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71. Posted by starlight2 (Full Member 108 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

New Orleans - although truth be told it gets better the more I think about it. I was disappointed to see that New Orleans' jazz heritage had been by-and-large turned into a tourist gimmick. Plus the parks and streets were filthy - filled with garbage and in desperate need of some TLC. Mind, once you realize that the overwhelmingy black population was mostly relegated to jobs in the kitchen or the storeroom (except for House of Blues!), you can kind of figure out where city pride went.

Still, as I said, my memories of the trip grow fonder and fonder.

Did you go pre or post Hurricane Katrina?

72. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 9y

The miserable state of Indiana. Last year I was actually a "merchguy" for my friends' band and we did a 40 day tour along the Eastern half of the US. Let's just say the drive from Kentucky to La Porte, Indiana was the worst ever. The entire state of Indiana will be on my shitlist for many years to come. Just driving through got me depressed

73. Posted by starlight2 (Full Member 108 posts) 9y

Quoting NantesFC

The miserable state of Indiana. Last year I was actually a "merchguy" for my friends' band and we did a 40 day tour along the Eastern half of the US. Let's just say the drive from Kentucky to La Porte, Indiana was the worst ever. The entire state of Indiana will be on my shitlist for many years to come. Just driving through got me depressed

My ex goes to college in Indiana .. haha wow that sucks.

74. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting starlight2

Did you go pre or post Hurricane Katrina?

I went in January of 2005 - about half a year before Katrina.

75. Posted by CanadaKid (Full Member 71 posts) 9y

Belize City. boo.

i blame the cruise companies coming in and dropping people there without too much concern for the locals. a lot people there hated foreigners. I got yelled at in the street. People at the grocery store were talking about me in Spanish (haha too bad they didnt realize I speak Spanish...)

76. Posted by MJennifer (Inactive 18 posts) 9y

- Disneyland because everything is fake! And it is so overpriced - it'd really best to be avoided.

- Venice in the summer when a cruise ship empties out its passengers into the town. There are literally so many people that it's hard to move. I'm sure the same goes for many other cities and towns - what a shame. However Venice in the early morning before the crowds is AMAZING.

- New Jersey - 'nough said.

77. Posted by djiboutici (Full Member 465 posts) 9y

I guess it depends on one's expectations...Someone mentioned earlier...;)

I've yet had to go someplace and got really disappointed with it...No negatif vibes for me...

Peace&Love

P.S:My advice would be not to expect anything...;)

78. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 9y

Langkawi. The beach in Pantai Cenang is very dirty and you can see rubbish on the beach. The water is sticky. The most dangerous thing is you can find a broken glass on the beach. Very dissapointed in it.

79. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

New Caledonia, without a doubt.

The tourist infrastructure is almost non-existant, the restaurants make London and New York look like a bargain, the hotels are 1960 style places that have been 'modernised', and there's not much to do.

This might be different if you go to the Isle of Pines, but you need to take out a second mortgage if you want to either stay there or go for a day trip. The cost per adult for a day trip was AUD $300 (about USD $250) and the short, round trip is "only" 5 hours. Needless to say we didn't bother.

The hotel we stayed at has been renamed the Surf Hotel Noumea and is "between Nouméa’s two finest beaches and with a view onto one of the most beautiful lagoons in the word". However, there is no surf whatsoever on either of these beaches, regardless of the weather conditions. This sort of thing sums up New Caledonia - great promises, little delivery.

Still, my wife was 7 months pregnant when we went there, so it's not like we were going to be quad-biking or doing any extreme sport.

Stay away.

80. Posted by Mr Gee (Budding Member 91 posts) 9y

I went to Dublin for St Patricks day a few years back.... and man it was dull, sorry to anyone who lives there, but its just no different from most UK cities, the only thing that reminded me i was in Ireland was the crappy green hats and Guinness stuff everywhere!!