You’ll love these underrated cities

Let’s face it: New York is becoming a bit old, London is too cold and everyone’s been to Bali. These underrated cities aren’t on many people’s radars – and we wonder why that’s so.

Regardless, here are some darn good reasons to go.

Glasgow, Scotland
I just asked Debbie how good Glasgow is. Her response: “Is Glasgow good? That’s a ridiculous question…”

Gaelic for ‘dear green place’, Glasgow has more green space than any other city in Scotland. But that’s not all there is to the little-known majesty of Scotland’s second capital. Glaswegians are friendly – we mean, really friendly. And with its fabulous food, jumping music scene and more bars than you could ever hope to visit, it’s difficult to reason why Glasgow is not atop many more bucket lists.

Mexico City, Mexico
Easily one of the world’s most spectacular cities, Mexico City also suffers one of the world’s worst reputations, which is a shame, because those days are well behind this vibrant cultural capital. The reality is that it’s a hotbed of artists, fine food, museums, galleries and breathtaking architecture. There is music in the air, and murals of Diego Rivera and the artwork of Frida Kahlo abound. Mexico City truly wears its heart on its sleeve. So, if you’re looking for a truly colourful, cultural experience that’s super-affordable (once you’re there), then this South American city is a must-visit.

Adelaide, Australia
This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Australia’s most underrated city – Adelaide. And, as we’ve said before, there’s so much more to Adelaide than the Barossa Valley – although that’s well and truly worth a visit, too. The City of Churches has a burgeoning food scene, a thriving live music milieu and enough stunning countryside to keep your eyes peeled for weeks. Head to the hills at Hahndorf for some of the world’s finest chocolate, or mosey on down to Moana for a day at SA’s favourite beach. There’s so much to do we could write an entire article about it. Oh, wait, we did!

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.
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