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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

    Jan 1, 2010
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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?

    Source: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ghana/travel-tips-and-articles/42/9782
  2. PakaJimmy

    PakaJimmy JF-Expert Member

    Jan 1, 2010
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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!