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 *Just Jim*
Joined: 7/6/2007
Msg: 338
Worst place you ever been?Page 16 of 17    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17)
imo, the only bad places I have been are only in certain areas of the world where there are those people who treat their own kind ,themselves & their homes & community with disrespect & shame. Why so?
They blame others, the government,as they use the blame as their I'm a victim card.
Yet b & m others why they are stuck on stew-pid.

Respect is for those who want & earn it!
 QueenBeeSweetness
Joined: 9/23/2011
Msg: 339
Worst place you ever been?
Posted: 9/26/2011 11:02:26 PM
Morocco- i got severe food poisoing there

Spain- i went as a child & it was beautiful, but my Grandfather got mugged right in front of me. Some kid just ran up on him knocked him over and grabbed his wallet.
It was traumatising.
 Lord_0Xenu0
Joined: 9/19/2011
Msg: 340
Worst place you ever been?
Posted: 9/29/2011 12:31:13 AM
The worst trip I ever went on was the year my mother and I went hiking at Quabbin Resevoir and got stuck in a bog. I actually used to love Quabbin, at least until the wild dogs got out of control there in later years... but that one day was the worst, since it was almost my last day on Earth. It started out innocently enough, we drove up to the Hank's Place trail that runs down a beautiful forest nestled at the foot of some higher ground, with quaint old ruins on one side. A place for family, and for fair memories.

But on that day, all went disastrously wrong! We parked the car by the main road and walked down the pleasant old trail. We spent hours exploring the ruins and searching for old pottery or other artifacts from days gone by. Some fine Black Marshland Quartz crystals could be found in the marshy grasslands thereabouts, and I had a modest collection of gemstones at home, many of which I myself collected in just that fashion, on explorations such as this. We hiked up into the mountains from the high ground and spent almost until dusk there. It was in the afternoon when we came back down to Hank's Place and my mother spotted what appeared to be a green field not far from where we were. It lay beyond some dark woods and marshlands, and we braved it to the field. We were so excited to reach it that we ran out unto it only to discover to our horror that the field was no field at all! It was a bog covered by thick green goo. I mean we are talking slime! As in... SLIME! But we pressed on. Because we could no longer turn back, since we got turned around in the marshes and were now quite lost. So we braved the bog only to discover that it got deeper... and deeper. And darker! Soon, we were in a literal swamp and we could see the highway that leads to Ware in the far distance. We tried to make for it but we kept getting sucked down deeper, and deeper. We held our walking sticks above our heads like soldiers did their rifles in the 'Nam... and we kept forging ahead despite the insane risk. Something swam past our legs and it looked like a gigantic water snake. I never knew they could grow to that immense a size... but trust me, they CAN! The smell of the bog became horrible. I tell you, that was the Bog of Eternal Stench if ever there was one. Imagine rancid pine... only more putrid and foul than pine has any right to be. And that does not even come close to it. We attacked the snake with our walking sticks and made our way slowly to the right, because by now we could see the Hank's Place trail once again. We made our way back, though by then we were up to our necks in the vile slime and foul water of the bog. It really should have been late afternoon by then, and we half expected it to be nearly dusk. We had been gone for hours! Our watches were spinning oddly, like a compass gone haywire though. And only while we were in that bog. It was a peculiar and strange place indeed. We clambered out of the bog, grabbing hold of tree vines to aid us in escaping the pull of it. Because the horrible thing about a bog is that it keeps trying to suck you further down into it! Gods! But by some higher power's will, we made it out alive... though our watches were messed up beyond any ability to tell the time. We made our way back to the car to see what the time was and we found the oddest thing of all: the fact that we had been gone only five minutes. When we knew we had been gone for hours! Something paranormal occured in that bog, and we vowed never to go back into it again. And, naturally, we never did. That night, I bathed for six hours before the smell of that bog was washed out of me. My mother bathed for about that long after I was done. Even getting stuck in quicksand by the resevoir beach one time was nothing compared to that bog and it's wicked stench and strange time phases.

