Keen travelers are sharing the countries they’ve visited, cities and towns they’ll never go back to.
From Switzerland to China and even Thailand, women are warning people not to go to their desired destination once they arrive.
One woman said LA was ‘dirty and hot and smelly and horrible’, another said she was ‘so boring’ in Malta and a third said she ‘cried the whole time’ in Amsterdam.
‘Have you ever visited a country and hated it and for the first few days everything you thought about went to another destination?’ asked one traveler in a post to a Facebook group.
The question sparked a flurry of responses, with hundreds sharing their bad travel experiences.
From Switzerland to China and even Thailand, women are warning people against going to their most popular destinations, where they dream of arriving.
One adventurer said she would never return to London because: ‘There are too many pickpockets. I opened my wallet and my wallet was stolen, it all happened in 10 seconds.’
Another solo female traveler in Berlin said she ‘felt unsafe’ and was ‘scared the whole time’.
“It was my Ireland, I really wanted to love it but it just wasn’t for me,” added another.
She said she found many of the locals in Phuket, Thailand, ‘rude’ and ‘too westernised’, saying one person had an ‘unpopular opinion’.
“We could have spent the flight back home earlier or lost $2,000… We chose to lose $2,000 because we hated it so much,” she said.
She said she found many locals in Phuket, Thailand, ‘rude’ and ‘very westernised’, saying one person had an ‘unpopular comment’.
Sydney was not a popular destination for the Perth traveler because of ‘the constant rain, not hot summers, expensive parking, big and difficult to get anywhere, takes a long time’.
‘Bars and clubs close very early, nightlife was never good,’ she added.
A woman was crying in Amsterdam that she was so expensive and everyone was ‘so rude’ to her and commented on her plus-size body.
‘People came up to me and said things like me,’ she said.
Another rogue city was the Greek capital of Athens.
‘Everybody was very aggressive and rude for no reason. There is one man trying to raise the price, and the other agrees: ‘Same! When I was 21 years old in Athens, a friend of mine and I were constantly cat-called by men!’
Sydney was not a popular destination for the Perth traveler: ‘The constant rain, not hot summers, expensive parking, it’s so big it’s hard to get anywhere and it takes a long time’.
One woman wrote: ‘For me it was Malta, it’s a small island and we were so bored and Mexico didn’t feel safe at all.’
Ever since I arrived in Switzerland I think I’ve had bad luck and everything has been going wrong. The country is beautiful but very expensive and I didn’t feel connected to the culture or the places I visited, she exclaimed.
I visited China, specifically Beijing, around 14/15 with my family and I was very, very uncomfortable the whole time, people were taking pictures of me,’ added a third.
Singapore was another must-see travel destination for a woman who said she found there was not much to do and the prices were too expensive.
A woman cried in Amsterdam saying she was so expensive, everyone was ‘so rude’ to her and made comments about her plus size body.
More places say travelers will never go back
Malaysia – ‘It was a big culture shock for me and I don’t normally get culture shock so I think that’s what gave me my balance.’
San Jose Costa Rica – ‘I’ve never been called a car in my life and I’ve never seen more.’
Spain – ‘It was a logistical nightmare’
Paris, France – Over priced. Pick pockets. Once you see it, that’s it. I’ve been a few times and it’s always gotten worse.’
Vietnam – ‘I wasn’t very happy about that. I loved the people and the environment but I hated the food and I was so stressed I couldn’t sleep the whole time I was there.’
Italy – ‘We were yelled at, mistreated at the train station, shot at, ignored. It was awful.’
Turkey – ‘I have never felt so dangerous being a woman in my life!’
Venice, Italy – ‘To me it felt very empty and flat, and like a shell of itself. He felt the purpose was to be a tourist attraction.’
Bali, Indonesia – ‘You can’t really go there and get sick.’
Budapest, Hungary – ‘Very humid, overcrowded, it was very difficult to find anyone who spoke any other language than Hungarian (or wanted to) and it was even more difficult to be friendly.
Stockholm, Sweden – ‘There were no redeeming qualities’.
Delhi, India – ‘He had never felt such stress and anxiety before. I cried many times and it took days to leave.’
‘I spent four days and on the second I was bored, I was looking for things like crazy. If you go into museums they have those but they’re not free or cheap,’ she said.
I didn’t like the feel either, certainly not like the rest of South-East Asia. It is beautiful and small. It’s beautiful though!’
Another said she didn’t feel safe in Barcelona after seeing people pick pockets within minutes of arriving.
Within 10 minutes of being there, I saw a man running with a woman’s purse. Then about 30 student groups had their passports stolen,’ she said.
‘ I think that set the tone for me. Otherwise I am not impressed with the architecture or any of the activities planned for us.’