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billythrilly7th
10-27-2006, 01:47 AM
What say you?

Where'd you go excited only to end up disappointed?

The one that comes to mind for me is the "SUNSET STRIP."

The "World Famous Sunset Strip."

It's like...nothing.

But maybe 'cause I lived in LA so long.

But really, it's like ...nothing. Tower records and a couple bars....ah...it's overrated.

Thank you.

WerenCole
10-27-2006, 01:48 AM
Virginia Beach is tourist trap but the place is small hell. If you want mid-atlantic beaches, go to the Outer Banks.

dclary
10-27-2006, 01:50 AM
Asia.

Tiger
10-27-2006, 01:53 AM
What say you?

Where'd you go excited only to end up disappointed?

The one that comes to mind for me is the "SUNSET STRIP."

The "World Famous Sunset Strip."

It's like...nothing.

But maybe 'cause I lived in LA so long.

But really, it's like ...nothing. Tower records and a couple bars....ah...it's overrated.

Thank you.

Waikiki... But then, I live about 2 miles from it.

Cat Scratch
10-27-2006, 02:29 AM
(Hey, fellow islander! I, too, live near Waikiki--although I have to say I'd rather be on a beach in Waikiki than, say, an industrial park in Detroit!)

I'd say the Bahamas are overrated. I was there for 3 days and there was nothing to do but tourist traps and eating overpriced crappy food. Didn't help that it rained the whole time.

SpookyWriter
10-27-2006, 03:24 AM
Pig's Alley, in Mexico across the border from Yuma, was a bust for me when I was 16 and living on the streets. I went there with Dino, a friend of mine, and all we found were naked women, booze, and 24x7 partying.

No pigs though...Pffffttt...

billythrilly7th
10-27-2006, 03:27 AM
Pig's Alley, in Mexico across the border from Yuma, was a bust for me when I was 16 and living on the streets. I went there with Dino, a friend of mine, and all we found were naked women, booze, and 24x7 partying.


Is there a secret map that will take us to this Paradise?

Alan Yee
10-27-2006, 03:53 AM
At first, I thought the title said "Most Overrated Terrorist Destinations." I was disappointed to learn that it really said "Tourist." :(

Jongfan
10-27-2006, 04:02 AM
I would have to say Bermuda, very pretty island, beautiful beaches......thats it

Tiger
10-27-2006, 04:12 AM
(Hey, fellow islander! I, too, live near Waikiki--although I have to say I'd rather be on a beach in Waikiki than, say, an industrial park in Detroit!)

I'd say the Bahamas are overrated. I was there for 3 days and there was nothing to do but tourist traps and eating overpriced crappy food. Didn't help that it rained the whole time.

Alas, I've been to neither Detroit nor the Bahamas...

I think if I were a tourist on O`ahu, I'd stay in Ko Olina.

-D

Silver King
10-27-2006, 04:31 AM
I went there with Dino, a friend of mine, and all we found were naked women, booze, and 24x7 partying.
Spooky, I'd forgotten all about that trip.

If you like standing in line for hours sweating profusely while awaiting so-called entertainment that lasts but brief moments, try Disney World in Orlando, Florida, for the most over-rated, over-priced, over-the-top assault on the senses yet least pleasing theme park known to mankind.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
10-27-2006, 04:57 AM
There's a drive-through zoo in southern Oklahoma called 'Arbuckle Wilderness'. They advertise 'Over 1000 Wild Animals!'

Yup. There's a thousand all right: 999 goats and 1 Highland cow.

Mom'sWrite
10-27-2006, 05:07 AM
Singapore

Silver King
10-27-2006, 05:18 AM
There's at least three beaches to choose from.
You have beaches in Orlando? Where? Now don't tell me they're man-made by the side of a lake, either.;)

Gary
10-27-2006, 06:04 AM
When I was stationed in Orlando 45 years ago was great. When I returned 4 years ago, I was really disappointed.

However, I have to cast my vote for either the San Francisco Wharf area, or downtown Seattle. Both stink of rotten fish, human feces, urine and vomit. Seattle is filled with panhandlers and vagrants that constantly bother you. Both areas are nice if you stay away from the heart of the city.

Siddow
10-27-2006, 07:30 AM
Los Angeles.

What a CRACK town.

And the water is dirty.

TsukiRyoko
10-27-2006, 07:35 AM
Wheeling (only a tourist attraction to the locals, btw), because most of the population is toothless, smells of pus-filled boils and rotting blood, and drinking water is always cloudy and kind of glows yellowish at night.

