Share your worst travel experiences.

Out of every locale that you've visited, which is the biggest shithole?

We know that the politically correct answer is that all cultures are created equal and equally valuable, but I want to know about your worst travel experiences.

Here are the kind of things I'm talking about:
> Corrupt local officials that harass foreigners
> Authoritarian and bureaucratic governments
> Open sewers, street shitting, pollution, smog
> Aggressive scammers and muggers, drugs and crime
> Very little local culture to speak of. Shopping malls are considered the height of cultural experience.
> Racism and prejudice
> Political instability
> Unappetizing local cuisine

Give me the worst of the worst! I want your personal experiences only, not things you've heard about secondhand.

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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    La Paz, Bolivia
    >Everything outside of the city center is essentially a big ass favela
    >City center looks like something out of mad max, not even african cities are that depressive
    >All historical buildings or landmarks are rundown
    >People are hostile, german shy autistic and ugly
    >No connectivity, for some reason taking a smelly bus to a town 50 km away requires buying the ticket on person in cash and it takes like 2 hours (massive issue with counterfait money, it has to be stamped to be received by cashiers)
    >Food is an impressive downgrade compared to Peruvian, even worse than european, and its also surprisingly expensive. Be careful where you eat

    and i didn't even mentioned corruption, instability and lack of education/culture

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Was considering adding La Paz to my trip. What brought you there to begin with?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        1 month backpacking around southern peru and bolivia with friends. Uyuni and Santa Cruz its ok, and southern peru may be tourist-trapy but its worth it. Go to Arequipa and Cuzco (and obviously Macchu Picchu), the rest is skippable

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Thank you for the suggestions, bro.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          I heard Santa Cruz is skippable, but it sounds kind of interesting. My plan was Sucre, Uyuni, La Paz, Titicaca - should I consider adding in Santa Cruz?

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Youngstown

    • 7 months ago
      Dicemaster

      Story?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Former steel town which was the site of probably the worst mafia war in American history. Think over 10 years and 80 bombings bad, all over a city of (formerly) ~150k. The city never recovered. crime and gangsterism is still extremely obvious. A solid half of the younger men (mostly black) I saw were either in groups wearing all the same colors, in motorcycle club jackets, or something similar. Despite clear efforts to manicure the downtown, you could still see these guys just hanging out walking nowhere in particular at 2pm on a Thursday. To really top it off there's really nothing to do there and nowhere to go. The closest interesting place is Pittsburgh, over an hour away strictly by car, so there's absolutely nothing at all to do there besides drugs and murder unless you go to the mediocre state college.

        It's actually so shitty there's even an Encyclopedia Dramatica about it. Even fricking Gary and Camden are at least close to more interesting places. Youngstown is just a genuinely terrible place in the middle of nowhere.

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    > Corrupt local officials that harass foreigners
    > Authoritarian and bureaucratic governments
    > Open sewers, street shitting, pollution, smog
    > Aggressive scammers and muggers, drugs and crime
    > Very little local culture to speak of. Shopping malls are considered the height of cultural experience.
    > Racism and prejudice
    > Political instability
    > Unappetizing local cuisine

    India matches all of those other than the last one. The street food is usually tastes good, but it's gross. SItting outside for hours, often times rotten meat covered up with spices, bugs flying around and getting on the food, unsanitary people who don't shower scratching their ass then cooking your food. If you go to a high end restaurant the food is good.

    >inb4 banned for this post.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also, India has a rich culture, especially Hinduism, but it's a schizophrenic non-sense religion. If you look at the people that follow Hinduism you'll realize that the temples and states are beautiful and some of the imagery is almost psychedelic, but there isn't much beyond that.

      >inb4 banned for this post.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      How is the food at dhabas and other places that are actually restaurants just cheap ones?

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Paris, easily. I don't think I saw a single European person until I left Paris and the whole place was grimy and poorly maintained. Also their conception of food seems to be cramming together as many kinds of saturated fat as humanly possible.

