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Popular places you have no desire to visit

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by CD Boogie, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    I hate the Cubs with the passion of a 1,000 suns, but even I would say Wrigley Field is a great place to watch a game.

    It's also a great place to win Game 163.
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  2. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    I, too, liked Puerto Rico, much more than I thought I would. Rather than it being a place I'd have no desire to visit, it is a place I would go to again.
  3. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Well-Known Member

    The Grand Canyon...I've flown over it enough times en route to Las Vegas to feel like I've been there so I'm good.

    Hoover Dam too...I'm good without either.
  4. SFIND

    SFIND Well-Known Member

    2010. Have they renovated it?

    And maybe it's better elsewhere in the park. I was in the upper deck. Place wreaked of a bad mix of stale concession stand food, sewer and alcohol. Cramped seats. Plenty of drunks who couldn't handle liquor.

    My time walking around the park didn't make me think it was much different elsewhere.
  5. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    Yes, they've renovated it. Extensively. And most of the surrounding area.
  6. SFIND

    SFIND Well-Known Member

    I may have to give it another shot. Old man has always wanted to go and was mad I went without him.
  7. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Go in September, after school has started again and tourist season is over, when they play the Pirates and the Reds (13-18). Plenty of good seats available, lots of room to spread out.
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  8. RARist

    RARist Member

    If there's one place where there's not a lot of English, it's Japan. Lost in Translation is pretty accurate in its depiction.
    The real handicap - same with Arabic countries - is not being able to read anything - in Europe, you can at least understand the letters and maybe make out a direction or place, whatever.
    In Japan, it's like being deaf and mute.
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  9. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Well-Known Member

    Depends where you are and what depth of experience you want. If you're out in the countryside or off the well-beaten tourist path, then yes, you need some Japanese to do more than wander about. In the big cities and major tourist spots, though, they either have ample English signage or are used to dealing with foreigners who don't speak Japanese wandering about. People with no Japanese ability regularly come to the country and have a great time -- I've known many, and been one myself.

    Would it be a richer experience if you could read all the signs and say more than a few survival phrases? Without question. Do you need to hit N3 on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test before even considering a visit? Not in the slightest.
  10. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Saint Maarten is my favorite island in the Caribbean. Love it there.
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  11. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    I've always wanted to do a weekend series in Wrigley. The idea of leaving work at 1030 on a Friday morning, going to a bar to pregame for a bit then off to the game really appeals to me.
  12. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Just this weekend I’ve come to the realization that Dodge City KS and its gross food is worthy of including on this list.
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