Change Of Plan: Europe's Second Cities
Sometimes when it comes to travel, less really is more. For every European city that is a must see, there are 10 more that might just turn out to be your new favourite instead.
Countries are a split personality, with the capital normally the pushy, show off that everyone abides because they bring in the dollars. Dig a little deeper though and the other little quirks that live in its shadow can often leave more of a mark, if you make the time to visit. These cities often hold the cultural key to understanding the country you are in, and that thirst for a different view never leaves you.
My current favourites are crumbling Tarragona in Spain, Sweden's beautiful Gothenburg and Liverpool in the UK. Compared to their noisier siblings, these cities hold their own and lets be honest, everyone loves an underdog!
For more underrated European cities, check the link below for 13 more suggestions and a bucket load of inspiration.