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Old September 7th, 2014, 10:10 PM   #61
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My city, Lima, is pretty underated in Latin America and abroad.

Speaking about Lima, a pretty great city in the Pacific:








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Old September 7th, 2014, 10:24 PM   #62
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I just spent a month in Wroclaw, and I would like to add this fascinating Polish city to the list if I may.
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Old September 7th, 2014, 10:46 PM   #63
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How about the South-Western Germany (especially Rhineland-Palatinate), one of the most underrated regions in Europe (when compared to the brand that Italian regions, Provence, Scotland, Catalunya, Brittany, Alsace, etc have)? Beautiful landscapes and great smaller cities that have preserved some of the oldest heritage in Northern Europe...
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Old September 8th, 2014, 02:31 AM   #64
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Yes. German regions and cities are very underrated compared to their pairs in Spain, Italy and France.
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Old September 8th, 2014, 02:40 PM   #65
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In the US, I think Baltimore is underrated probably due to its proximity to Washington DC, Philadelphia and NYC. Looking at it closely, it is actually in one one of the most heavily populated areas in the country and home to important parts of the US history such as the star spangled banner and some top-notch brands such as the Johns Hopkins and Under Armour.
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Old September 8th, 2014, 09:24 PM   #66
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Shantou and Beihai.

Incredible old towns where East met West!
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Old September 9th, 2014, 01:19 AM   #67
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Old September 9th, 2014, 11:15 AM   #68
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I wouldn't say that places like Istanbul, Berlin, Montreal or Tokyo are underrated. In general these places are well thought of and have fairly high national and international profiles.
They may be well thought of, but I don't think they get the visibility that they deserve. Most people I've met know next to nothing about these places and/or they have perceptions that are completely off base.

Tokyo does get a fair bit of press, but deserves far more than it does. I hear 5 times more about London than I do Tokyo. A lot of that has to do with me living in the anglophone world, but that's a bias right there.
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Old September 9th, 2014, 11:23 AM   #69
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I'll have to agree with this because it sounds almost like a list of my favorite cities lol, although I never really hear anything bad about Melbourne, maybe it's just overshadowed by Sydney
Sydney definitely gets far more attention than Melbourne here in Canada and it's just journalistic laziness imo. It's sort of how foreigners might cover Toronto, but constantly over look Montreal for the simplistic reason that it's not our biggest city any more.

A lot depends on where you're from. Many Australians I meet are shocked to learn that Vancouver isn't Canada's biggest city. It may have to do with BC getting some coverage in Australia, but they never bother to look any further.
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Old September 9th, 2014, 03:58 PM   #70
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In Brazil I think Belo Horizonte is very underrated compared to its national pairs. The fact that it isnt in some heavenly environment in the coast has make this City very unknown for other South Americans, despite being Brazils third largest urban centre with more than 5 million people. Which means the 8th largest metro area in Latin America.
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Old September 9th, 2014, 07:27 PM   #71
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In the US, I think Baltimore is underrated probably due to its proximity to Washington DC, Philadelphia and NYC. Looking at it closely, it is actually in one one of the most heavily populated areas in the country and home to important parts of the US history such as the star spangled banner and some top-notch brands such as the Johns Hopkins and Under Armour.
Really dangerous city, great density but not that nice outside the inner harbor. It's kind of the "black sheep" / bad apple out of the major Northeast US cities. Ever heard of the tv show "The Wire"?

Also, the skyline is really short, which definitely doesn't do it any favors on a skyscraper site!
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Old September 9th, 2014, 10:47 PM   #72
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Bristol, UK is awesome.

Some of these photos are lovely.
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Old September 10th, 2014, 04:25 AM   #73
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I think there is a difference between underrated and underexposed.

Underexposed: Melbourne, Bonn, Lima.

Underrated: Pittsburgh, Medellin, Marseille.

I also think Philadelphia is criminally underrated. It's not a very well run city and it's kind of grungy yet it has so many beautiful, livable streets, a great food scene, and and a lot of events/festivals going on all the time. Because it's between NYC and DC a lot of people overlook it.
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Old September 10th, 2014, 07:25 AM   #74
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When I was in Europe last year, we were stuck with my friends in Monaco because we've lost our night train. The problem was that the city is so expensive that the cheapest hotel available costed 150 euros (like US$200). So the alternative was to go to Cannes or Nice, which are very close by train. From all the cities I've been in Europe on that trip, Nice was among my top 3, being a complete surprise. That made me believe that it should be in this thread, so here's the video I've recorded there:



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Old September 10th, 2014, 02:36 PM   #75
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Lisbon and Hamburg. Amazing cities.
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Old September 11th, 2014, 03:18 AM   #76
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Underrated: Medellín.
Medellín is overrated for the wrong and outdated reasons and underrated for the good ones.
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Old September 11th, 2014, 06:01 PM   #77
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When I was in Europe last year, we were stuck with my friends in Monaco because we've lost our night train. The problem was that the city is so expensive that the cheapest hotel available costed 150 euros (like US$200). So the alternative was to go to Cannes or Nice, which are very close by train. From all the cities I've been in Europe on that trip, Nice was among my top 3, being a complete surprise. That made me believe that it should be in this thread, so here's the video I've recorded there:
Nice is very popular with certain travelers (e.g., those who frequent the coastal Mediterranean). But due to the region, it has the reputation of being an expensive destination. And air travel is not always the cheapest or most convenient.

For October, my group of friends were deciding on which city to meet: Nice or Rome. Rome won out in the end due to easier access from cities my friends were traveling from.
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Old September 11th, 2014, 07:55 PM   #78
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How could you ever consider Niece over Rome?

Any city outside Europe and the anglophone world is underestimated in the media that I use.

Being a skyscraper fan I'll have to say Chongqing. I had never heard of the city before I frequented this site but now it's in my top-10 skyline any day.

Not judging by skylines: The most underestimated is of course Copenhagen
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Old September 12th, 2014, 04:39 PM   #79
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How could you ever consider Niece over Rome?
Because we are not tourists.

Most of us have been to both cities many times over the course of decades. We are not coming to gawk over monuments.

Nice was considered because it could have been a more convenient place to meet for some of my friends in Germany and France. And Nice is certainly a nice place for friends to meet.
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