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Worst so called tourist location you have visited ?

Post by bfcjg » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:40 pm

Inspired by the best location thread. For me in the UK Lands end reminded me of the Father Ted fairground episode. Abroad Malta,might have been when and where but reminded me of a hot quarry with lots of churches.

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Post by Rayaforspain1875 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:50 pm

Without a doubt, Kavos in Corfu. Dirty horrible place. There was a torrential downpour and the streets flooded, and with the poor sewarage system, human sh*t was floating down the streets. Fell I'll as a result for the majority of the 2 week holiday.

Never hear of people going there nowadays, and not surprised.

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Post by bfcjg » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:58 pm

Rayaforspain1875 wrote:Without a doubt, Kavos in Corfu. Dirty horrible place. There was a torrential downpour and the streets flooded, and with the poor sewarage system, human sh*t was floating down the streets. Fell I'll as a result for the majority of the 2 week holiday.

Never hear of people going there nowadays, and not surprised.
No that's Blackburn.

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Post by Cheshireclaret » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:13 pm

In this country, Madame Tussaud’s. I often use Baker Street tube station as part of my route round London when I’m down there on business and I simply can not fathom what anyone gets out of visiting that place - even more so at the eye watering admission prices - yet there are always dozens of tourists flocking there.

Abroad, Lloret de Mar by a considerable distance. I went in 1996 just after the Euro’s finished and just before I started uni with a bunch of mates and the place is horrendous.

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Post by Steve1956 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:19 pm

Majorca.
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Post by Steve1956 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:20 pm

Rayaforspain1875 wrote:Without a doubt, Kavos in Corfu. Dirty horrible place. There was a torrential downpour and the streets flooded, and with the poor sewarage system, human sh*t was floating down the streets. Fell I'll as a result for the majority of the 2 week holiday.

Never hear of people going there nowadays, and not surprised.
Went to Kavos in the early 80s it was spot on and quite quiet....like lots of places greed takes over and ruins the resort.

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Post by WadingInDeeper » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:33 pm

Worst destinations have been ayr in Scotland, not a lot to do, beaches had a tide line of broken glass to cross, we drove away from a car park as we valued our windows, not been back for some reason.

Tied in top spot, Burnham on sea. Dirty flea ridden accommodation, town a bit of a dump, tried to move but nowhere else to go and we were travelling east later in the week. Not going back there.

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Post by piston broke » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:34 pm

Bruges. Stagnant water stinking up the place and I got ripped off taking the girls to the lav.

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Post by Rayaforspain1875 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:37 pm

Steve1956 wrote:Went to Kavos in the early 80s it was spot on and quite quiet....like lots of places greed takes over and ruins the resort.
It was mid nineties when I went. Not for me anyway.

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Post by CnBtruntru » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:46 pm

piston broke wrote:Bruges. Stagnant water stinking up the place and I got ripped off taking the girls to the lav.
Is that where you got your user name from Pist un broke :D
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Post by tim_noone » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:48 pm

Steve1956 wrote:Majorca.
Majorca :D

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Post by Rayaforspain1875 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:49 pm

tim_noone wrote:Majorca :D
Water don't taste like what it oughta.. ;)
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Post by BFCmaj » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:59 pm

Margate. Absolute hole.

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Post by IanMcL » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:05 pm

Rayaforspain1875 wrote:Without a doubt, Kavos in Corfu.
Didn't Dr Who land there?

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Post by IanMcL » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:06 pm

Slough.



I was conned!

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Post by Rayaforspain1875 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:07 pm

IanMcL wrote:Didn't Dr Who land there?
?

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Post by IanMcL » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:12 pm

Kavos sounds like a Dr Who planet resort.
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Post by NL Claret » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:14 pm

Cleethorpes - we were camping in North Lincs and the landlord of a local pub said it was ok now they've done a bit of work on the front. Wouldn't have liked to seen it before the work.

Mablethorpe - we were camping in north Lincs and the landlord of a local pub told us about a family who'd gone there on a two week holiday from Essex. They went home after 2 days. Went for a drive and only got out of the car to get some ice from Lidl.

Faliraki - building site, think the tv programme finished the investment in resort.

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Post by Cirrus_Minor » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:17 pm

Sharm el Shriekh.Came back with some form of tropical squits and ended up in Burnley general hospital for over 2 weeks.

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Post by Pstotto » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:21 pm

Bangkok

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Post by Steve1956 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:27 pm

tim_noone wrote:Majorca :D
:lol:

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Post by starting_11 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:27 pm

Cirrus_Minor wrote:Sharm el Shriekh.Came back with some form of tropical squits and ended up in Burnley general hospital for over 2 weeks.
I do not understand why people go to these places when everyone has a story about being made ill there.

What made you go?

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Post by Quickenthetempo » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:33 pm

London- Complete shitehole
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Post by Steve1956 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:35 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:London- Complete shitehole
Couldn't agree more.

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Post by Damo » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:35 pm

Giza
Looks nothing like you expect and smells worse than Darwen

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Re: Worst so called tourist location you have visited ?

Post by cbx750 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:00 pm

Polperro, looks nice in photos but when I went there the place gave me the creeps, it was like I had died ther in a previous life.

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Post by Rayaforspain1875 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:02 pm

cbx750 wrote:Polperro, looks nice in photos but when I went there the place gave me the creeps, it was like I had died ther in a previous life.
Polperro is decent. Can't see a problem, other than no bins to put litter in.

