What's the most boring city you've ever been to? Picture related, it's my answer.
Good thing Galveston's nearby. Be careful where you go, as it's a similar setup to New Orleans (venturing outside established tourist areas means certain death).
>>1560423Dude I went to Galveston for the first time a week ago and it's a dump. I commented that it should be the next hipster city because it's just abandoned and ghetto enough to be the next cool place. I dunno maybe it was because of the weather but it seemed depressing as hell.
>>1560420Baltimore, don't ask why I thought it would be a good idea for a quick weekend getaway. Looking back I was very retarded
>>1560426>>1560423The locals don't go to Galveston, they take the Ferry to Bolivar. It never really recovered after Ike, so it's empty as fuck unless it's a holiday week. Great for camping.
>>1560427>baltimore>boringMate when I was there there was a bloody murder scene just outside of my hostel. Negros are exciting as fuck sometimes.
>>1560487They're exciting all the time.
>>1560420Houston is okay. Austin is really nice though. As for my choice I couldn’t believe how gorgeous Kansas City was
>>1560524Shut up, it's supposed to be a secret.
Seattle - holy shit, it is NPC central over there.
>>1560539KC is? Is it cheap to live there and are there tech jobs? I’m trying to move to Austin and work as a web developer but I really like KC as well.
>>1560583Op said most boring, not best you pleb.Or maybe you just think you’re too woke to consider Spain as a viable travel option over Burkina Faso or Tajikistan.
>>1560620Bratislava indeed.Whoever mentioned Valencia. What on earth were you doing mate ? I loved that city, one of the few places I've been to and could see myself living there
>>1560420Boring place to go as a tourist, great place to live as a local.
Geneva. For such a famous city it sure is boring.
>>1560619>>1560664Not that guy, but I am a Spaniard that also finds Valencia boring as fuck. Tourists seem to love it tho so I guess it must have its saving graces, but I can easily think of 10 better Spanish cities where I would rather live.
>>1560689Also, to answer OP's question: Magdeburg by far
>>1560620thisI was gonna say something else, cause I forgot about Bratislava, it was that boring. And I've been there multiple times. It's almost art how they managed to make Bratislava so boring, literally any Slovakian village is more fun than the capital.
>>1560689Can you name the 10?I prefer València over Barcelona personally. Barcelona is tourism overload, what with the 2-5 cruise ships that come in addition to the Airbnb crisis.
>>1560741BarcelonaMadridSantiagoBilbaoDonostiSalamancaGranadaSevillaMálagaPalma (although I concede Valencia might be the 10th) I've lived in Barcelona for many years so I may be a bit biased, but it is genuinely a great place to live if you can deal with the housing prices. Tourists never bothered me that much and I worked and studied right next to Las Ramblas, but then again I come from Ibiza which is way more touristic.
>>1560524>Kansas City>GorgeousNo.The downtown loop has some nice art-deco buildings, but outside of that is drab rust-belt ruins and cookie-cutter suburbs. Kansas City is fairly boring to live in (but certainly not the worst, even in the Midwest), but with it's tech-jobs and low cost of living it's a decent place to save money for trips. Too bad the airport is fucking garbage.
Fucking WHYWHY DOES IT EVEN EXIST? WHY LIVE HERE?
Toronto hands down
>>1560802Can confirm that Phx is boring, but it's also aesthetic in it's own way and kinda comfy tbqh. Was just there for a month and liked it more than I expected I would
>>1560802scottsdale is nice
>>1560802I'm going to be there for like a week in August for work. I've been to Sedona and the grand canyon but I haven't spent any time in Phoenix. Is there anything to do?
>>1560427>>1560429>>1560487Baltimore has a couple of historical places notable enough to tolerate chimp outs. Fort McHenry is the most well-known one (place that inspire the Star-Spangled Banner), but they also have the B&O Railroad Museum, which has the biggest collection of 19th century train vehicles in the country.But yeah, if you don't like history or having to use a little wooden hammer to eat your food, don't go there.
