12/11/2012 07:36 am ET Updated Feb 10, 2013

Obscure Destinations That Shouldn't Be (PHOTOS)

When on vacation, it can sometimes be the seemingly ordinary "local" sights that prove the most memorable -- and the most surprising. It's these random, everyday spots, often devoid of shiny tour buses or overpriced cocktails, that give us insight into everyday lives. They ignite our sense of adventure and make us feel we've uncovered something special. Such spots can also give us a chance to live just like a local: to eat at fantastic, "undiscovered" restaurants, to appreciate the quirky aspects of everyday life and to see some magnificent sights that may not necessarily have found their way into every traveller's bucket list.

Global Yodel has assembled eight awesome and non-touristed attractions that we think you'll get a kick out of. Simply scroll through the gallery to see what some of Global Yodel's contributors have to say about where they live and some of the world's lesser-known -- but no less remarkable -- places to visit, and things to see.

-- By Katrina Whitehead

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10 of the Worlds Lesser Known Destinations