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  • JNM
  • The Legend

    • 3826

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: What countries didn't live up to the hype?
« Reply #100 on: March 29, 2019, 08:51:22 am »
Latvia smelled of wet carpet.

What were you expecting? It’s not billed as “Paris of the (checks map) Northeast”, is it?


  • zola
  • The Legend

    • 2606

    • September 30, 2012, 06:56:11 am
    • Korea
Re: What countries didn't live up to the hype?
« Reply #101 on: March 29, 2019, 08:57:06 am »
Latvia smelled of wet carpet.

What were you expecting? It’s not billed as “Paris of the (checks map) Northeast”, is it?

The old town of Riga has its charm.
Kpip! - Martin 2018


Re: What countries didn't live up to the hype?
« Reply #102 on: March 29, 2019, 09:06:02 am »
Latvia smelled of wet carpet.

What were you expecting? It’s not billed as “Paris of the (checks map) Northeast”, is it?

It's a big stag party destination.


Re: What countries didn't live up to the hype?
« Reply #103 on: March 29, 2019, 09:06:33 am »
Upon further reflection, I would have to say Japan....rather expensive for vanilla. 


  • debbiem89
  • Super Waygook

    • 437

    • August 30, 2016, 09:42:49 am
    • South Korea
Re: What countries didn't live up to the hype?
« Reply #104 on: March 29, 2019, 09:13:12 am »
Latvia smelled of wet carpet.

What were you expecting? It’s not billed as “Paris of the (checks map) Northeast”, is it?

The old town of Riga has its charm.

I liked Riga too.

We booked a last minute, cheapo weekend so I wasn't expecting too much. Thought it was pretty cool to be fair! Although it lived up to it's name and was absolutely baltic when we went (probably why it was such a cheap trip!) it would have been much better just a little warmer.


  • LIC
  • Veteran

    • 79

    • February 15, 2019, 04:39:00 pm
    • NE Hemisphere
Re: What countries didn't live up to the hype?
« Reply #105 on: April 04, 2019, 12:32:11 pm »
1) Jamaica: I never felt safe and a person can only smoke so much reefer without becoming a zombie

2) China: I regretted going there before my plane had touched down. I've never been in a filthier more disgusting rancid sewer in my life.

Where did you go there? I lived in Zhengzhou for more than 2 years and it was spotless and I travelled to quite a few cities in central China and down to Xiamen in the south and they were spotless too. In fact I found they were obsessive when it came to keeping their cities clean.

However, that being said, I know China is huge and no doubt there are many places as you describe but not all of China is like that.

Zhengzhou Spring 2016 just a couple of pics walking to the store.....

These are selective, but they are also representative.

Xian was nice.



  • CO2
  • The Legend

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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
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Re: What countries didn't live up to the hype?
« Reply #106 on: April 04, 2019, 12:48:07 pm »
How much money would it take for you to lick that floor?

Be honest.

The joys of fauxtherhood


  • Kayos
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1195

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: What countries didn't live up to the hype?
« Reply #107 on: April 04, 2019, 12:50:41 pm »
How much money would it take for you to lick that floor?

Be honest.

There's nothing I wouldn't do for $20 and a sandwich... Or just a sandwich.


Re: What countries didn't live up to the hype?
« Reply #108 on: April 04, 2019, 12:51:17 pm »
that bathroom looks likes the male toilet in Changcheon Middle School's underground parking in Shinchon.


Re: What countries didn't live up to the hype?
« Reply #109 on: April 04, 2019, 12:59:25 pm »
How much money would it take for you to lick that floor?

Be honest.

There's nothing I wouldn't do for $20 and a sandwich... Or just a sandwich.

your school has been duly notified.  expect nothing more than a BLT for this month's hardship.  next month, less teaching, so an egg mayonnaise.  readjustment in January should be fun, maybe they'll just ask you to give back a tomato or half a cucumber.  if they ask for ham, go mental.


  • Kayos
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1195

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: What countries didn't live up to the hype?
« Reply #110 on: April 04, 2019, 01:08:49 pm »
How much money would it take for you to lick that floor?

Be honest.

There's nothing I wouldn't do for $20 and a sandwich... Or just a sandwich.

your school has been duly notified.  expect nothing more than a BLT for this month's hardship.  next month, less teaching, so an egg mayonnaise.  readjustment in January should be fun, maybe they'll just ask you to give back a tomato or half a cucumber.  if they ask for ham, go mental.

My school knows I'm allergic to eggs though. So, they wouldn't give me a sandwich with an egg in it.
Maybe a chicken noodle sandwich as a replacement sandwich :D


Re: What countries didn't live up to the hype?
« Reply #111 on: April 04, 2019, 01:37:53 pm »
I was disappointed by Japan, as well. I had been wanting to go since I was a teenager and I was like....it's clean, people keep to themselves, and all that but after a week, I was pretty bored. I went to several cities, went hiking, went to all these cool restaurants I saw on the Food Network, so I tried. There is a bigger sense of isolation there compared to Korea, and I think it messed with my brain.

IA on the Jeju comments. I don't know what I was expecting. I've actually been to Hawaii, and calling it a Korean Hawaii is nowhere near true. The beaches in Hawaii alone are just pure beauty, picture perfect, clean with warm water.


  • LIC
  • Veteran

    • 79

    • February 15, 2019, 04:39:00 pm
    • NE Hemisphere
Re: What countries didn't live up to the hype?
« Reply #112 on: April 09, 2019, 02:28:46 pm »
How much money would it take for you to lick that floor?

Be honest.


I'd do it for $100,000