What is the worst case of Paris syndrome you've seen or experienced while travelling?

What is the worst case of Paris syndrome you've seen or experienced while travelling?

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm French and I'm from Paris, so I thought myself immune to the Paris syndrome as I thought I was a realist when it came to big cities being shit.

    But Seattle broke me. Not because of its crime, but because of its truly depressing absence of soul. It is a city of 40 something year old engineers that thought they could enjoy the vibes but ended up with just each other and the shitty weather. The people are as depressing as the weather. When all the adventure and magic disappears into the routine of a life that has nothing to it besides its permanently steady state of going to work as an engineer, going back home to a sexless households with annoying fucking kids 'till the day you die. No hustle, no fun, no nothing. The only exciting thing there is shooting yourself in the head

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I just got a very attractive job offer in Seattle and this kind of worries me.

      >tfw it's in engineering

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        seattle is an absolute sausage fest, especially if you work in tech, only place that tops it is silicon valley, with that said if you are getting big bucks it's still worth it, just have realistic expectations for dating and the cucked culture

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >seattle is an absolute sausage fest
          >In the city the population was spread out, with 15.6% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 38.6% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.
          >For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >>For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.
            You realize this counts geriatrics, and the female life expectancy in the US is about 5 years longer than it is for men?
            Also, you realize that when people say that a "city has no women", what they actually mean is that the women in a specific socio-economic class of a certain age and attractiveness level is relatively low compared to the men with those qualities?
            Enjoy robbing the grave you autistic retard.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              It counts geriatric men, geriatric women, baby girls, baby boys, boomers, zoomers, xers, and ww2 guys. Let's list off all the possible demographics under the category "everyone"

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          lol no its not
          >t. dating someone in seattle
          have you considered you're just unfuckable

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          This, being a single straight man in seattle and the bay area is playing on nightmare mode.

          Unless you grew up there or somehow managed to build a robust and exciting social life in your late 20s, get ready to either settle for a girl 2-3 points less attractive than you or go full incel

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            glad its not just me. the inflated egos here are insane and many people are just boring af and dont even know it.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              I moved to Phoenix a few years ago and have dated girls that would have been waaaayyy out of my league back in SF. Plus everyone is much friendlier and every single person you meet doesn't work in tech. It's refreshing. Highly recommend.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        try to make the job remote, seattle fucking blows dude

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Geneva would be the closest one, althugh I wasn't there for long. Just not as nice as you would expect from Switzerland (granted French Switzerland).

      Sounds likeIreland, which is fitting given the similar climates

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why do you say that about Ireland anon? Apart from the weather they don't seem that similar. What was your experience there?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, I was going to say the PNW in general, every town I went to felt psychically poisoned, except Bend and maybe Grants Pass. Certain natural areas were very nice though

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lol what? Seattle is a lovely city. Always enjoyed visiting there. You must be a complete gay lmao

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not him but can concur its a fucking toilet. Portland too.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Family is from Seattle. Have watched the city rapidly decline over the past decade. Can confirm it's a fucking toilet overrun with vagrants and techfags.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Same I lived in Seattle for years as a kid/teen, always wanted to move back but have accepted it’s just not going to happen unless it’s two decades from now and they’ve somehow turned their shit around

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Visiting =/= living. You can go to any world-class city in the planet and have the time of your life as a tourist provided you're not a complete retard. Lovely cities are the ones where the experience of living there is pleasing. Other factors such as your daily routine, the locals, the outdoor culture and its compatibility with you have to be taken into account.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically take your meds. Seattle was once a great city but it's problems are not because of the weather.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Unequivocally based and truth pilled about Seattle.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      saigon is fucking massive dude
      if you live in d2 it's a total shithole (why would you ever live near the foreigners who unironically order starbucks kek) and if you live in go vap you're gonna see some wild ass poverty
      overall though it's a pretty sick city

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        both hanoi and saigon have terrible air quality, the mass of mopeds and crowds was too much for me, started feeling claustrophobic in both cities with days

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          ngl you kind of sound like a pussy but to each his own

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm French and I'm from Paris, so I thought myself immune to the Paris syndrome as I thought I was a realist when it came to big cities being shit.

      To add a minority opinion, I was just in Paris, and absolutely fucking loved the city.
      1. Seemed somewhat immune to US cultural imperialism. Unlike the rest of the world's bland, sterilized cities. I'm a proud American, but am sick of seeing American culture everywhere I go.
      2. People smoking/vaping everywhere, doing what the fuck they want. Unlike the rest of the world's nanny states. A literal breath of fresh air.
      3. Thin, fashionable women. Unlike the US/UK/Aus.
      4. Beautiful cafes everywhere
      5. Great food (obviously)
      6. Boutiques w/ less globohomo corps.
      7. Immigrants were nice, through I stayed in city center only.
      8. Montmartre has to be the most beautiful neighborhood in the world.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >through I stayed in city center only.
        you're a pajeet aren't you

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Nope. Just meant I loved Paris, but did not spend any time in the banlieues. Why the fuck would you go there?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            The fucking numbered list gave it away. Then you jump to defend yourself. "Why would you go there". Lmao you feel you've been hit below the belt because you've been found out. Post hands brownoid.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          There’s absolutely no reason to go to Parisian suburbs except for Versailles and Fontainebleau, and these are very posh anyway.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Anyone saying Paris is crap usually doesn't know much about travel in general.*

        Paris is a place where people do not give a fuck about you because they don't have to. Service workers and workers in general have relatively better rights than in most anglo-saxon countries. So no fake smiles nor outstanding service, especially since the tip isn't expected (and isn't high in general). The customer may be king, but the French have a history of beheading nobility.

        The general populace knows better than to interact with you because interactions in a world class city aren't you do unless you want to create some rapport that will later aid in scamming you. Other interactions include sexual harassment, panhandling, and so on. A Parisian not talking to you is a Parisian that means you no harm. This is also true of bigger cities such as NYC, LA, etc.

        Paris was and still is a capital of the arts. Paintings, sculptures, opera, drama, gastronomy, this is what you're looking for in Paris. You go there with your girlfriend, you take a nice appartment near the Seine and take the bateau-mouche. There's no way you won't enjoy yourself if you focus on the following. I really don't get what the fuck you guys do in Paris. Talk to people ? lmao

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Talk to people ? lmao
          Talking to locals is how you get a real feel for a place that is unknown to you. And Parisians are disgusting

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >do not give a fuck about you because they don't have to. Service workers and workers in general have relatively better rights than in most anglo-saxon countries.
          This is a prime example of European delusion. I'm actually struggling to find words to explain why giving shitty service is not a good thing, because I knkw you will refuse to accept it.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Servers are not your personal slaves. They are there to take your order and bring you your meal. That’s their job and if you think it’s shit service it’s you who have a problem

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              >Servers are not your personal slaves
              Yeah, you don't get it.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >Servers are not your personal slaves. They are there to take your order and bring you your meal. That’s their job and if you think it’s shit service it’s you who have a problem
              It's one thing to deal with an anglo woman barking orders in english at you like you are her slave

              It's another to be a lazy piece of shit (majority of service workers in France)

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >anyone saying paris is crap usually doesn't know much about travel in general
          Anyone who has actually seen the rest of the country knows why Paris is absolute dogshit. Paris cannot hold a candle to the Riviera, nor can it compete with Bordeaux or the charms of any of its smaller towns like Colmar or Saint Emilion. It's got good food, a few landmarks to check off a list and that's it. Hell, even the best part of Paris is it's least Parisian section at Mont martre
          >just take your gf to babys first international vacation and enjoy because she won't know any better
          pleb
          >you talk to people when you travel?
          You don't?
          >you won't get outstanding service because service workers have better rights
          This makes me want to say you've never been to Paris. Their mentality is to not bother you, not to provide shit service. They'll actually be knowledgeable about their menu and make good recommendations, they just won't lord over you every two minutes like in America. The whole "french = shit restaurant and cafe service" meme is almost a dead giveaway that the poster has never actually been to france.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >So no fake smiles nor outstanding service, especially since the tip isn't expected (and isn't high in general).

