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11. Posted by Tabithag (Respected Member 1042 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

There have been a few places we've been surprised by, by one in particular was Malaga. We we're having a couple of months in Andalusia, and flew into Malaga because it was cheap. Our preconceptions were of a resort town, which had no interest to us, but as we had to stay at least one night, we read up a bit and gained the impression that it was better than we'd expected, so decided to spend a few days there. As it turned out, the town itself it really rather nice, with various architectural/cultural sights and some lovely bars and restaurants. A really pleasant surprise.

12. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 2391 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

That's what I was thinking of. I stayed in Malaga once too but I was on a bus tour and didn't get much of a chance to see the town.

There are a couple of places which have reputations like that - a place that you fly into but there's no point in spending any time there. One of them is San Jose Costa Rica - all the travel agents try to tell you not to spend any time there and of course Costa Rica is really known for the wildlife and things like wind surfing and white water rafting. But it has a couple of really nice museums and a lovely opera house.

13. Posted by vigneshwarwork (Inactive 16 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I was never fond of any places but one place that stayed too close to my heart is a place called Aarku valley a hill station in India so adventurous in wintertime. I had gone there with my grandmother. she was the one who made me visit this place. where I was unfortunately fell in love with that place. From then If I had a chance in my regular life my first destination was to go to that place especially in winter times. this was The unexpected charm place.

14. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1890 posts) 1y 1 Star this if you like it!

Generally, I really dislike cities and when my husband first suggested we start a trip to France with 3 days in Paris, I rebelled but finally gave in because he wanted it so much. To my great surprise, I fell in love with the city and we've returned many times over the years including a couple stays of a month or more on anniversaries. It remains the only city I truly love. Part of it is that it is a group of smaller towns sort of stuck together into a large city. Each arrondissement in Paris has it's own city government and it's own particular character so you can go to different arrondissements and have a completely different experience. In that way it's more like traveling out in the country and there is always something new and interesting.

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