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    > Open sewers, street shitting, pollution, smog
    Vanuatu
    > Aggressive scammers and muggers, drugs and crime
    Italy and Spain
    > Very little local culture to speak of. Shopping malls are considered the height of cultural experience.
    Australia
    > Racism and prejudice
    Serbia
    > Unappetizing local cuisine
    Vanuatu (some of the food was lovely, but a lot of it was vomit inducing)

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Serbia sounds like a good place.

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Go to France
    >"waaaahhh no one speaks English!"
    what did you expect?

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >people are nationalistic morons
    Why are they like this when their country is shit? Is it just cope or are they actually delusional? I understand other people like the Swiss, Japanese, or Norwegians being nationalistic, but when Indians are it's laughable.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because they are one of the few nations which constitutes a distinct civilization stretching back thousands of years, which despite its current state, once commanded immense wealth and power?

      [...]

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      lol

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >once commanded immense wealth and power
        Not even that. It has a lot of resources and grew a lot of spices, but it was rarely ever a place that commanded wealth. Furthermore, they were often controlled by foreigners, even before the British. They did produce a decent amount of influential philosophy and literature that unlike the Chinese, they didn't destroy every time a new dynasty came in.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >They did produce a decent amount of influential philosophy and literature that unlike the Chinese, they didn't destroy every time a new dynasty came in.

          moron. What are you talking about. The Chinese kept meticulous written records since they invented writing. Ancient Indian writing was lost until Anglo colonizer chads discovered the edicts of Ashoka.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            >moron.
            Damn, I didn't know you posted here too. I hopeyou get banned again

  8. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Philippines ticks all your boxes but for some reason SighSee chads love it.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      the big cities (Manila and Cebu) yes, but the islands and small towns are kino.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      They love it because they're coomers preying on the poorest favela dwellers who are unironically some of the ugliest, uneducated and unhygienic women you'll ever come across - so not too dissimilar to your average SighSeener.

  9. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    barcelona gave me gastroenteritis

  10. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I got buttfricked by exchange office once. I got lower rates and fees many times but there was one specific time that pushed ovver the edge.

    This combined with paying exchange fees to my shitty local banks for spending aborad, I now learned to use cards like binance or cymi to save myself from those greedy frickers

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      How many times of buttfricking it took you to understand this lol

      Also why cymi? Why not binance at all times?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Different benefits. Binance is good for cash withdrawals and cymi's card is good for spending because of their unified rewards plan

  11. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Gross
    Albania has a few thoisand tiny bunkers that people like to piss in/sleep in/throw trash in
    >No culture
    Phoenix, Dallas, and probably every other post-war Southern or Southwestern boom city
    >Racism and prejudice
    Japanese people, especially in Tokyo, are extremely pissed at me even though I've put a decent amount of effort in their language
    >Unappetizing food, corruption, authoritarian, scammers, political instability
    Never experienced these to a degree that's reportable (thought Albania would have a few, but nah)

  12. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    "> Racism and prejudice"

    That's usually what keeps a country from becoming a shithole in the first place.

  13. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    naturally cliché answer but for me, South Africa
    my dad's side of the family is British South African and they lived there since at least the 1910s, but I've lived all my life in the UK so when I went to Cape Town in 2011 it was a shock
    everyone is, naturally, super corrupt, but the worst experience we had with it was several times being overcharged for stuff like the cable car, parking, etc
    government can hardly be authoritarian when it is falling apart
    pollution is bad at the seaside where beaches are covered in litter, people with fires, and there is runoff/shit washing up on most of them
    in the city centre there is a lot of litter too
    everywhere we were being approached by people trying to sell shit, including like at 10pm when parked by the beach, people would come and knock on the windows to try sell off tat
    I can't speak for Black South Africans but British ones have literally no culture, considering we were only there for like 150 years and constantly pissed off at Afrikaaners. Most "culture" is either just British, stolen from Afrikaaners, or vaguely Australian. And yes there were a lot of shopping malls
    racism - of course, both ways
    cuisine is just chicken with rice and poor quality foreign food like Italian, Indian. My uncle got food poisoning from eating a Wimpy burger which is a bad sign, and I had a particularly unappetising pizza one night that was incredibly dry. At least nandos is good

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why were the British South Africans such israelites towards the Dutch South Africans?

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