>>1560891>Phoenix. Is there anything to do?They have one small amusement park. Pic related. Also, next door in Scottsdale, is McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, which has a bunch of historic trains stuff and mini steam train rides.
Huron, CAdesert basically. only like 5 stores, one of them is a Dollar General and the rest are like some Mexican stores. closest "real" city is 2 hours away (no, it's not Coalinga)
I fucking hated Venice, but I loved Quarto d'Altino, a small town I was at before going on a train. That place was great.
>>1560891South Mountain is pretty cool.
>>1560899>having to use a little wooden hammer to eat your foodI saw that shit on a travel/food show, you’re telling me the whole fucking city does it?Nice dubs btw
Hard mode do it without naming American cities:Munich, Adelaide.Otherwise you can just rattle off places like Oklahoma City.
Tokyo and Japan in general has a very clinical feel to it. Everyone is just doing their own stuff and no one is genuinely having fun or enjoying themselves. Most depressing city I've ever been in.`
>>1560802It seems like a place to live when you're not exploring the desert.
>>1560420Any middle of the US city. Houston, St louis, etc etc literally they feel like forgotten places stuck in a time warp. There's nothing to them.
>>1560420Why do you dislike it so much? It's similar to most southern cities unless you also hate those
New York. I spent 5 hours at the airport because I couldn't be fucked to explore it anymore.
>>1561192TeJano here. The thing about every major city in this state is they are basically the same, with the only major difference being where they are located. Dallas is a huge sprawled metroplex with loads of highways, heat, and flat land.Houston is a huge sprawled metroplex with loads of highways, humidity and heat, and swampish land.San Antonio is a "small town feeling city" that is also somehow horribly sprawled out even doe it has basically has no metro area, along with heat and mostly flat land (Hill country is ok)Austin has way too many people for such a smallish area, and now feels like any other city.
>>1560802What's wrong with Phoenix? My dad lives there and it's always a fun time visiting him. The winter is perfect. Nice jeans and a light jacket weather. There are mountains and hiking places all around or you can go in the desert and shoot guns or ride dirt bikes. What more do you need?
>>1560420Hot take but re-visiting Tokyo has to be the most dull experience of my life.Once you see the main hubs for the first time the magic wears of quick, seeing each iconic thing for the first time after just is meh. After the initial size of tokyo and quirks wear down, you basically realize all the faults quickly unless you found that thing you really really like.That said, before 1000 angry weebs flood in, the rest of Japan can be very beautiful so long as you don't think Japan is Kyoto, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Osaka. Some of the mountains are amazing, beaches perfect, and northern parts quite breath taking. The main cities can just be more boring than paint drying.
>>1561486>you basically realize all the faults quicklyNot necessarily disagreeing, but what would you say are some of those faults?
>>1561489Everything stays the fucking same constantly, everything is planned for events and happen like clock work yearly being the same thing(except for comiket with is new porn each year), 20 questions constantly from the people no matter how good your Japanese is. Issues with tokyo itself. The city is very hollow outside the ultra dense hubs, getting around is cheap but overall once I've seen X cool thing around the hub, hours of operations just seem to be fuck all, people also just seem to be trying to find some escapism form. Dunno, I enjoy still a few days there to see some people I know grab some beers and chill with other tourists but eh, I like to limit myself the days there.Keep in mind this bias comes from someone who has gone to Tokyo for more than just tourism. So I will admit my bias ther but I tried to keep the complaints on a tourist level aspect of things.