I love hiking, and I am very much at home in the outdoors... but I draw the line at bogs after that experience. Those watches worked fine one we got home, too. Curiouser and Curiouser, as Alice said. That is why they call it... the paranormal. --- Cheers!
 YayForBeer
Joined: 9/22/2011
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Worst place you ever been?
Posted: 9/29/2011 4:14:41 PM
Camden, NJ - Detroit, MI - Gary, IN - Chicago, IL - Los Angeles, CA - Boston, MA - Philadelphia, PA - Flint, MI - Cleveland, OH - Newark, NJ - Washington, DC - Charlotte, NC - Miami, FL .. all horrible cities. I've been to all of them for work. There's a laundry list... oh yeah, and Memphis, TN and Nashville, TN .. gang warzones. And can't forget Atlanta, GA. One of the most violent cities in the world.

However, nothing is as bad as Baltimore, MD. The armpit of the East Coast. You can't walk 10 feet without being accosted by a panhandler. In the 6 collective months I spent there for work, I had one hotel room broken into, two rental cars vandalized, and fought off an attempted mugging right in the Inner Harbor (The "tourist" area). But damn if they don't have some amazing seafood.

 punkinmuffins
Joined: 8/31/2011
Msg: 342
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Posted: 10/3/2011 8:25:10 PM
I love Turkey and Egypt! My God who could hate Turkey. I have been 3 times and travelled all over alone. The Turks are so open, honest and friendly. I love the food and people in Egypt as well.

I think Prague is overrated. Worst food on earth. Mexico is a hell hole. Utah is a truly dreadful place. Although they have the most beautiful national parks. Spain has horrible food and to many picky pockets. Italy is also a nation of thieves and their pizza sucks.
 chelseajkt1
Joined: 8/19/2010
Msg: 344
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Worst place you ever been?
Posted: 10/9/2011 7:03:35 PM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It took me a week to get out of there. We had to pay off people so we could board a plane. There are lots of pay offs there very corrupt. You couldn't wear jewelry because people would cut off your fingers to get it. There are safes in the room for valuables. A guy in our group got beat up leaving the hotel at night. They told us not to leave the hotel. I couldn't wait to get out of there.
 SuperFunGuy
Joined: 8/3/2006
Msg: 345
Worst place you ever been?
Posted: 10/10/2011 11:04:51 AM
I would have to say Marseille in the south of France. Other than the coastal ports that are very beautiful and the historical monuments. That's the only good thing I have to say about Marseille. This city is not a safe place for tourists. There is an extreme amount of poverty, theft, other related crimes in this city. It's overrun by people from Morocco, South Africa, and other South counrties. I was told never to walk the streets at night, even during the day. Many area's are not safe or walk around in. Taking the subways at night the same. Was there once in my life. I will never travel back ever again.
 Pete2205
Joined: 3/18/2011
Msg: 346
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Posted: 10/26/2011 5:50:55 AM
Loads of English people go there on holiday (which I don't like because why would I go on holiday to see people I normally see?)
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Of course they do - Just like you they either booked on a UK travel website or went into a travel agency and picked up an English Tour Operators brochure and booked Gambia just as you did.

If you are English and do not want to run into more English people in resort then do not book a holiday in one of the popular destinations frequented by Brits.

Its very easy to google Gambia on the net and find smaller resorts outside Kololi Beach, Banjul Senegambia etc that have a more diverse mix of holiday makers. You will have to book direct and arrange your own transfers but then if you want to escape commercialisation and over developed tourism you have to pay the price.
 Falcon91
Joined: 10/10/2011
Msg: 347
Worst place you ever been?
Posted: 11/16/2011 11:33:02 PM
Worst place I've ever travelled.....Well I'd have to say Greensville, NC or Roanoke Rapids, NC.....went down there when my mum and I were debating on moving to Greensboro, Greensville, or Roanoke Rapids. We moved to Greensboro to say the least....


