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Everywhere is ruined. There's too many people. Every city I visit is just a shitpile that lacks any of its original culture and has just been turned over to be a giant vendor for tacky, lowest common denominator dogshit to appease clueless fucking chink and burger tourists.

You go anywhere and all the main squares and town centres are full of the same horrible shit:

1) International chain restaurants

2) Shit street "entertainers", inevitably some talentless wanker pumping out a celtic rock CD doing some juggling or something else totally annoying and disconnected with any local culture, surrounded by a crowd of unthinking walking tumours who, having spent too much money getting there, will willingly accept any level of entertainment no matter how bad it is

3) Shit street "artists" who peddle chintzy, tasteless Kincaid level art

4) Shitty tourist trinket shops

5) Thousands of people just wandering around without a clue as to what they should be doing, just hoping that something interesting is going to happen

Travelling and tourism are some of the most vacuous, depressing, pointless ways of spending time. Whatever vestigial culture and character tourist destinations ever had has essentially been destroyed through overpopularity and commercialism, but worst still the fact that undiscerning retards make the worst kind of businesses economically viable, and spread like cancer through previously culturally interesting places.

Stop travelling. Stay home. Do something creative instead. Nobody gives a fuck about your boring travel photos. Nobody gives a fuck about your boring travel stories. It doesn't make you cultured. It doesn't make you "worldly". It just puts you in a herd of mouth breathing flâneurs who can't commit their time to worthwhile pursuits.
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please go back to r9k
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Sounds like you're projecting, tbqhwyf.

I will concede that the street """entertainers""" are some of the worst beings to ever exist though. They're only a half-step below trinket vendors
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>Every city
Stop going to cities.
sage
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>>1322914
this

You shouldn't be mad at tourism OP. Be mad at trip advisor.
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>>1322905
OP, maybe someone who took that photo and suggested that meme, are traveling peak season or a late sleeper in the mornings.

Though the world has indeed changed from medieval times, what you think is the reason for travel, or what you think about other people's reasons is really just you. I suggest you get friends, family, a career (not just a job), and build your world around being normal, not someone showing the world their big giant chip on their shoulder. Yea, we see it. You have tremendous issues. Work on them, and you won't be led to post a bunch of judgmental insults that aren't you being clever, just you showing us what you are made of...so we are instead judging you. I'm going back to amazon shopping for my next travel friendly winter boots for my upcoming trip and making restaurant reservations. I'm busy enough enjoying my life without you along on my trips, that's for sure, to blog about them, but when asked I share, or post advice here. My advice to you? Take a look at yourself.
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>>1322918

Sure thing.

Enjoy your Segway tour.
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Sucks being poor OP, indeed.
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Funny you say that. I've been in Prague for four days and I'm bored out of my mind. The Charles bridge was shit as the picture shows, don't know why it's such a popular attraction. Going to a pub crawl tonight in the hopes that lots of booze livens the place up.
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>>1322935
Im rich but new money, so where does the old money travel?
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This is 100% solved by going to off the beaten path places and not ones flooded with shitty tourists.
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i travel for the local whores, not for the tourist traps
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Angkor was the biggest disappointment of my life

I'm done with 'must see' destinations and attractions now. Fucking chinks and EAT PRAY LOVE cunts and their selfie sticks ruin everywhere
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>>1322943

you realize that there is more to traveling than visiting tourist destinations right?
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>>1322939
Popular places are usually popular for a reason.

If something worth seeing is not popular its usually because of some combination of danger, lack of infrastructure or its just expensive/difficult to reach.
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Yea OP, if you go to world famous landmarks in the most popular districts of the most visited cities in the absolute heat of tourist season its gonna be a commercial nightmare. You seem to have fallen for some very bad normie memes and unfairly dismissed the entire idea of travel because of it.

It is sadly not the 1970's anymore. You cant just show up at these places as an American and expect to have a really unique and interesting experience anymore. Cheap airfare and pop culture have teamed up to enable travel to anyone living in the developed world. Honestly? I lament this as much as you do. It's a shame so many of these places have been sacrificed on behalf of pandering to these people. But whatever, you tangentially benefit from a lot of it too and a lot of people make good livings on it.

Next time you travel to a major city try arranging with locals first, or developing a plan. Do some research. If you find yourself surrounded by Chinese and burgers in Prague that's your fault, because at any given time the absolute vast majority of Prague is populated by Czech people. You are finding yourself in places where the locals are not, you think there might be a reason for that? You think the best parts of a city are the places people who live there avoid like the plague?

Also try getting out of the city and into nature a bit. You'll find the crowd that willingly endures a 20km hike over rough terrain is much less commercially inclined.
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>>1322936
I went this past March. My friends loved it. I didn't think that much of it. Cesky Krumlov was much better but overall, I wasn't that impressed with the Czech Republic.
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>>1322960
>Popular places are usually popular for a reason.

Some, but not all. Stupid shit like that little pissing statue in Brussels and the Mona Lisa are just popular because they're popular. No other explanation.
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>>1322939
Not flooded yet. You off-the-beaten-path larpers are only blazing paths for the mouth breathing herds. Stop your vapid "adventuring" and leave those places in peace.
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>>1323001

You're assuming that everyone going to those places is going to go home and insist that everyone travel there. Believe me, there are places I've been that I don't recommend to anyone except a select few that I know won't post a shitload pictures on social media during or after their travels
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>>1322951

Yes I do, I learned very quickly after ticking off Angkor and the Grand Palace and Wat Pho in Thailand.