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Post by cbx750 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:05 pm

Did not feel decent to me can't explain it just gave me the creeps.

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Post by Nonayforever » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:05 pm

Paris.
Last time I went we drove over in the car and encountered heavy traffic trying to get to the city centre,
It was like entering downtown beruit. We were scared to open the windows to let fresh air in. Won't be going back for a long time now.

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Post by Cirrus_Minor » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:05 pm

starting_11 wrote:I do not understand why people go to these places when everyone has a story about being made ill there.

What made you go?
The usual reasons to go to a different holiday destination. See a bit more of the world, etc. A lot of people I know have been without problems, but the place won’t be seeing me again.

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Post by Rayaforspain1875 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:13 pm

cbx750 wrote:Did not feel decent to me can't explain it just gave me the creeps.
Must be those narrow streets..

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Post by Shore claret » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:24 pm

Rayaforspain1875 wrote:Without a doubt, Kavos in Corfu. Dirty horrible place. There was a torrential downpour and the streets flooded, and with the poor sewarage system, human sh*t was floating down the streets. Fell I'll as a result for the majority of the 2 week holiday.

Never hear of people going there nowadays, and not surprised.
I hate to agree with a Blackburn fan about anything, but that's the first post you've ever said anything sensible

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Post by shulgin » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:31 pm

Playa de Las Americas. Tenerife. Put me off leaving the UK for about three years.

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Post by Billy Balfour » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:31 pm

Polperro is fine. It's a lovely Cornish seaside village to walk through and spend some time in. Head up to the Looe side, on the path after the harbour, and you'll find stunning views of the coastline. Same goes for the Fowey/Polruan side as well. One criticism, too much hundekacke - scumbag dog owners who can't be bothered to pick up.

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Post by Rayaforspain1875 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:36 pm

shulgin wrote:Playa de Las Americas. Tenerife. Put me off leaving the UK for about three years.
Went there in 1990 and it great, still very Spanish.. Went again in 1999 and it had become a drug ridden hovel run by undesirables. Avoid.

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Post by claptrappers_union » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:38 pm

London Zoo

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Post by otto1959 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:44 pm

piston broke wrote:Bruges. Stagnant water stinking up the place and I got ripped off taking the girls to the lav.
First of all spell the place right. Brugge is a wonderful place, guess it's a bit too cultural for a "Burnley" boy.

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Post by Holmeclaret » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:55 pm

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Crock of sh*te. Minimum spend five pounds for three throws of a hoop, shots with an airgun for poxy prizes.
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Post by piston broke » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:55 pm

otto1959 wrote:First of all spell the place right. Brugge is a wonderful place, guess it's a bit too cultural for a "Burnley" boy.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Bruges" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Very pedantic but Bruges does it for me. I guess you are flemish

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Post by tim_noone » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:08 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:London- Complete shitehole
Couldn't disagree more :roll:
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Post by Stalbansclaret » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:13 pm

Anyone who thinks Majorca is the worst place they've been to most definitely has not been to the right part of Majorca/Mallorca. Suspect confined to the English breakfast and lager ghetto in the corner of the island around Magaluf. The Northern, mountainous side of Mallorca is absolutely beautiful. Palma is a very nice capital city too.
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Post by basil6345789 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:13 pm

Alcudia

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Post by tim_noone » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:15 pm

basil6345789 wrote:Alcudia
As in "Majorca " grim! :?

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Post by Man of Kent » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:22 pm

Gnome World in Suffolk. A living nightmare! http://www.gnomemagic.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by tim_noone » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:22 pm

Stalbansclaret wrote:Anyone who thinks Majorca is the worst place they've been to most definitely has not been to the right part of Majorca/Mallorca. Suspect confined to the English breakfast and lager ghetto in the corner of the island around Magaluf. The Northern, mountainous side of Mallorca is absolutely beautiful. Palma is a very nice capital city too.
It's 15 years ago since I went there.... For a "city" it had a very poor transport system as I recall 1 bus every hour to and from alcudia and other destinations.in comparison to London Barcelona And Dusseldorf it was one big yawn.

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Post by Holmeclaret » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:25 pm

Man of Kent wrote:Gnome World in Suffolk. A living nightmare! http://www.gnomemagic.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
A true vision of hell.

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Post by Billy Balfour » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:26 pm

Benidorm: The local tramps were better dressed, and washed, than some of the British tourists. Only spent 24 hours there and that was enough. It's true what they say - it's Blackpool with sunshine.
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Post by Im_not_Robbie_Blake » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:21 pm

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Post by South West Claret. » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:21 pm

There are some crackers on this thread all right :lol:
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Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:33 pm

Hamburg is the biggest anti climax of a place ive been. Heard such good things couldnt wait to visit.

Was like a grottier, less fun Amsterdam.

Hamburg closely followed by Rotterdam. Went for NYE and it was abysmal. Miserable places. No pubs open on NYE - anywhere. In fact i found both Rotterdam and Hamburg very similar.

Went to Benidorm at 19 and had a great time. And Magaluf first time at 18. Great again. (Got repeatedly worse on each subsequent visit). At 18, 19 they were great holidays. But cant imagine now anywhere I would less rather go other than Hamburg and Rotterdam. How grown men go to Magaluf amd Benidorm for their stag dos, 40th and 50ths is beyond me.

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