>>1561503Forgot to mention the people, Japanese people are just plain boring. I love japan but by no means do I go for the people. Elsewhere in the world like Sweden, UK, NZ, and some other countries; I could sit down shoot the shit and have fun. Japan? time is a luxury so you won't have that as much unless you are going to specific events like goldenweek, bar on a Saturday/sunday night, and that's about it. Walking down the street? nahWaiting for the train or on the train? lol fuck noChilling at a shop selling stuff you like as a habit? like pulling teethDon't get me started on the fake politeness. IF THERE IS A PROBLEM FUCKING TELL ME DON'T APOLOGIZE AND SAY IT IS FINE IF IT ISN'T! Most infuriating thing once you notice the stupidly subtle signs, though they will still just fake that it's cool. Again I do love visiting Japan and the country side, but I really can't into the main cities they just begin to bore the fuck out of me
>>1560420>see this thread>"Houston's boring">>1560423>see this post>"Galveston's great!"If you think Houston is boring and Galveston is great then I really don't know what to say
>>1561399>What more do you need?Preferably to not live in the middle of a fucking desert
>>1561310>The thing about every major city in this state is they are basically the same, with the only major difference being where they are locatedDFW is a lot more like deep south cities and Houston is more like NOLA.
>>1561550About to move to Houston, any advice? I'll be living in midtown
>>1561839Don't live in midtown it's full of hobos and it's not that great and the bar scene has been dead for a few years anyway. Montrose, Heights, Washington, anything along Buffalo Bayou are the place to be for yuppies. If you're coming from California please go to Austin instead, that's your containment area.
>>1561854Miami, so really anything is better than this shitdumpI'll take a note of your advice though
>>1561865Jesus Miami sucks, it attracts the worst people from every corner and every cultural niche of the US.
>>1561866Ya, I can only go up, thankfully I'll have a commute that will avoid all Houston traffic
>>1561164Maybe I wouldn't use the word "clinical," but I did seem rather subdued and quiet compared to other big cities. It lacked an energy places like, say, New York have. That said, I did enjoy Tokyo. I liked the food, I liked the coffee, I liked some of the older neighborhoods (I stayed in Taito in Ueno). I guess this perception also extends to my visit to Japan as a whole. Like any country, it turned out being different from what I expected. Even from the start, things were a little...off. I got off the plane in what seemed like an older section of Narita, and I thought it smelled like farts. Even Ueno had this weird porky, vegetal smell hanging around it...
>>1560539Lol, nobody is going to move to KC you deluded flyover
>>1560420St. Louis. I did not like St. Louis.
>>1563325I live here and I cannot imagine why for the life of me someone would pick this city as a tourist destinationIt is absolutely abysmal, culturally stagnant, shrinking in population every year, I can only imagine that having a medical degree and being rich or visiting the kickass free zoo are the only things that keep the citizens from killing themselves
>>1563372The Gateway Arch is pretty cool
>>1563376Cool, How much does it cost to get in there?
Jacksonville, not long after I left there was a shooting at a tournament there. Which sucks as it dampened an already lame stay there.
>>1560666Can you explain further, satan? I am possibly moving there for work in the next year. In particular, is Houston much for walking/biking/non-car transit, or is it like the midwest in that you're just driving and/or sitting in traffic all the time?
>>1561399There's a lot of mexicans there and stuff.
>>1563387FUCK ALL THE WAY OFF YOU DUMBASS SCHIZO SPAMMER
>>1564054You need a car, and you will drive very long distances, it's not really optional. There's a lot more bike trails than there used to be, but if you try to commute on the roads on a bike you will get run over. I live in one of the most walkable neighborhoods in the city so I can at least go to the grocery store and a few other places on foot, but that is not the norm at all. All the public transit is pretty useless and full of hobos, too.The restaurant scene is excellent, there's some nice stuff, the museums and performing arts are very good, it's cheap, I grew up here so I like it. Most of the city is ugly though, and the long hot humid summers are truly fucking unbearable and you will get eaten alive by mosquitos. The worst part for me is that there's no nice outdoors anywhere nearby, it's all just sprawl for miles and then flat nasty swamps. Luckily there's two major airports with lots of flights to nice places.
>>1563383You were in town for that madden shooting? Or was there some other gun tragedy I didn't hear about?
