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Joined: 4/4/2009
Msg: 306
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I agree......Gary, Indiana....terrible,depressing city. We had to detour through the city last September due to the heavy rains and the I-94 was closed. Even the populace in the city looked depressed.
Joined: 12/3/2010
Msg: 309
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Posted: 12/29/2010 2:50:28 AM
That's too bad. It's on my bucket list. I'll probably still go. What specifically sucked about it?
Joined: 2/12/2011
Msg: 313
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Posted: 2/23/2011 7:47:21 PM
Busan, SK... the air is bad the roads are bad. I saw someone get run over and killed by a public bus, and the driver didn't even stop.
Joined: 3/8/2007
Msg: 333
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Posted: 9/19/2011 8:52:39 AM
My very own town Penticton...
Not becauce it's beautiful, warn and thousands of people vacation here.
It's cuz we are a small town of 30,000 people that grows to 130,000 in summer, too hectic.
But if I was a visitor what a kick azz town.

Never traveled but what a great thread as to "not where to go"
Joined: 6/4/2011
Msg: 336
Worst place you ever been?
Posted: 9/25/2011 12:55:56 PM
The Bronx, NY, in a 95F heat and the garbage is rotting on the streets in the black plastic bags. The place smelled like death itself.
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.
Joined: 9/22/2011
Msg: 341
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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.

Joined: 8/31/2011
Msg: 342
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.
Joined: 8/19/2010
Msg: 344
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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.
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.
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?)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joined: 11/15/2011
Msg: 354
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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.
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)
Joined: 1/29/2012
Msg: 357
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Posted: 2/22/2012 5:01:51 PM
Yup, I would have to say it is Kentucky
Joined: 1/12/2012
Msg: 358
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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.
Joined: 1/24/2012
Msg: 359
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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.
Joined: 8/3/2011
Msg: 360
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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.
Joined: 4/27/2008
Msg: 361
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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.
Joined: 1/29/2012
Msg: 362
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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
Joined: 5/5/2011
Msg: 364
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Posted: 3/1/2012 12:27:52 PM
Not the worst but still bad,boring 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 there were cute lil stores M&M Store for example.but 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.
Joined: 10/8/2005
Msg: 365
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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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