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Old Sep 1, 09, 10:35 am
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most overrated "popular" major travel city?

I'm talking about the biggies here. London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, etc. The major cities and capitals of the world.

What is your most overrated?

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Old Sep 1, 09, 11:17 am
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I'm talking about the biggies here. London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, etc. The major cities and capitals of the world.

What is your most overrated?
Hong Kong....China lite

Not sure I would have Buenos Aires on my "major cities and capitals of the world" list either

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Old Sep 1, 09, 11:38 am
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Old Sep 1, 09, 11:44 am
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Without a doubt Las Vegas.
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Old Sep 1, 09, 11:52 am
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NYC

Dirty, crowded, expensive, and miserable... I can't wait for my next transfer.
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Old Sep 1, 09, 12:01 pm
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Washington DC....

...for a world capital very dissappointing.
The museums and galleries are fine, but the povery is unbelievable, the hotels are only so so, and the food is mediocre at best (one would think with all the different ethnicities living there at least the ethnic food would be good---hardly)
The traffic is appalling and no real night life.
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Old Sep 1, 09, 12:02 pm
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Little room for doubt that it's Vegas. Visitors are bombarded with thousands of billboards and lights and unfortunately most of the city is a waste.
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Old Sep 1, 09, 12:08 pm
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Las Vegas by a mile with Miami a distant second.

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Old Sep 1, 09, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by brendog View Post
NYC

Dirty, crowded, expensive, and miserable... I can't wait for my next transfer.

Seriously? Everyone is entitled to their opinon but 90% of NYC is not crowded or dirty. You just aren't going to the right places in the city. I would agree on Miami though...
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Vegas is taking a beating!

Not surprised to see Miami on the list.
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Old Sep 1, 09, 12:21 pm
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NYC

Dirty, crowded, expensive, and miserable... I can't wait for my next transfer.
Without a doubt.

But I really like Vegas, although I don't gamble much.

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For the US, I say Los Angeles.
For South America, I say Sao Paolo.
For Europe, I say Milan.
For Asia, I say Delhi.
For Africa, I saw Cairo.
For Australia/New Zealand, I've never been to a disappointing city there.

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NYC

Dirty, crowded, expensive, and miserable... I can't wait for my next transfer.
+1...I'd add that the people are fairly unfriendly, and the cabbies are the absolute worst.
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+1...I'd add that the people are fairly unfriendly, and the cabbies are the absolute worst.
+2 You'll need about three days to get all the dirt from your lungs.
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