Places not to go before you die

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  1. brook

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    I heard a program about places you should go before you die. I am wondering if there are places you have been that you would absolutely not recommend. I'll start off with the Great Wall of China. Though a feat of engineering, I didn't find it particularly exciting and would not suggest going out of your way to see it, particularly if you have limited time. There are many other places to see and things to do in China.
     
  2. ishbel

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    Hong Kong.
     
  3. gunnar

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    Wow Ishbel, That's a bit short. Any particular section or you just saying all of it is not to be borne?
     
  4. brook

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    Hong Kong has really good food, though.
     
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    Antarctica...too cold there. /img/vbsmilies/smilies//biggrin.gif
     
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    Haiti
     
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    North Korea or ANY war zone.
     
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    I agree! not good to to be in any war zone country. 
     
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    Deridder, Louisiana.  been there, don't ever really need to go back nor recommend anyone visiting.
     
  10. ishbel

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    Gunnar

    I've visited the ex-colony a number of times.  Each time I have had bad experiences!  Last time, was in April this year transiting in the Business lounge.... NEVER again!  I love the service of Cathay Pacific airlines  - but that airport and the RUDE and obnoxious airport staff are simply not worth it!
     
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    gallup, new mexico

    kayenta, arizona

    kingston, jamaica

    port au prince, haiti

    joey
     
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    Funny I've really liked everywhere I've been to and I've been to Shanghai, Montreal, Chicago, Denver, Jamaica, Tokyo (for a night :|   ), Beijing, but I'd say if you can avoid Boulder, Colorado.  I did a stint at grad school there and I got food poisoning and had to quit due to that and other reasons and the people there were just horrible.  The whole town reaks of destitution and you can't get around anywhere without a car.  
     
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    Gary, Indiana is pretty depressing.
     
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    Pahokee, Florida    Depressing, depressing, depressing
     
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    Camp Lejeune, North Carolina...beyond depressing
     
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    boulder, colorado...destitiute?...are you sure?  boulder is a very prosperous little/ big town... a college town....what century were you there in? and what town can you get around in without a car? cities maybe, towns maybe not so much...actually pearl street in boulder is a no car zone...pedestrian traffic only...AANND....i believe boulder was just voted as the 'foodiest town in america' (albeit, bon appetits' award).....sorry you had such a rotten time there an,d that the people were so horrible and, that you got food poisoning and had to drop out of school...does seem a bit extreme, though...anyway,on behalf of the people from the great state of colorado, i apologize...

    joey
     
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    I kept dropping in and out of grad school but then messed up and dropped in one time to many.  Kharma has a way of catching up. 

    Speaking of college hijinks, don't get dropped off at the Bettaravia Road in Sisquoc while hitch-hiking down the coast.  

    East Gary and East Chicago, Indiana were the most depressed, rust-bucket, ugliest, toughest towns I was ever in, each and both could have been missed without being missed.     

    BDL
     
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    Bakersfield, California. Trucker stop. That's it. But really really amazing taco food truck right off the highway at a Chevron.

    The Tenderloin in San Francisco. Scary.
     
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    Binghamton, NY- Uglier and dirtier than buffalo, but w/ less to do and crappy weather too. I hate driving through the town, jersey is prettier. But I don't think anyone has Binghamton on their bucket list.

    More to the OP's point

    Honolulu was not that impressive. Kinda like Albany with a really nice beach, didn't do it for me. Of course I don't like people, and therefore dislike cities. But one must go through Honolulu to get to any other locale in Hawaii. So the airport should be one place you do go.

    BTW, south Philly on garbage day mid August, not cool.
     
  20. petemccracken

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    So BDL, how long did you wait for a ride?

    Or did you get smart and walk north to a better exit? /img/vbsmilies/smilies/crazy.gif (Cal Poly grad, that spent FAR too much time on 101 (Nipomo, Guadelupe (good food at both Jocko's and the Far Western)