          As an autistic Finn, this was one of my favorite things about Paris.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I walked to the north train station and it was like walking from Europe to Africa

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          sounds kino, going to book a ticket for next month and spend a couple days at the museums and art galleries.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >People smoking everywhere
        >A literal breath of fresh air

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        > people smoking everywhere, giving the world lung cancer
        if you think this only happens in Paris and don't realize this is the norm in all of eastern Europe and Asia, i don't know what to tell you except that this must have been your first trip outside the US

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I fucked a 19 year old blonde green eyed cutie from Austria who was otherwise hot but her front teeth were already yellow brown stained from excessive cigarette abuse

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      The Pacific Northwest fucking sucks. The people are such fucking gays

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        This. The nature is amazing but everyone is such a stuck up cunt high off their own farts

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What's so special about the weather / climate in Seattle?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The temperatures are normally mild, but it rains a lot. It's kind of like the UK of America in that regard. Rain is a very polarizing weather phenomenon.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Seattle is pretty bad but the views by the water and the natural beauty outside the city are second to none.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Basically this, but for every Commenwealth city outside of GB. Cities like Auckland and Sydney just feel like dead cities for Europeans.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Whit*oids are a conquered people, everywhere except Russia . God bless and protect Vlad The Putin

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          shut up vatnik
          did you get your 1 kopek for this post?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      bump

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Wait until you visit Portland.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just drive to Vancouver and meet Canadian qts, you autist

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    i found wiesloch in november to be somewhat dull

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      > Goes to bumfuck nowhere german countryside shithole
      > for a holiday
      > in november
      > complains it's dull

      You can't make this shit up.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm currently on holiday in the middle of bumfuck nowhere Germany (near Kassel) and the region is absolutely gorgeous.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Paris is nice. It should be named Italy syndrome

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I traveled to Campania with a friend and I think the chaos and trash in Naples was a bit much for him.
      I think it was a matter of expectations. I was expecting it while he, being from Catalonia, thought the tales were just exaggerations about Southern Europe again.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Fuck I'm going to Italy tomorrow, I was able to tolerate Portugal so it can't be too bad

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Stay away from the south. North Italy is peak comfy. South Italy is bottom trash

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Apulia is fucking awesome.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              If it's in the south, it's automatically shit

              I miss Beijing. Wide ass streets with big ass buildings. At least you can walk around comfortably enjoying the view (although there's nothing to look at specifically). Guess I just love terrifyingly huge cities.

              >Beijing
              >view
              If you consider smog covered atmosphere as a 'view', sure. It must look quite surreal I bet

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >If it's in the south, it's automatically shit
                Apulia is not Naples or Messina

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              There is nothing I hate more than crowded beaches

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Naples is very different from most of Italy, even other cities in Campania feel different.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I traveled to Campania with a friend and I think the chaos and trash in Naples was a bit much for him.
      I think it was a matter of expectations. I was expecting it while he, being from Catalonia, thought the tales were just exaggerations about Southern Europe again.

      Where did you go that you found it so bad? I've only been to the north and it's very clean and idyllic. I'm going to Rome this August.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >where did you go
        South. The term "went south" was invented for Italy since everything south of Rome is terrible.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I highly doubt that. I've only really heard bad things about Naples, but nothing like that of anywhere else. It isn't like the southerners have some sort of a gene for putting shit everywhere, the north is full of them and they all run business, mostly in relation to food.
          t. have an Italian gf and have lived close to Milan for nearly a year on and off

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lmfao. Paris is utter shit. I've been there in 2008, 2014 and 2018. It's only been getting worse. Feels like I'm walking through one big toilet.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    my wife, when we went to california
    i had already been there many times for work so i knew the situation
    but she hadn't and she thought it was going to be like a beach boys video from the 60s, smily happy people, plus shopping on rodeo drive, plus hollywood glamour, all that kind of thing
    i mean, there are some nice places when you get away from the cities. but she wasn't really ready for all the drugs and yelling darkies and homeless people

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Holy shit I’m from CA and I’ve never really seen homeless people alongside regular houses and apartments, where is that?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Califag here.
        What part of cali are you in? They act like this in every major city from LA to Sactown

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          this. i've had homeless try to set up tents in my front yard.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Holy shit, what did you do? That doesn't happen in Florida, I'm sure you can guess why.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              >That doesn't happen in Florida, I'm sure you can guess why.
              ha ha

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      pasadena is comfy

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      At some point people are going to realize that gas chambers are the only solution to this shit.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        or you could invest in wellness programs and affordable housing instead of spending the budget of a small country into policing and hoarding thousands of empty houses
        you know solutions that have been proven to work world over?

        but hey - your first reaction is to turn to literal Nazism just proves everybody right about the likes of you

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          California spends a fuckton on welfare and it hasn't helped. Many of these vermin refuse the help they're offered.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Virtue signaling this hard on an anonymous Bhutanese Basket-Weaving board
          Are you legitimately ignorant, or are you just willfully refusing to acknowledge the reality in which you live? Many states, California the undisputed ur-example, have fucking *ruined* themselves by falling into the trap that there's a point that you'll have finally thrown enough money at this issue to make it go away.
          >invest in wellness programs and affordable housing
          Cool. Who pays for this shit? I ask because I have zero fucking interest in doing so, and most functional, contributing members of society feel the exact same way as I do, hence the mass exodus from socialist dystopias like California; it would be fair and appropriate to say that California and garden gnome York are hemorrhaging population at this point.

          Social assistance and welfare initiatives are meant to be short-term solutions, not lifestyles indulged in indefinitely, and states where tent cities full of mentally ill bums is the norm, probably shouldn't be giving handouts to and rolling the red carpet out for """""refugees""""" or """""migrants""""" or """""undocumented citizens."""""

          Stop making excuses for people who refuse to even try to help themselves, and would rather just prey on the good nature of others. Compassion and empathy are essential to any functional society, but so is some measure, some semblance, some standard of personal accountability, which blue states simply do not have...

          Which would be fine if you cunts would have the integrity lay in the beds you've made, rather than try to relocate to different states so you can ruin them, too, but that's not the case.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Or actually, in keeping with the "Paris Syndrome" theme of the thread, consider what your kind of thinking has done to Portland, Oregon; people go there expecting the sort of quirky, endearingly insufferable white people shit they've seen watching Portlandia... and nah, it's all just boarded up businesses, tent cities, and playgrounds w/ used needles in the sandboxes.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        or you know just raise the minimum wage.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You deserve what's coming.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Went to CA twice last year for the first time. Aside from the tent cities I had an awesome time. I dont know what you guys did but I got the exact vibe that your wife got.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      My entire family including me experienced the exact same as your wife when we want to Los Angeles for our west coast trip of the US. (we're from euro country)
      We were expecting a big bustling city where trends were started such as hippie-surfer culture, the Hollywood walk of fame. I expected it to be luxurious, sorta like Geneva, Nice and Monaco. I expected people to be insanely rich and that it'd show throughout the city. I expected creativity.

      Instead I got four days of the shittiest, dirtiest, most disgusting place I've ever been to. I've been to developing countries but none of the countries were as dirty as Los Angeles. Addicts 'n hobos galore. Dirty junk everywhere. Everything was overpriced. Felt unsafe everywhere as well.
      Venice beach was so fucking dirty, my god. Seriously, poor Turkish beaches with the fraction of the GDP of LA look ten times better. French beaches that you people would classify as "shitty" looked like paradise in comparison.

      After that we drove to Las Vegas. That was so much better.
      It was like an opposite Paris Syndrome, I was expecting some run-down city filled with criminals, hobos and shitty casinos.
      Instead I got the strip that was kept clean with lots of activities to do. Felt safe as well.
      I get that it might be shit outside the strip but it was so refreshening.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        underrated post

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        LA is one of the dirtiest and most dysfunctional cities in the US. I reckon its probably not too far off from Manila. Venice is also known to be one of the dirties and most vagrant infested places in the area, its known as a place to go if you want to see some shit happening but unlike a lot of California, Venice has kind of always been this way. One of the issues is so cal is very gimmicky and a lot of the places that show as "must do" tourist attractions are actually terrible, example- the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Don't even bother.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Vegas is based, my only complaint is you can smoke in casinos.

        LA is one of the dirtiest and most dysfunctional cities in the US. I reckon its probably not too far off from Manila. Venice is also known to be one of the dirties and most vagrant infested places in the area, its known as a place to go if you want to see some shit happening but unlike a lot of California, Venice has kind of always been this way. One of the issues is so cal is very gimmicky and a lot of the places that show as "must do" tourist attractions are actually terrible, example- the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Don't even bother.

        I've been to LA and Manila for at least a week each in the last three years, and you wanna know some truly tragic shit? LA is significantly worse than Manila.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I've heard Manila has also gotten a lot better as far as air pollution, traffic, etc.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        One of my friends from europe says the wealth disparity is much more obvious here. Switzerland looks well maintained even in the poor areas. Mexico kind of looks like shit all over. But the US and California specifically has parts that look like Mexico and parts that look like Monaco within a few miles from each other.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >One of my friends from europe says the wealth disparity is much more obvious here
          Yeah, LA county is essentially a micro third world country where the "middle class" hardly exists

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          what do poor people in Switzerland even look like? The poor people in the US are absolute freaks who are like a different species of violent muttbomination. I imagine Swiss poor people are just regular Swiss people with worse clothes and houses.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >what do poor people in Switzerland even look like?
            Albanians living in commie blocks

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              I've heard Albanians are like white morons, but I can't imagine they're even 1/10th as bad.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I was shocked by the number of amputees I saw in LA, swear to fuck every other homeless junkie was missing a limb.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          diabetes, meme insulin prices cut all the way down to the junkies. That or gangrene/infection from habitual drug use

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I had reverse Paris syndrome going to socal but I went straight from san diego airport to Idyllwild so didn't see any of the shitty parts

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm kinda curious why you'd fly all the way to go there. Idylwild is a cool spot and I like riding my motorcycle up there, but its not a very big or interesting area and I'd probably get bored after more than a day or 2.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          visiting family. also coming from florida it would take a while for me to get tired of the mountains

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Philadelphia never ceases to disappointment in being a complete cesspool. Every time I visit, I get Paris Syndrome over and over again. It just gets exponentially worse each time. I mean what the fuck.

