Wednesday, April 27, 2016
APRIL 27 THE MOST OVER-RATED TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Summertime is fast approaching, and folks are busy booking their holidays. To assist them, Reddit issued a list of the most overrated tourist attractions worldwide. We here at the DUNER BLOG sorted through the all 27 entries. Some are silly...but necessary...tourist 'traps' like Times Square or Fisherman's Wharf. Others are objectionable because they are too crazy, like Bourbon Street or Oktoberfest. To simplify, we trimmed the list down to eight truly overrated tourist attractions:
Hollywood Walk of Fame. Although the Los Angeles neighborhood has gone through an amazing tourist-friendly revival recently, some aspects remain blah. Enter the Stars of 'famous' celebs on the sidewalk. There are currently 2,578 individual stars on the ground. Unfortunely, 98% of these are unheard-of screenwriters and unregocnizable vaudeville stars. The marble stars are also very dirty. See, they are always being stepped on!
Rocky Statue, Philadelphia. This is another statue whose popularity puzzles locals. It honors Rocky Balboa, the boxing character and was initially commissioned by the actor who played him, Slyvester Stallone. In a city with some many 'real' sights, like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, it's funny that one honoring a fictional character gets the most selfies.
Blarney Stone, Ireland. An enduring Irish legend states: Anyone who journeys to distant Cork to kiss this block of carboniferous limestone will be blessed forever with the gift of eloquence. However, in order to accomplish this task, you must scale the castle walls, then lean over a crevice to smooch. We here at the DUNER BLOG suggest arriving first thing in the morning, so you don't interact with other people's eloquent saliva.