Plus, everyone's a dickhead.

billythrilly7th
10-27-2006, 07:38 AM
Wheeling

From a town known as Wheeling, West Virginia
Rode a boy with a six-gun in his hand
And his daring life of crime
Made him a legend in his time
East and west of the rio grande

Well, he started with a bank in Colorado
In the pocket of his vest, a colt he hid
And his age and his size
Took the teller by surprise
And the word spread of Billy the Kid

TsukiRyoko
10-27-2006, 07:46 AM
Oh yeah, wasn't Billy the Kid that crossdresser that they found dead by the river last week? :roll:

Always knew he'd go far....

SpookyWriter
10-27-2006, 08:03 AM
Is there a secret map that will take us to this Paradise?This place also goes by the name Boys Town. It's quite famous for (well you can only imagine) the meat packing plant. :D

Lyra Jean
10-27-2006, 08:03 AM
Halloween Horror Nights at MGM. They toned it down so much that elementary kids are hardly scared. They also jacked the price up.

Silver King stole my first choice. Disney World Epcot. Both extremely overrated.

SpookyWriter
10-27-2006, 08:07 AM
Boone's Farm in California. Believe they don't sell wine there and it's just a petting zoo. Pffftt...

travelgal
10-27-2006, 08:21 AM
Miami. Nice beach, Art Deco buildings and a funky bookstore with yummy food, but that's about it. Didn't like the vibe at all, and grundge was everywhere.

The Bahamas. The lounge chairs totally ruined the beach. There was nothing there, except, well, lounge chairs and overpriced food.

Beijing. The smog was so bad you couldn't see beyond a hundred meters. It extended to the Great Wall. Great place, but the tacky shops spoiled everything. It's not like I could admire the scenery, because the scenery was smog. Don't go in the summer or winter. Trust me. And go soon, before all the funky old places are bulldozed in preparation for the Olympics.

The Eiffel Tower. I never did like the thing, but when you're in Paris, you go to the Eiffel Tower, right? I thought there would be cafes, some artists, some kind of zesty vibe. Nah. Just crowds taking pics and dropping rubbish everywhere. Paris was great, though.

expatbrat
10-27-2006, 02:45 PM
Pattaya

Nakhlasmoke
10-27-2006, 02:52 PM
The V and A waterfront in Cape Town. I have no idea why tourists go there - I mean, it's a shopping mall on a harbour for crying out loud. Everything is overpriced to suit tourist dollars. The only decent place in the whole mess is Mitchells, because that's where all the waiters have gone to get pissed on Bosun's Bitter, and Old Wobbly.

expatbrat
10-27-2006, 02:59 PM
Beijing. And go soon, before all the funky old places are bulldozed in preparation for the Olympics.


They are actually bulldozing them because they have no sanitation or heating. Did you ever check out the toilets in the hutongs areas while you are there? Scary… The ones around Hoi Hai and the Forbidden City have been done up to impress the tourists – the real ones like those found along the canals and out of the touristy areas are absolute hovels. The ones around the Forbidden City will still be there for a long time yet.

expatbrat
10-27-2006, 03:02 PM
The V and A waterfront in Cape Town. I have no idea why tourists go there - I mean, it's a shopping mall on a harbour for crying out loud. Everything is overpriced to suit tourist dollars. The only decent place in the whole mess is Mitchells, because that's where all the waiters have gone to get pissed on Bosun's Bitter, and Old Wobbly.

NO WAY! The waterfront in Cape Town is STUNNING!!! I loved that place... oooh and hubs and I got engaged there. The view of table mountain with the lights shining up on it at night is FANTASTIC!!! I think Cape Town is the second most spectacular city in the world (Sydney gets first).

SC Harrison
10-27-2006, 04:51 PM
The Eiffel Tower. I never did like the thing, but when you're in Paris, you go to the Eiffel Tower, right? I thought there would be cafes, some artists, some kind of zesty vibe. Nah. Just crowds taking pics and dropping rubbish everywhere. Paris was great, though.

I agree totally, but it's one of those places you have to go see or people back home think you're crazy. :)

It was pretty weird, though. It was crowded, of course, but also there were bunches of assault-rifle toting soldiers glaring at everybody, and what seemed like hundreds of surly Middle-Eastern guys stalking around trying to sell miniature Eiffel towers. I kept looking for a cloud of poison gas or something to envelop the crowd, and I even tossed some grass in the air golf-style just to track the wind direction.

eldragon
10-27-2006, 05:01 PM
Vegas.

