Unfamiliar Destinations Blog

344. Lille, France 0

344. Lille, France

Lille is a city that most just pass through via bus on the way from London to Paris or vice versa, like I did. However, it has a lot to offer and is not visited a lot at all. It’s also a place to learn the culture of northern France. Next time, make Lille your destination.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA - Liberty Bell 2

343. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Well, it is the home of Liberty Bell. It’s also one of the characters in the Rocky movies and it is the hometown of Patti Labelle. Plus it has a ton of history as well as being the capital of the nation at one point.

Punta Arenas, Chile- Punta Arenas, Chile 0

342. Punta Arenas, Chile

Ever been to the southernmost town in the world? Well, the Chileans says that Punta Arenas is it. The Argentinians says its Ushuia. If you look at a map they are both right as Punta Arenas is the southern most city that’s connected to the continent. While Ushuia is actually not connected to the continent mainland. Either way Punta Arenas is a great place to visit. Plus, its a great place to star gaze.

340. Marrakesh, Morocco 0

340. Marrakesh, Morocco

The desert feel of Marrakesh is unmatched. The two is like walking on a set of Indiana Jones movie. I almost rode a camel there, but did not until I visited Cairo, Egypt a few years later. You’ll see what I mean about Morocco when you finally visit.

339. Casablanca, Morocco 0

339. Casablanca, Morocco

It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Casablanca. Its such a magical city full of life. It’s very easy to get lost in the markets. You should go and ensure you have some mint tea on the street corners.

338. Mumbai (Bombay), India 0

338. Mumbai (Bombay), India

This city is complex, very complex. I’m still surprised how it all works in the end. People, traffic and animals all live and play together and it all seems to work somehow. You definitely have to go to see it for yourself.

337. Muharraq, Bahrain 0

337. Muharraq, Bahrain

This is the town in which the Bahrain International airport sits and like all airport towns (Fiumicino, Narita and Roissy en France for examples), it gets overlooked all the time for the major town in that city. This one is simple and great just to walk around and check it out.

336. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 0

336. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Sharjah is one of the seven Emirates in the United Arab Emirates. The Arab Emirates was established on December 2, 1971; a day that’s called National Day and well celebrated throughout the country. When you speak to most they’ll tell you not to go. “There’s nothing to do in Sharjah” they say, but when you visit you’ll be pleasantly surprised that the Emirate has a lot to offer visitors.

335. Naif, Dubai United Arab Emirates 0

335. Naif, Dubai United Arab Emirates

If you just want to get away from the hustle of the city and relax a bit, slow and see the city as it used to be, then this is the place to head. Although the Creek gets pretty busy at times.