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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.
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!
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!
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!
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!