What a **** hole for people like Paris Hilton to play in. An ocean of misery.

clockwork
10-27-2006, 05:14 PM
Cape Canaveral/Kennedy/Space Centre/whatever it is, was just awful when I went many years ago. Apparently they've got their sh*t together now but at the time, I doubted mankind's ability to launch rockets to Mars when the food court was filthier than a whorehouse at low tide.

Forbidden Snowflake
10-27-2006, 05:46 PM
Paris is definitely highly overrated.

Maryn
10-27-2006, 07:06 PM
The Mall of America. Yup, it's a mall all right. Same stores as here, pretty much, just more of 'em.

Maryn, who doesn't particularly like shopping

travelgal
10-30-2006, 03:45 PM
They are actually bulldozing them because they have no sanitation or heating. Did you ever check out the toilets in the hutongs areas while you are there? Scary… The ones around Hoi Hai and the Forbidden City have been done up to impress the tourists – the real ones like those found along the canals and out of the touristy areas are absolute hovels. The ones around the Forbidden City will still be there for a long time yet.

True. I wouldn't be surprised they use kerosine heaters, like in Japan. They stink, are dangerous, and are ineffective. As for the toilets, I've seen the squat hovels. I don't know how many of these I had to use; they had noooooo locks, and the door swings open unless you're holding it, and at the same time you're making sure none of your clothes is touching the phlegm-saturated floor. Eww.

Nakhlasmoke
10-30-2006, 05:04 PM
NO WAY! The waterfront in Cape Town is STUNNING!!! I loved that place... oooh and hubs and I got engaged there. The view of table mountain with the lights shining up on it at night is FANTASTIC!!! I think Cape Town is the second most spectacular city in the world (Sydney gets first).

Eh.

Cape Town's okay. It has some funky things to do. The Waterfront is still just an overpriced mall (I worked there for too many years, i am way jaded). Where did you get engaged, btw?

triceretops
10-30-2006, 05:14 PM
Vegas--it's unfriendly people, murder in the streets, strong-armerd robbery, crack, heroine, meth, alcoholism, trigger happy security guards, theft, iron security bars, judges on the take, greed, wild cops, and overall pessimism and negativity.

Don't know how I survived when three of my friends didn't. Hell on earth.

Tri

Bmwhtly
10-30-2006, 05:18 PM
filthier than a whorehouse at low tide.
You're making me homesick.

But seriously, I'm not a tourist, I'm barely even a traveller. In fact I've never been out of the UK. Mostly for the resons up there^.
Someone says Someplace is beautiful and stunning, someone else comes back says it's evil and smelly.
If you ask me, all Tourist destinations are over-rated. I mean, whats the point. You do the same as you do anywhere else; wake-up eat walk read eat walk drink sleep. Whats the difference if the buildings are a different shape?

But maybe thats me.

K1P1
10-30-2006, 05:31 PM
ALL destinations that cater to tourists. I hate tourist towns. I grew up in one. Give me real life any day.

Vincent
10-30-2006, 05:59 PM
Blow-Hole Point, at Kiama, Australia.

It eats tourists. Sometimes whole families.

eldragon
10-30-2006, 06:20 PM
Vegas--it's unfriendly people, murder in the streets, strong-armerd robbery, crack, heroine, meth, alcoholism, trigger happy security guards, theft, iron security bars, judges on the take, greed, wild cops, and overall pessimism and negativity.

Don't know how I survived when three of my friends didn't. Hell on earth.

Tri


And that's in the good areas.


You forgot bumper to bumper traffic and hellish heat.

And unfortunately, the casinos have become so money grabbing that employees of the finest places are allowed to be abused verbally in order to get the customers money.

My brother-n-law is a dealer at Bellagio. He has been dealing in Vegas for 25 years, and is completely burned out.

He makes about $90,000 a year, but even at this posh resort, has to put up with an extreme amount of crap from customers.

When I worked in Vegas, we never had to put up with abuse, but those days are apparently over.

My brother-n-law is currently on a personal leave, because he is going through some difficulties in his personal life. He says,"in the best case scenario, I hate the place." So, he knows that he has to take a person leave in order to keep his job.

Just two weeks ago, a customer won a hand at his blackjack table and said ,"Pay me, *****!" to my brother-n-law.

