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Worst Rush Hour Traffic in World

Everyone hates traffic and it just seems to keep getting worse. No matter how much construction you city does, it never is enough. Global populations are growing and traffic is just another byproduct of growth. You may want to travel to get away from traffic, but be careful what you wish for, as traffic abroad may be much worse than where you currently live.  If you are trying to avoid congestion and traffic woes, you may want to skip these 15 destinations, even though they may be excellent vacation spots.

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Everyone hates traffic and it just seems to keep getting worse. No matter how much construction you city does, it never is enough. Global populations are growing and traffic is just another byproduct of growth. You may want to travel to get away from traffic, but be careful what you wish for, as traffic abroad may be much worse than where you currently live.

In fact, only one US city ranks among the top 15 cities with the worst rush hour traffic and that of course is Los Angeles, coming in at number 14. Wow, how can that be, I live in Los Angeles and I thought that was the worst traffic, until I traveled to Asia… talk about gridlock.

If you are trying to avoid congestion and gridlock woes, you may want to skip these 15 destinations, even though they may be excellent vacation spots.

Let’s see who has the worst rush hour traffic in the world according to GPS manufacturer TomTom.

 

Beijing, China

Expect China to be on this list a lot with over a billion people currently residing there. Beijing comes in at number 15 and the traffic there is insane. If you plan to travel to this Chinese Mecca, plan on traffic being a major part of your trip. Try to book a hotel close to the city center so you won’t have far to travel to any attraction.

 

Los Angeles, California

LA tops all of the United States with the worst gridlock. Not a big shocker to residents as everyone drives, no body carpools and the public transportation is a joke. Traffic will continue to grow here with California’s liberal policies and decreased transportation budget.

 

Shenzhen, China

Another Chinese city on the list, Shenzhen is a manufacturing hotspot, so not too many people travel here for vacation, but the amount of workers here is astonishing.

 

Shijiazhuang, China

With a population of over 10 million, this metropolis southwest of Beijing is smaller than Los Angeles but has much worse gridlock, with the average commute taking over an hour. Stick to the north and southern beaches in China to stay away from traffic as hard as that is.

 

Guangzhou, China

This city in China is known for its bustling port and being a maritime hub of all china’s manufacturing. Most products heading to the United States originates from this port, so you can imagine just how busy this city can be. A very high density of 18-wheelers makes traffic here a true nightmare.

 

 

Santiago, Chile

South America’s worst rush hour traffic is located in Santiago Chile. The country’s capital city is an extremely busy hub of commerce and since it has so many winding and curving streets, traffic is at a snail’s pace.

 

Zhuhai, China

Back to the Chinese travel nightmare, Zhuhai is close but still not the worst traffic in Asia. Called the Chinese Riviera, Zhuhai is China’s premier travel destination. The best beaches are located here and the city is close to Macau, Asia’s version of Las Vegas,

 

St. Petersburg, Russia

Russia breaks in to the list with St. Petersburg. Russia’s second largest city has long had trouble with transportation, as the infrastructure here is seriously dilapidated.   Poor streets and bridges make traveling here terrible.

 

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul has always had bad traffic going back ages. Ancient cities like this one often aren’t prepared for modern driving and the amount of cars in today’s world.

 

Chonqing, China

Topping the worst driving in all of China is a feat not to be proud of. Chonqing is terribly designed making driving awful and the public transportation is non-existent.

 

Moscow, Russia

Moscow has bad roads, bad drivers and too many people, so of course traffic is terrible. The city is too cool to not visit, so suck it up and check it out.

 

Jakarta, Indonesia

The island nation of Indonesia has awfully designed infrastructure, so the highways are jammed packed. Stay in the smaller beach towns to avoid the headaches.

 

Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest is in the category of ancient cities with old roads and narrow side streets. Driving here is so bad, you are best to leave it up to the cabbies, and they will hook you up.

 

Mexico City, Mexico

Just too many people in a giant sprawl city describe Mexico City perfectly. The city is a radical experience, so hopefully the traffic won’t keep you away.

 

Bangkok, Thailand

The top city again is Bangkok, Thailand. The worst traffic in the world has been located in this Southeast Asian city for three years in a row. Overpopulation, huge tourist numbers and poor infrastructure makes Bangkok a bad spot to drive.

 

Good luck out there and hopefully traffic doesn’t ruin your vacation.

