Last week on the Travel Tuesday question of the week, we talked about the most overrated destination. Places like Venice, Disney, and Vegas all got some votes. While a place is overrated, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t have value. However, it may just mean that expectations weren’t met and it was a bit disappointing.
This week, the question is about the most underrated destination. And for many places all over the world, there are unknown gems that are discovered when traveling. It’s the underrated places we find when we travel that make us fall in love with travel all over again.
Underrated places are fun to discover but a bit harder to talk about. Why? It’s difficult to let someone else in on your secret destination that is hidden away for you and few others to enjoy.
For me, I have a couple of them – one small town and one big city. My small town is Lake Bled, Slovenia. I just like Slovenia in general because it is a forgotten or unknown country in the Alps of Europe. And Lake Bled is the perfect Alps town. This mountain town is centered around Lake Bled with its picturesque church in the middle of the lake surrounded by the Alps. With its hiking trails, walking paths, quaint shopping, and peaceful getaway just an hour’s drive from Ljubljana, it’s the perfect mountain oasis for summer or winter.
On the flip side, Budapest is a bustling city with one of the most unique cultures in all of Europe. Hungary was a land discovered by the Magyars – a group of people of Finno-Ugrian origin near the Ural mountains. Budapest is made up of two sides – Buda and Pest and offers a unique and enjoyable look at life in Hungary’s capital city.
While places like Lake Bled and Budapest are just two of the many gems in the world, what is your most underrated destination?
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