20 Places That Have Same Name but Are Way Different!

  • May 10, 2017
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You remember the good old saying, ‘look before you leap’? On the similar lines, here’s a new saying, ‘check before you book’! Don’t get it?
Internet is full of stories on flight booking blunders that landed travellers to a totally different location in a land far far away then they anticipated to be at! In the haste of booking the cheap flights, travellers have wasted oodles of hard-earned money by arriving at a different location with the same name as that of a popular destination. 
To save you from such blooper, we've listed 20 places that have same name but are far from being similar to each other.  

Sydney, Australia & Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

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While the Sydney in Australia is a land of majestic harbour, fantastic skyline and a totally international vibe, the latter is, well, laid-back and all about its coal mines and port! 

Paris, France & Paris, Texas

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The former is the city of lights, the epitome of romance and home to the majestic architectural paragon- The Eiffel Tower. The latter is home to a replica of the Eiffel with a red cowboy hat on the top!  

Waterloo, Belgium & Waterloo, Canada

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The first one is known for its world-famous battle of Napoleon that made history such a difficult subject for us (feels). The one in Canada is a small but very liveable city with cheery parks. 

Moscow, Russia & Moscow, Kansas

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The one in Russia is known for its prime importance in the history and the symbolism of its architecture. The one in Kansas is a small city with a population of around 300! 

Beverly Hills, California & Beverly Hills, Texas

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Beverly Hills in California is your best chance to meet a celebrity. Beverly Hills, Texas is your chance to become one!

Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda & Antigua, Guatemala

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Antigua, the island is named so by Cristopher Columbus, meaning ‘ancient’ in Spanish whereas Antigua in Guatemala boasts Spanish Architecture. Apart from the Spanish connection, these places are strikingly different, the first one being surrounded by pristine waters and the second one being surrounded by volcanoes! 

Lebanon, the country & Lebanon, New Hampshire

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If you love Hummus, Falafel, Fattoush, Lebanon country offers some of the finest and most authentic versions of each. If you mistakenly travel to the Lebanon in NH, all you’ll get is an unfortunate, anglicized version of these legendary dishes!

Memphis, Egypt vs. Memphis, Tennessee

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The Memphis in Egypt was the former capital of Ancient Egypt near Cairo, the modern capital. The Memphis in Tennessee is known for its flamboyant parties and nightlife! F.Y.I.- both have pyramids!

Granada, Spain & Grenada, the country

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Think Granada, think Alhambra, a city that breathes art, history and culture. Grenada is, on the other hand, an easy-going island abounding of clean beaches and spice plantations! 

Saint Petersburg Russia & Saint Petersburg Florida

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Saint Petersburg in Russia is one of the prettiest cities in the world exhibiting the finest architecture, art and ineffably majestic treasures of antiquity. Its namesake in Florida is all about entertainment, great cafes and bars!

With all due respect to Shakespeare, name does really matter! 

Living out of a carry-on and traversing through the labyrinths of Europe, exploring the wilderness of America, divulging the eccentric culture of the Latin world and re-connecting her roots that sprawl in the rustic villages of India is one dream that she sees every single night. Once Lost, Now Found; Renuka is still oscillating between the paths to choose and the dreams to chase. A believer of righteousness, she likes to trust that her life is in accordant with her favourite book.