Where I lived in Greensboro, aside from the fact that I got stabbed I would love to move back there. Greensboro is a great city lots to do and lots to take in, one of the many civil rights museums is there.
 Denik71
Joined: 3/17/2011
Msg: 348
Worst place you ever been?
Posted: 11/17/2011 5:04:32 PM
Cancun Mexico! Expensive and too many drunk college kids!
 blondie2752
Joined: 11/10/2011
Msg: 349
I agree Port Moresby is the most dangerous place I have ever been.
Posted: 11/18/2011 8:05:42 PM
I have been in 55 countries and Papua New Guinea is by far the most dangerous place. The hotel grounds was surrounded by razor wire and armed guards at every entrance. Local escorts had to be with you every moment to secure your safety. When hiking the Kokoda Trail, all personal items had to be in your tent at night or they would be stolen. The guards were necessary at night to assure our safety. The 10 days hike was amazing but I would never return to the country.
 Imclassique
Joined: 12/2/2011
Msg: 350
Worst place you ever been?
Posted: 12/26/2011 8:15:43 PM
Actually a few of them , - Singapore, Australia, Norfolk Island, Bali In Indonesia, K.L, Hong Kong, Teiran.
 TedJMill
Joined: 7/6/2005
Msg: 351
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Posted: 12/27/2011 11:25:41 AM
The most disappointing for me was the Grand Canyon. It was full of fog and I couldn't see a thing.
 Socalguy1962
Joined: 7/14/2009
Msg: 352
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Posted: 1/14/2012 8:43:41 AM
Eritrea...incredibly poor, beggars everywhere. Everyone looked malnourished. Very depressing place. Mombassa Kenya places a close second for it's violence and crime.
 onlydateIF
Joined: 11/15/2011
Msg: 354
Worst place you ever been?
Posted: 1/24/2012 8:55:04 PM
Out of 23 countries, I'd have to say my top 2 are: Martha's Vineyard-snootiest people I ever met and Reno, Nevada-filthy for a 1st world city, boring and depressing.
 cactusjoe1
Joined: 12/25/2011
Msg: 355
Worst place you ever been?
Posted: 1/29/2012 6:22:12 PM
Memphis, Cleveland in the US
Greater Toronto in Canada
Cuba
Rome - they fined me on the metro
Belgrade, Serbia - glad we were only there for one night
Hobart in Tasmania but rest of Tassie is nice
Melbourne again Oz - very snotty people
Invercargill NZ - apparently everyone wants to escape
Vientianne Laos - too many backpackers but Luang Prabang was nice
Warsaw - noisy
 Pete2205
Joined: 3/18/2011
Msg: 356
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Posted: 1/31/2012 1:33:56 PM
Melbourne a ''Worst place''??

Ballaratt, Phillip Island, Great Ocean Road...
Excellent transport infratructure, great choice of food from most cultures, great club scene - Aussies by their nature are welcoming people.

What did you do ? Stay one night in a back packers ??

Melbourne's a great place and Victoria has a hell of a lot of to see - Soverign Hill the site of the gold miners rebellion (The Eureka Stockade)
 COZYCHARMER
Joined: 1/29/2012
Msg: 357
Worst place you ever been?
Posted: 2/22/2012 5:01:51 PM
Yup, I would have to say it is Kentucky
 lacalli
Joined: 1/12/2012
Msg: 358
Worst place you ever been?
Posted: 2/22/2012 6:37:59 PM

The most disappointing for me was the Grand Canyon. It was full of fog and I couldn't see a thing.

That's terrible! Because it's one of my favorite places in the world and the most awe-inspiring by far.
 SerendipityHappens
Joined: 1/24/2012
Msg: 359
Worst place you ever been?
Posted: 2/23/2012 5:29:37 AM
Most Disapointing? The Great Salt Lake- Smelled like low tide on steroids and while walking along the shore we heard a crunching sound and looked down to see that we were walking on seagull carcases.
 pepsiguy711
Joined: 8/3/2011
Msg: 360
Worst place you ever been?
Posted: 2/23/2012 7:31:47 AM
well for everyone who said niagara falls n.y you are absolutely right !! n.y.s and the city of niagara falls without a doubt " dropped the ball " on this one. to have such a marvel as niagara falls right in your backyard and do absolutely NOTHING with it as far as attractions, marketing, etc is beyond me. the indians put up a very nice casino resort but outside of that the canadian side picked up the fumble and ran it in for a touchdown.
 travelingmkey
Joined: 4/27/2008
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Posted: 2/23/2012 5:34:17 PM
Detroit-Windsor, nothing really to see except for the Ford museum and they charge you $30 just to visit the damn place. There are only liquor stores and prostitutes everywhere. Road condition was horrible too, nothing really to see.

