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Popular places you have no desire to visit

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

  1. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    I went to Brazil (Rio and São Paulo) a few times on business. It was unbelievably dangerous and corrupt. We traveled with armed security and still were hit up by the police for bribes in both places. Never again.
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    When the kids were young, we bought the family pack to Kings Dominion just north of Richmond. Wife, both kids and their cousin. I had no interest. They'd go 3-4 times a summer and I'd have a day to myself. I did enjoy an occasional trip to Water Country in Williamsburg but that was about it. Not a roller coaster fan, not a crowd fan. Give me a beach and a book and/or fishing rod and I'm good.

    I've been abroad several times and enjoyed it but there a lot of places in the U.S. I still want to visit. So I'd take San Francisco over Paris, Seattle over Rome, that kind of thing.
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  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Had a neighbor who traveled to Brazil (Sao Paulo) on business. He was the victim of a mass armed robbery IN THE HOTEL CHECK-IN LINE! That pretty much ended my Brazil interest, though of course if any media outlet had offered to pay my way to the World Cup or Olympics I'd of been right there.
  4. Severian

    Severian Well-Known Member


    My gf really wants to go, and I'm game for a lot of country, but India is where I draw the line. I have no interest ever visiting.
  5. Severian

    Severian Well-Known Member

    My friends and I visited a few weeks ago and had an absolute blast. Soak City really helped because the day was a scorcher.
  6. Severian

    Severian Well-Known Member

    Miami is fun if you're in the food and culture. Whatever you, never, ever go to South Beach. It's a tourist trap. You'll find plenty of beaches in North Miami. Also, prepare to deal with traffic and learn at least some basic Spanish.
  7. Severian

    Severian Well-Known Member

    Orlando is the worst city in Florida.

    If you ever plan to visit Florida, avoid that city like the plague.
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  8. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    You have no idea what you now owe me.
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  9. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    My parents are hardcore travellers, and they went to India with some trepidation. They loved it, thought it was fascinating, but it was not a vacation. They came back exhausted from the heat and the crush. They're glad they went, absolutely. It's just not someplace you go to get away from it all.

    I'd like to go, too, but I am positive I would get very sick there.
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  10. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    The driving in India is like the asteroids scene in Star Wars.
    If that doesn't kill you the water will.
    But then the squirts will only last a few days and you're good as new.
    Consider it a sort of pressure wash for the insides.
  11. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Remember trying to Google map them an escape route in - was it Cairo?

  12. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I was there a few years ago in June for a conference. Didn't care for it at all. I assume Miami is much like it, except maybe better culture and food, as you mentioned.

    Orlando just seemed totally fake with miserable weather.
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