      I've never seen a place like this anywhere in the world, and I've been to some third world shitholes. Literal zombie apocalpyse.

      https://i.imgur.com/9hy8KEl.jpg

      It was literally Paris. I hate that shithole with every inch of my body. Before I came I didn't even have high expectations for it. I had practically no expectations and Paris still managed to disappoint me.
      >my face my third day in Paris
      Planned to be there for a week but ended my trip early. Went to Spain instead.

      You should check out East Hastings in Vancouver, Canada. It's literally worse than Skid Row in LA and like ten people OD and die there per night. Then check out the absolute duality of society because just across one intersection is an extremely rich business district.

      Nottingham.

      Expected a nice little city full of beautiful historical buildings. All I got was run-down buildings and streets filled with gang of arabs and africans, staring holes into my neck when I went for a stroll late at night.

      Basically it was the same as any other city in western Europe, could have just stayed in Sweden. At least the train ride there offered some neat sights.

      How did things get so bad in my short lifetime?
      If things can get bad that fast, they have the potential to become good fast as well....right?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah like overnight all the coloreds will disappear, all the roastie femcunts will lose 200 pounds and become trad and all the beta bitch queerboys like you will become boomerchads you naive little boy

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Lol I wish.
          What I mean is that New York was a shithole in the 70’s, then it got good and now it’s bad again.
          Is it the drugs?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            It took 20 years of addressing quality of life issues to get New York to be a sorta nice place.

            The democrats turned it back into a shithole in just one summer just to spite the president.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Do you not realize NYC is mostly blacks and latinaxes? Lmao you redditoids are something special

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >How did things get so bad in my short lifetime?
        N

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      sovl

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone else already so numb to the current age they expect Paris syndrome everywhere? I mean Riga is pretty much the only "major" city i've seen with a rich architecture and incredibly safe without anyone trying to scam me.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Any (semi-)developed place which isn't too touristy should be fine, tbh. I can really recommend South Korea if you get a bit off the beaten path. Same for rural Germany.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Stonewall.
    My lesbian friend and I went to see stonewall because its part of gay history or something. It was just an overpriced, poorly managed bar. It isn't the worst case of Paris Syndrome in this thread, but it was pretty disappointing:
    >Clean, but really run down. A fresh coat of paint is really needed, as are some cosmetic repairs to the floors and bathrooms
    >Most bars offer free water, especially if you are drunk. SW charged $5/bottle with no tap option.
    >Bar space is very limited
    >Gimmicky performances to bring in crowds distracts heavily from the history of the bar
    >Drinks are fairly priced... for a tourist bar, but not for a gay bar.
    >They had some cool stuff on the wall (like the original raid paperwork), but it was too dark to see it and too crowded to read it
    >Plaques and displays were very difficult to read. You can't print in black ink in a dark club and put it on the wall without giving the display a light
    >Short staffed, hard to get a drink. 2 bartenders per floor on a crowded weekend night during pride during tourist season is very understaffed
    >bottom floor is a dive bar, top floor is a party bar, which is a nice touch
    >Dance floor on the bottom floor is way too small. They also have a covered pool table that seems to never actually be used
    >They won't let you count a $30 T-shirt towards the two drink minimum. I've never seen that before in any bar.
    >No POS system between floors, you cannot open a tab on the bottom floor and keep it running at the top floor, it is almost like two separate bars
    It is not the worst bar I have been to, but it is fucking Stonewall, it is a world famous gay bar. I really expected better
    t. Totally straight anon

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      The gay lifestyle isn't exactly known for it's longevity, doesn't surprise me that it's "cultural" landmarks reflect this.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >t. Totally straight anon
      I hate you “allies” the mosr

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      God hates you, fag enabler. You will burn in the fire with your pervert "allies"

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Feg

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      F4g

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    New York City
    I live in a third world country, but NYC actually made feel like I was in a third world country when I was there.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Welcome to the Western world. Courtesy of da jooooos

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Philadelphia never ceases to disappointment in being a complete cesspool. Every time I visit, I get Paris Syndrome over and over again. It just gets exponentially worse each time. I mean what the fuck.

    I've never seen a place like this anywhere in the world, and I've been to some third world shitholes. Literal zombie apocalpyse.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      i went to philly as a young lad,
      maybe 15 -20 years ago. im sure the opiod zombie mass is growing, but i remember having a great time there, but we were staying somewhere fancy, did a traditional colonial tourist tour and like a bus tour. Everything was cool, but was only 2 days there and were there for a graduation

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      how much for the crack whores

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Born and raised in Philly, I had a bit of reverse Paris syndrome when I went to Mexico City- it was somehow less of a shithole than what I expected, even in the ghetto areas.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's the joke, Mexico has been sending us their worst citizens for decades.
        captcha:H8WYT

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's the joke, Mexico has been sending us their worst citizens for decades.
        captcha:H8WYT

        I concur, Mexico City was unfathomably based.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Holy fuck. I thought where I'm from in Yurop is bad but yeah... holy fuck

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        As someone from a dumpy industrial city, I always kek a little whenever I hear Europeans complain somewhere over there being unsafe. I felt more at ease in post-Soviet ghettos in Bulgaria than in some neighborhoods in my hometown

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm from PA and philadelphia is really really shit. it's legitimately probably one of the most dangerous cities to visit in the USA because the crime doesn't just happen in "bad areas" (like Chicago) and it's not infrequent (like NYC), it's frequent and it's in "good" residential neighborhoods. Muggings, murders, rapes, shootings, all in nice areas. Philly is probably the one city I felt legitimately unsafe in, I feel pity for the tourists who someone end up in that place. It's genuinely grim, run down, dirty as fuck, dangerous and yet still ridiculously expensive.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Same, Philly is the only place I feel unsafe at obviously tourist areas like where to liberty bell is. And I've been all around latin america.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Pittsburgh any different?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, it's night and day different. Pittsburgh is safe, generally clean, affordable, and lots of nice neighborhoods/attractions. Philly and Pittsburgh are not remotely comparable, there's a giant culture difference between the two places as well. Western PA is unlike the rest of PA and culturally unlike anywhere else in the country except perhaps the Cleveland area.

          I'm from PGH so I'm biased but the pros are:
          - extraordinarily affordable for the northeast
          - good public transportation, low traffic
          - good cultural, sport and artistic attractions like opera, theater, symphonies, ballet, concerts, etc.
          - good nightlife, lots of diverse dense neighborhoods with different cultures, bikeable/walkable
          - close to DC, NYC and Chicago by plane or train
          - thriving economy, low crime, lots of local universities and jobs
          - rich history and heritage sites from back to 1600s
          - excellent schools, good place to raise a family
          - good outdoor options if you're into that

          Cons
          - not nearly as big as the "big" northeast cities, doesn't have the same immigrant draw as philly, nyc, boston, etc.
          - women have a bit of an "uncultured" edge
          - large drinking culture
          - absolutely awful weather, brutally cold, wet, rainy, ice, snowy, slushy winters from november to may with no sun and constant grey skies, intense 90F heat with miserable 70% humidity during the summer. This tends to be intense culture shock for transplants
          - "rust belt" infrastructure (lead pipes, heavy air pollution still, old housing, bad roads)
          - basically zero immigrant communities, entire population is black and white people who have been here for 100 years
          - lack of proximity to oceans or beaches

          We don't get a lot of tourists or transplants here which is surprising because the quality of life is very high, IMO, much much higher than philly. Fine by me, seems the tech asians and indians are terrified of the cold and so they stay away in general.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Interesting. My mom began planning a trip there soon after I mentioned in an offhand comment that there were Croats there, supposedly. Thing is, my parents are real Croats, like FOBs who came here after the war, and my offhand comment was based off Wikipedia numbers, which probably include white people who have been here for 100 years as you mentioned. I can't imagine any places in America with actual sizable diaspora communities of our people, all those seem to exist in Europe. Regardless I grew up in a place where the local diaspora community consisted of like 4 families so I understand my parents jumping at that info.

            Anyway, this trip also serves as a scouting trip for a place for my sister to live after she graduates, so it sounds like Pittsburgh is a great candidate in that regard. Any things you recommend doing on a weekend trip there? Me and my sis might hit up some nightlife to get a feel, any good spots I should know?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah PGH has a sizeable Eastern Euro diaspora for the steel industry, we still have Ukrainian and Serbian and Hungarian and Polish food festivals here. In fact the national Croatian credit union in the USA is headquartered in Pittsburgh. There's Croat clubs and singing societies here so I'm sure you could find something.

              A weekend trip? I'd say come in the Fall around October, not too hot or cold yet. Do the major tourist stuff, obviously take the inclines up Mt. Washington for the views. See if you can do an Oktoberfest brewery tour, there's a lot of good microbreweries here. Maybe go the National Aviary, or Phipps, see the Cathedral of Learning/Heinz Chapel, take a tour of the Nationality Rooms. Go to Point State Park, see the fountain, walk along the Riverwalk down the Allegheny. Go to the Carnegie Museum of Art, or the Andy Warhol.

