The 16 Most Disappointing Places To Visit On Earth

I found this interesting piece on the most disappointing places to visit and I first thought it was just another  journalist point of view. But when I read it,  I was surprised to see it was from Reddit users who visited these countries. So you might think the readers who wrote the comments are some jerky, opinionated persons who are just hard to please. That may be so. But if I did not have similar experiences to some of the places listed ,  I would have the same opinion.
For the places that I have visited , and there are about 8 of them, they are correct maybe too nice in their description. Egypt to me was not only a let down, it was like being in a rat trap, with a lot of people running around aimlessly, carelessly, nibbling at anything they get their hands on. In this case, they are nibbling on the visitors. You are constantly bombarded by scams, schemers and hustlers, it makes you want to get out of the city and run.
As for my country Jamaica, I have to tell you the comments are also true and if it wasn’t for Jamaica being my country of birth , there is no reason for me to visit. The country is just stuck on the 80s. When the leaders realize that development is about nation hood and making their pockets deeper, maybe just maybe Jamaica would have given me reason to visit.
Good read. Please  leave your comments as well.
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We write a lot of lists telling travelers the best places to visit around the world. But how about where not to go?

In a recent Reddit thread, users were asked what was the most disappointing place they’d ever traveled to, and why.

Keep reading to see the 16 locations you’ll never want to visit.

1. Casablanca

“The least-interesting place in a fascinating country. Really, Casablanca is just a dumpy business district on the coast. Other than one obscenely expensive mosque that the previous king had built, there’s really nothing to see.” —Matthattan

casablanca Mosquée Hassan IIFlickrCasablanca is only known for its Mosque Hassan II.

2. Malè, Maldives

“Malè, capital of the Maldives. What a s—hole. The rest of the Maldives was incredible.” —I_Nickd_it

male maldives capitalblindscapes/FlickrMalè is known for being crowded.

3. Jamaica

“They’re very in your face about tipping and expect money for everything … If you like staying in an all-inclusive resort wallowing on a beach doing nothing but laying about maybe Jamaica is for you. If you’re looking for exploration of nature and culture you’ll be sorely disappointed.” —aussydog

jamaica tourist shopPeter Q/FlickrReddit users had bad experiences with people asking for tips in Jamaica.

4. The Great Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt

“The pyramids could be seen from the Pizza Hut, so close it’s impossible to imagine them away from the city. At the pyramids themselves, you are constantly harassed by Egyptians trying to sell you stuff up to the point where you feel the need to start hitting them to get away from you. Left after just 15-20 minutes, couldn’t stand it any longer.” —Broes

Egypt dar al Salaam Pyramids Tahrir Robert Johnson/Business InsiderIt’s impossible to forget you’re in Cairo.

5. Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

“It is so tiny compared to what you would have expected from pictures. The buildings around it are a lot nicer. It is overall very lame.” —happypants69

leaning tower of pisaMcPig/FlickrThe buildings that surround the Leaning Tower of Pisa are more interesting.

6. Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, US

“You drive up into the South Dakota mountains to see it, come to this enormous visitors center, then the ‘viewing deck’ is outside, you look up, and way in the distance is this tiny set of heads. It’s hard to say if it’s much smaller than the photos make it seem, or if the viewing deck is an absurdly long distance away, but the impression is vastly underwhelming.” —ratbastid

mount rushmore visitor's visitors center of Mount Rushmore is very far away.

7. Stonehenge, Wiltshire, UK

“It’s smaller than you think, you can’t get close to it, and it’s hours from London (which wouldn’t matter if it was worth it).” —StallinWasAJerk

stonehenge rainyosde8info/FlickrStonehenge is not quite what people imagine it to be.

8. Daytona Beach, Florida, US

“Friends somehow convinced me to go a few years ago. Never again will I enter that city of my own free will. There is literally nothing to do there, aside from going to the dilapidated beach and eating at Joe’s Crab Shack.” —danecdote

daytona beach floridacmcgough/FlickrDaytona Beach just isn’t that great.

9. Pompeii, Italy

“Pompeii is lame and very crowded with tourists. All of the great mosaics have been taken by museums. If you want to go somewhere much better preserved, much more interesting, and way less crowded, check out the nearby ruins of Herculaneum.” —Ecuadorable

ruins of pompeiiGiorgio Cosulich/Getty ImagesAll the amazing mosaics are gone.

10. Gibraltar

“It really is just a big rock and not the country it technically claims to be … You can see everything Gibraltar has to offer in a few hours. We were stuck there for a week.” —Noneerror

GibralterKlipschFan/FlickrNot a whole lot to do in Gibraltar.

11. Sentosa Beaches, Singapore

“It’s all fancy and hyper-developed and connected to one of the largest malls on earth (Vivo Mall), but you get to the beach via monorail and you get to the sand and look out to the ocean and all you see is oil tankers and factories spewing smoke on the horizon. It was like some sort of futuristic dystopia.” —magnora4

sentosa beach singaporedecade_null/FlickrThe view from one of Sentosa’s beaches.

