Keen travelers are sharing the countries, towns and cities they have visited that they will never go back to again.
From Switzerland to China and even Thailand, women are warning people against traveling to destinations where they wish they could leave as soon as they arrive.
One woman said LA was ‘dirty and hot and smelly and horrible’ while another reported being ‘extremely bored’ in Malta and a third said she ‘cried the whole time’ she was in Amsterdam.
‘Have you ever visited a country and just hated it and within the first few days all you can think about is leaving for another destination?’ one traveler asked in a post to a Facebook group.
The question sparked a flurry of responses with hundreds of sharing where they had their worst travel experiences.
From Switzerland to China and even Thailand, women are warning people against traveling to their least-favourite destinations where they wished they could leave as soon as they arrived
One adventurer said he would never go back to London because: ‘There are so many pickpockets. I got my purse opened and wallet stolen, all happened in 10 seconds.’
Another said she ‘felt unsafe’ in Berlin as a solo female traveler and was ‘scared the whole time’.
‘Mine was Ireland, I really wanted to love it but it just wasn’t for me,’ another added.
Someone said while it was an ‘unpopular opinion’ she found many locals in Phuket in Thailand ‘rude’ and said it was ‘very westernised’.
‘We could either ride it out or lose $2,000 by getting an earlier flight back home…we opted for losing $2,000 because we hated it so much,’ she said.
Someone said while it was an ‘unpopular opinion’ she found many locals in Phuket in Thailand ‘rude’ and said it was ‘very westernised’
Sydney wasn’t a popular destination for a Perth traveler thanks to ‘the constant rain, not hot summers, expensive parking, hard to get anywhere as it’s so big it takes so long’.
‘Bars and clubs close so early, the nightlife wasn’t good at all,’ she added.
One woman said she ‘cried the whole time’ she was in Amsterdam claiming it was very expensive and everyone was ‘so rude’ to her and made comments about her plus-sized body.
‘People came up to me and said things to me about my size,’ she said.
Another rude city according to group members was the Greek capital of Athens.
‘Everyone was extremely aggressive and rude for no reason. Trying to upscale prices,’ someone said and another agreed: ‘Same! when I was in Athens at 21 with a friend we were constantly cat called by men and stared at!’.
Sydney wasn’t a popular destination for a Perth traveler thanks to: ‘the constant rain, not hot summers, expensive parking, hard to get anywhere as it’s so big it takes so long’
‘For me it was Malta, it’s a small island and we were quite bored and Mexico as I didn’t feel safe at all,’ one woman wrote.
‘From the moment I stepped into Switzerland I thought I just had bad luck and everything was going wrong for me. The country is beautiful but very expensive and I didn’t really feel the connection with the culture or the places I visited,’ a second chimed in.
‘China, specifically Beijing. I visited with my family when I was about 14/15 and I was veryyy uncomfortable the whole time, people were taking pictures of me,’ a third added.
Singapore was another no-go travel spot for one woman who said she found there wasn’t much to do and it was very pricey.
One woman said she ‘cried the whole time’ she was in Amsterdam claiming it was very expensive and everyone was ‘so rude’ to her and made comments about her plus-sized body
More places travelers said they would never go back to
Malaysia – ‘It was a huge culture shock for me and normally I don’t get culture shock so I think that’s what tipped the scale for me.’
San Jose, Costa Rica – ‘I’ve never been a car called and stared at more in my life.’
spain – ‘It was a logistical nightmare’
Paris, France – ‘Over priced. Pick pockets. Once you’ve seen it then that’s it. I’ve been a few times and every time got worse.’
Vietnamese – ‘I was so unhappy there. Loved the people and the scenery but hated the food and I was so stressed I couldn’t sleep the entire time I was there.’
Italy – ‘We were yelled at, treated badly at the train station, shooed away, ignored. It was awful.’
turkey – ‘Never felt so unsafe being a woman in my life!’
Venice, Italy – ‘To me it just felt so empty and flat, and like it was a shell of what it used to be. Legitimately felt like it’s only purpose was as a tourist attraction.’
Bali, Indonesia – ‘You literally cannot go there and not get sick.’
Budapest, Hungary – ‘Very humid, crowded, had a real hard time finding anyone who speaks any other language but Hungarian (or wants to speak it) and being friendly is even more scarce.’
Stockholm, Sweden – ‘There were no redemption features’.
Delhi, India – ‘Never felt so anxious and overwhelmed before. Cried so much the whole time and counted down the days to leave.’
‘I had four days and was bored in the second, searching like crazy for things to do. If you’re into museums they have those though but they aren’t free or cheap,’ she said.
‘I didn’t love the feel either, definitely not like the rest of South-East Asia. It’s fancy and tiny. It is pretty though!’
Another said she didn’t feel safe in Barcelona after witnessing people getting pick-pocketed within minutes of arriving.
‘Literally within 10 minutes of being there I watched a man run off with a lady’s purse. Then a student group of like 30 ALL had their passports stolen,’ she said.
‘I think that sets the tone for me. Otherwise, I wasn’t impressed with the architecture or any of the activities planned for us.’