              For clubs? Cavo on Penn Ave in the Strip, Tequila Cowboy in the North Shore (there's quite a bit along Federal Street -> walk across the Roberto Clemente bridge to the Theatre District for more upscale stuff). The big club scene is along Carson (Jimmy D's, Diesel, Carson City). You can also walk along Butler through Upper/Lower Lawrenceville, lots of stuff there, some very good smaller bars on the sidestreets. Pittsburgh is more "dive bar/college bar" than club, it's not like Philly in that regard but you do have some options. There's a dive bar on every street corner practically. I recommend Gene's in South Oakland for the true slum student college experience.

              Good lesser known restaurants I recommend are Ritter's on Baum Blvd. in the East End/Garfield, Huszar on the North Side, Big Jim's in Greenfield, Mineo's for pizza, Nadine's in Southside Slopes, Triangle Subs in Etna. Stop in La Poblanita in Coraopolis if you're driving in from airport, it's not that far of a detour and is exceptional Mexican, same as the best I had anywhere in Texas.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >extraordinarily affordable for the northeast
            Ehh, I wouldn't really consider Pittsburgh "the Northeast". Culturally it feels very Midwestern and it's west of the Alleghenies

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Philadelphia induces a fearlessness (or reverse Paris syndrome like

      Born and raised in Philly, I had a bit of reverse Paris syndrome when I went to Mexico City- it was somehow less of a shithole than what I expected, even in the ghetto areas.

      said) particularly in its native-born like moi, you'll go anywhere and to any "bad" part of any city because literally nothing in the rest of the U.S. and continental Europe can approach Kensington Avenue.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Born and raised in Philly, I had a bit of reverse Paris syndrome when I went to Mexico City- it was somehow less of a shithole than what I expected, even in the ghetto areas.

      Philadelphia induces a fearlessness (or reverse Paris syndrome like [...] said) particularly in its native-born like moi, you'll go anywhere and to any "bad" part of any city because literally nothing in the rest of the U.S. and continental Europe can approach Kensington Avenue.

      Im a bit weird I guess, I quite liked Philly and was pleasently surprised when I went in 2019 for a couple of days. Granted, I was born and raised in Chicago, so keep that in mind, because thats what I liked about Philly- it reminded me of a smaller version of Chicago from maybe 20 years ago. It seems like all the gentrification bypassed Philly for nearby NYC and the city still reminds me of how inner cities in this country used to be 20 to 30 years ago, kind of a relic of pre-Gentrification urban USA in modern times. You would walk through an old Italian neighborhood of row houses and you could tell you were still in a real, blue collar community where families have owned those homes for decades and look out for one another, like the old Rocky movies or again, like how cities like Chicago used to be 20 to 30 years ago. No stupid cup cake or flower shops or meme axe-throwing bars, just communities of people with their family owned diners, bars or bodegas. Had a nice charm to it. The city was also extremely walkable, had great home-made style food, good subway/public transit, lots of history, good nightlife, down to Earth people and a decent little thriving downtown core that was even busy at night. Is it first on my list of places to revisit? No. But I appreciated it while I was there for my few days. Ignore the haters, Philly is cool.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        imagine lying about being from chicago then calling a corner store a bodega, have a nice day new yorker

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Beijing was a total police state. It was nothing but propaganda, military
    police, and shopping malls. Much worse than Shanghai, which I'd visited a few times over the years, and was kinda fun. I'll never go back.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I didn't know Beijing was in Australia

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Half of it is.
        When I was in university had a middle Eastern flatmate who just arrived and constantly complained about how many Asians there were in Sydney.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I miss Beijing. Wide ass streets with big ass buildings. At least you can walk around comfortably enjoying the view (although there's nothing to look at specifically). Guess I just love terrifyingly huge cities.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Beijing is one of the worst cities in China. It's comparatively cold, spread out, and much more of a police state.

      There's lots of great cities in China (granted you like the kind of stuff that Chinese cities can give you). However, beijing is the kind of place that you're best off just visiting once for the main tourist attractions and never going back.

      One thing it does have over other Chinese cities is that it's comparatively clean, but why the fuck would you go to China if you want clean cities.

      If you go to China for the tier 1 cities, just go somewhere that is the same thing but better like Taipei or Singapore.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      who told you a moron commie shithole bug hive was going to be a grand old time?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why does this stupid gay website always flip photos?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Because it strips EXIF metadata. If your orientation is there, it will be gone.

        Here's a tip, flip your photo and open it in Paint. Edit one pixel, just draw it black where no one will see, and then save it as a new photo. Voila, it just werks now.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          He's a phone-poster. Something as simple as opening it in MS Paint is beyond his ability.

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was literally Paris. I hate that shithole with every inch of my body. Before I came I didn't even have high expectations for it. I had practically no expectations and Paris still managed to disappoint me.
    >my face my third day in Paris
    Planned to be there for a week but ended my trip early. Went to Spain instead.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Paris fucking sucks man good on you for getting the hell out of there. UK sucks too. Spain and Portugal are pretty fun and the girls are mint. A hidden gem is Bulgaria in the right spots like Sofia and Varna. Great nightlife, but it can be dangerous there. The guys there do not like foreigners and they're pretty fucking hardcore.

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    For some reason I thought Saigon would be 500k-1M population city with rich history and quaint buildings, some interesting war stuff and a traditional vietnamese vibe.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I hated ho chi minh but loved hanoi which was strange.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      saigon is my favorite city in the world but it's shit as a tourist. only good to live in. and it's 100% worse now than it was in 2010-2015 because traffic is way worse with cars

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Saigon has all that stuff you listed and then some outside of District 1. You just have to not be a fatass though and learn to walk a lot and explore. Some of the most beautiful Mahayana Buddhist temples Ive ever seen. Only thing missing that holds the city back is currently no public transit like the MRT/BTS style railways to get around the city like in Bangkok, but this is being constructed though and will hopefully finish some time soon. Not only that, but if more people ride the rail when it opens it will also reduce the amount of motobike traffic which admittedly is absolutely insane at the moment. Saigon is a city that currently makes you work to appreciate it, whether finding new sights to explore or finding food to eat, its one of the few places on the planet that filters out all the instagram selfie generation of travelers and still has an "authentic", off the beaten path, old world charm to it outside of the District 1 containment zone. The new subway will be both a blessing and a curse when it opens for the reasons I listed above, so enjoy the city's ruggedness while you still can.

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    America's homeless situation actually blew me away.
    I went to Anchorage and LA and it's actually fucking insane how bad it is.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      You should check out East Hastings in Vancouver, Canada. It's literally worse than Skid Row in LA and like ten people OD and die there per night. Then check out the absolute duality of society because just across one intersection is an extremely rich business district.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Disingenuous to say that it's worst, East Hastings is a small containment zone that everyone knows to avoid while all of downtown LA and the LA Metro is I Am Legend. It disgusted me to see that LA just forfeited their metro to degenerates like that, while decent people need to use a car to keep their sanity

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Just came back from Vancouver. This bum zone is right next to Gastown and Chinatown which I would guess are prime tourist destinations, and the bums overflow both into them and into the rest of the downtown. I thought Toronto had a homeless problem but Vanc is way worse.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Anchorage's homeless situation is fucked. A lot of them freeze to death in the winter and no one actually wants to solve it. Source: grew up in Anchorage.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        The problem solves itself according to you.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Freeze to death

        Problem solved, wish SoCal had extreme weather.

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    For me it was Norway.

    >snowing in May
    >lack of infrastructure for tourists to experience muh nature
    >absurdly expensive
    >locals want nothing to do with you(or strangers in general)
    >neo-socialist commie block housing everywhere
    >$14 USD for a fucking beer

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't doubt your account but I was in Oslo for a day or two and I found people almost creepily friendly. The people in the Starbucks made conversation and asked all about ourselves and then the one Barista told me he put an extra shot of espresso in the coffee "just for me" and then winked. Then when we were looking for an ATM to pay to fix our broken bike chain this random stranger in the street started walking around the neighbourhood trying to find my brother to try and tell him where the ATM was he'd gone looking for. Maybe just luck? We were dirty male cyclists.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Everyone is miserable there between september-april so they make up for it by being overly friendly during the months where they actually see the sun

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        they were hoping to have gay sex with you

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Fuck off poor fag

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    California, San Francisco was full of crazy screaming homeless and beggars, Los Angeles is mostly a shithole, Hollywood is depressing and mexican as fuck; there's a "pare de sufrir" church in Hollywood Boulevard next to the walk of fame, that's literally a scammer church for desesperate idiots here in south america, couldn't believe that shit. Then there's some cool places in the woods like Muir Woods, Yellowstone and stuff but the cities are 3rd world tier.

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone know a place is shit, then get talked into it not being shit, only for you to go and realize you were right all along?