12. Naples, Italy

“The city had piles of trash on the streets.” —GuluOne

“In the city of Naples and the surrounding countryside of Campania, Italy, the Mafia has controlled the waste-management industry for decades – dumping and burning trash across its rolling hills and vineyards. In 1994, the European Union declared the situation an official environmental emergency, and things have only gotten worse since then.” —Azertys

trash in naplesmksfca/FlickrNaples has a serious trash problem.

13. Andorra

“Looking back, I think I basically just visited the outlet mall of Europe.” —breerocks

Grandvalira ski resort AndorraWikimedia CommonsReddit users said Andorra was pretty, but tiny.

14. Marrakesh, Morocco

“I’d never felt so abused before (I’m from America, there’s still sexism, but god it’s so much easier to deal with). The molestation, coupled with the obvious disrespect (male shop owners would yell at me for not buying things — full on yell and curse — and sometimes just for fun, then laugh when all the foreign girls around became upset. They wouldn’t yell at other men.) made me swear never to go back.

“I saw one shop owner ask a mother how much she would charge for her blonde teenage daughter. I’d gone through so much in a week I didn’t even register that until a guy in my group started getting really upset about it.” – probs_wrong

Marrakech morroco woman women travelZé.Valdi/FlickrMarrakesh can be misogynistic.

15. Athens, Greece

“Expected the birthplace of a great civilization. Received slums and scaffolding.” – Kuba_Khan

parthenon with scaffolding athens greeceprofzucker/FlickrExpect to see some scaffolding on the Parthenon.

16. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

“I’ve been twice and while it can be fun, it’s really not worth it. The streets are filthy, there are homeless people every twenty or so feet begging, and since you can get alcohol for free people get really drunk and start fights everywhere.” – Mos_definitely

las vegas stripMegan Willett/Business InsiderIn Las Vegas, you have to walk everywhere.

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There is a great piece on Jamaica’s tourism initiative in China. Read the link and be entertained.

Wow..Jamaica, Jamaica. Sometimes i wonder if the country has ever heard of technology and the benefits of it. I am not surprised. Jamaica has not changed in the last 30 years. The only thing that’s changed is  Banks now have television in their hallways so that customers don’t die waiting on service. They can now watch TV. Watch an entire episode of your favorite sitcom while waiting on the next teller.

We are as backward as they come. Asking the Chinese to trek thousands of miles is the same stupid way of governing Jamaica in 2014 where you ask people to go to Kingston for the simplest of item.  We are a small island with a small island mentality in a big industrialized world. We are pawns when it comes to technology and tourism. And to think the millions of dollars we are losing because we now allow the Chinese to come to Jamaica without a visa.WoW. Let them buy their Visa at the port of entry. Charge US$10 per person. Its revenue. Charge every nationality including the Americans. Nothing is free anymore in this world, why should our shores be free? As for Nigeria they are trying to keep the ‘scammers’ out of the country so they must have a Visa….HA…that in itself is another topic of discussion.

Houston we have a problem. Jamaica is in dire need of common sense governance. HELP, let’s get the knife out of their hands before they chop their heads off.



Very interesting piece of news from our friends over at JAMBLOGG. This little island small or as we say in jamaica ..”likkle but we tallawah”…translation ….small but BIG in attitude. That’s why they keep flying in to the island despite the crime, the visual poverty they see as they move around the island and the harassment they receive when they go on the streets, despite all of that they still come in numbers that defy reason. Its the culture, nothing else. That culture made by the people, expressed by the people  and exported by the people. That very culture of being a Jamaican is what keeps this country afloat, and the Hotels filled , and the economy moving.  Jamaica is an experience…not an island.

Quick thoughts on Jamaica

I recently read an article written by a blogger with the heading Jamaica…mad to rasa. Fr the benefit of my foreign readers RAAS is a Jamaican patois slang that is used to emphasize the seriousness of a situation. Here is the link to the article. Below is my response.

Einstein once said – Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. As a returning resident I have witnessed Jamaicans becoming insular – well to do people cloak themselves in their own world with a sense of belonging, the not so well off constantly creating their own war amongst themselves, the church preaching to their own choir, the business people delivering service under heavy taxes, the tourist industry an insular institution unto itself and I can go on. You notice I left the Govt. out of the equation. I respectfully ask – What government? This country is a rudderless ship. I say all this to invoke that when we begin to restore Jamaica as a country of laws, a country of tolerance, a country that has a mission and goal , a country whose government believes that all Jamaicans are equal and that everyone must have the same opportunity to succeed, a country that supports entrepreneurship, until we as a country know who we are and what we stand for then Jamaica will continue to be a mad man walking in the wilderness of time, with her people behaving like savages.