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Old 11-24-2017, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Paris, Île-de-France, France / Terre Haute, IN
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Québec, Canada
Boston, MA, United States
La Rochelle, France
Genova, Italy
Lisbon, Portugal
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Québec, Canada
Boston, MA, United States
La Rochelle, France
Genova, Italy
Lisbon, Portugal
Other than La Rochelle, are these really underrated?
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Old 11-25-2017, 03:00 AM
 
Location: Paris, Île-de-France, France / Terre Haute, IN
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Other than La Rochelle, are these really underrated?
I don't think they are any behind in terms of culture and history to the counterparts. (Montréal/NYC/Nice/Barcelona respectively)
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:32 AM
 
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I really don't think any North American city belongs on this list, to be honest, given how much coverage they receive as a result of the U.S. media and entertainment industry (combined with the American tendency to hype things up). I was just recently in Boston, and while I enjoyed the city, I was struck by how much smaller it felt and how much fewer urban shopping/dining/entertainment options there were compared with Western European cities (and with the image I had in my mind from countless of movies, tv shows and travel articles).

For large Western European cities, these come to my mind:

Hamburg
Lyon
Frankfurt
Bologna
Glasgow

Also:
Algiers
Osaka

I also think Latin American cities as a whole tend to be underrated.
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:34 AM
 
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Mexico City - just look at that recent NYC vs Mexico City thread
Lisbon - maybe not underrated, but definitely overlooked
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:58 AM
 
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Lisbon is on its way to become one of the most popular destinations in Europe so I wouldn't call it underrated.
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Old 11-25-2017, 12:42 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Several cities in France and Japan that are neither Paris nor Tokyo are great.
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:02 PM
 
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Out of the ones I've visited: Turin. It's mindblowingly beautiful.
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Old 11-25-2017, 02:25 PM
 
Location: London, United Kingdom
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1. Busan, South Korea

2. Nagoya, Japan

3. Valencia, Spain

4. Hamburg, Germany

5. Penang, Malaysia (really George Town, Penang, Malaysia as Penang is a city-sized state but still a candidate nonetheless)

If you don't want to count Penang then I have a back-up option for #5 as well.

5. Sapporo, Japan
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Old 11-25-2017, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Paris, Île-de-France, France / Terre Haute, IN
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1. Busan, South Korea

2. Nagoya, Japan


3. Valencia, Spain

4. Hamburg, Germany

5. Penang, Malaysia (really George Town, Penang, Malaysia as Penang is a city-sized state but still a candidate nonetheless)

If you don't want to count Penang then I have a back-up option for #5 as well.

5. Sapporo, Japan
Almost include them on my list but it's very acquainted vacation area in their country people. Probably not well known among the westerners.
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