LA is a 'pit', Paris is a 'tourist trap' and Stonehenge is 'just some rocks': Travellers reveal places they visited that did NOT live up to the hype

  • Some travellers said Jamaica had 'garbage everywhere' and was 'falling apart'?
  • Memphis was branded as being 'crime-ridden' and LA a second-rate New York?
  • Another traveller said the White House was 'underwhelming' and Paris 'dirty'?
  • While a visitor to Stonehenge could only describe it as 'just some rocks in a field'?

Some destinations have so much hype around them, that you can be convinced that you will enjoy the place - before you even get there.

However, dozens of tourists have taken to a forum to complain about the times when the hype, for them, was not justified. In the slightest.?

One has described Los Angeles as a 'pit', another said Paris is a 'dirty tourist trap' and Stone Henge, considered by some to be one of the world's most archaeologically important structures, was simply 'just some rocks' for one visitor.

The view over downtown Los Angeles, which has been described by one traveller as a 'pit'

The view over downtown Los Angeles, which has been described by one traveller as a 'pit'

The discussion came after Reddit user ILikeNiceDiscussions posted on the forum asking: 'Travellers of Reddit, what place did NOT live up to the hype?'

And the question got hundreds of responses from disappointed people who had bad travelling experiences.

One of the first places mentioned was Jamaica, with cyborgratchet saying the resort of Montego Bay did not live up to the hype.

They wrote: 'Everything looked like it was about to fall apart, and there was garbage everywhere.

One traveller said that The Bahamas, pictured, was dirty and that everyone 'just got drunk'?

One traveller said that The Bahamas, pictured, was dirty and that everyone 'just got drunk'?

'People who say they enjoy Jamaica only do so because they stay in a resort. I drove by one of those resorts and it looks like a military compound from the outside.'

The Bahamas was also panned by travellers, especially catching_signals, who said the islands weren't what he was expecting when he visited on a cruise.

He wrote: 'When I visited, they dropped us off in an industrial area where there were just some shops and the beach was dirty. Everyone just goes to the Se?or Frog's and gets drunk.

'You're pressured to buy trinkets and s** you don't want. There are a lot of con artists looking for money from cruise passengers; we had one follow us around asking for a "donation for the school" which was surely bulls***.'

Los Angeles also got a bad rap from travellers with Mace55555 branding it a 'f***ing pit'.

Some tourists were left unimpressed by French capital Paris, with one calling it a 'tourist trap'?

Some tourists were left unimpressed by French capital Paris, with one calling it a 'tourist trap'?

While another traveller added: 'Los Angeles is like someone took a can of New York City and shook it up and dumped it out all over a shag rug.

'In New York you'd just hop in the can and be surrounded by awesome. In Los Angeles you have to pick the fun out of the rug and piece it together.'

Fellow US city Memphis also rated badly, with good_at_life saying his visit left him wondering about the hype.

He wrote: 'I went for the blues music and southern food. Crime ridden, s*** hole of a city. It was very disappointing.'

For many, meanwhile, Fiji is the ultimate paradise - but dingu-malingu did not agree.

He told the forum: 'I'm not a resort kind of person, I like hostels and restaurants that actually feature the local food. This was a huge mistake in Fiji.'

A visitor to Stonehenge was left distinctly unimpressed and could only describe it as 'some rocks in a field'?

A visitor to Stonehenge was left distinctly unimpressed and could only describe it as 'some rocks in a field'?

And in Europe, Paris was slated by many travellers, including NotRlyMrD, who was left unimpressed by the French capital.

They explained: 'It's a tourist trap, overpriced, overlightened, dirty, and not safe. Not to mention I got there straight from Amsterdam and that was amazing.'

But it wasn't just countries and cities that were mentioned in the thread, with some tourist attractions also criticised.

ActuallyJack wrote: 'The White House is honestly just really underwhelming.'

While Jlapp added: 'Stonehenge - It's just some rocks in a field. Even the audio tour was a lot of "we don't really know much about this but here it is".

'Don't bother, just look at a picture on the Internet and you've accomplished everything you can seeing it in real life.'?

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