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidJamaica! Just like much of the Caribbean, it's a dump! I remember the vendors always coming up to the tourists trying to sell their crap (hand made jewelry, shirts, etc)! And some of them are quite aggressive about it. Not interested in ever going back there.


    Couldn't agree more. Never again.
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    Jan 13, 2016 4:28 PM GMT
    Because of my field of work , i travel often ..
    I never been to a hell hole , as many of you have been and complained about it ..
    As long the people are friendly , i am fine almost everywhere , i have been a places where i wouldn't choose to live at , but i wouldn't call them "hell holes " , because i am not keen to those places doesn't mean someone aren't .
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    Jan 13, 2016 6:04 PM GMT
    pellaz saidDallas TX //had to spend a week there once
    Buffalo NY //grew up there
    Phoenix AZ //hell on earth


    Agreed with the bold. For a population close to 2 million, it's a boring city with a bunch of strip malls and hardly anything to do.
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    Jan 13, 2016 6:33 PM GMT
    Vegas for business. I had to walk halfway across town at midnight because it's apparently borderline illegal to offer cab service that doesn't originate on the strip.

    My work contacts were OK, and the average person on the street was nice enough, but put someone in a tacky uniform and they start shrieking at anyone foolish enough to slow their stride when yelled at.

    Doing whatever I can to avoid going back this year, but I fear it might not be enough.
  • AttisXVI

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    Jan 13, 2016 6:45 PM GMT
    Farmville, Virginia. When I did a semester at HSC, I went to a couple house parties off the Longwood Campus, and my dorm did a food drive downtown as part of our community service requirements. It's like a chunk of Baltimore flew up into space and crash-landed in the heart of Virginia.
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    Jan 13, 2016 6:53 PM GMT
    Dallas - Pretentious as fuck
    Atlanta - Almost as pretentious as Dallas
    New York City - Aggressively rude and mean
  • AttisXVI

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    Jan 13, 2016 7:00 PM GMT
    Yeah, Atlanta is pretty bad. Not even Ru Paul talks about Atlanta.
  • IgnatiusReill...

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    Jan 13, 2016 8:02 PM GMT
    I worked in Haiti for a short period of time two years past. The country literally is falling to pieces from long time neglect and the January 2010 7.1 earthquake. There is no rubbish collection, water systems are contaminated and the sewage systems leak copious amounts of contaminated water into the streets of Port-au-Prince. Sounds like there is nothing to appreciate, but the people are wonderful, faithful and loyal. They are meek and generous. It is people, their culture and hospitality that make a place worth visiting. I will return to Haiti.
  • RaggedyMan

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    Jan 13, 2016 9:14 PM GMT
    Modesto
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    Jan 13, 2016 9:25 PM GMT
    Sam27 saidWhatever "Phoenix is hell". Not according to me. - http://www.visitphoenix.com/
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    Los Angeles and Miami both are hell than Phoenix.



    Phoenix is a big place. When one says they are having a wonderful vacation in Phoenix it's understood that they are talking about Scotsdale and Paradise valley.
  • FRE0

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    Jan 13, 2016 9:41 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidJamaica! Just like much of the Caribbean, it's a dump! I remember the vendors always coming up to the tourists trying to sell their crap (hand made jewelry, shirts, etc)! And some of them are quite aggressive about it. Not interested in ever going back there.


    The solution is to pretend that you don't understand English; it has worked well for me. Say something like, "Guten tag. Wie gates es ihnen?" Or, " Buenos dias, seƱor. Como esta usted?". Then look disappointed when the aggressive vendor doesn't understand.
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    Jan 13, 2016 9:53 PM GMT
    AttisXVI saidYeah, Atlanta is pretty bad. Not even Ru Paul talks about Atlanta.


    I've never heard anything positive about Atlanta. Even from people from Atlanta.
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    Jan 13, 2016 10:01 PM GMT
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    AttisXVI saidYeah, Atlanta is pretty bad. Not even Ru Paul talks about Atlanta.


    I've never heard anything positive about Atlanta. Even from people from Atlanta.


    I got some moderately OK cardio last time rushing to my connecting flight. Does that count?
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    Jan 13, 2016 10:03 PM GMT
    anotherphil said
    MrFuscle said
    AttisXVI saidYeah, Atlanta is pretty bad. Not even Ru Paul talks about Atlanta.


    I've never heard anything positive about Atlanta. Even from people from Atlanta.


    I got some moderately OK cardio last time rushing to my connecting flight. Does that count?


    Atlanta, so ratched you'll do cardio trying to get out.
  • Wendigo9

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    Jan 14, 2016 1:14 AM GMT
    Hamilton, Ontario, hands down.
    Their moto is steeltown (more like guard your wallet) and I swear that is the most arrogant city I've ever been too. Would rather kill time at NYC's jfk airport than visit there again.
  • leanandclean

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    Jan 14, 2016 1:42 AM GMT
    Been to Atlanta repeatedly to visit a friend. I like our Northeastern cities better but in Atlanta they were more polite.

    I had a bad time in Indianapolis because I could not find any decent food downtown, only chains. Any non-U.S. food was hidden, and strangely to me it seemed like there were no people of color in the city. (I didn't stay long, though, so I'm sure there's much more to it than I saw.)
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    Jan 14, 2016 2:25 AM GMT
    NYC under the leadership of Comrad DeBlasio.
  • IgnatiusReill...

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    Jan 14, 2016 5:11 AM GMT
    grnranger99 saidAnywhere in Louisiana. Stationed there for two years while in the Air Force. I'd rather eat raw sewage then spend 5 mins in that back water shit hole. This, after being gone for 20 years.


    Hey Ranger,
    Nobody outclasses us in food preparation and presentation. I can brown a roux, add cayenne, onion, bell pepper, celery, okra, andouille, and shrimp to make a spicy gumbo, or mix the the sewage with a hot creole sauce served over a bed of rice. The USDA does not recommend eating sewage raw. icon_smile.gif
  • Fireworkz

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    Jan 16, 2016 10:40 PM GMT
    mitchellkalling said@neffa: +10

    Caribbean is fabulous. If you are going to somewhere where they are hawking goods at you, then you are going to the wrong places, especially in Jamaica!

    As for places not to return to, I'd say only Belarus, and even there could be interesting if approached in an open-minded way...


    I agree. I haven't been to Jamaica but the rest of the Caribbean is amazing. White sandy beaches, blue water and sunshine. What's not to love.
    Get away from the tourist traps.