    >know germans and germany is pretty fucking shit for a long time
    >don't think I gave it a fair shot based on just a few personal experiences mainly from people and things in/around the capital
    >talk and plan a trip late last year
    >everyone telling me "oh no it's great blah blah blah you don't understand it's soooo good the food and beer!"
    >get told it's fine and stuff is great in germany by a few people online I know
    >go recently with a complete open mind
    >people drive like absolute fucking retards
    >german women are still insane next to near femcel levels of stupid
    >anyone who is willing to speak english is often indian, paki, or some african
    >beer is heavily meh unless all beer is keystone light, budlight, or some cheap shit from asia
    >food is crap
    >people are crap, never shutting up about BLUMPF
    >trains are below shit on time
    >roads are dogshit switching between smooth and rocky making it impossible to use the scooters
    >speak with a few people from germany at hotel bar or some places ask them what's fun to do, all just say drink and eat kebab
    >mfw I have no face

    Glad I didn't invest more time there and went other places

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hmm, odd. I'm from England and love going there. Munich is class.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >beer is heavily meh unless all beer is keystone light, budlight, or some cheap shit from asia

      Opinion discarded

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is my first night in Berlin, only here for a concert then I am fucking off the day after tomorrow. I semi enjoyed Oktoberfest in Munich a few years ago, I have seen other parts of Germany too. Berlin is filthy and smelly, like Bangkok. The hipster trash and women are Melbourne tier in the worst ways possible. And strangely I feel unsafe walking around, and I have never felt unsafe in any city I have ever visited.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Heh. Reminds me of the time some tourist asked me what there is to do in my city. I couldn't think of a single thing, at least for a tourist. I also hated every single other German city I ever visited.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >beer is heavily meh unless all beer is keystone light, budlight, or some cheap shit from asia
      please be bait

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you can believe it I found Guadalajara and the surrounding areas bland and a sea of brown and grey concrete buildings with faded coca-cola signs out front. I mean like the whole city other than the soulless "hip" parts of town. The ladies are nice, but that was mostly because I'm white, blue eyes and have a job. I was doing muh ESL down there and was hoping it would be more soulful, but like I'm finding more and more there really are very few places in the world that are even worth their own piss. Maybe traveling has reached it's logical conclusion.

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nottingham.

    Expected a nice little city full of beautiful historical buildings. All I got was run-down buildings and streets filled with gang of arabs and africans, staring holes into my neck when I went for a stroll late at night.

    Basically it was the same as any other city in western Europe, could have just stayed in Sweden. At least the train ride there offered some neat sights.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Nottingham

      I dont think anyone ever made claims of greatness about Nottingham

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's important to check the demographics in a lot of western cities nowadays

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Nottingham
      Did you do no research at all before going and rely on a vague memory of Robin Hood?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why the fuck would anyone go to Nottingham kek

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        brian clough pilgrimage

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    went to ireland for muh heritage no-one spoke irish got uncomfortable or annoyed when i shit talked british/english people and there were tons of non irish and they all loved it and sperged out if the foreigners destroying ireland were insulted because "those lads were more irish than I'll ever be" good ridance hope the EU wipes them all out despite the fact I'm 90% Irish it made me embrace being nothing but one hundred percent itish fuck ireland never ever go to that shithole if your irish american or irish diaspora its nothing like the old country your family told you about

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Can't tell if bait. Of course people from Ireland dont care about being Irish it's normal to them, it's not special or unique, they dont need to delineate themselves in a country of mutts like Americans do. They are irish, most other people around them are Irish. They are happy and have a booming tech and banking industry. They are doing better than most Brits.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yep. Ireland has been poor for basically all of history. And it's just even more annoying for them because for a few centuries there, they lived right next to the richest country on earth but they were still poor. In a single generation, all that foreign tax haven money transformed their economy and they haven't had it so good for so long that they are looking their gift horse in the mouth.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      god I hate irish-americans, pretty much all the white people in Australia are to some degree Irish, we don't say we're irish-australian and pretend we're irish. You're a yank and nothing more.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Its hilarious thinking about some autistic American who is way to into his potato famine family history showing up at some rural irish pub in the town his great great great grand parents immigrated from and he just starts trying to talk shit about British people to the few old farmers and tradesmen who are just trying to enjoy a beer. The whole time the barman is probably english and everyone just stars at him as the spaghetti falls out of his pocket.

      He then gets back from his "heritage" trip and makes a seething post on an Alaskan moose hunting forum about how real people from Ireland arent real Irish and dont hate their neighbors enough.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      > no one spoke Irish
      do you speak irish? fluent speakers are only found in isolated pockets of the Gaeltacht and among certain upper class cliques in Dublin

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        went to ireland for muh heritage no-one spoke irish got uncomfortable or annoyed when i shit talked british/english people and there were tons of non irish and they all loved it and sperged out if the foreigners destroying ireland were insulted because "those lads were more irish than I'll ever be" good ridance hope the EU wipes them all out despite the fact I'm 90% Irish it made me embrace being nothing but one hundred percent itish fuck ireland never ever go to that shithole if your irish american or irish diaspora its nothing like the old country your family told you about

        thinking about doing a 5-6 day solo trip to ireland, how is it? maybe i'd rent a car and drive around

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          ireland is pretty small so you should be able to do a reasonable driving tour in that time. there are loads of touring routes you can follow, just google round ireland tour route or similar and you should get a few ideas

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dublin is a globohomo experiment in how fast you can implement full Kalergization. The rest of the island is comfy.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      The IRA was all “muh counties” and then said nothing while the EU took over and turned Ireland into a majority black country with more Africans than the dark heart of the Congo. Pathetic.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Goes to a large city
      >wonders why the people are globohomo-loving gays
      How clueless do you need to be?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >90% irish
      no sweetie, you're an American.
      You grew up looking at stereotypes and are dissapointed
      You're like a girl who was upset she wasn't a princess

      You deserve it.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        there are no americans

        america is a melting pot of immigrants

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      More than likely bait, but still

    • 2 months ago
      mikey

      Fire 20 yanks into an open field with me. I’d kill 10 before the other 10 do me away

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      There should be heritage trips for Irish to Boston so they learn how to be Irish

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Berlin, but it was more like pic related than Paris syndrome.

  20. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >To fit into Seattle, you can not be different, you must fit in - it's like the old days w/ tribes and a village. Outsiders are weird. Outsiders always say where they came from is so "different" or better which is anti the language here.
    >It sounds backwards, but the time I spent in Seattle really emboldened the above, you don't want to be estranged, you want to fit in with the culture and not be pariah.
    This is precisely why I don't live there anymore

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      For those interesting in learning more, this is part-and-parcel with the Scandinavian "longhouse" mentality as explained in Bronze Age Pervert.

  21. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    This sounds like a fucking nightmare. How have you not killed yourself yet?

  22. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is there a term for increased self-loathing while travelling? Kinda like "well im a loser at home, and sure enough im still a loser here"

    As for Paris syndrome, i havent had it because when ive never seen anything as bad as all the horror stories of napoli, paris etc set me up for. If anything I found Turin to be depressing dull and bleak with zero life or pedestrians.

    Paris itself was fantastic really the only soul-crushing thing was how there's a fucking shopping mall in the Louvre complete with a crappy overpriced food court

  23. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not related to the place itself, but last time I was in Madrid, I managed to go out to dinner with 3 girls and I had sex to one of them. Proudly enough, I said them goodbye without giving them my contact info. Shortly after I left the hostel I started to feel sad, like I didn't want that moment to end. It was one of the best days of my sexual life.

  24. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Paris. Stinky morons trying to push trinkets on me. Overcrowded with degenerates. No place to sit. Shitty service. It was the death of big cities for me. Same goes for istanbul but with a lot more scams and pickpocket. I saw gangs rob a tourist in the middle of a busy street and no one did anything, because the gang claimed the tourist took his wallet. Major cities need to get nuked.

  25. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Never really experienced it. I research the fuck out of anywhere I go so, fortunately, have managed to avoid any unpleasant surprises (so far).

  26. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    This place.
    >Expensive to get into
    >everything is nickel and dimed
    >they run it to capacity, meaning lines can exceed 4 hours
    >too crowded, it did not used to be this bad
    >food has gone down in quality
    >You need to plan your vacation fucking a month in advance, fastpass is now mandatory
    >Genie app ruins everything, you can't really explore the park
    >So many disney adults that creep out the kids.
    It just is not worth it anymore

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >So many disney adults that creep out the kids.
      This was the worst when I went. Fucking adults queuing to get a picture with Peter Pan when there's children in line

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is there a reason why everything is crowded as fuck nowadays?

      >inb4 overtourism
      Yes it made it worse but during the pandemic when most people cancelled their trips, so barely any tourist wherever I went; I went to Spain, everything was cheap and empty, but there were still fucking long queues in important museums. The queues were mostly made of locals, so what gives?
      Is it done on purpose? Is it some sort of management that favors long lines, or what?
      It's something I see it happening since 2015. Before 2015 it wasn't that bad.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I fucking hate theme parks with a passion. Orlando and Miami are a curse on my great state and every year I pray a cat5 hurricane wipes them off the map

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        What is your opinion on rollercoasters?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          they're fun but not worth it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      aren't there a bunch of morons there too?

