Keyboard warriors attack world’s top landmarks

Summary:

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.

… 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

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Source: TripAdvisor

The Angel of the North – Gateshead, Tyne

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Christ the Redeemer – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Source: TripAdvisor

Bondi Beach – Bondi, Sydney

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Stonehenge – Wiltshire, England

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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?

Written by
Chris Ashton
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