Cities that are unexpectedly good

Old Mar 4th, 2024, 11:15 PM
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Cities that are unexpectedly good

Portland. I have been three or four times now. It's an easy drive from Seattle. It has a beautiful and lively downtown core, a good basketball arena, great restaurants, a wonderful art museum, and local music scene.
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Heroica Veracruz, Veracruz state, Mexico. History, music, dance, food, coffee, culture, beaches, ruins, museums, aquarium. It's the hidden gem of Mexico beach cities.
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One city that has pleasantly surprised me with its charm and vibrancy is Porto, Portugal. In addition, Porto is famous for its delicious port wine, which can be sampled at numerous cellars along the river. The city's rich history, delicious cuisine, and friendly locals make it a hidden gem worth exploring.
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I was greatly surprised with Tallin, not the most popular tourist destination but the vibes of that city (specially in winter) will last in my memory forever.
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Portland Oregon?!?!?! Really? I live in Seattle and am so surprised to see this post.
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We were surprised and pleased with our stay in Amman, Jordan.
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Grenada, Nicaragua. We'd planned to move around the country a bit but Granada had such a laid-back, non-touristed vibe with a lot of "lived-in" character. We just stayed there the whole time and made day trips to hike the Mombacho rim (saw sloths and monkeys, lots of orchids), boats out into the islets in the lake, etc.,
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Belgrade is a vibrant city with a rich history, diverse culture, and a lively atmosphere.
I fell in love with the coffee, the people, and the pace of life. Traditional Serbian food is a very divisive topic! However, something that really makes Belgrade stand out in this regard is the friendliness of the locals.
If you have an income from the West, it is rather affordable. Here, I can afford a large apartment to myself with everything I could want in any neighborhood I choose.
Sure, there are downsides like anywhere, the indoor smoking, to get residency there is a mountain of paperwork... But I walk around without worrying about safety and even get smiles from random people on the street, and it’s a pretty great city in many ways.
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