LemSkroob: Leaning tower of Pisa.I've lived in Italy and have seen most all there is to see, and Pisa is at the very bottom of the list.
fireclown: A better approach to this thread would be "What is someplace that really farking delivers.".
LemSkroob: Born_Again_Bavarian: LemSkroob: Leaning tower of Pisa.I've lived in Italy and have seen most all there is to see, and Pisa is at the very bottom of the list.This. What a terrible place. I would also add that if you are not a big museum person Florence sucks.Florence is where i lived, and while it is big on museum stuff, if that isnt your bag, there are literally 1,000 other historical buildings and sites to see. And it that still isnt your thing, there is always just chilling in a piazza with a coffee, of which there are dozens of (piazzas, that is).Pisa is basically a 3rd rate city with a train station a long walk away from its main attraction, with not much in between.Florence can lose half its landmarks and still be a destination. Pisa only has one thing going, and thats only impressive because of its accidental situation. Architecturally, the tower and Duomo are fine, but there are better examples of their styles within Tuscany alone.
Voiceofreason01: The biggest complaint they have about Disney World is $2.50 bottles of water(OH NO!)?
learn2fly: I'm going to Vegas for the first time this weekend. Any tips for a newbie?
topcon: farkeruk: fireclown: A better approach to this thread would be "What is someplace that really farking delivers.".Paris.There's a few tips: avoid eating and drinking in the central areas - you'll get stiffed - but other than that - it's architecturally beautiful, has lots of impressive sights to see, loads of art, great shopping. Go at the right times and hotels are cheap (when everyone leaves the city). And once you've done the big sights, there's still tons of smaller ones too. And eating in the outer arrondisements (which is like 15 minutes on a metro) is no more expensive than anywhere else.Yep! Don't eat or drink ON the Champs Elysees, ever. Go behind a few streets and you can find some great places though.For instance, I ate dinner at this place last year, just minutes walk from tourists traps on the Champs:http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187147-d802123-Reviews -C omptoir_de_l_Arc-Paris_Ile_de_France.htmlDuck confit dinner was only like 10 euros, wine was cheap.Here's what happened ON the Champs Elysees:One morning I wanted a cappuccino and an omlette. I said to myself "Alright, no big deal, I'm just going to eat here on the Champs and people watch." The omlette was reasonably priced, like 6 euros. Yeah, it's expensive, but I expected that for the view. I also got the cappuccino, which I didn't see the price of...it was nearly 8 euros. EIGHT! It wasn't even big, it was small! That's about $11. So that was a surprise.Anyway...I was in Paris off season and it was all quite cheap as I didn't do stupid shiat like that very often. Some of the hotels I stayed at were only ~100 euros a night, but if it had been peak season, they were $300-400 a night.
DrPainMD: List fails without Bourbon Street. Yeah, the bars are cool, but they're crowded. The food is awesome, but the entire French Quarter smells like fermenting vomit and rotting urine. And check for an adam's apple on that hot chick who wants to blow you.
APO_Buddha: So anyone ever been to Stuttgart, Germany? I'm going to visit some friends for 8 days at the end of September. It is during Oktoberfest, but I want to do some other things besides drinking beer./Don't worry Farkers, beer drinking will still happen
Eskaminagaga: The places that i have been dissapointed with are Boston, St. Louis, Baltimore, and Busan.
Rapmaster2000: What if I have really low expectations for St. Louis and Baltimore?
fireclown: Who ever built up Baltimore as a tourist spot? I'm kind of a Baltimore supporter (I went to college there), but Charm City is generally known as a city with some very real problems.
Jesus Farking Christ: Anyone having problems with Huffington Post on the iPhone where it blocks the ability to switch between pages with an ad?
LadySusan: learn2fly: I'm going to Vegas for the first time this weekend. Any tips for a newbie?Yes. Summon your inner child and enjoy the shiat out of the trip.Go to ALL the casinos on the strip at night. They have Mardi Gras! They have a pirate ship fighting a British ship! There are talking camels! Men dressed in Centurion outfits! The ceilings mimic a sky! Ride all the rides! Take the free tram! Relax by a pool! It's farking hot outside during the day! Look at all the funny people and you're one of them! Have a banal conversation with everyone you meet! Gamble. Play the farking slot machines. Some really smart people figured out a way to get you to keep playing and losing and look at all the fun flashing lights! Eat at all the restaurants. Keep a big farking smile on your face because you're on vacation doing something that you haven't done before.If you get a car the Red Rock Canyon state park is worth it or Death Valley, or Joshua Tree National Park, or the farking Mojave desert. Get a map.When you leave, tired out and hopefully just a bit sunburned, remember how much fun you had and think of all the things you did and saw that you don't normally do or see and that it will all be waiting for you if you ever come back. That's how to do a vacation.
chewd: What you think the casino will be like....[i.imgur.com image 688x570]What the casino is actually like....[i.imgur.com image 413x310]
Hawnkee: FLMountainMan: QueenMamaBee: I didn't think Vegas was all that bad. I was far more disappointed by Philly than I was Vegas.Why the hell did you have expectations for Philly?South St. was great until the Zipperhead moved around the corner and got renamed. After that, all that's left worth going to is Armed & Dangerous. Other than that, the goth club scene is pretty much all that's left.
o'really: Eskaminagaga: The places that i have been dissapointed with are Boston, St. Louis, Baltimore, and Busan.Not sure how busan was disappointing. That's my favorite city in korea.Families sleeping on the beach cuz it's so hot out? How cool is that? I love how safe korea is.Amazing seafood, great clubs. Bartenders who do crazy synchronized dances just for fun, on a weeknight.
