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1. Posted by Deleted19 (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

just interested to find out which countries/citys made people most livid?

I find Sydney and the surrounding area gets me most tamping due to a severe lack of rodeo.

2. Posted by dineyanti (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Traffic jams in Jakarta...they make you wish for hell.

3. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Traffic jams, noise, dust, heat, and locked inside a Bluebird taxi ... Yep ! Jakarta at about 3pm

4. Posted by Philymop (Full Member 110 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Qong-qing in China (think that's how it's spelt). Most polluted place I've ever seen, the tops of the buildings were completely theoretical from ground level and wading through rubbish heaps on the streets was not a memory I cherish. Lots of deserted buildings due to the 3 Gorges expansion. Smelled horrible, hurt your eyes and gave you black snot!

5. Posted by Kingwindle (Respected Member 302 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Try London, rush hour, huundreds of thousands of people going to work and then.... there is a signal failure, try sitting on a train for an hour while they try to get you moving. That is not nice especially as you're loosing money.

6. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Getting stuck behind a herd of cows in the Irish countryside at 9:10 in the morning when you are late for work!! Now that's annoying!!!!! It happens...

7. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

i keep getting stuck behind sheep when i visit people in the West.,..... but when you tell people outside Ireland they think you're having a laugh...
i don't get stuck in the mornings though as i don't pass any farms on the way to work....it must be a pain !

for me the noise of Cairo was a bit much, the drivers seem to have their hands glued to the car horns..... (even when there was no need )

8. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Kathmandu! It's loud (Accelerator directly connected to the horn) It's polluted - too many brick factories and at that time they still had the tuktuks (three wheeled motor rickshaws/Air polluter), which I think they banned by now from the Kathmandu Valley, crowded!.
You think cows are bad in Ireland? At least you could get out of the car and move them by force or even hit them. Try this in Nepal or in India - you'll be arrested. And apparently it is safer to hit a pedestrian with your car while avoiding a cow than the other way round!
But once you're there, head to Bhaktapur! Amazing city, part of the Unesco World heritage program. They are not allowd to build new buildings, just restore the old ones. The whole atmosphere is like a medieval town.

9. Posted by RichG (Budding Member 9 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

In my (fairly) limited experience, Delhi is my no.1 at the moment. Incredible Pollution, scams & rip-offs at every turn and a nightmare 5 hours in New Delhi station where my wife was groped, someone tried to pull down my shorts and rob me, had my foot runover by someone pulling a cart full of heavy stuff and was spat at a couple of times....

Worthwhile travel experience mind!!

10. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

i have to be honest and say though that if i hadn't been to somewhere so bad i wouldn't appreciate where i am now and where i want to go in the future !