25 MAY 2023

7 World-Famous Tourist Spots Expectation v Reality


Don't go by social media

If you are planning your next vacation and have taken Instagram as your inspiration, stop. Not everything looks as cool as they are on social media. 

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1. Santorini: expectation

Located in Greece, this island is known for its natural landscapes, architectural charm and attracts many tourists every year.

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SANTORINI: reality

Santorini is teeming with tourists; so much that finding one spot of peace for that perfect sunset view will be a task.

2. wall of china: expectation

The Great Wall of China is one of the world's most famous architectural marvels and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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The Great Wall of China has various spots of erosion, and several sections get extremely crowded during peak season.

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3. Eiffel tower: EXPECTATION

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, is a symbol of beauty and elegance; combined with some stunning architecture. It is a popular tourist spot.

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With the city still facing protests, Paris is now filled with trash everywhere.

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4. Times square: EXPECTATION

Located in the heart of NYC, it is a vibrant and bustling crossroad with towering billboards and lights creating a dynamic urban spectacle.

times square: reality

Times Square faces excessive crowding today, with trash and pickpocketing everywhere.

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5. Taj mahal: expectation

The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, is one of the seven wonders of the world. It known for its marvellous design and history.

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 Taj mahal: reality

Apart from discolouration concerns, there's a lot of trash around the Taj Mahal. Not to speak to the innumerable tourists.

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6. Stonehenge: EXPECTATION

Stonehenge, located in Wiltshire, England, is a prehistoric monument known for those stones  and beautiful sunsets.

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 Stonehenge: reality

Consider yourself extremely lucky if you can  manage to catch a solitary sunset here!

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7. the pyramid of giza: expec

The Pyramids of Giza, located near Cairo, Egypt, are iconic pyramid that hold immense historical and cultural significance.

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the pyramid of giza: reality

With rising temprature and never ending line, the pyramid looses its charm to visit. 

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