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Uber Really Doesn’t Exist In These Cities?

If you rely heavily on ride-sharing apps like Uber, maybe avoid these places on your next vacation. 

 

 

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Uber has become such a regular part of our lives that we can barely remember when it didn’t exist. In fact, we rely on it so much that I’d venture to say a lot of people wouldn’t know how to get around if suddenly the ride-sharing app didn’t exist anymore! Well, you might be surprised to learn that Uber is still banned in many areas. So be wary if you’re planning on traveling to these places any time soon.

HUNGARY

Hungary faced the same dilemma that every city and county that has Uber faced: should ride-sharing drivers face the same requirements as a taxi driver? They are, after all, basically exactly the same as a taxi. But in many places, they are most certainly treated differently and not required to adhere to the same regulations. So because of this, Hungary banned the app throughout the country.

DENMARK

Denmark is a beautiful country that can make for a great vacation. Especially a city like Copenhagen. But in 2016 they passed a law that said all taxis were required to have seat occupancy sensors and fare meters. Uber did not like this and just completely withdrew from the country. But luckily at least Copenhagen is a great bicycle-friendly city.

CHINA

This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. China regularly goes out of their way to keep their people being exposed to certain luxuries, including things as simple as access to certain websites. But oddly enough, the decision to not exist in China was made by Uber and it was an economic one. They existed there for a few years, but reportedly were losing roughly $1 billion a year in doing so! So they quickly removed themselves from China entirely.

NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA

Uber is still available in most of Australia, especially the major cities. But if you ever end up in the northern territory, like in cities such as Alice Springs or Darwin, for example, you better have your own transportation figured out, because Uber doesn’t exist there. They withdrew from the area after a new law was passed requiring car owners to pay a license fee. Uber saw the fees as too expensive and inefficient.

FRANCE, ITALY, FINLAND, GERMANY, AND THE NETHERLANDS

We’re lumping all these countries together because the app is only partially banned in certain parts of these countries. In Germany, for example, it basically only exists in major cities like Berlin and Munich. While in the other countries, it exists but only professionals are able to use the app as a driver. The average Joe Schmo can’t take it up as a side hustle.

LONDON… MAYBE

Technically Uber is still operating in London for the moment. London did rule in 2017 to ban the app from the city, but as Uber is currently appealing the decision it’s still available. London’s main problem with the app was legal accountability. They were unhappy with the minimal background checks drivers had to go through and Uber’s limited system for reporting criminal offenses. So it could be gone very soon… but it’s still there for now.


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Check Out The Next Generation Of Theme Parks

From Disney’s new Star Wars Land to Universal Studios Beijing, there is something for everyone in these fantasylands.

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The world of theme parks is about to get really exciting in the next few years. A whole slew of awesome new parks are slated to open soon and each one has something exciting. From Disney’s new Star Wars Land to Universal Studios Beijing, there is something for everyone in these fantasylands. Let’s check out the newest crop of theme parks and see why you should be so excited.

 

Pandora – Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney is set to unveil their latest creation, Pandora; the World of Avatar is an expansion to their Animal Kingdom in Florida. This groundbreaking theme park puts visitors into the world of Avatar and sets them on the planet of Pandora. James Cameron, the director who brought us Avatar has been deeply involved in the planning and execution of the new park. Expect lush forests of bioluminescent creatures and out of this world technology.

 

Disney’s Star Wars Land

Disney is doing it again but this time in both Florida and California, wherein 2019 it will debut the Star Wars land. Disney purchased the Star Wars rights in 2009 for a record 4 billion dollars and has been steadily exploiting the franchise. From the concept drawings, you can tell it’s going to be massive in scale and should fully immerse fans in the Star Wars universe. I know people will start lining up for these parks early so be prepared to wait a little bit.

 

Paramount Park, London

The long-anticipated London theme park has gone through some setbacks but it seems on track for a 2022 opening. Expect rides from Paramount icons like Star Trek, Indiana Jones, and Iron Man. This 3 billion dollar theme park better live up its enormous hype or there will be some salty Brits.

 

Universal Studios Beijing

Disney recently opened up in Shanghai so of course, their bitter rival Universal Studios had to open a park in the region. So enter Universal Studios Beijing, the mega-park set to open in 2020. There are plenty of fun parks in China but none are expected to be as grand as Universal Studios Beijing. They are attempting to build a park with heart and soul, so expect something huge and grandiose.

