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Old Aug 31st, 2014, 05:07 AM
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I don't think Paris is very attractive - - simply too much grey monotony from street to street with virtually nothing to redeem it except the bistros.
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Old Aug 31st, 2014, 05:16 AM
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I would agree with Paris. Not that there was anything wrong with it, we simply found it very underwhelming after all of the over-the-moon comments that we'd heard and read about the city.
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Old Oct 1st, 2014, 08:35 PM
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Rome.

Dirty and everything is in pieces. (Insert sarcasm) Unfriendly locals. Lots of gypsies and pickpocketing. Overrated.
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Old Oct 1st, 2014, 09:32 PM
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Gravesend, England. Brought my boat over from Holland to Gravesend to pick up some gear stored there. I had come up the French canals from the Med about a month before to Amsterdam, and had docked across from Central Station. Within a week of tieing up I had made friends that I have to this day, despite not knowing a word of Dutch. People in pubs were genuinely open, welcoming, and friendly. In Gravesend I spent a very lonely two weeks while I visited local pubs for company. The barmen and customers were universally surly, cold and uptight. I couldn't even make an acquaintance, much like a friend. And I do speak English.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2014, 12:44 AM
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I know it's not europe, but I really hated bangkok. Never going back.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2014, 06:55 AM
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I read through the whole thread and have decided I'm staying home. Oh, wait, my city was cited by someone here.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2014, 09:33 AM
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Oh, wait, my city was cited by someone here.>>

no-one mentioned mine!

sanne - i love Rome, dirt, graffitti and all. you not going there will leave more space for me.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2014, 12:28 PM
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I will never go back to the city annhig lives in.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2014, 01:11 PM
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I looked at the thread again and became even more convicted those posters who declared some of my favorite
cities dirty and full of graffiti have probably stayed in a completely different parts of the city than
we did.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2014, 01:27 PM
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shame, vincenzo - I'm sure you'd love it.

Lots of flowers, good food, nice friendly people, and no graffiti.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2014, 02:47 PM
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I hate flowers. I'm fasting. I'm a misanthrope. I'm a graffiti artist.
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I remember the first time I came to New York City. My thought was … who would evrer want to live here.

50 years later I"ll have to be dragged out by my heels -
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Old Oct 2nd, 2014, 09:20 PM
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Grandma,
I felt the same way the first time in NY...stayed in a lousy hotel in Time Square for three days
It was 100 degrees( August!)... the impression was of a dirty , crowded city , horrible airless subway
and fast food restaurants on every corner..
Luckily , I came back many times since and discovered a very different and great city.
I may be wrong, but I have a feeling some posters have had a similar experience in other
big cities and (unfortunately) will never go back.
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Old Oct 3rd, 2014, 09:31 AM
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I hate flowers. I'm fasting. I'm a misanthrope. I'm a graffiti artist.>>

we're all so nice, we'd still like you. and the town's walls could do with some brightening up!
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