"I Will Never Come Back Here !!!"

Feb 24th, 2004, 05:42 AM
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Hate Madrid? Nothing to DO? I could weep--thought the City was lovely, and highly recommend the Reina Sofia to post-impressionist art lovers--my daughter and I spent four hours there.We went in the winter: no heat, no trash, no crowds--it is an open, elegant city with a hot night life.
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Feb 24th, 2004, 08:28 AM
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cldescape, one of my best friends spent a good part of her life in Lubbock and she couldn't agree with you more.
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Feb 26th, 2004, 04:13 AM
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I don't think that there's anywhere I regret going to, but there are a number of places I wouldn't go back to out of choice. Los Angeles is one of those - a great experience to visit, but I wouldn't really want to return if I could avoid it. I visited New York in 1993, and have only just started to want to visit again some time - my overriding memory is a white t-shirt turning grey because of the pollution over the course of a day.

In Europe, I certainly wouldn't return to Magaluf, Majorca. The island itself, though, is different - get away from the package holiday areas and head north or east and there are some beautiful areas.

In Scotland - Glasgow. But then, I live in Edinburgh....
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Feb 26th, 2004, 05:27 AM
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Stes-Maries-de-la Mer, France. It's the only place in France that we all (2 adults, 2 kids) hated. Trashy, run-down, Third Wordly...it's hard to believe you are even in France. We immediately changed the day's itinerary, returned to our car and drove to Aigues Mortes. So, even though Stes. Maries is on the Mediterrean, I would never return.
 
Feb 27th, 2004, 11:03 PM
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Maui and the Westin Maui. Just wasn't cracked up to what it should be!
They have a Costco on Maui now and I'm sure the locals love it.
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Feb 28th, 2004, 05:08 AM
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EGYPT - never again!!! Constant begging, dirty, polluted air, corruption everywhere and a vast indifference to the country's treasures such as the piramids which are only seen as a way to make a buck.... never ever again will we go back there!
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Feb 28th, 2004, 05:45 AM
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Everywhere has its ups and downs. We have travelled to Europe and found it to be beautiful. Most big cities can be dirty and dreary, but they usually have some good art, old architecture and interesting things to see that make up for it. I find learning some of the language of the countries you are going to helps too. If you can speak a few basic words in the country's language, it goes a long way with the local people. I do this for France and Germany. Sil vous plait and merci go a long way (if you please and thankyou in French). We travelled for a week in France around the Dordorgne area and there are some very pretty little villages tucked away in the country. Paris we loved and hope to go back someday, other than CDG airport! We are going back to France and Switzerland again next month and can't wait to see more of the countries.
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Feb 29th, 2004, 10:47 AM
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Blackpool, England. Some very strange people hang out there!
 
Mar 11th, 2004, 06:00 AM
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Mobile, Alabama.
The dreary, dumpy, smelly, hard to get to, stuck-in-the-70's Hartford (Bradley Intern'l) airport. A dump. And yet I've found some of the best deals out of there, dammit.
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Mar 11th, 2004, 08:34 AM
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With out a doubt it was Lourdes, France. The most bizarre place I have ever visited in my life. Thank heavens it was a ahort stop along the way to wonderful other cities. I will never forget rows and rows of tacky shops selling Madonna water bottles (not the singer!) with screw off lids for holy water. I just don't get it!
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Mar 11th, 2004, 08:56 AM
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Matamoros and Tijuana, Mexico - border cities. Neuvo Progresso, a small town near McAllen, Texas, wasn't quite as bad.
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