 

Warner Bros. World, Abu Dhabi

Expected to rely heavily on the brands biggest stars, Looney Tunes, and DC Comics. The completely indoor theme park will open in 2018 and is expected to dominate the landscape of Abu Dhabi. The UAE (United Arab Emirates) is a little overloaded with theme parks as of recent but this one is expected to be massive.

 

Wanda Theme Parks

China’s richest man owns Wanda Theme Parks and his goal is to make his theme park company bigger than all others. There are ten mega-theme parks expected to open in the next 5 years in China and that sounds crazy. These theme parks will put all other Chinese parks to shame as they are investing in Hollywood franchises and other huge budget trademarks.

 

Expect huge things from these mega parks in the next few years as the technology and budgets just keep growing and getting bigger.


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Don’t Say These 10 Things To Your Flight Attendant

Being a flight attendant cannot be an easy job, that’s probably why you see a high turnover rate in that profession. It’s also an occupation that has a high burnout rate, meaning people tend to flame out sooner than later. With that being said, don’t be one of the reasons they burn out even faster!

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Being a flight attendant cannot be an easy job, that’s probably why you see a high turnover rate in that profession. It’s also an occupation that has a high burnout rate, meaning people tend to flame out sooner than later. I completely understand as I was a frequent traveler – I’ve seen my fair share of horror stories.

Give your flight attendant a break by not being a huge piece of shit and don’t ever say these things to them.

 

Stewardess

“Excuse me, Stewardess”. CRINGE. They hate being called a stewardess, it’s not the 1950s, you are no Jon Hamm nor are you a Mad Men, so just don’t. There is no need to be rude when dealing with people in the service industry, they have to be pleased with you, don’t make them hate you. Refer to them as “Sir” or “Ma’m” or “excuse me” is even better.

 

What do you have to drink?

Oh boy, here we go, first-time traveler mistake here. It is not the flight attendant’s job to inform you about what beverage the plane serves, there is a menu in your seat back clearly stating all the food and drinks served. Save yourself the embarrassment and the flight attendants time and look in advance. Or, you could just say water; I bet you they have that.

 

What’ up with the internet?

They have zero control on the in-flight internet speed or disturbances in the service. There is no mystery flight attendant internet control lever that allows them to mess with passengers, although sometimes I bet they wish there was. They have enough on their busy hands; they don’t have time to deal with your stupid questions.

 

What about me?

The world doesn’t revolve around you, and this is no different. The flight attendant has no control on whether you make your connecting flight or not, so just don’t even ask them.   Selfishness isn’t going to get you to the plane faster, but what they can help you with is allowing you to exit the plane first. Then it’s up to you if you can home Alone our way through the airport and catch your flight.

 

I’ll turn off my phone when I’m done

No, you will turn it off when the pilot or flight attendant tells you to turn it off. This is a serious crime and if you piss the flight attendant off, they can and will alert the airport authority and have you removed from the plane.

 

The last flight attendant let me

Nobody cares what you’re entitled self thinks you can get away with. Just because some other flight attendant didn’t have the energy to stop you from doing whatever it is you were doing, it doesn’t give you any special right. Plus, they don’t want to hear your sob story about why you are special, I’m sure you are.

 

Are we there yet?

Ok, you are not a child and if you are trying to be funny… you are not. Hearing this even makes me mad. Air travel can be very tedious and having a bad attitude won’t help any situation.

Help me with my heavy bag

The flight attendant isn’t a baggage handler and shouldn’t be expected to lift your overstuffed bag into the overhead compartment. If you aren’t physically able to lift your luggage then ask another passenger and not the flight attendant to help you, I’m sure you can find a strong person to help.

Bomb

NEVER SAY THIS! Seriously, no joke here, you will get arrested and make an ass out of yourself. Also don’t tell the flight attendant that you are not a terrorist, cause literally, you are being the definition of one. In this post 9/11 world, this is never acceptable.

How many alcoholic drinks can I order?

Ok, you lush, why put a limit on it when if you are cool and not acting out of control, a flight attendant won’t stop serving you. Just order a drink or two at a time and leave it at that. If that isn’t enough, then you do know that you can bring your own airplane bottles of alcohol on the plane. They sell them in most liquor stores and in some airports.


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