Where wouldn't you go again?

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51. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1473 posts) 3y 1 Star this if you like it!

Completed three days on Kurilskoye Lake in southern Kamchatka. Flew there by helicopter, despite cyclone from Sea of Okhotsk. Weather is changeable here. Lots of brown bears catching sockeye salmon returning to spawn. Only one river to the sea, but other tributaries from lake filled with salmon. Lake is actually a volcanic caldera. Huge numbers of salmon delay bear hibernation here in southern Kamchatka. Headed today by helicopter to Valley of Geysers. Then will hike Tolbachik, Mutnovsky and other volcanoes. Camps on volcanoes have no facilities, except drop toilet. Unfortunately, no seat provided (sigh). Need hip waders to cross rivers and streams; and sleeping bags to -5 degrees C. Rain jackets needed. This is a special place, but more are visiting. Some 200,000 expected this year, mostly Russians. That compares to 35,000 annually a few years ago, according to Lost World guide. Traveling with group of 15 others from Austria, Germany, Brazil, Switzerland and Singapore. Youngest 35. Oldest 72.

52. Posted by u2traveller (Budding Member 4 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Spent a few days in San Diego - don't feel the need to return (tho I do want to get back to LA and SF).

Did Milan - once was enough. Saw the interesting bits, but the city itself...meh.

After two visits to Cinque Terre, I don't think I'd return. The difference in crowds (and we went in 2008 and 2012 - practically the same days in Sept) in those four years was incredible, and I hear it has only gotten worse. I will amend that by saying - perhaps I would go back in April, but not from May-October.

Munich was OK - we didn't have much time there, but nothing makes me burn to go back.

53. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 1037 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

It's funny to me that the first 2 posts here refer to KL and Munich.
Both are places I wasn't expecting to like but actually really enjoyed my time visiting them.

Where wouldn't I go again?
Paris. It's a 'must see' location but I won't be going back, as the sites don't warrant a second visit.
There's also a few places in Italy that could apply to, like Venice ...

[ Edit: Edited on 05-Sep-2017, at 10:03 by Andrew Mack ]

54. Posted by balhannahrise (Respected Member 51 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I wouldn't go back to La Paz in Bolivia. I didn't find the people friendly and the high altitude gave me altitude sickness.

55. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1583 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Quoting balhannahrise

I wouldn't go back to La Paz in Bolivia. I didn't find the people friendly and the high altitude gave me altitude sickness.

I loved La Paz - we managed to stay an extra night so that we could go to a football match, Bolivar v Blooming. Had a great time at the game and then went to a bar with the locals. Despite speakiing barely a word of Spanish, we had a great time and they were so friendly. :)

56. Posted by R.T. MacAway (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

There's no place, city or country I wouldn't go back to. Dover is one of the most desolate places (relatively speaking) I've been to, still it was interesting and I'd go back any time.

I've just been to Kuala Lumpur, and while it certainly does not offer as much as e.g. Bangkok or Singapore, I thought it to be quite an interesting city.

When it comes to my hometown Munich - which I love and hate at the same time - I do see what makes people dislike the city. Still, if you venture beyond the touristy facade and the snobbish "Schickeria" crowd, you might find an extremely easy-going, beautiful and livable place.

57. Posted by Piecar (Inactive 1218 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I agree about Venice. I've actually been there twice, but the second time was under protest because I was with a friend who wanted to see it( and fair enough. A lot of history there). I can't imagine being a dyed in the wool Venetian and having to deal with the glut of tourists every day. It's just oppressive. The city is absolutely beautiful, but damn. ( I am aware, by the by, that I am, was, and always will be one of the tourists I speak of. It's like watching an alcoholic while you are also one. The mirror shows a harsh image)

I have visited Paris three times. The second was, under protest, with the same lady. The third time was because it was a good break point for a long flight. I found the ability to be sanguine about visiting there....But the city, in my view, has it's few attractions, and then is a city like any other. Except you can't sit down while drinking a coffee without mortgaging your home.

[ Edit: Edited on 09-Sep-2017, at 20:32 by Piecar ]