We spend a lot of time here at TheExpeditioner.com going on and on about places to visit and sights to see around the world, but it begs the question: aren’t there plenty of places you shouldn’t travel to? Of course there are, I just don’t think there’s much use spilling a lot of ink talking about them.
Their list includes such neighborhoods as New York’s Little Italy (tourist trap, few to zero actual Italians); and Harajuku, Tokyo (tourist trap, after-school hangout). Whole cities get thrown into the mix here as well, including Vancouver (or as they refer to it: “Blandcouver”), and, wait for it, Venice. Yeah, that’s going to provoke a few arguments.
And because I can’t help butting in with my own opinion for lists like these, I’ll throw a couple out there.
How about Times Square? If you want to come all the way to New York City to spend time in a section of the city that seems nothing like New York, then here’s your place.
What about the Eiffel Tower? Great as a landmark, terrible as an actual destination. Why? Same reason as Times Square. Your thoughts?
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