View Full Version : Lets badmouth famous places

09-18-2010, 04:00 PM
Ok. This part of the forum is a bit dead, so the best way to revive it is by using good, oldfashioned hate.
I'll start.
Venice - it smells like yuck
Athens - strikes every single day, with rioting included in our special "pension reforms" package :D

09-23-2010, 11:46 AM
You certainly set the forum on fire with that post.

super man
03-28-2011, 01:51 AM
You certainly set the forum on fire with that post.

lol :p

Juan Carlos Nadal
04-04-2011, 02:45 PM
Athens for sure. Very chaotic. Very unappealing architecture. Lots of cool ancient stuff for sure, and a very nice and clean underground (albeit small for a city of such a size). The prep for the Olympics helped to improve the image of the city a little bit but ever since it has been on the downhill again...

London: It just doesn't do it for me. Overrated and overpriced.

NY: As above. Plus it smells.

04-04-2011, 03:02 PM
NYC: Lots of construction; Africans sell gold watches on the street and run like hell when cops show up; streets of Chinatown is filled with litter and spits

Atlanta: Most ghetto city in America. Olympic Park looks dead.

Buffalo, NY: Dead city
Cleveland, OH: Dead city
Pittsburgh, PA: Dead city
Detroit, MI: See above but worse.

Beijing: Cold like shit and you spend more money on taxis than hotels. Subways are cheap but don't be surprised if you spend 3 hours on it just to get to another place. Taxis are not any faster.

Shanghai: Biggest attraction is "City God Temple", lots of foreigners there all paying a ridiculous amount of money for a tiny place where you can inhale a load of smoke to your lungs

04-04-2011, 07:29 PM
Oh noes! :eek:

Shanghai: Lovely combination of humid climate and high air pollution. Plenty of fat, sweaty Americans and latecolonialist British gentlemen wearing safari hats.

L.A.: Like a large residential area stamped onto the Pacific coast. Nothing to see.

04-04-2011, 08:32 PM
NY: As above. Plus it smells.
Don't forget the them rats and the them bedbugs :D
The last place I visited was London - it sucks, thanks God for the museums, Tower Bridge, Craven Cottage, the Westminster abbey and the 150 meters tall peni errr pen, they saved the day :rolleyes:

04-05-2011, 12:33 AM
streets of Chinatown is filled with litter and spits

That's how you know it's authentic!

Dublin: Most of the city looks like this (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Dublin,+Ireland&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=52.372705,135.263672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Dublin,+County+Fingal,+Ireland&ll=53.342635,-6.293063&spn=0.009787,0.033023&z=16&layer=c&cbll=53.342582,-6.29333&panoid=gav5DAW23XlRp3tDbqtcGw&cbp=12,326.12,,0,-8.42) and the remaining nice parts are packed with tourists drinking Bud Light. WTF?

04-19-2011, 12:36 AM
Chernobyl, Ukraine: absolutely dead city. I want to go there ...