Where wouldn't you go again?

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21. Posted by Sophietravelnut (Inactive 16 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Piecar

That's interesting, I've never heard that about Calais. Well, it's a port city and they can be dreary affairs. I was JUST in Dover, so I'm glad I didn't ferry across.

Yes you were lucky its just not pretty we had to get on out ship there so had no choice but still an experience.

22. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1346 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

When we head east, we almost have to go through Las Vegas and we both hate it. We go through as quickly as possible and if we have to stop for a meal, no matter the time of day, we only order breakfast. You can't ruin breakfast at a truck stop. Now that we're living further north, we can avoid LV which is fine with us.

Noting the comments on Los Angeles above, I must say that we both love LA. There are so many excellent museums in LA and the area; there is the wonderful LA Philharmonic with the Gehry-designed Disney Hall; beaches; shopping; amusement parks (that we don't care for but millions do); and easy access to San Diego by train. We actually miss being near LA.

Another place I'd never return is New Orleans. Just driving through Louisiana was a scary experience for me. I've never gotten over it and won't go back. We kept passing burnt out stripped cars along the Interstate. I just had an underlying feeling of violence the whole time we were there. The mosquitoes were vicious too . . .

Not sure I've been anyplace in Europe where I wouldn't return. I would say my favorites are France, Bavaria and Scotland, but that's not what this thread is about . . . ;)

23. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 874 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Another place I'd never return is New Orleans. Just driving through Louisiana was a scary experience for me. I've never gotten over it and won't go back. We kept passing burnt out stripped cars along the Interstate.

I'm just curious when was this trip? I did a roadtrip at the beginning of the year that went through Louisiana. While there were certainly some run down places, it was not as bad as this description Perhaps the driving direction made a difference? Did you approach New Orleans via Lafayette?

24. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1491 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

We lived in Louisiana for 6 months and while the politics was interesting, it was not scary. It's like another country - or rather two countries. One upstate, and one around NOLA. Different from the rest of the US. I find LA or NYC or Miami more scary. If I hadn't grown up in Baltimore that would be scary to me.

25. Posted by goodfish (Full Member 177 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Interesting list, including the places I haven't been to yet.

I'm in the "never again" camp for Las Vegas - hate the place - and don't need to see Orlando or Daytona Beach again either. Other than the art institute, I've sort of had my fill of Chicago, and Denver too although I don't intensely dislike either place, certainly.

But I liked New Orleans for the history and architecture, and enjoyed Paris very much for the art and architecture as well. Amsterdam didn't do much for me but then, the city had construction going on everywhere, it seemed, and a lot was closed for renovation last we were there. Probably should give that one another (short) shot.

26. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1491 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

I don't like Orlando because of the traffic and the theme parks (although most of them aren't really in Orlando). If you aren't focused on WDW, there are other things to see and do in that area other than the theme parks.

27. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1346 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Teoni

Another place I'd never return is New Orleans. Just driving through Louisiana was a scary experience for me. I've never gotten over it and won't go back. We kept passing burnt out stripped cars along the Interstate.

I'm just curious when was this trip? I did a roadtrip at the beginning of the year that went through Louisiana. While there were certainly some run down places, it was not as bad as this description Perhaps the driving direction made a difference? Did you approach New Orleans via Lafayette?

Hi Teoni,
It was many years ago and we were coming from the other direction. We had visited a friend in Brewton, Alabama; drove through Mobile and entered Louisiana on I-10 from Mobile so going the opposite direction from you. We were told stolen cars were driven across the state line and dumped in Louisiana for some reason. That they were dumped didn't seem so strange, but they had all been set fire and were completely burned out. It looked like a war zone. What kind of people burn a car just because they don't want it? Not people I want to spend my vacation with . . . We must have passed a dozen of them but one or two would have done it for me. It was creepy.

28. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Respected Member 339 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Maybe Manila for me, Hot, Seedy and a distinct lack of sights, although as i have previously stated on this forum, when i visited Manila it was towards the end of a rather long trip, i was tired, a little sick and kind of worn down. So perhaps i will visit again to see if i was being a little over sensitive and there is maybe some hidden charms that i overlooked.

To be quite truthful i tend to visit different destinations every time i travel, so repeat gigs (apart from major transit hubs, which are unavoidable), are a rare occurrence for myself.

29. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1491 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Beausoleil

Quoting Teoni

Another place I'd never return is New Orleans. Just driving through Louisiana was a scary experience for me. I've never gotten over it and won't go back. We kept passing burnt out stripped cars along the Interstate.

I'm just curious when was this trip? I did a roadtrip at the beginning of the year that went through Louisiana. While there were certainly some run down places, it was not as bad as this description Perhaps the driving direction made a difference? Did you approach New Orleans via Lafayette?

Hi Teoni,
It was many years ago and we were coming from the other direction. We had visited a friend in Brewton, Alabama; drove through Mobile and entered Louisiana on I-10 from Mobile so going the opposite direction from you. We were told stolen cars were driven across the state line and dumped in Louisiana for some reason. That they were dumped didn't seem so strange, but they had all been set fire and were completely burned out. It looked like a war zone. What kind of people burn a car just because they don't want it? Not people I want to spend my vacation with . . . We must have passed a dozen of them but one or two would have done it for me. It was creepy.

I've been in that area several times, and I never saw that. (I've actually been to Brewton.) The last time I visited NOLA, we flew in, but we lived south of New Iberia for about 6 months in 1960. We drove into Louisiana from Pensacola (it was before all the interstates). The roads were often not paved, and when it rained they turned into a very sticky gumbo-like mud. They used shells to stabilize the mud, and we got flat tires cut from the shells 3 times when we lived there. They also had fire ants.

30. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1346 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

This was not in the 1960s . . .