How many people can stand to be talked to like that by drunken fools, before they just go off? And going off means losing your job.

It's a bad situation to be in.

Serenity
10-30-2006, 07:23 PM
I agree that Disney is overrated, but Orlando is not. Parts of Disney are fine, but I actually enjoyed MGM better. (Never got to Universal Studios). But don't think Orlando is solely 'Disney'! Go to Medieval Times (serious) or King Arthur's Court (a little more comedic). Visit Sea World, Cyprus Gardens.

I honestly can't think of a place where I've gone: "I paid for this?!?" Well, not unless you count college...

September skies
10-30-2006, 07:29 PM
Cancun - nothing but hotel after hotel taking up all the apace and hiding the beauty of the Caribbean sea. Fun for drinking and partying, but heck, if you go that far just for that, you're wasting precious time.

If you do have to go there, drive down the Yucatan coast -- my favorite place is Akumal (think Gilligan's Island cove, little thatched-roof huts - paradise) and Xcaret -- what beauty! Rivers through caves and the most beautiful jungles. Just watch out for crocodiles -- oh, and there really are seven amazing colors on those Caribbean waters.

Bravo
10-30-2006, 07:44 PM
norway.

it's just dull and depressing.

i liked sweden though, so it's not just the weather situation.

SC Harrison
10-30-2006, 08:28 PM
Cancun - nothing but hotel after hotel taking up all the apace and hiding the beauty of the Caribbean sea. Fun for drinking and partying, but heck, if you go that far just for that, you're wasting precious time.

If you do have to go there, drive down the Yucatan coast -- my favorite place is Akumal (think Gilligan's Island cove, little thatched-roof huts - paradise) and Xcaret -- what beauty! Rivers through caves and the most beautiful jungles. Just watch out for crocodiles -- oh, and there really are seven amazing colors on those Caribbean waters.

I agree totally. And if you want to shop for trinkets and t-shirts, skip the market on the peninsula up near the bars and take a bus to downtown (mainland). You won't believe the difference in the prices.

Speaking of buses, I took a day trip down to Playa del Carmen (I think), and took a boat over to Cozumel, hitched a ride in a van up to one of the posh resorts and snuck out onto the beach. The staff either thought I was a member or didn't really care, 'cause they kept bringing me Cokes and snacks, even after I stripped down to my boxers and jumped in. :)

Serenity
10-30-2006, 09:36 PM
I agree totally. And if you want to shop for trinkets and t-shirts, skip the market on the peninsula up near the bars and take a bus to downtown (mainland). You won't believe the difference in the prices.

Speaking of buses, I took a day trip down to Playa del Carmen (I think), and took a boat over to Cozumel, hitched a ride in a van up to one of the posh resorts and snuck out onto the beach. The staff either thought I was a member or didn't really care, 'cause they kept bringing me Cokes and snacks, even after I stripped down to my boxers and jumped in. :)

My advice on Mexico: don't go to the places you hear about on TV. Cancun, Acapulco-- overrated. And Oaxaca right now? Uh, not exactly a stable environment, so don't go there either, but for vastly different reasons.

I loved Puebla and Cholula (about 1 hr south of Mexico City), Taxco is incredible for silver shopping, Tacali is great for onyx. Guanajuato is fabulous for the Mummy Museum alone, but also for it's beautiful countryside and culture (I was there for the Festival Cervantino).

FatTire
10-30-2006, 11:13 PM
The Las Vegas Strip. But that is only because I live 10 miles away from it.

Waikiki was beyond bad when I lived on O'ahu. I refused to even step foot upon it. Nasty little beach.

aspier
10-30-2006, 11:19 PM
Big Appel ... not a tower in sight!

kristie911
10-31-2006, 02:53 AM
Niagara Falls...what a tourist trap. Falls are nice and pretty impressive but it's wall-to-wall tourists (read: @ssholes). I like places off the beaten path alittle...I'm never impressed by trinkets and expensive, crappy food.

Silver King
10-31-2006, 03:09 AM
As a natural wonder, Niagara Falls is beyond belief. All that running water, however, will give a person an urgent hankering to take a leak. Or several. Seriously.

Not at all sure what to say about the tourist element, since I happened to be one.;)

billythrilly7th
10-31-2006, 03:33 AM
The "House of Mud" was also a huge disappointment.

