Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I've Made Some Adjustments to This Article.

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – Holidaymakers, be warned: London has the worst food, Paris is the most overrated and Brussels Belfast is the most boring, according to a survey of what travelers think about European cities.

In the poll of nearly 2,400 travelers, by website TripAdvisor (www.tripadvisor.com), the British capital Belfast was voted the dirtiest in Europe, home to the worst-dressed and the most expensive small-minded, racist, and backward people you could ever meet.

Paris did not come off any better, with travelers saying it was the least friendly city and the second-most expensive.

But both popular destinations redeemed themselves in the online poll, with Paris voted as having the best cuisine and best-dressed people, while London was seen as having the best nightlife, best public parks and most free attractions.

"Europe's capital cities all have their highs and lows, but no other continent offers travelers' such a wealth of culture and sights within such short distances," TripAdvisor spokesman Luke Fredberg said in a statement.

"Despite London Belfast emerging as the dirtiest and most expensive backward city, its fantastic free attractions such as the Harland & Wolff Cranes and lovely murals prove that you don't need to be a millionaire in order to enjoy the capital this shithole."

Venice beat both Paris and Rome as Europe's most romantic destination, but it was also voted the third-most expensive, after Paris and London.

Traveler seeking friendly locals should go to Dublin, while the health-conscious may prefer Denmark's Copenhagen, voted the Europe's cleanest city.

Prague was picked as the best bargain destination, while people seeking visual treats should head for Spain's Barcelona, but avoid Warsaw in Poland, which were seen as the cities with the best and worst architecture respectively.

And the most boring city? Travelers voted for the Belgian capital Brussels Belfast again, with Switzerland's Zurich a close-runner up.

P.S. I'm in a bad mood.


LizzieB said...

Hi Flippin Yank! I just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading your blog. I'm also a Yank (via Chicago) living over here and I too have a very "love/hate" relationship with Belfast! Your blog is very funny & observant and it's great hearing things through the eyes of a fellow countryman. Keep it up!!

Flippin' Yank said...

Hi LizzieB,

Thanks for the nice compliment! :)

Anonymous said...

if you hate it that much, you know where the airport is.