Vacation...

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Tue, 04-29-2014 - 10:17am

This came across my facebook page and I thought it was interesting, not specifically because of Disney World and the drama from here that goes with not wanting to go to DW, but the overall thought of disappointing "vacation spots".  Do you have any?  Do you agree with any on the list?  Have you been to any on the list?

http://www.smartertravel.com/photo-galleries/editorial/10-most-disappointing-destinations-in-the-world.html?id=713&all=1

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 04-29-2014 - 4:42pm

just_another_marla wrote:
<p>I thought Frankfurt was where you just got on and off the plane at. </p>

We stayed in a quaint hotel before leaving a couple of years ago, but we didn't have much time in the city except for a walk in the neighborhood (hotel was in a residental area) and a lovely dinner.  I don't remember much about the first time I was there 30+ years ago except the McDonalds, they served beer.  Wink

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Tue, 04-29-2014 - 4:44pm

ashmama wrote:
<p>I was pleasantly surprised by DW when we went 7 years ago. I really expected to hate it, but was willing to put up with it for the sake of the kids. However, I loved our hotel (Animal Kingdom Lodge), especially the restaurant, Boma, which had interesting African dishes. The whole park is artificial, as you'd expect, but once we suspended disbelief and went with it, we had fun. My cynical kids made up a story about "Mickey the Slaughterer" and DD was shocked to be bitten by a real mosquito. ("These animatronic mosquitoes actually bite!)</p><p>I usually try to find something to like about my vacation, mainly because I hate the idea of spending money on something disappointing, but I didn't find Mont St. Michel to be that great. I loved the idea of the place, love medieval architecture, but the crowds and stifling heat made it hard to really see. I think I just wanted it to be lonely and mysterious, and it wasn't. Oh, and our sandwiches were crappy and overpriced. Bad food in France should not be.</p><p>Have never been to Vegas, but it doesn't sound like my kind of place. I've only changed planes in Frankfurt, so can't comment on that either.</p><p>It would be interesting to see a list of destinations people expected to hate, but didn't.</p>

We have had a mostly good time on vacation too, I try do do some research and plan a bit to have some possibilites in mind of activites, restaurants and so forth. 

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Tue, 04-29-2014 - 4:45pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
Does anyone go to Frankfurt for anything other than changing planes or the book fair?

Book fair?   It is a huge airport, that's for sure.

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In reply to: ashmama
Tue, 04-29-2014 - 4:54pm

I went up into the Statue of Liberty with my father when I was 6 years old. It was before they closed and reopened it (and closed and reopened it). I don't remember the lines, but I do remember climbing forever and finally emerging in the torch. Even then, I was impressed. And freezing.

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In reply to: ashmama
Tue, 04-29-2014 - 4:58pm

Apparently, my husband scheduled a stop in Frankfurt on the way to India just so he could take a shower, which he says helps with jet lag. His trips to India normally did go through Frankfurt, but on one occasion, he was scheduled to stop somewhere else, so he changed his flight so that he could be sure of getting his shower.

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Tue, 04-29-2014 - 7:14pm

just_another_marla wrote:
<p>I thought Frankfurt was where you just got on and off the plane at. </p>

Well, yeah.  And catch a cab to the Bahnhof! :)

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Tue, 04-29-2014 - 7:45pm

I do not care for Nassau either. Going outside of the town is ok but at any given time, you can see drug deals right on the street.

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Tue, 04-29-2014 - 9:20pm
I've not had a bad vacation, but I've had disappointing experiences on vacation, mostly due to crowds. There have been several times I went to see a work of art and the lines and sheer number of people in the room made it unpleasant to be there. The Sistine Chapel in Rome, the Mona Lisa in Paris, and the Bayeaux Tapestry are all difficult to see and you can't linger over them. Also, we went to Yellowstone last year and we might as well have been in Manhattan.
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Wed, 04-30-2014 - 4:01am
"Book fair?" ------------ It is the biggest and best known book fair in the world: http://www.buchmesse.de/en/fbf/

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