>>1564098Sounds like typical US. I'm basically only moving there to stay inside all the time, so I should be okay on the weather and shit. I guess that's why people there seem to have huge houses, to ignore all the shitty outdoors around them. Which neighborhood do you live in, incidentally? Might look into that one if possible.
>>1564054I thought downtown was pretty cool. Not necessarily a lot to do but fun to walk around.As for living there, you'll probably be using your car to get everywhere, but that's just a tourists perspective.
>>1564114I'm in Montrose. The huge houses are in the suburbs (unless you're rich), if you want a decent neighborhood inside the loop then you're not going to find the fabled $200,000 mcmansions that everyone wants to come to Houston for. Some of the suburbs aren't so bad if that's what you want, but you'll have to drive even more.>>1564119Downtown has lots of stuff to do: there's the baseball field, the performing arts district, about 4 bars, lots of tents to camp in, friendly locals who ask for spare change, and all the drugs you could need.
>>1561553>DFW is a lot more like deep south citiest. Has never been to DFDub.
>>1564142I haven't been to that, but all I know is Dallas seems a lot more like other cities I've been to in the South than Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.
TorontoAny non-London English cityOslo I'd say Perth, Australia too but the beaches are incredible and you can just chill there
>>1560802I’m doubling down on this; also the same goes for Albuquerque
>>1560423You can pick up a cool souvenir from Galveston, a malignant tumor.
>>1564142No, that sounds accurate anon.
>>1561399I laughed when I read this.
>>1560420Bozeman MT and Columbus OH
>>1564138I'm the opposite really, I am fine with a "small" place, especially since what I've seen online has had "small" be like 2000 sq.ft. I'm more interested in avoiding driving if I can help it. Probably a fantasy but closer to it is better than further.
>>1564469columbus has a lot of good video game arcades and pinball halls nowadays, but otherwise don't bother.
>>1563383Current Jacksonville resident here. Our biggest problem is that there's no overall identity to the city and it's super spread out, so it's not like we can just have one nice part of town, it's all split into places like the beach, Avondale, Ponte Vedra Beach, etc. At the very least it keeps people on the westside in their place and keeps crime concentrated to their area
Vancouver, BC. Whole place felt so artificial and fake. Not a hint of culture, it's like it's a UN neutral zone
Ottawa, ON. But may have just been me. Got high as fuck at parliament for 4/20 though.
Calgary. Even Edmonton has the mall.>>1566631>>1566540shit answers
>>1566636oops meant for >>1566572and Ottawa. Not San Antonio.
>>1563372>It is absolutely abysmal, culturally stagnant, shrinking in population every year, I can only imagine that having a medical degree and being rich or visiting the kickass free zoo are the only things that keep the citizens from killing themselvesI dunno man. My neighborhood was a pretty idyllic place to grow up with a pretty close knit community. Obviously the violence in places like the north are shit but the city still has some fairly cool places to offer for maybe a weekend visit like most everything in Forest Park, the City Museum, the Arch, Soulard, some great barbecuae and a few other things.Maybe you just had a shit childhood.
>>1560420Probably Kyoto. There's Nishiki market and that's exactly all there is to do in Kyoto. If you're a smarmy rich faggot you can go to Ginza and have a woman stand around for for $400. Everything is open from 11am to 3pm and the rest of the time the entire city is shuttered because of lazy boomers. Enjoy your 7/11 dinner.
>>1566572t. doesn’t like asian food or going outside
Total shithole of a city, quite literally the most interesting thing to do is visit a megamall 10 miles north. Any supposedly "interesting" area is just generic hipster shit you could find in a better city.
Brussels.Wandered around 2hrs and it was more than enough. Had an ice cream, had explosive diarrhea in the cathedral's toilet, it was pretty much the whole deal.