  27. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’m surprised nobody’s mentioned Marseille, or have never been there. A disgusting rancid shithole, full of the worst sort of north and sub saharan African scum you ware ever likely to clap eyes on. The smell of the place is enough to deter you from exploring the place.
    If you’ve never been, don’t go.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      everyone knows Marseille is a shithole though

      it's called "Paris Syndrome" because people go to Paris expecting something from like Moulin Rouge (the movie) but it's really just a bigger Marseilles

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Agree, that was my impression as well. Only French city I've been to where even the city center isn't beautiful. And the "people" ... don't get me started. Algiers is probably nicer.

      BUT you won't get Paris syndrome in Marseille, because Marseille is known to be the armpit of France.

  28. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >from waggawagga
    >go to ulladulla

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      The bar was set low and you somehow still seemed to not exceed it

  29. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    People saying there's nothing to do in Paris are just contrarians lmao. And yes, I've been to other parts of France and I think Paris is great.

  30. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hawaii. Specifically Oahu and Honolulu.
    >Infrastructure is garbage
    >Taxed on everything
    >Homeless junkies everywhere
    >Half the population seems genuinely mentally retarded
    >Everything is crowded
    >Food isn't the good and is expensive
    >Retarded rules regarding alcohol (Bars can stay open until as late as 4am, but you can't buy anything in stores after midnight)
    >Some of the worst drivers in the world
    >Local government and police are 3rd world tier incompetent and corrupt
    I have wasted 8 years of my life on this shit hole rock.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hawaii is for sure up there on the list
      >Food goes from okay to, this is okay but not for this price
      >Bums everywhere
      >American "police" acting more like they are out of some 1980's B cop movie
      >sidewalks purposely taking you the most asshanded routes when you get to a coast
      >no local is happy without being drunk or high or whatever
      >stupid amount of homeless
      >natives who moved there all have the same regret but aren't rich enough to leave
      >it's another native sob story about 'muh culture'

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Half the population seems genuinely mentally retarded
      explain?

      https://i.imgur.com/52NxcgG.jpg

      This place.
      >Expensive to get into
      >everything is nickel and dimed
      >they run it to capacity, meaning lines can exceed 4 hours
      >too crowded, it did not used to be this bad
      >food has gone down in quality
      >You need to plan your vacation fucking a month in advance, fastpass is now mandatory
      >Genie app ruins everything, you can't really explore the park
      >So many disney adults that creep out the kids.
      It just is not worth it anymore

      I went to Disneyworld back in 2010 or 2011, RIGHT before they started fucking with fastpass. I'm glad I went when I did, holy fuck.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Honolulu is a shithole bro, move to Kailua if you want to get away from the druggies and Islanders.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hawaii is for sure up there on the list
      >Food goes from okay to, this is okay but not for this price
      >Bums everywhere
      >American "police" acting more like they are out of some 1980's B cop movie
      >sidewalks purposely taking you the most asshanded routes when you get to a coast
      >no local is happy without being drunk or high or whatever
      >stupid amount of homeless
      >natives who moved there all have the same regret but aren't rich enough to leave
      >it's another native sob story about 'muh culture'

      Jesus, is Honolulu really that bad?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        In America we would call that great since it's only 2% black

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Is it bad that's my primary reason for looking into moving there? Warm weather and one of the least diverse places in the country?

          No. But then again I only stayed in Honolulu for 2 weeks so who know.

          San Fran, now that's a shit hole.

          >San Fran
          Agreed. Near as I could tell, everyone who lived there fell into one of two camps,
          >Hilariously criminal, homeless, and mentally ill
          >People from the Capitol in Hunger Games

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >one of the least diverse places in the country
            Wrong. Hawaii is diverse as all hell. It's the only state where whites are a minority. Despite what the media tells you, diverese doesn't mean black.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >Hawaii is diverse as all hell. It's the only state where whites are a minority.
              Okay, but "diverse" usually just means "black" If it's mostly natives and east asians it doesn't sound so bad.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        No. But then again I only stayed in Honolulu for 2 weeks so who know.

        San Fran, now that's a shit hole.

  31. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cuba post January 1st 2021. Once they got rid of the CUC, one of the dual currency for tourists that everyone used that was tied to USD price, it all went to shit.
    Now all they have is their worthless cuban pesos and no one wants it since you can't buy exported things with it and can't convert it into other currencies. The infrastructure is still based on the old currency so the prices are all fucked and everyone is in a confused daze typing on 1970's calculators.

    This means that you can pretty much only buy things with CAD, EURO or Pounds that you bring in with you, and the local are desperate to take it from you. God forbid you run out because then you can pretty much do nothing.

  32. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is there a reverse Paris syndrome?
    I travelled through Gary Indiana expecting it to be mad max:africa edition but it was just a pretty rundown nondescript town.
    I even stopped off at a diner and had some decent food.
    Really disappointed after hearing how awful the place was supposed to be

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Get warned by tour guides about Prague & Budapest for scams
      >Everything was safe and pleasant and no gypsies to be seen (compared to Austria/Germany/France)

  33. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    everywhere and everything and everyone.

    its all just different arrangement of rocks and different flavors of retards. americans, europeans, south americans, indians, chinese, japanese, australians, russians, etc. fucking hate all of them. fuck everyone

  34. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pyongyang in a weird way.
    You see all the stories, documentaries, videos, etc about WHOA DUDE SO CUHRAZZY, you cant take photos! Theyre super strict and angry and scary and secretive and ahhhhH!!!

    Its obviously people blowing shit out of proportion. NK government had deals with travel agencies to set up tours. They take you famous sightseeing spots and then to dinner and back to your hotel and you leave.
    >dude you cant take photos of stuff they check and delete ur photos!!
    I took photos of literally whatever and not stealthily at all. No one gave a shit.
    >dude they only take you to the best places and dont show you the bad parts!!! such a conspiracy!
    Last time I checked any tour and any country is focused on seeing the best and famous bits. So shocking
    >dude they like pay actors to be ahead of you and pretend to do stuff
    There are multiple tours going to different places all at once and you can see people from afar. Theyre not actors or any bogus bullshit like that
    >but like i saw in this video like they painted fake storefronts and stuff
    no
    >but but like these people who stole items, cursed the country, burned flags, insulted the leader, murdered people,etc got arrested
    oh like any country
    >ur a north korean spy/shill!!!! how dare you praise them and deny all the wacko shit people make up!
    lol. its a shit country no doubt about it, i would never say its a good place to go for any reason. its just not the dramatic horror movie people try to create

    They dont make tours for sightseeing for you to come in, be oppressed, feel scared, get arrested, insult you, etc. Theyre still sensible humans that want you to have a good time, its good for business and of course they would want you to say good things about the country.

    Every fucking time i see some video or blog about "MY CRAZY AND HORRIFIC TRIP TO NK/ HOW I SNUCK IN AND SURVIVED" I roll my eyes out of head

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You really like coming up with arguments in your head and winning every one of them, that's for sure.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        you see, that kind of insult sounds nice on paper but its utterly meaningless. as someone who has visited north korea and seen and participated in a lot of discussions about it, these are based on common things people often say.

        so your assertion that i made these up is baseless and factually wrong. and yes, i won the so called arguments. not really surprisingly since i have more information, facts, and first hand experience.

        you didnt think that insult out though. you just saw someone else use it and thought it was a good retort, so you tried to use it yourself without thinking about the context or application. its like you saw someone blow on a trumpet and thought you could be a musician by blowing on your violin.

        the most fundamental mismatching of basic information and logic. you are quite low on the intellectual ladder. but we all knew that the moment you decided to defend retarded and baseless clickbait, fear-mongering, hyperbole.

        stay in school and maybe wait until you graduate before traveling. i dont think you are smart enough to guarantee your own safety

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          tl;dr
          get a life fucktard

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/OGYNPwf.jpg

          Pyongyang in a weird way.
          You see all the stories, documentaries, videos, etc about WHOA DUDE SO CUHRAZZY, you cant take photos! Theyre super strict and angry and scary and secretive and ahhhhH!!!

          Its obviously people blowing shit out of proportion. NK government had deals with travel agencies to set up tours. They take you famous sightseeing spots and then to dinner and back to your hotel and you leave.
          >dude you cant take photos of stuff they check and delete ur photos!!
          I took photos of literally whatever and not stealthily at all. No one gave a shit.
          >dude they only take you to the best places and dont show you the bad parts!!! such a conspiracy!
          Last time I checked any tour and any country is focused on seeing the best and famous bits. So shocking
          >dude they like pay actors to be ahead of you and pretend to do stuff
          There are multiple tours going to different places all at once and you can see people from afar. Theyre not actors or any bogus bullshit like that
          >but like i saw in this video like they painted fake storefronts and stuff
          no
          >but but like these people who stole items, cursed the country, burned flags, insulted the leader, murdered people,etc got arrested
          oh like any country
          >ur a north korean spy/shill!!!! how dare you praise them and deny all the wacko shit people make up!
          lol. its a shit country no doubt about it, i would never say its a good place to go for any reason. its just not the dramatic horror movie people try to create

          They dont make tours for sightseeing for you to come in, be oppressed, feel scared, get arrested, insult you, etc. Theyre still sensible humans that want you to have a good time, its good for business and of course they would want you to say good things about the country.

