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Old 11-23-05, 10:56 PM
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Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
The two kind of run together.

I'm not judging the people.
Whether they're locals or tourists, they all seemed to belong there.
I really LOVED Gatlinburg. One man's trash... you know the rest.

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Well, the worst place... the northeast. I HATED New York- dirty, waaaaay too many people and skyscrapers, the people were too aloof, the subways smelled like a mix of urine and monkey fart and someone's butthole, none of the folks that worked on the trains knew the train schedules, so they kept sending me on the wrong trains back to Conneticut, too many homeless people, way too tacky and gaudy with those oversized tv screens everywhere.... God, I could go on and on. I practically killed myself getting out of there as fast as I could and vowed never to return. It's one of those "never ever ever in my lifetime can I ever lower myself to visit again" type of places. It was just filthy. I haven't seen anything like that in the western world.

Kaula Lumpar is a polluted hellhole. I mean, it's all good for about a day, but any longer and your skin just crawls. And bring your own sheets.... if you sleep in one of those hostels, you'll end up with slimy locals who are eyeing your stuff, and you won't know if you'll have your belongings when you wake up. Either way, I don't think they clean the sheets at all.

Honorary mentions for Las Vegas- that place is a hellhole in the desert. I love Interbike, but it's a filthy town where people go to sin. I mean... that's the ONLY way I can describe it. When I left, I wanted to get under the shower and just scrub that Vegas stink off my skin. Bleah.

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Originally Posted by koffee brown
Well, the worst place... the northeast. I HATED New York- dirty, waaaaay too many people and skyscrapers, the people were too aloof, the subways smelled like a mix of urine and monkey fart and someone's butthole, ............ It was just filthy. I haven't seen anything like that in the western world.
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Worse place??? Gotta be Brooklyn & the Bronx... although Watts and Compton is pretty close.
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Originally Posted by koffee brown
Well, the worst place... the northeast. I HATED New York- dirty, waaaaay too many people and skyscrapers, the people were too aloof, the subways smelled like a mix of urine and monkey fart and someone's butthole, none of the folks that worked on the trains knew the train schedules, so they kept sending me on the wrong trains back to Conneticut, too many homeless people, way too tacky and gaudy with those oversized tv screens everywhere.... God, I could go on and on. I practically killed myself getting out of there as fast as I could and vowed never to return. It's one of those "never ever ever in my lifetime can I ever lower myself to visit again" type of places. It was just filthy. I haven't seen anything like that in the western world.
Ha! Its like that simpsons episode where Homer has to get his car from outside the World Trade Centre. Thats a ledgendary episode!!!

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Originally Posted by koffee brown
Well, the worst place... the northeast. I HATED New York- dirty, waaaaay too many people and skyscrapers, the people were too aloof, the subways smelled like a mix of urine and monkey fart and someone's butthole, none of the folks that worked on the trains knew the train schedules, so they kept sending me on the wrong trains back to Conneticut, too many homeless people, way too tacky and gaudy with those oversized tv screens everywhere.... God, I could go on and on. I practically killed myself getting out of there as fast as I could and vowed never to return. It's one of those "never ever ever in my lifetime can I ever lower myself to visit again" type of places. It was just filthy. I haven't seen anything like that in the western world.Koffee
This coming from somone living in the DC area? And previously from the Windy city? Wow! I'll give you NYC though. It does suck. But not the whole Northeast.

I grew up in the DC area. There are parts of it that rival any as the worst in the world. But since I spent 17 years on the road, I have to say everywhere you go you can find areas to nominate as the worse. Of all the places I dreaded going to but had to on a regular basis was East St Louis. Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Dallas would be tied as runners up.
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Originally Posted by TexasGuy
pretty much anywhere in North Dakota
you may as well add southern and central saskatchewan to that list!!
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Originally Posted by rockymtn_girl
Worst local OS - anywhere in the Dominican Republic.
Sounds like paradise, no? They sure don't tell you all that in the glossy brochures.
Man, I have to go there this July, for my brother's wedding. I've been reading reviews aonline, and it's either "oh, I love it!" or the ol' "this place is a cesspool." ...eeep
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Well, as far as OS, downwind of a cheese shop in Scotland.