Yes, it is the largest free-standing mud dwelling ever built, but I wish I would have skipped it.

eldragon
10-31-2006, 03:45 AM
Cancun - nothing but hotel after hotel taking up all the apace and hiding the beauty of the Caribbean sea. Fun for drinking and partying, but heck, if you go that far just for that, you're wasting precious time.


I was in Cancun in 1986, before most of the major hotels were there. It wasn't so hot then, either. (I certainly didn't go back..........)

There was literally nothing to eat there. All the food and beverages tasted disgusting, no matter how much you paid for your meal. It was a very disapointing week for me.

poetinahat
10-31-2006, 04:06 AM
Australia - especially the beaches. There's too much sun, the beer is too cold, the people are too laid back, there's too much seafood and not enough fast food, the beaches are too big, there are too many waves, and people are too tan. There's not enough sleet.

Stay away -- I warn you.


*ahhhhhhhhh*

billythrilly7th
10-31-2006, 04:08 AM
And all the girls look like Elle Macpherson, right?

http://imagesource.allposters.com:80/images/pic/PF/PF_1221346_OEM_15MB~Elle-Macpherson-Posters.jpg

poetinahat
10-31-2006, 04:09 AM
Yeah. You get kind of jaded after a while.

billythrilly7th
10-31-2006, 04:11 AM
Yeah. You get kind of jaded after a while.

Yeah, I could see how that would suck.

expatbrat
11-01-2006, 05:41 AM
True. I wouldn't be surprised they use kerosine heaters, like in Japan. They stink, are dangerous, and are ineffective. As for the toilets, I've seen the squat hovels. I don't know how many of these I had to use; they had noooooo locks, and the door swings open unless you're holding it, and at the same time you're making sure none of your clothes is touching the phlegm-saturated floor. Eww.

Doors? What doors. The toilets are a big open room with a row of 15cm x 40cm holes in the concrete floor. We all squat over our little hole and chat (in Chinese) and I always end up handing out most of my toilet paper because no one else has any.

I use to run along the canals when training for the Beijing Marathon and the Great Wall Marathon so I used those toilets a lot. The whole time in there you would hold your breath chanting “don’t look down, don’t look down” but you couldn’t help it and would look down to the swarming mass of maggots swirling below you. Lovely!!!

There is a great scene in Expat Brat (my book) about the time I had to change a tampon before teaching a aerobics seminar in Nanjing – I had a bit of a crowd around me but there was no where else to go and I had to make-the-change before teaching the class…

Re kero lamps: no. They use those coal brick things. Do they have those in Korea? Small circles of coal they burn inside their houses (which coat their lungs and cause respiratory infections – and all that damm spitting).

expatbrat
11-01-2006, 05:49 AM
Blow-Hole Point, at Kiama, Australia.

It eats tourists. Sometimes whole families.

Is Kiama a tourist trap? No… really?

Kiama – use to have the best prawns available straight off the fishing boats, but now they all get sold direct to the fisherman’s co-op so not as good – but still ok. There is pretty good surfing around Kiama and the town is rather cute.

BottomlessCup
11-01-2006, 06:01 AM
Vegas isn't overrated.

It's all the terrible things people have said, but it's supposed to be. It's Vegas.

Nobody ever said Vegas was clean or classy or safe or polite or drugless.

I mean, the official ad campaign is based around the (barely implicit) idea that it's THE town in which to cheat on your wife and not get caught.

poetinahat
11-01-2006, 06:04 AM
Kiama's still good beach and surfing, but it's probably way more crowded than it used to be. One of my best mates grew up there, and we head down there occasionally. It does get crowded, especially at school holidays.

expatbrat
11-01-2006, 06:14 AM
Vegas isn't overrated.

It's all the terrible things people have said, but it's supposed to be. It's Vegas.

Nobody ever said Vegas was clean or classy or safe or polite or drugless.

I mean, the official ad campaign is based around the (barely implicit) idea that it's THE town in which to cheat on your wife and not get caught.

Vegas is the only city I have ever been to that feels completely soul-less. Most citys have a vibe, but Vegas feels like... umm... the only word is soul-less.

CBeasy
11-01-2006, 06:14 AM
I live in an overrated tourist attraction, so I've never really been to any others.

TheGaffer
11-02-2006, 07:51 AM
It's very hard for me to think of overrated.

The first few places I come up with are distinctly not overrated.

Philadelphia, for instance. Not overrated. Just gross.