          Every fucking time i see some video or blog about "MY CRAZY AND HORRIFIC TRIP TO NK/ HOW I SNUCK IN AND SURVIVED" I roll my eyes out of head

          personally I think NK is based as fuck and their whole way of life is pretty much a middle finger to globohomo. How was the food? I want to try it because I've had a lot of Korean food but not much of the Northern variety.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      No one wants your fucking tour shill

  35. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Paris.
    Delhi is the worst place I have ever been but I expected it to be bad so doesn't count.
    Paris was everything 4chan said and worse.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've never been to Paris, but it seems the main complaint most people have about it is that black people exist in it and it's a bit smelly. Things which you can say about pretty much every other major western city.

  36. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I enjoyed Paris just fine
    >but there are gypsies, morons, scam artists
    ok yeah? like theres always been. imagine my shock when real life isnt like a perfect disney movie

    paris is only disappointing to retards who have convinced themselves its some french shangri la

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Paris isnt French at all my muktikuti fren. It's a shithole

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Always has been.

        t. frog.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      the one Disney movie that *is* set in Paris the main girl and like half the cast *is* gypsies and thieves and other undesireabled

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Well, there are enough rats in Paris, but I haven't seen one that gives world-class cooking instructions.

  37. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    t. precisely the type of tard that's in the pic

  38. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >CTRL + F "Barcelona"
    >0 results

    What. The. Fucking fuck.
    Barcelona. Barcelona. BARCELONA.
    Barcelona is the Spanish Paris.

    - besides tourists, the local population seems to be a mixture of Africans, Gypsies, Latin Americans, Africans, Latin Americans, Africans and Africans. It's one of the least 'native' cities I ever visited
    - I saw people doing hard drugs on the open street, for the first time in my life, in a side street in El Raval
    - Many obviously illegal immigrants begging, scamming, with a very aggressive attitude towards tourists who are seen as cashcows
    - most of the city is just Spanish commieblocks. Twenty meters from the beach - commieblocks. Historical architecture in Spain is great, but they've yet to figure to build anything other than commieblocks in the modern era
    - I mentioned the beach: it's nothing special. Small, crowded and full of African scammer salesmen
    - The nice parts of Barcelona are fine, yeah. In the bad parts ... you forget you're in Europe in the first place. It's run-down, smelly and full of nonwhites

    I realize it boils down to a 4chan-tier REEEE IMMIGRANTS rant, but they really, really, REALLY ruined Barcelona for me, as the city got nothing but the absolute worse sort, and in shocking quantities.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I realize it boils down to a 4chan-tier REEEE IMMIGRANTS

      Do you redditards really feel the need to apologize because pol is right again? Like dude are you expecting downloads or the fbi to knick on your door for wrongthink?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I just don't find
        >muh foreigners
        enough of a justification to find cities shit, because it applies to almost any Western city over 100k by now. Barcelona's just been the case where 4chan was right.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          And they are all shit once the diversity reaches a threshold

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >it applies to almost any Western city over 100k
          And surprise, surprise, they're all shit and only getting worse. As someone who grew up in a large Western city and loved cities growing up (and still do), these days the only cities worth even visiting now are those in Asia like Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, Bangkok, Singapore, Saigon, etc. And to a lesser extent, Eastern Europe. Western cities suck ass these days.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          All western cities are shit, you fucking retard.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Found your issue: you should have stayed in Sagrada Familia district.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You have to go to Barcelona in the off-season. It's a totally different vibe in late September. The tourists are down 90 percent. The African scammers and gypsies are mostly gone.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >/pol/-tier REEEE IMMIGRANTS rant
      why do you feel the need to cover your ass and disassociate yourself with view from 4chan. Are you the kind of guy who talks about getting sick from taking the vaccine then ends the post by saying you "still support the science and think everyone should get vaccinated"? My point is stop being a bitch and just say it. Immigrants fuck up white countries, especially morons and other assorted mudskins.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I saw people doing hard drugs on the open street, for the first time in my life
      lol how sheltered are you bro, really...

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I liked Barcelon had a great time there. I found this video to be pretty accurate and made me like Barcelona even more.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah Barcelona is fucking dogshit

  39. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Country boys come to the city, see some morons and junkies, have a panic attack, go cry about it on sighsee. Lmaaaaooooooo I had Paris Syndrom NEVER because big cities are dirty and glamorous at the same time and i fucking love it. Go back to your Sound of Music snooze fest incest villages in the mountains.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I grew up in Miami, live in a town of 400 ppl in meth valley for the last 5 years. Now im living in Thailand

      Everyone in America is an asshole, to many retarded criminal culture worshipping scumbags with nothing to lose.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Everyone in America is an asshole, to many retarded criminal culture worshipping scumbags with nothing to lose.
        Miami may have biased you, but glad you found home in Thailand

  40. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cartagena, Colombia. first world prices in a third world shithole. no running hot water. Prostitutes want $50 USD to fuck where you can get better looking ones for $15 in Bogota. cant even relax on the beach without 47 locals trying to sell you an hour of speaker time, sunglasses, shitty garden gnomeelry, etc. Hotel tried to ban me from bringing whores back to my room. Hotel lost power twice for a couple hours.
    gay taxi driver gave me fake money ass change. It's basically the Colombian version of South Beach and im from Fort Lauderdale and all locals including myself hate south beach.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      How is Ft Lauderdale? I heard they banned spring breakers or some shit, which is based imo. I've always wanted to live in South Florida in a place like Port St Lucie but it seems like there's a trillion morons and Hispanics down there.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Guests who have out-of-state IDs will be restricted to those 23 or older, The Wharf Fort Lauderdale said in an Instagram post on Friday
        Yea so basically the biggest most posh club in the city banned zoomies thanks to their severe retardation. And it's not just drunk guys fighting. The Wharf is where some chick literally dug in her pussy and squirted all on the dance floor and subsequently got kicked out, here's the video

        https://imgur.io/BlQa965

        Basically Fort Lauderdale is the Miami for upper middle class white people who don't feel like getting shot on South Beach. It's majority white while Miami is majority Hispanic, black and gnomish. Sluts in booty shorts and crop tops visit from all over the country. There will be at least 3 separate bachelorette party slut groups as well as 3 separate "birthday girl" groups wearing sashes and veils and shit for attention, wandering around the clubs on weekends looking for alpha male dick. If you find a slut visiting for the weekend, you can 100% fuck her in her hotel room with zero need for a financial or time investment ie dinner or coffee date beforehand. There's a big dark alleyway that separates the nightclubs and you can just go behind a dumpster and fuck a club rat there. Anytime some flyover gay shit talks florida, I let them know the women from their cold ass landlocked state come hire and give up their pussy, throat, & asshole for free
        >Port St. Lucie
        My childhood friend bought a house there with his wife and lives in the middle of nowhere raising his son. Unless you are a 40yo boomer with a family I'd advise against moving out there cause the only thing to do is go to buffets

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          So you give your cock and cum to diseased sluts from flyover states for free and all you get is herpes and throat cancer. Kek FLoRida man is dumb dumb

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >throat cancer
            You just exposed yourself as a pussy eater. Goober

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Eating pussy is based

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I you want to much on the musty fishy mucus membrane lined hole where other men shove their dicks i wont stop you

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >diseased sluts
            Go away

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Nice bro, you get to sample all that primo poon while their boyfriends and husbands back home have to listen to them bitch and pay for all their shit kek

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        South Florida is entirely priced out with the most brandonomics inflated real estate in the country. Naples is all old people and Fort Myers is souless suburbs with absolutely nothing going on.

        I'd refrain from relocating lol

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >South Florida is entirely priced out with the most brandonomics inflated real estate in the country
          Yeah not gonna move now. I'll wait until the entire thing crashes and burns. Apparently it's already starting in Tampa.

          I'd be happy to move to a place with no culture except for a bigass Walmart Tbh. I can travel if I want to experience cool shit, I want my home to be boring, nondescript, and safe as fuck. Don't know if I'll find that in SoFla but Citrus county looks pretty white according to some maps.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I'd be happy to move to a place with no culture except for a bigass Walmart

            Brooksville is based (although a lot more redneck than it seems on google maps) or townhouses outside Gainesville. Living in a college town has its own separate subculture of perks and cons. UF is the school that all mid class mid intelligence kids go because their parents went or they wanted a more "namebrand" School that isn't the local Uni like USF, UCF, FGCU.

            t. St. Petersburg /fuckoffwe'refull/

  41. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    went to las vegas on halloween, just to try and fuck around and be somewhere interesting on halloween. i kinda got a cheap place way off the strip, i've been here plenty of times for work and partying. i don't gamble but i drink and take photos. I ended up not likeing the crowded places and concerts. i felt in danger. i wasted money on uber, got stuck in areas taking the bus. and didn't go to any real concerts even though i had guest list app. so thats kinda my fault. xg4nz2

  42. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Marseille. I expected it to be a nice port city with some horrible slums.

    Turns out the horrible slums *are* the city.

