There are certain places which travel beyond our expectations, and then there are those which fall short. There aren’t many (or possibly any) places I can say I hate, but there are a few places that I believe get more hype than they’re worth:
1. Times Square on New years
It was an experience; I’ll give it that. But I spent those last hours of 2012 sitting on a pizza box while water bottles of pee casually rolled by.
Here’s what made the trip fun: I was 19 years old road tripping from Michigan to NYC with my 18-year-old friend from Australia. FREEEDOMMMM
Here’s what didn’t make it fun: Standing in 20 degrees for 12+ hours unable to eat, drink, or go to the bathroom. Also, the hoards of people smashed into extremely tight spots. If we hadn’t been along a fence line, I probably would’ve spent the entire night suffering from claustrophobia.
How did I spend the first moments of 2013? Hopping a fence and running out of the performers’ exit, followed by running down the street to pee in the closest bar possible, and paying $100 for a taxi that took us 2.2 miles.