What do you think the most overrated place to travel is?

Australia
March 3, 2008 10:36pm CST
I've never really been traveling but I want to know if anyone's been traveling and had great expectations of a place and been really disappointed with it? I must say, as much as I love my country, I was really disappointed when I visited Sydney. It was so busy and fast paced. I'm from Queensland where we're a lot more laid back and Sydney to me was like Queensland in fast-forward. Although I know people who absolutely love Sydney and want to move there! So what place just didn't do it for you?
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• United States
4 Mar 08
I would love to go to Sydney just to see the Swans play. I am rare Yank. I love Australia Rules Football and especially the Swans. The way you describe Sydney, it seems like New York City,a fast paced city. The only city I couldn't get into was Boston.Woo. Before all you native Bostonians get angry let me explain. I was forced to go to a trip to Boston. I wanted to stay home so I wasn't into all the sights.I guess if you are into the history of the city , it would be a great trip. since that trip, I haven't been to a city that I didn't want to go and visit.
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• Australia
10 Mar 08
Wow you like AFL! Do you get to watch it in the US? I guess you could call Sydney a dull version of NY. Ha Sydney siders are gonna hate me for saying that but I really didn't like it there!
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• United States
10 Mar 08
Yes. There was a station that would air Aussie Football games.I started watching them in the 90's.I got to see the Swans and there was a player I really liked but I can't remember his name. Anyway, my mom got me into watching. She liked Soccer/fubol better than American football and fell across Aussie Football and liked it too.She explained it like a little American football with Soccer and Rugby all rolled into one. We would watch matches together.I like that is fast paced like soccer but is way more physicial.The last match I got to see was in 2005. I saw The Swans win it all.Since then I have to see if I can still see any games.
@AmbiePam (43407)
• United States
4 Mar 08
I know I'm going to get slammed for this, but California. I lived there for a couple years growing up, but I've been back several times since. I didn't care for San Jose, San Fransisco, or L.A.. It is a beautiful place, but I don't really enjoy visiting.
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@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
8 Mar 08
OH I was in Cali a yr ago and I LOVED San Fran in fact I would love to take my kids there this yr..mind you we stayed at my gfs friends house in Oakland othre than one night when we stayed at a hotel so that might be a factor....the rest of the time I was just outside of L.A and loved our trips to L.A, Venice and Santa Monica...Mind you I'd NEVER live there!
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@Aingealicia (1906)
• United States
4 Mar 08
I have 2, Alaska and Maine. Why the people, people, people. I will not say all are that way there but close enough. Ainge
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@skinnychick (6937)
• United States
4 Mar 08
My mom used to live in Arizona and she loved it. I was excited about going to visit as I hadn't been there but it was really boring. The landscape wasn't really pretty to me. Also, it was way too hot. I love the heat but 108 degrees is a little much. They say it's a dry heat but hot is hot and you can even breathe in that heat. I only visited her once in 10 years because I was so disappointed with it. Sorry Arizona folks, don't mean to offend but I didn't like it at all. Just my opinion.
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@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
8 Mar 08
NIAGARA FALLS CANADA!!! As much as I LOVE the falls and have a blast there whenever I'm home I think the hype is too damn much really....MIND YOU I grew up there so the novelty of it all long since wore off LOL..BUT I will admit that I love goign with my kids because they still find that childlike awe in it all ya know which is always fun for me... I guess because I know the not so pleasant side of the Falls I find it far too hyped up..AND the fact that the city is trying to make it a mini Canadian Vegas of sorts really kills it for me..I MISS Maple Leaf Village (which is now the first casino), I MISS the old Dazzleland (which is now a larger version called the Great Canadian Midway which IS fun but nto the same ya know....
@lpetges (3037)
• United States
12 Mar 08
i was really disappointed in disney in florida.., its such an expensive tourist trap. nothing there is affordable, and too many kids! once is definetly enough!
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
7 Mar 08
I have never really travelled. I live in California and the farthest that I have been is Las Vegas. I hear a lot of talk about Hawaii, france, and Paris. I do not know how wonderful they are, but I would sure like to visit these places some day, LOL.
@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
5 Mar 08
So far, for me it was London. Not about the scenery places and the people in there. But the cost of living, for me its too high at every corner in London city. If I'm given an option to choose, of course, I will choose for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Melbourne served as the capital city of Australia from the time of the new nation's federation in 1901, until Federal Parliament moved to the newly purpose-built capital, Canberra, in 1927. You know why I like Melbourne VIC AU so much???. Because my younger brother now studying medical course at University of Melbourne and he keep on telling good things and life in Melbourne.