  43. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Has anyone experienced reverse Paris syndrome? E.g. visiting a supposed shithole and finding it better than expected?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I had this happen with Paris. Admittedly I went during a very quiet period of the year, in December a week before Christmas (or so I thought), and my girlfriend, while an Italian, speaks very good French because of her degree. I really liked the city and would like to come back. The only time I felt like there were too many people was when I went up to Sacre-Coeur. I walked everywhere as well and my hotel was 40 mins from the city center on foot and I never felt threatened. Then again I am built like a shit brickhouse, so experience can vary.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        brick shithouse* lmao !! good post my man

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I didn't realize I said it in such an awkward way. I haven't slept much last night, so I feel like a retard now (most of the time).

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            that was a good funny though. stay natural

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly, Paris for me too. tbf I did learn conversational French in school so it was very easy to talk to locals. Most people seemed nice and even had some randoms show me and my friend around and invite us to parties.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Paris was fucking fantastic. Perfect mix of history and urban decay.

  44. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have enjoyed reading the replies. Good stuff everyone. I remember going to Seattle as a kid about 25 years ago (old fag here) and having a sauced up vigrant ask my very white-collar family if we knew where he could score cocaine. Hilarious, but even then it seemed like a dirty city. Reading it has also gotten even worse (Probably still not as bad as Portland.)

    For me though my answer is Tampa Bay. Know this is not a place you'd visit anyways but I was in Florida and had a day to kill. Felt completely safe, but this is the most soulless city by far I've ever seen. There is pretty much no downtown. They plopped every single touristy restaurant on a condensed street near the harbor and it looks generic and like complete shit and the "cool" neighborhoods that were listed consisted of one block with maybe one hipster looking place, surrounded by check cashing stores. Tampa Bay makes Orlando look like a mecca. (Non-Disney Orlando is actually extremely underrated, you just have to know where to go) Tampa's inky saving grace is the areas just outside the city like St. Petersburg (Go there immediately if in area, no need to see TB) and the old cigar town of Ybor City are kino as fuck.

    Reverse Paris-syndrome on Oaxaca, Mexico. Little city that I had no expectations for when we were visiting a college friend teaching English, but this super old and poor city had about the most soul of anywhere I've ever seen. Beautiful vibrant colored buildings, nearby Aztec ruins, the home of Mezcal with great tours of the process, unique skull designs which the entire world has tried to copy, and just very last and chill people who are friendly and seem to respect the Gringo. Loved it, nearby Puebla was also fantastic with some of the best old architecture I've ever seen.

    Kosice, Slovakia which even you guys might not have heard of is extremely nice, but I've gotten long-winded enough here.

  45. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >What is the worst case of Paris syndrome you've seen or experienced while travelling?
    Paris unironically

    what a shithole

  46. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The last time I was in Paris the subway absolutely reeked of feces, the streets were lines with dogshit and there were gypsies trying to scam/hussle tourists everywhere. Also there were africans peddling shit everywhere which I assume has only gotten worse.

  47. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Toronto is a case of reverse Paris IMO

    When I hear Canadians talk about it they talk about it like it's some third world country because of all the subhuman third worlders or whatever.

    >Fly in, huge airport
    >DIY customs in like 20 languages processing huge volumes of people pretty quickly
    >Answer a couple questions and the guy just waves me through
    >Rail link to the airport, not crowded
    >Get out into a huge neoclassical station that has like 7 transportation network links
    >Walk to subway without leaving the building
    >Subway is new, high capacity heavy rail with the engine under the cars, comes every couple min
    >Walk into the hotel lobby (still haven't gone outside yet)
    >Check in
    >Look out my hotel window, high rises everywhere, looks like Manhattan
    >Go outside to walk around
    >Temperature is comfortably warm (this is in September)
    >There are new light rail trams cruising around on every other street, no busses downtown
    >There are enormous open spaces by the waterfront/CN tower
    >Besides the high rises it's medium density ground level retail with tons of small shops, they have their own local Toronto chains instead of major/national chains as far as I can tell
    >Neighborhoods have their own vibe/character
    >Dive bars, upscale bars, everything in between
    >Friendly people who will help you with directions or finding stuff, distinct lack of American tier obesity
    >Everyone looks different, very multicultural city but not really in a ghetto way. Hear Italian, French, Spanish, Chinese, etc.
    >See some homeless people but they aren't approaching people or making a disturbance, just laying there sleeping
    >They don't have any "wow" attractions other than the CN tower but it seems comfy enough
    >Walk around at 1am, it's dead but also don't feel unsafe.
    >Go visit someone, they drive me home on their downtown expressway. Has an absolutely beautiful skyline at night and looks incredible when going 100+km/h past all the lit up highrises.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      t. Torontocel coping with living in his condo bugbox

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Toronto's gay, boring, sterile and full of gays. They chased the good looking hookers off the stroll and now the old track has more gay funnyboys on it than streetwalker eye candy.

  48. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Portland Oregon.

    I have never seen more homeless drug addicts in my entire life, and I lived in San Francisco for a year. Downtown Portland looked like an outdoor drug market. Hundreds of addicts were just wandering around the waterfront looking for drugs. There were people wasted and passed out on every inch of grass. I couldn't believe how bad it was. This was in 2018 before the Antifa/BLM riots destroyed downtown. I can't imagine what it looks like now. We had homeless people camped out on the sidewalk in a suburban neighborhood in front of our Airbnb. It was the first time I have ever seen that in a US city.

    With that said, the Oregon coastline is gorgeous in the summer. And the Columbia Rover Gorge had some of the best waterfalls Ive ever seen. But I will never visit Portland again in my life.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Average american city

  49. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    lol when I was 19 I spontaneously bought a ticket to London to be my first time leaving the Americas and the first day was awful. The immigration officer thought I was an overstay risk so badgered me about my money and asked what my parents did and I said my father is dead, and she immediately let me go ahead.

    Then at the train station, the casher handed me the little card chip reader that the US didn't have until 2018 and I'm like wtf do I do with this and she facepalmed right there.

    Then I just autistically walked in circles around Victoria station because I didn't want to talk to any of the taxi drivers but I had no phone service and no idea how to get to my hotel. Then I paid like 30GBP to get the 10mi to my hotel and that was day 1. I ended up liking the city but yeah, rough first day truly travelling

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Victoria couch station? Yeah that place looks rough. Definitely gives a bad initial impression. Going in by train is much nicer. Thankfully once you exit the station, there's lots of beautiful areas nearby.

      I wish I had travelled your age, I only started at 21 and have always done it with my gf at the time. Being very young and doing retarded stuff on your own is unironically peak soul.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      sounds like you are just a retard nothing really wrong with london

  50. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Athens

  51. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Kyoto. Seemed like my ideal Japanese city to visit on paper, in practice it was absurdly crowded with groups of school children and chinese "people".

    Wonder if it would be more enjoyable now that they're walled off but of course I can't find out for that very reason.
    I'm not gonna go with a tour group.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I've heard Kyoto is chock full of chinkies. Dunno why they specifically decide to visit Kyoto en masse at all times of the year, but they do.

      So how bad are chinkies anyway? I haven't done much traveling so I haven't seen their hordes. The old stereotype used to be that they like to take pictures of everything and wear fanny packs. But I've heard that nowadays they're disgusting, push everyone out of their way, destroy things, spit everywhere, and are loud and obnoxious.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >But I've heard that nowadays they're disgusting, push everyone out of their way, destroy things, spit everywhere, and are loud and obnoxious.
        Yup, that's an accurate way to sum them up. Also stuff about them throwing half-eaten food on the floors of restaurants and holding their kids up to piss/shit in trash cans. China has rat utopia-tier morality.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Damn, nasty. I kinda want to hate fuck a few of these bug freaks, fuck some civilization into them. I bet their pussies are tight as fuck. Probably smell funny tho.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's the "cultural capital" of Japan. IDK why they make that claim but they do.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's nice, but even with only domestic tourism is still packed. The public transit is shit by jap standards, and the busses are stuffed beyond capacity and usually late. The temples are cool, but get boring after a few days. Worth visiting for a few days, but no more.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Kyoto to me is worth one day. I posted this in another thread, it was one of the least inspiring Japanese cities I visited. Pick 2 temples in Kyoto you want to see and spend the morning at one and the afternoon at another. Then go back to Osaka which is 10 times more interesting.

        There's a ton more temples and palaces and shit in Kyoto but they're kind of all the same so pick the ones that you think are the most interesting to you and if you don't follow the religious aspect of it or care that much about Japan's history 800 years ago, Kyoto isn't actually that interesting.

  52. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I actually had the opposite effect of Paris syndrome.

    >look into place I want to visit
    >everyone on the internet says "it's shit"
    >visit anyway
    >it's not as shitty as other people are making it out to be

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      People typically only report on really good or really bad stuff

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        This is true. For example all review aggregators reflect this. There's clusters in 5(or 10) and 1 when rating, but there is an abyss between those numbers, especially in the 3(or 5), which would be 'average' and would fit most places/things/products. On booking.com I'd rate a lot of places 5/10 because they are mediocre, but in real life terms it actually means it is closer to 1/10 because how averages work. People have no idea how to rate places numerically, less so in words, so either something is the best thing evur while overlooking all kinds of negatives, or a complete shithole where only negatives are fixated on and none of the positive or interesting things are brought up at all.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yep this. I only use reviews to see pictures, to have a small idea. Nothing more. Never read reviews.

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