I much prefer to immerse myself in a city or place. I never go to tourist attractions anymore.
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>>1323001
As soon as you invoke a requirement of even normal physical fitness to get to a site you effectively eliminate 3/4 of chainsmoking Chinese and obese/lazy burgersabroad from bothering. Even the national parks of America, truly the world's standard for protected areas kept for the public's benefit, are only overcrowded on or near roadways. Those areas are in the average Americans backyard, so if they aren't bothering with those you can doubt they'll come spoiling your natural areas.
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>>1322905


well i guess i'll just stay home and play Video games then.
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>>1323005
It's not about word of mouth, it's about the mini economy that springs up to serve le off-the-beaten-path adventurer, these small businesses eventually expand and offer services catering to your waste of space consumer tourists. It's a slow process of course, but don't pretend you're doing the world any favours in the long run by going off trail.
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If you want to avoid summerfags go out as the sun is rising, it's how they got those shots of deserted London for 28 days later
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>>1323051
it is shocking how empty everything is in the early AM. I had Mont St Michel basically to myself for about an hour and a half before the hordes show up.
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>>1322973
it's interesting to me how after a certain point of popularity things just completely lose all meaning.

there is no point in photographing the mona lisa or even saying anything about it because at this point the painting is just completely devoid of any meaning. it is only popular because it's popular and it's so popular that there is nothing but emptiness any more.
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>>1322936
the pub crawl is shit anyway
very cheap alcohol
Enjoy your hungover
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>>1323071
I ended up not going, because it looked like nobody else was there solo, and there were so many already-drunk Americans and British (it was only 8:30 pm). Can't stand that obnoxious shit. Went and got chocolate for my family back home instead.

Seriously, this city has been a big disappointment.
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>>1323081
Are you staying at a hostel? I was planning on going to Prague for my next trip and will probably just end up going out with other solo travelers at a hostel.
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>>1323085
I'm at a hostel but it's 75% empty for some reason (off season I suppose). The only people I've seen today staying here are an old man and a Russian couple.

Maybe I just have bad luck now, but meh. I had fun in Budapest, Krakow, and Vienna at least.
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>>1323061

It's just a box to tick off now. When you go to the Louvre, there are literally signs everywhere that just point you in the direction of the Mona Lisa. As if there's nothing else in the museum worth seeing.
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>>1323096
>signs pointing to the Mona Lisa

clever frogs tricking all the plebs into sequestering themselves by the eternal meme, leaving the rest of the museum less congested with lost tourists asking where the Mona Lisa is.
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>>1323051
Literally this. If you go to a popular tourist spot in the middle of the day and complain about how crowded it is it's nobody's fault but your own.
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>>1322937
>Im rich but new money, so where does the old money travel?
It's not just where, it is how. Try some expensive tours where scientists are paid to be your tour guide, like on an Antarctic cruise, or Tauck tour. Go ahead and buy locals that give you experiences, from Costa Rican raft and cloudwalks to taking a helicopter to the Kantishna Experience at Denali National Park.Galapagos, amazon cruises, anything in the middle of the ocean, these things take cash to get to and stay at. Glamping in Africa. Anytime you pay a hunting guide. Need to ski or hunt remote? Plane to drop you off and pick you up? Gear expensive, need an outfitter to go rafting? Skiing?
Places with high cost of living, ie remote, or poor exchange rates are less tourist friendly but they don't mind if you get to see polar bears, turtles, primates, wild horses, dolphin, whales, northern lights. Pay for luxury things like Venice Simplon Orient Express train, or charter a captain and crew on a gorgeous boat to island hop, fish for you, cook and clean for you, do the sunset thing, make picnics on islands no one else is at.
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>>1322905
We need a RealTraveler TM general to be a containment thread for this shit.
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>>1322905

I think you should work on the way you see life. stop complaining, for instance.
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>>1322905
OP is very close to realizing that if he finds himself surrounded by mouthbreathing burgers and hordes of Chinese tourists that deep down he is that type of tourist. The world is extremely large, and not even 1% of 1% of it is a tourist trap. You are getting it very wrong.
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>>1323336
We need eugenics to filter retards like OP out of the gene pool
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None of my travel experiences are like what you described OP. Stop going to massive touristy big cities dum dum.
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>>1323579
Beyond the scope of /trv/
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>>1322905
This same observation directly led to my hatred of all things globalist.
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>>1322940
For a millisecond I thought you mean crossdressers
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>mfw tourists complain about tourists
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>>1322936
My advice, go to Vyšehrad.
It's a castle to the South, easy to get there by metro.
You can walk around and actually hear people speaking Czech
I brought a couple beers and enjoyed an outdoor concert
Everywhere can be interesting, you just need to get out of the tourist areas
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>>1322936
Just go to Karlovy Lazne and drink your ass off on the hiphop and rnb floor which actually just plays radio hits
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>>1323051
Fucking this guy's got it. Go before people fucking show up. Remember that both photos were taken relatively recently. Sure, checking any destination out at noon on a beautiful day is going to be shitty with the sheer mass of people, but you're the one who chose to go at that time.
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>>1323579
>Implying short sighted retards such as yourself wouldn't be the first to be sterilized
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>>1322936

go to darling cabaret. you can thank me later
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>>1322968

holy fuck this. I live in Miami and I would not be caught dead on ocean drive or lincoln road




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