Auckland gets blasted on question-and-answer site Quora

  • 09/05/2018
Auckland gets blasted on question-and-answer site Quora
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If you think Auckland is overrated, then you'll be very pleased to see the rant of one unsatisfied tourist.

A member on question-and-answer site Quora asked users what they thought were the most overrated travel destinations.

Responses flooded in, with Yollie Estrella expressing a less-than-favourable view of our largest city.

"Kiwis are very laid back , nice and approachable people (sic)," Ms Estrella said. 

"But this city bored me out of my wits. The malls are closed very early like 6PM i think. (sic)"

A Filipino, Ms Estrella said there was nothing to see in Auckland and criticised its lack of museums and theatres.

"You just walk and walk. [I] had plenty of time for people watching." 

"Nothing to see except the harbour, which was okay . We didn't even go to the tower anymore because from a quick survey, there wasn't really any picturesque view to look at.

"Good thing we only stayed for a day there and moved to Matamata to go to Hobbiton, which was amazing if you're an LOTR fan."

Elsewhere in the discussion, people expressed their dislike of a range of places including New York City and London. 

Samuel Xie was less than impressed with New York's Times Square.

"The square is small and crowded and has little historical value and is only popular from culture. It's a great way to look at advertisements, though, if that's what you like." 

Natalia Sevill said London was annoying, expensive and "thinks itself is the epicentre of the universe". 

"It's actually lame, pompous locals love to tell you 'when a man is tired of London, he's tired of life', I would correct them and say 'when a man is tired of London, it's because that man has good taste and has traveled to less overrated much more exciting destinations!'"