Fenghuang City, China. Greatly exaggerated place with not much scenery, food was crappy, street vendors everywhere hawking services and goods. The water was smelly due to people doing laundry, etc.

Toronto - Other than the Lake Ontario and the CN tower, the city is just one big urban sprawl spread out miles and miles.

Halifax - Smelly harbor, small city with not much of anything there. No need to visit a second time cause there is nothing to see there.

Algonquin Park - nothing really to see, most of the park is like abandoned and really nothing to see.
 COZYCHARMER
Joined: 1/29/2012
Msg: 362
Worst place you ever been?
Posted: 2/24/2012 8:10:18 PM
No, it was not Kentucky. I would have to say it was Oklahoma. The fresh moon-shine was terrible. The summers were ok but their was nothing much to do but swim. And I always got my but handed to me by my cousins playing full gear football
 asianpeachqTea
Joined: 5/5/2011
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Posted: 3/1/2012 12:27:52 PM
Not the worst but still bad,boring awful..is a trip to Las Vegas.So much
smoking,drinking,...ppl handingout um..xesual..papers to clubs or stuff.
and gambling abound an such headaches from the lights an its tacky buildings an..blah not a very good family trip but it was still ok. the natural side was good..an there were cute lil stores M&M Store for example.but idk..it wasnt exactly a bad trip but it wasnt very swell either
its a toss up.
but its natural beauty again is amazing.go farther from its city an you can see the desert,experience the dark night truly:pitch black an see the milkyway an others.That was worth the trip to get to L.V.though too the city had its charms here an there so even its bright artificial lights had something alittle nice to it.
 grtlips
Joined: 10/8/2005
Msg: 365
Worst place you ever been?
Posted: 3/5/2012 7:52:19 AM
I keep seeing Tijuana mentioned, I have been there a few times. Once with a Mexican buddy who really knew his way around, I don't remember it smelling bad, but it wasn't the summer either. Met really nice people and had a great dinner but again I was with someone who knew their way around. Mostly I have driven through TJ to get to Ensenada for Baja races. Mexico can be really great or a nightmare depending on perspective. The worst part of TJ is driving back across the border to the US - it takes forever, we detour to Mexicali it is quicker.

Once in Ensenada to film the Baja 1000, one of our co-workers had all of his belongings stolen from his pick-up bed within 5 minutes of stepping away to stretch his legs. Right in the hotel parking structure, with people 100 ft away. That was my first experience of Baja.

About 75 miles south of Ensenada, while waiting to film our race truck at a pit stop, my buddy and I positioned his 4wd SUV on a small hill overlooking the spot were the pit crews were located. We had camp chairs and a cooler and made ourselves comfortable while watching the crews below prepare for the racers; who were many hours away from checking-in. Early in our stay at camp, a farmer drove up and joined us. He told us (I think) that we were next to the fields that he worked. He shared Tequila that he had, and we gave him some of our cold cuts and bread, and we had a conversation. He was the rough weather beaten guy you imagine making his living from the dirt in such a place. We don't speak much Spanish, and he little English, but we shared food and drink and we were friends for an afternoon. When night came we saw rowdy kids starting fires nearby from the dry grass. Then a race team support truck pulled up and the guys got out and walked a ways towards the checkpoint and a hoard of young people quickly stole everything out of the truck that wasn't tied down. The Mexican people are very friendly. But within a few hours you can see the best, and worst in one place. Anywhere there is poverty you are going to see people do extreme things. They saw really rich people in their country spending money on a racing hobby , while they are dirt poor. I was just glad we decided not to hang out with the crowd and picked a spot watching from a safe distance. When our race truck checked-in late at night we drove down to the pit and shot some footage and followed it up the paved road until it went back into the dirt.
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