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Old 07-13-2017, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Seoul
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Most of the time you rate a country or region by comparing subconsciously with the place where you live.

I consider the Caribbean very very over-rated. Once I was on a cruise to Caribbean, I heard the couple next room bragging to the cruise staff that they have been to the Caribbean for over ten times. I just wonder if they have anywhere else better to go?

But I forget that I compare Caribbean with where I live -- Hawaii. I guess if I live in East Coast, I may travel as often to Caribbean as that couple does.
Me too, I always do that for where I live. In some ways the comparisons are better than New York, in other manners are worse

 
Old 07-14-2017, 02:04 AM
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Location: Great Britain
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The Lake District clearly has good PR. It's a nice place, but I wouldn't even rank it as the most scenic part of the UK. Although I can understand the arguments that it deserves the Unesco status based upon the famous authors, artists, intellectuals, etc. That it has inspired.


There are plenty of very underated and beautiful parts of the UK, however most people only judge the UK on London alone.

From the Scottish Highlands right down to the Jurassic Coast, the country has lots of beautiful towns and villages with local customs, foods, lovely old pubs and splendid architecture coupled with masses of history. Indeed most people no very little about the UK outside of London.
 
Old 07-14-2017, 03:13 AM
 
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never been there but i suspect mexico might be under rated , main rep is for crime but anyone ive met who,s been there just raves about the place

its also very large , with a lot of diversity of landscape , its more important economically than most realise too
 
Old 07-14-2017, 03:57 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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Compared to Spain, yes, but they can't be compared. Also Taiwan is vastly underrated compared to Spain, but it's senseless to compare them, just as Portugal and Spain.

Spain is much more varied, much bigger and it has got much more landscapes and environments to look to, as well as much more diversity in the architecture or monuments.

But still, this is normal due to the size of both countries. And Spain is underrated to be really honest, because 3/4 of tourists come to Spain just to enjoy the beaches and the warmth/sun, but not the marvelous things which Spain can offer. Spain is the most varied country in climates (by far) from Europe. From the only European desert to very subtropical laurel forests near Cádiz to almost 3.500 alpine peaks to extremely dense oceanic decidious forests in the north to Switzerland looking landscapes in the outskirts of the Pyrenees (seek for higher altitude towns of Huesca, Lleida, etc)


That's just if you love landscapes and nature. If you like more cultural tourism, or the visitting/historical one, also Spain is amongst the top 3 of the most varied countries in Europe in architecture (together with France and Italy) as well as it's the 2nd country in the world with the biggest number of UNESCO heritage sites. In fact The Traveler just rated Spain again, for the 2nd following year, as the best country to visit in the world.

It is underrated because the best places of Spain are barely known, 3/4 of tourists just limit to go to the beaches. Fortunately, every year it's growing more and more the landscape or cultural tourism.
I've been to Spain and Portugal, I found Portugal a MUCH nicer experience for a holiday, if I go back to Spain it will be because its cheap.
 
Old 07-14-2017, 05:06 AM
 
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If I go back to Spain it will be because its cheap.
Spain is not cheap at all. Portugal is way cheaper just as Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, Turkey etc... Italy for example is almost identical in prices with Spain. Generally talking, as in both countries the north is very expensive.

Yeah, it's cheap if you go with a package including the bus and a crappy hotel in Benidorm for 5 days. Or the same if you go to Ibiza with plane, besides in a club in Ibiza a Mod cut. mixed drink costs 15-20€.

Btw, try to get a decent vacation and the "cheap" word will disappear lmao. The north of Spain is as expensive as England lol... try to see how much things cost in Bilbao or Santander and we'll talk later.

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Old 07-14-2017, 05:18 AM
 
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Portugal is an afterthought. A country that people don't think about much can't be overrated.
 
Old 07-14-2017, 06:50 AM
 
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Spain is not cheap at all. Portugal is way cheaper just as Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, Turkey etc... Italy for example is almost identical in prices with Spain. Generally talking, as in both countries the north is very expensive.

Yeah, it's cheap if you go with a package including the bus and a crappy hotel in Benidorm for 5 days. Or the same if you go to Ibiza with plane, besides in a club in Ibiza a [snip] mixed drink costs 15-20€.

Btw, try to get a decent vacation and the "cheap" word will disappear lmao. The north of Spain is as expensive as England lol... try to see how much things cost in Bilbao or Santander and we'll talk later.
portugal is indeed cheaper for a holiday than spain but there is nothing cheap about greece , santorini is incredibly expensive

italy is cheaper than greece

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Old 07-14-2017, 07:07 AM
 
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never been there but i suspect mexico might be under rated , main rep is for crime but anyone ive met who,s been there just raves about the place

its also very large , with a lot of diversity of landscape , its more important economically than most realise too
Mexico is indeed beautiful (some parts are downright sad too). Over all, I love it there, but you do have to exercise more caution than many other destinations. The people are great, which has been my experience throughout Latin America as long as you steer clear of the thugs. If Mexico is ever able to its act together, it would quickly become a top destination.
 
Old 07-14-2017, 07:42 AM
 
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never been there but i suspect mexico might be under rated , main rep is for crime but anyone ive met who,s been there just raves about the place

its also very large , with a lot of diversity of landscape , its more important economically than most realise too
I agree that Mexico is underrated, the crime there is really limited to certain states, altho sadly it has been getting worse again the past few years. There are some cities there with very low crime rates, like Merida, Aguascalientes, Queretaro, Ciudad del Carmen, Guanajato, Puebla, and in these cities you wouldn't have problems. The Northern Mexican Narcostates are where the problems are
 
Old 07-14-2017, 08:06 AM
 
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portugal is indeed cheaper for a holiday than spain but there is nothing cheap about greece , santorini is incredibly expensive

italy is cheaper than greece
Well, I was referring to Crete, Athens, etc. Many eastern Europeans have their summers there or in Turkey.

Yes what you say it's true, some Greek islands are intended just for high-end tourism.
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