>>1560420>>1560802>>1569352One of the easiest ways to see if a major American city will be shit is to check out the skyline. If you notice, places like these all tend to look samey and similar, and don't have defining characteristics that you'd recognize unless you lived there. Whereas the good American cities have iconic skylines and are recognizable in a moment, the "mid-majors" like Houston, Charlotte, Dallas, Orlando, Tampa, Phoenix etc all have that same cluster of generic glass and concrete banking towers marking the CBD and maybe a stadium or two and a nice green space in the foreground surrounded by sprawl. They could be literally anywhere in the country and their attractions are the same in nature.
I find all cities boring.Once I land I get out in the rural area I have chosen to explore asap .Cities are full of horrible people all over the world Good people do not choose to live like that
>>1569366I find all rural areas boring.Once I land I get out in the city I have chosen to explore asap .Rural areas are full of dumb simple people all over the worldGood people do not choose to live like that
>>1569364>and don't have defining characteristics that you'd recognize unless you lived thereYou're confusing cities that have movies filmed there with cities that don't. LA and Chicago are only distinct because you've seen them on TV. New York is it's own thing
>>1560420Jakarta. Not only is it a total shithole, it is a mind numbingly boring shithole
>>1560539KekKC is pathetic
>>1560693>Magdeburgkek how was Magdeburg even a destination in the first place? probably the least relevant German state capital after Saarbrücken and that means something.
>>1561486can you survive in more rural Japan without moonspeak?
>>1569364as a non-american, the only american cities I can recognise by their skyline are NY, Chicago and LA and I know LA only from GTA.
>>1569424We are of completely opposite minds. Whenever I land in a new city, I look for a way to gtfo and explore the countryside. Last year I landed at the airport in Barcelona and never bothered to even see the city. I headed out to the countryside and spent my vacation staying at a 17th century country house, hiking in the hills and through small towns and drinking locally made wine with nice people. Tomorrow I’m going to London to visit my sister in law and I’m Trying to come up with any excuse to take day trips out of the fucking city to see some nice countryside.
>>1569933Why would you want to be in Japan without knowing Japanese, you fucking EOP weeaboo?
>>1560761I went to 4/10 of those as well as Valencia and honestly I couldn't really articulate the differences between them aside from the obvious (Madrid/Barcelona are huge, coastal vs. inland) but I really enjoyed all of them immensely. If i had to pick Madrid would be my favorite and Córdoba my least
Kuwait city, after you see all the malls there is literally nothing to do. You can't go anywhere without a car, there are no museums, monuments only some kind of aquatic centre. The most interesting part was visiting a restaurant made in the 50s (which is their oldest restaurant btw)
>ctrl + F Singapore>0 resultsDisappointing
>>1570342why the fuck would I learn Japanese, I need my mental capacity for useful things.>inb4 triggered weeb
>>1570472Singapore is great u clown.
>>1560891What you'll be doing is sweating and trying to catch your breath because it will be 118 in the afternoon and a 110 at midnight. enjoy.
>>1563372I like St Louis, but I'm a Cardinals fan so I don't go much past Busch stadium
>>1570536> mental capacity too small to fit in Japanese AND other things simultaneouslyHow does it feel to be a brainlet?
Berlin is pretty shitBeen there for 5 days and spent 3 nights just drinking with random people at the hostel
>>1561164Compared to some of these other cities ITT though tokyo is like several in one. definitely some very boring sections, but hop off at shinjuku, shibuya or ikebukuro and there was always people around doing stuff (though yes admittedly still lots of soul dead looking business people). But i do kinda get what you mean.>>1561507Definitely get what you mean here too, though i take it as a positive lol. i dont go any place for the people (im usually already with a friend or family member) so much as the food, sites, attractions etc.>but I really can't into the main cities they just begin to bore the fuck out of meThis said, have you visited cities in other countries as many times as tokyo (seems like you have been there a lot), im sure most places would get boring after going a few times and seeing most of the main sites/interests.Both of you (or maybe same person) seem to have more focus on the people in your judgement, which is fair enough but just very different to me so i can see how we'd have such differing opinions (i have been to tokyo multiple times for a week or two each time and haven't got close to sick of it yet)
>>1567095>There's Nishiki market and that's exactly all there is to do in Kyoto>ignores all the temples and shrines which are the only thing people go to kyoto for and what attract the fucking millions of annoying chinksNot defending kyoto as i wasn't a big fan either, but i'd be lying if i said that those main popular shrines//temples weren't worth at least 1 visit (fushimi inari at like 6am was great because it was abandoned and kiyomizu dera at sunset was pretty damn beautiful in autumn).