Mumbai, India. What a pisspot that place is. I'm not sure if anyone considers it beautiful, because it isn't. Huge, overcrowded, and smells like refried urine.

I might have to go with Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds, in Jaipur, India. It's in the Pink City, which should be called "The Pink City of Litter and Rubbish" and this amazing looking structure (in the photos, anyway) just kind of stands there in the middle of a crowded street where men piss on the walls and rickshaws compete with donkeys, elephants, cars, camels, taxis and pedestrians for space on the road. Supposed to be a legendary site, but I just don't get it.


This does not, mean, however, that I disliked India. I loved India. The big cities are for the most part gross; everywhere else is beautiful. And it's such a mind-blowing change, you can't help but feel overloaded from a sensory point of view. What a great place...after hating it the first 2 days, the wife and I really turned it around after that, and ended up loving it.

billythrilly7th
11-02-2006, 08:13 AM
My parents loathed India.

I probably wouldn't like it. Especially if I can't even have a hamburger.

Can I?

Carole
11-02-2006, 04:38 PM
Close to home, I have to say Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Talk about tacky. They capitalize on the beauty of this region in their ads, but when you get there it's cheap (not money-wise) and tacky as all get-out. If you get a cabin high up in the mountains, that's a different story. But then again, they are bulilding the cabins SO close together now that it's more like a collection of cabin subdivisions. You'll pay at LEAST $100/night for a cabin where you can sit in the hot tub on your deck and talk to the folks in the cabin beside you in THEIR hot tub on THEIR deck. You can probably even pass a beer across to them.

CBeasy
11-03-2006, 06:34 AM
Correction, I have been to another overrated tourist attraction. Miami. You see it on all these shows, and it looks gorgeous. What they don't tell you is that like, a quarter of the city actually looks like the that. The rest is scary, and I'm from Orlando, so that's saying a lot.

TheGaffer
11-03-2006, 11:47 PM
I probably wouldn't like it. Especially if I can't even have a hamburger.

Can I?
Probably not. But the food is so good there it doesn't matter. In the big hotels, that is. Avoid street food.

expatbrat
11-06-2006, 12:45 PM
Probably not. But the food is so good there it doesn't matter. In the big hotels, that is. Avoid street food.

Ignore Gaffer, the street food in India is FANTASTIC!!! As long as they cook it while you wait it will be free of bactaria and it honestly is the best – I love eating out of those banana leaf plates, you have to eat fast as they biodegrade as you dine.

And the coffee in the melting clay pots they sell through the train windows all over southern India is AWESOME - that train station coffee is yummo.

I liked Jaipur. Sure - there are streets where every single footpath tile has a human turd in the middle of it, and walking to avoid treading in the human poo is a bit difficult, but if you expecting another country to be exactly the same as home why did you bother getting on the plane in the first place?

India Tip of the Day: Do not go to the Taj on a Monday - it is shut for cleaning (say's Karen who decided one day would be plenty to see the Taj... but it was shut!!!).

Bartholomew
11-06-2006, 03:04 PM
Hogwarts. That place is totally overrated. Seriously, its nothing at all like in the books. It's just an old, ruin of a castle. :(

alleycat
11-06-2006, 03:17 PM
Hell. The older people are always complaining that it's too cold.

Kudra
11-06-2006, 06:53 PM
My parents loathed India.

I probably wouldn't like it. Especially if I can't even have a hamburger.

Can I?

Yes. In the cities, there's a McDonald's practically every 10 km. The menu may be a bit Indian-oriented (you won't get beef), but saying you can't get a decent hamburger is a joke. There are several places that you'll get exactly what you want and how you want it.

It's been my experience that people either love or hate India. My boyfriend (Canadian) came here a couple of years ago and never left.

Initially, it can be a bit of an assault on the senses though. (I've worked a bit with Americans who're new to India, so I've seen many different reactions first-hand).

CaroGirl
11-06-2006, 09:03 PM
Now I'm worried. Guess who's going to Disney World, Orlando, Florida for four days in mid-December? That would be me and my family.

Ah well, you gotta do it, right? After we get it over with, we never have to go there again. Unless we love it, of course. The weather's gotta be better than here at home, at least.

I protest about Bermuda. I like Bermuda loads. Have friends there, natives, who we stayed with and got to see the real island life. It was one of the best trips I've ever been on.

Not sure what's the most overrated tourist destination. Waikiki Beach was pretty crowded and tourist-filled. But, again, you can't beat the beautiful weather.