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Keyboard warriors attack world’s top landmarks

… and the results are magical.

TripAdvisor is my go-to resource for researching points of interest when I travel. Reading honest reviews from the average Joe usually gives a pretty accurate picture of what you can expect to see, free of marketing hype. But, if I’m honest, the rants are often a lot more entertaining to read.

Proving nothing is sacred, a bunch of keyboard warriors have torn top landmarks to shreds.

Are these accurate reviews or just sour grapes? You decide.

The Sphinx and Great Pyramid at Giza – Cairo, Egypt

Source: TripAdvisor
Source: TripAdvisor

The Angel of the North – Gateshead, Tyne

Source: TripAdvisor
Source: TripAdvisor

Christ the Redeemer – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Source: TripAdvisor
Source: TripAdvisor

Bondi Beach – Bondi, Sydney

Source: TripAdvisor
Source: TripAdvisor

Stonehenge – Wiltshire, England

Source: TripAdvisor
Source: TripAdvisor

I’ve visited many a landmark in my travels, but never really been disappointed by them. I think it all comes down to your expectations. The only sight that didn’t quite do it for me was the Sistine Chapel, but that’s because I was so exhausted after shuffling through the Vatican Museum for five hours before I reached the chapel. When I arrived it was packed full of people, all talking at the top of the voices because the echo of the room was so intense. It was incredibly beautiful, but I only stayed five minutes.

Have you ever been disappointed by a top landmark?

Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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