>>1570342Learning japanese is pointless, you can do 95% of things you'd want to as a tourist relying on please and thank you plus pointing. why waste 100s of hours learning it to barely change your trip at all and then never use it at home
I haven't been to too many different countries cities. most of australia's, a bunch of japan's then manila and saigon.Most boring in the home country is adelaide, its in a shit state, its always hot and theres not much there. Most boring abroad is probably hiroshima. Theres just nothing in the city to do beyond the peace park/atomic bomb site stuff, which is just mostly depressing/sad with all the stories of "my kid was at school then he came home with half his face melted off and died 2 days later". Also it was a weird place, they constantly say about how horrible it was and it should never happen, but as far as i saw there wasn't even one mention of the fact that they started that theatre of WW2, were committing war crimes on a massive grander scale etc. It's all just japan didnu nuffin why you bomb us.Only reason to go there is to stay a night so you can get a really full day on miyajima island, and to go to bunny island on the way to hiroshima.
>>1571686To watch anime without dubs or subtitles, obviously. Have you forgotten what website you're on?
>>1571710I'll be honest and say i've been very tempted to learn it for exactly that, but to learn it to a useful degree is 100s bordering on 1000s of hours, seems like too much investment for the reward.
>>1571193>t. brainlet weeaboo that never bothered studying and watched anime instead
>>1570472What shit taste
>>1569360I can smell this picture
>>1571699Tbh I loved Hiroshima best food and sake in akan, great gardens, decent castle, and got drunk with salary men trying to learn English. They even bought us drinks and we did a bar crawl. It was a great experience as an American visitor.
>>1560609>are there tech jobs?>I’m trying to move to Austin and work as a web developerStay in Austin, California, or Seattle. You've ruined enough places.
>>1571218Get a clue.
>>1571699The USA's oil embargo were a tacit declaration of war and they didn't commit any warcrimes, the "comfort woman" and nanking horseshit is made up. Where's your war memorial for all the japanese women your GI's raped after the war, you stupid dog
>>1560420In all honesty, Boston would be the one I would think of. I went there as an 8th grader for a history school field trip and it was boring as hell when we got to that city.
>>1575009I'm australian you weeb fucktard.Japan was already invading plenty of countries years before they attacked USA.So your gonna say that the rapes that happened to japanese women must be true, but all the millions that say the things japan did must be lying because muh glorious nippon can do no wrong.KYS yourself.Also nuking japan was kinder than invading it. the deaths just from conventional bombing were already higher than the nukes ever got and it would have been much higher if they had to actually land on japan to stop those autistic fucks
>>1560765I like KC. It's a nice place, but St Louis best Midwestern place
>>1575009>the "comfort woman" and nanking horseshit is made upApparently 2 nukes wasn't enough
>>1576194I wholeheartedly disagree.It's probably one of the most interesting places I've visited.t. urban planning student
>>1571248Seconded for Berlin. I found the place to be overall very uninspiring. I stayed like 5 days with some family and frankly I would've been fine with only 3 days.It all felt very generic and cookie-cutter. Too modern and has no charm other than the fact that it is a big city. I honestly prefer Frankfort. The Berlin wall and commie stuff was cool but that's really all there is history wise other than some churches/parks. I don't care much about nightlife either desu