In country? I don't know.
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I found Albany dreadful!
Its all run down looking buildings, 1 way streets, not much to offer.
WE were on the main street where hte capitol building is, and its mostly sports bars.
I will take Boston anyday...
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the DMV
+1 I love waiting minimally 2+hours everytime I need to go to the dmv. Thats what I get for living in the bay area. Whatever time you go, its allways crowded.
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Fiji, New York, London (especially Heathrow airport and the M25 motorway).
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Worst in US - I'm tempted to say NYC, Vegas, Winnamucca NV (at the other end of the state), Wichita Falls TX (scary on the prarie) & North Philly (aka Filthadelphia), but I have to give the nod to El Paso, TX. I was planning on stopping there for the night after a long drive out of Dallas. I stopped for gas, got a really bad vibe, and decided I'd be better off driving on to Las Cruces.

Internationally - Olongapo in the Philippines (circa 1983). It is the "city" just outside the gate of what was then the Subic Bay Naval Station. The town's economy was based entirely catering to the vices of young American sailors. The image that ices its place for me was my very first impression of the place. The base was separated from the town by a "river", which was basically an open sewer. While walking over the bridge, there were inevitably young kids (I'm guessing from about 6 to 15 years) in small boats in the waterway begging for coins. They would dive into the effluent after the meager offerings that sadistic servicemen would deliberately toss out of their reach. That was 23 years ago, and it still makes me upset to remember those images.
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Originally Posted by bike756
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There's not much to do for entertainment there, but it's not even close to being the worst.
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Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
Fiji, New York, London (especially Heathrow airport and the M25 motorway).
Ja, been to both. I would say their busy, but they don't beat the Scottish cheese shop!

Come to think of it, Albany, NY looks like a rundown dying city. Not so nice there.
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1976, Rock Springs and Cheyenne, Wyoming. After waiting hours for a ride, I was threatened with time on the chain gang for hitchhiking on the interstate outside Cheyenne by a very unpleasant Wyoming state trooper. Rock Springs is a scuzzy hell hole of an oil-field services town, I had to wait there for the better part of a day while the vehicle I was riding in underwent emergency repairs.

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Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
London (especially Heathrow airport and the M25 motorway).
a huge +1. Heathrow sucks, its hot and dirty, and the people that work there are pricks.

the only reason i like heathrow airport is gawking at the best of the best stand
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Originally Posted by koffee brown
the subways smelled like a mix of urine and monkey fart and someone's butthole
There's this underground tunnel between Pennsylvania station* and (I think) the 8th Avenue subway that we used to call the elephant walk, because all the bums urinated down there and we thought it smelled like elephant piss.

*Penn station itself (the new one, not the old one) is right up there on the worst places list.
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Originally Posted by koffee brown
Well, the worst place... the northeast. I HATED New York- dirty, waaaaay too many people and skyscrapers, the people were too aloof, the subways smelled like a mix of urine and monkey fart and someone's butthole, none of the folks that worked on the trains knew the train schedules, so they kept sending me on the wrong trains back to Conneticut, too many homeless people, way too tacky and gaudy with those oversized tv screens everywhere.... God, I could go on and on. I practically killed myself getting out of there as fast as I could and vowed never to return. It's one of those "never ever ever in my lifetime can I ever lower myself to visit again" type of places. It was just filthy. I haven't seen anything like that in the western world.ur belongings when you wake up. Either way, I don't think they clean the sheets at all.

Haha, too many skyscrapers?? Oh well, you can please some people some of the time...

Well, one thing i hate about going NYC is just feeling dirty when ever I touch anything. I wouldn't call it the worst place, certainly one of the most culturally unique places in the world
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I wonder if they're gonna open it?

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Worst place I've ever been to? California, 'nuff said. I was born in California, and moved to Wisconsin when I was three. Every time I go back there to see relatives, it seems like one of the crappiest places ever. Maybe it's just the places where my relatives live, or cities in general, but I haven't been to a place in California that I liked. Redwood National Park...boring. Yosemite...the entire Keweenaw Peninsula here in Upper Michigan is better. In my ill-informed opinion, California is like the Armpit of America. But that is just my biased opinion not based on any actual facts at all so don't get mad at me.

Ok, now that I've probably pissed off a majority of the people on bikeforums, I'll give my second nomination. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I drove through there with my family on our way to Colorado. The whole place smelled terrible because there are several meat processing plants in the city. The parts of the city that we visited were also quite dirty, with litter all over the place. But the smell is what made us keep driving after being in the city for only a short while.

And I've never been overseas, so I can't really give anything for that. But I'll nominate France...just because.

Edit: I just read through that again. Wow, I must be in an angry mood.
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Camden New Jersey. Most of the people who laugh at New Jersey have not seen Camden and are laughing at the wrong end of the state.
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Tucumcari New Mexico here in the states (ghost town).

Ramadi, Iraq overseas (battle ground).
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