The Awful Truth About the Most Famous Sights

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The Awful Truth About the Most Famous Sights

There is a whole list of promoted world attractions that many tourists consider it their duty to visit – well, like this, to be in Paris and climb the Eiffel Tower?

However, it turns out in fact that the reality is far from the picture in a glossy magazine. In order not to be disappointed in the object of desire, overcome many kilometers, before traveling to find out more what actually it is and in what environment is.

For clues, look at the most famous tourist sites in the real situation.

the great Wall of China

EXPECTATION. She zmeitsya on the mountain slopes for many kilometers. And, of course, but you on it – not a soul.

The Awful Truth About the Most Famous Sights

REALITY. In fact, there is something like this and not crowded by people.

The Awful Truth About the Most Famous Sights

pyramids of Giza

EXPECTATION. Shrouded in mystery, they beckon from the endless desert …

The Awful Truth About the Most Famous Sights

REALITY. Unfortunately no. Pyramids are literally in the middle of Cairo.

The Awful Truth About the Most Famous Sights

Mona Lisa aka “La Gioconda”

EXPECTATION. It is waiting for you to come to the Louvre and make your perfect shot of the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci.

The Awful Truth About the Most Famous Sights

REALITY. Unless, of course, you can rent anything from a distance of several meters through the huge crowd.

The Awful Truth About the Most Famous Sights

The Sistine Chapel

EXPECTATION. A place where there is a divine silence.

The Awful Truth About the Most Famous Sights

REALITY. In life, this place is more like a bazaar with a beautiful ceiling.

The Awful Truth About the Most Famous Sights

Eiffel Tower

EXPECTATION. View from above on the Champs-Elysees and Paris stretching to the horizon.

The Awful Truth About the Most Famous Sights

REALITY. Take a look at the line and think about it: it may be better just to admire the tower from a distance?

The Awful Truth About the Most Famous Sights

Manneken Pis

EXPECTATION. Well as Brussels without the boy? This is a must tour program in the Belgian capital.

The Awful Truth About the Most Famous Sights

REALITY. This is just a tiny statue on the corner of a busy pedestrian street.

The Awful Truth About the Most Famous Sights

Versailles

EXPECTATION. The royal fairy tale reality.

The Awful Truth About the Most Famous Sights

REALITY. Or nightmare, if you are one of the tourists.

The Awful Truth About the Most Famous Sights

The guard at Buckingham Palace

EXPECTATION. Being in London and miss the changing of the guard?

The Awful Truth About the Most Famous Sights

REALITY. People love to see how changing the guard at Buckingham Palace, a lot of people love to see how changing the guard at Buckingham Palace, well, very, very many people …

The Awful Truth About the Most Famous Sights

Forbidden city

EXPECTATION. It is the largest palace complex in the world. Located in the heart of Beijing, to the north of Tiananmen Square and the main east of the Lake district (residence of contemporary leaders of the country). The splendor of the imperial residence.

The Awful Truth About the Most Famous Sights

REALITY. But it is better not to go there.

The Awful Truth About the Most Famous Sights

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