Skarekrough: Las Vegas? Get off the strip,man. Dine at a place that only locals would.
MBooda: 8. Disneyworld. Meh, You can still have fun on Space Mountain and some of the other rides. But for god's sake don't eat the food.
Eskaminagaga: Baltimore was never really built up for me, i did not know what to expect before going. When I arrived, i found it was all ghettos with the small exception of the area over by the Waterfront.
LordBeavis: DrPainMD: List fails without Bourbon Street. Yeah, the bars are cool, but they're crowded. The food is awesome, but the entire French Quarter smells like fermenting vomit and rotting urine. And check for an adam's apple on that hot chick who wants to blow you.Why would you do that? Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to.
Xenomech: Land Ark: On the ride up from Edinburgh we passed about 500 Lochs. Any one of those would have provided the same level of interest.And the same level of monsters.
mbillips: Seriously, subby, casinos suck. Gambling is for retards. I would argue the point about Disney World, but then I'm a person of sufficient means to not look at the price of cocktails, souvenirs and meals when I go on vacation (I'm not rich, but I have a solid cash position, and I don't go on vacation very often). The Mouse is very good at entertainment, and you pay full price for it.Pretty solid list, actually.
talkertopc: I've never been to Disney myself but everyone I know who have loved it, I must say I'm not sure which one they went to except that it was not Euro Disney. Same thing for Las Vegas.Surprised to not see Paris on the list, I've seen quite long lines to visit the Eiffel tower and the Louvre in pictures (Google street view?). I would nonetheless totally spend most of my time in the Louvre if I ever went to Paris, I'd just stay away from the Mona Lisa which I guess is the main attraction for most tourists.
fozziewazzi: Tikal, Guatemala. Go there on a weekday, take the first min-van from your hotel that will get you there ~6am, make a bee-line for the grand plaza. You'll likely be the only one there. I had breakfast at the top of the pyramid, there was no one around, and I heard nothing but howler monkeys and parrots. As impressive as the place looks now I imagined how majestic, colorful and vibrant it must have been in it's heyday.
kdawg7736: Niagra Falls does not surprise me. The American side really is boring. Disney World will really get my parents going since they love that place.I will just stick to the many relaxing beaches the East Coast has to offer. Best ones in my opinion are Ocean City, MD, Outer Banks, NC, and Myrtle Beach, SC.
Tyrosine: I gotta agree with them on Frankfurt. It was basically bombed flat during the war, so there's few historical buildings remaining and there's not much to see unless you're an accountant and want to tour the financial district. On the plus side the big hostel near the train station is exceptionally clean, safe, and well run and they do have a local apple cider called apfelwein which is awesome.Better options that are not on every tourist's radar are Strasbourg and Frieburg. If you go to Strasbourg avoid the hostel on the Rhine outside of town: too remote and too sterile.
talkertopc: Surprised to not see Paris on the list, I've seen quite long lines to visit the Eiffel tower and the Louvre in pictures (Google street view?). I would nonetheless totally spend most of my time in the Louvre if I ever went to Paris, I'd just stay away from the Mona Lisa which I guess is the main attraction for most tourists.
slave2grind: Stone Mountain, Ga.Nuff said.
Recoil Therapy: you're pretty much guaranteed to walk away from Vegas poorer than when you arrived.WTF indeed. Anyone going to Vegas expecting to come back with more money than they arrived with is an optimistic fool. You have to pay for all those lights somehow... In fact anyone going on vacation anywhere expecting not to spend money doesn't really understand how life works.I do have to admit though that I learned something from TFA. In all my years revolving around the sun, I had never thought of Frankfurt as a destination vacation. Munich perhaps during Octoberfest but Frankfurt?
Delta1212: "I don't know how to have fun and no one else should either"
mbillips: Copperbelly watersnake: For me, the worst is Pigeon Forge or I as I like to call it the big stretch of butt ugly you have to drive through to get to the Smokies. There really is no good way around it if you're approaching the Smokies from the north. Most of the places on the list are good places to go if you avoid the tourist traps.Disney is fun if you have kids. If you don't have kids, there are better amusement parks to go to.Go through Maryville and Townsend; takes you straight to Gatlinburg along scenic Old State Highway 73 and avoids Pigeon Forge. Takes a bitl longer, but it's a gorgeous drive.
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