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Arusha makes the world's worst list

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Hey, Jan 1, 2010.

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    Hey Senior Member

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    A couple of weeks ago, we published a list of your ‘least favourite’ destinations.

    Reaction was swift and fierce. There was some agreement and a whole lot of disagreement. A number of you took issue with the criterion for selection (highly visited site destinations that you were unlikely to save as a favourite). And several of you suggested more worthy cities for inclusion.

    So we are proud to present to you a revised list of cities that you actually hate, based on your feedback. What do you think – did we get it right this time?

    Your 9 most hated cities:

    Detroit, USA – Crime, pollution and crumbling infrastructure don’t appeal to you.

    Accra, Ghana – Ugly, chaotic, sprawling and completely indifferent to its waterfront location.

    Seoul, South Korea – According to one comment, ‘It’s an appallingly repetitive sprawl of freeways and Soviet-style concrete apartment buildings, horribly polluted, with no heart or spirit to it. So oppressively bland that the populace is driven to alcoholism.’

    Los Angeles, USA – A highly contentious pick, placed here because of its ‘uncontrolled sprawl, pollution, appalling traffic and ugly freeways.’

    Wolverhampton, England – So bad that we don’t even have it on this site! Check out post 35 on this thread.

    San Salvador, El Salvador – Widely acknowledged as the grubbiest of the Central American capitals.

    Chennai, India – We describe it as lacking Mumbai’s prosperity, Delhi’s history or Bengaluru’s buzz. Even the movie stars are ‘not that hot.’ You think we’re being generous.

    Arusha, Tanzania – A gateway to natural wonder that has more than its share of rust. Get out as quickly as you can.

    Chetumal, Mexico – Combining the worst of mass tourism and outlying decay, Chetumal just doesn’t charm you.

    Does that sum it up for you, or are there still more deserving candidates?

  2. PakaJimmy

    PakaJimmy JF-Expert Member

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    By the way, who are you guys, that we shall accredit your observation!
    Who participated in that nomination.

    I know Arusha is a bit rusty, but not to the extent of worldclass!...huh!