Planning a vacation can be difficult. You need to factor in how to get the most bang for your buck. Well, we’ve made it a bit easier on you by compiling this list of 10 travel spots that may not be worth your time, at least according to these people’s experiences.
1. Sentosa Beach, Singapore
So messed up. It’s really expensive to get there and they build it up like it’s some amazing beautiful paradise, but you get to the beach via monorail, look out to the ocean and all you see is oil tankers and factories spewing smoke on the horizon. It was like some sort of futuristic dystopia.
2. Daytona Beach, Florida
Friends somehow convinced me to go a few years ago. Never again will I enter that city of my own free will. It looked like a diseased husk of its former tourist trap self; foreclosed and/or shitty buildings abound. There is literally nothing to do, aside from going to the dilapidated beach and eating at Joe’s Crab Shack.
It really is just a big rock. The hotel sucked. A car had washed up into the swimming pool. That was despite a very clear sign that you weren’t supposed to throw your car off a cliff into the ocean. The food was disgusting and I wasn’t the only one who refused to eat it. Everyone who decided to eat it anyway got sick. I also got peed on by a monkey.
4. The Pyramids of Giza
You are constantly harassed by Egyptians trying to sell you stuff up to the point where you feel the need to start hitting them. I foolishly agreed to a camel ride and the person leading the camel charged me extra to get me down when I was done.
The vast majority expect exorbitant “tips” for doing next to nothing at all. If you denied them a tip they immediate treated you like shit. If you did tip a reasonable amount they treated you like shit. A random Jamaican walked beside us pointing out parts of the town and after finding out where we were going he acted like he was taking us there. He sat at the bar while we ate. When we left he continued to follow us back to the hotel. He looked at me and said, “Man where’s my tip?” Gave him a dollar to make him go away and he told me to fuck off.
6. Los Angeles
Coming from the UK, I had a preconceived idea, which wasn’t really met. Sure, there were areas that were glamorous and glitzy – but so much of it wasn’t. I don’t dislike the city by any means; I just didn’t expect the contrast of homeless people sleeping next to stars on the “Walk of Fame.”
People were really nice overall, but it was just not what we expected, whatsoever. The hardest part for me was not being able to find any nice food anywhere. I don’t know if we just did something wrong, but all we saw were miles and miles of highway and homes and no people on the street, it’s quite hard to describe, but it was just the feeling of emptiness? A lot of shopping centers, everyone seemed to be mainly going to those. Which was kind of cool, I mean, I got to see Walmart and the famous fat people in the electric carts.
I guess it’s alright, as far as Henges go. But it’s smaller than you think, and you can’t get close to it.
9. The Leaning Tower of Pisa
It is so tiny compared to what you would have expected from pictures. It’s just a grassy square filled with tourists with their arm outstretched and SO many gypsies.
I’ve never felt so unwelcome. The police follow you everywhere, my Passport was being checked constantly. I just felt like I was being watched where ever I went. The president Alexander Lukashenko is holding the seat for 20 years, winning with surprising majority every election. In response to being called “Europe’s last Dictator,” his response was, “Better to be a dictator than gay.”