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Places you've been underwhelmed by

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HannaPintura Sat 20-Jan-18 20:59:31

I just love going away and have really loved most places. One place in particular really Underwhelmed me...Gibraltar...just like Britain in the sun! I'm sure it has so much to offer, but I couldn't wait to cross the border back to Spain!

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 20-Jan-18 21:00:58

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ladybirdsarelovely33 Sat 20-Jan-18 21:02:39

Great Yarmouth- bleak as anything.

isseywithcats Sat 20-Jan-18 21:02:48

Mousehole in Cornwall Meggavissey was much prettier

MrsExpo Sat 20-Jan-18 21:03:34

Every time I go to London - about once a year maybe - I just think “Why on earth do people like this city”. It smells funny, it’s overcrowded, it’s eye wayeringly expensive - not for me. I escape back to my rural haven with huge relief every time.

HannaPintura Sat 20-Jan-18 21:03:38

Oh Mrs P I'm surprised by that. Always wanted to go to SF but the flight times put me off...can't do more than four hours flight time!

NewYearNewMe18 Sat 20-Jan-18 21:04:08

Westminster Abbey. too many tourists

TheHodgeoftheHedge Sat 20-Jan-18 21:05:01

I do agree with San Fran. I loved Alcatraz but that was literally the only thing. I've been all over the USA and spent a lot of time in some very poor and dangerous areas, but SF is the only place I have felt genuinely uncomfortable.

Tink2007 Sat 20-Jan-18 21:05:03

Stratford Upon Avon.

I was so disappointed by it. I had dreamed of going there for years and we went last year. I would never return.

TeaBelle Sat 20-Jan-18 21:05:09

London on new year 'a eve

AntArcticFox Sat 20-Jan-18 21:05:31

Los Angeles

DeathByMascara Sat 20-Jan-18 21:07:11

Paris! There didn’t seem to be any variety in the architecture, to me - looked over the city from the top of the Eiffel Tower and was underwhelmed. I’d just spent 9 months living in Prague, which was spectacularly varied in terms of the buildings you’d see.

I don’t know. I’d always expected to love Paris & came away feeling like I’d had a treat taken away from me.

GreyGardens88 Sat 20-Jan-18 21:07:28

The Grand Canyon

youngnomore Sat 20-Jan-18 21:07:49


AHungryMum Sat 20-Jan-18 21:08:18

Dublin. Nothing I particularly disliked about it, just wasn't really blown away by it either. It just looked like an average British city to me, very few memorable buildings, and way more expensive for a night out than anywhere in England (except London....and even that was borderline!)

Winosaurus Sat 20-Jan-18 21:08:21

The Sydney opera house - filthy, boring, greyer than it looks in pictures.
The Eiffel Tower - looks like a giant electrical pylon, except at night when the lights make it look quite pretty

paddypants13 Sat 20-Jan-18 21:08:28

Stonehenge. A load of rocks in a field and all you do is trudge round in a circle.

I wonder if I'd be more impressed if you could get closer.

AntArcticFox Sat 20-Jan-18 21:09:02

In San Fransisco I like the Japanese tea garden. And the Golden Gate Bridge. But yes apart from that I don't like it. I know someone born there who hates to go back.

wonkylegs Sat 20-Jan-18 21:09:28

Mauritius - beautiful hotel & beach, underwhelmed by the rest of the place

BobbinThreadbare123 Sat 20-Jan-18 21:10:03

Paris. It was kind of dull and very smoggy.

greendale17 Sat 20-Jan-18 21:10:34

New York

AntArcticFox Sat 20-Jan-18 21:10:49

I liked Gibraltar but my expectations were not that high!

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 20-Jan-18 21:10:54

Yeah Hanna I didn't expect much of LA but I expected SF to be cool and fun. Nope; dirty, scary and disappointing. Not half as disappointing as it was to the two gay men I was on holiday with. Mecca turned out to be Mecca Bingo.

Oldbutstillgotit Sat 20-Jan-18 21:11:07

Lanzarote. Bleak.

dementedma Sat 20-Jan-18 21:11:32

interesting on SF. DD is there for a few days and has messaged to say its full of homeless people and very intimidating. Not liking it at all

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