Six humorously named destinations around the world

 Six humorously named destinations around the world

Team L&M

Whether travelers are craving a little drama in Greece, would like an audience with a past US President in Obama in Japan, or feel like attempting to spell or pronounce Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Wales, there’s a hilariously named destination out there for everything from a good laugh to a fantastic vacation.

Kutta, Karnataka

Well, what’s in the name? Sound humorous we know why, but this place in the Indian state of Karnataka, Kutta, a small village in the Ponnampet taluk of Kodagu, serves as the hub for the many nearby tourist destinations. It is famous for its wildlife, well, goes somewhat with its name, right? Kutta is most known for serving as the entry point to the Nagarhole National Park and is home to misty mountains, undulating rivers, and tumbling waterfalls. The village is bordered to the north by coffee plantations and paddy fields, to the west by the Brahmagiri Mountain Range, to the east by Nagarahole, and to the south by the Wayanad district’s Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary.


Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales

This long-named village which translates as ‘St Mary’s Church in the Hollow of the White Hazel near a Rapid Whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio near the Red Cave,’ is a bit of a mouthful of a destination. However, travelers shouldn’t let the longest place name in Europe put them off, as the quiet seaside town is located on the charming island of Anglesey on the northwest coast of north Wales. Visitors can stroll down the stunning beaches for a brisk walk full of fresh air before cozying up in a cute local pub for a delightful drink. For a day trip, Bangor is a short drive away where history lovers can enjoy a tour of the local Bangor Cathedral and some shopping down Wales’ longest high street. Or travelers can visit nearby Llandudno to take a trip further afield with a Snowdonia, Portmeirion, and Conwy Tour to experience stunning views of the coast and Caernarfon Castle which is a treasured UNESCO World Heritage site.


Drama, Greece

Located in the northeastern corner of Greece, there’s thankfully no emotional spectacle needed to explore Drama, except for the spectacular views. The city of Drama features a picturesque center with vibrant cafes and restaurants, serving delicious local cuisines such as mouth-watering pork and chicken gyros or rustic Bougatsa, a traditional Greek pie consisting of flaky filo pastry layered with a filling of delicious, minced meat, cheese, or custard. The wider region, also called Drama, is blessed with amazing natural wonders, including valleys, mountains and even ski resorts. With over half (55%) of travelers wanting adventures well suited to a group of friends traveling together, * it’s an ideal destination for any gang to enjoy outdoor activities in the winter months. Visitors can wander around the charming squares admiring the preserved neoclassical mansions such as the Anastasiadis Mansion which was exquisitely built with local marble. Guests can admire these stunning buildings without a care in the world or any melodrama…


Obama, Japan

Not to be confused with the former U.S. president, although the connection has been used to humorously promote tourism, this picturesque port city is located in Fukui Prefecture, just north of Kyoto. The name Obama means “little beach” and is known for its very steep and irregular coastlines. Besides enjoying views of Wakasa Bay, travelers can explore the city’s culture by visiting one of the many historical temples throughout the city, particularly the Myotsu-ji Temple which is surrounded by beautiful ponds and vibrant greenery. For food lovers, Obama will not disappoint as the city is known for its delicious seafood, its delicacy being mackerel which is popularly served in sushi. Travelers can visit the Wakasa Obama Fish Market at the crack of dawn for a truly authentic Japanese experience to visit a traditional fish market, ideal for half (71%) of global travelers who wish to experience a culture shock on their travels in 2023.


Sauce, Peru
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Known for its incredible natural setting, the lakeside town of Sauce in the San Martin region in Peru is a dreamy destination for travelers seeking to relax and unwind on their next vacation. The town’s Lake Sauce is crystal clear and surrounded by incredible scenery making it a serene spot for wild swimming and fishing. This Peruvian hidden gem is located off the beaten track but its untouched beauty and breathtaking views make it a destination worth a visit. For travelers wanting to explore more of the region, it’s definitely worth renting a car. Tarapoto, the largest city of the region known as ‘the city of Palm Trees’ is a short drive away or visitors can take a trip to the wineries in the San Martin region if seeking some stronger sauce.


Krk, Croatia
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While there aren’t many letters in the name, Croatia’s largest island has much to offer. Located in the center of Kvarner Bay and nicknamed the ‘golden island,’ Krk is known for its fantastic warm weather, sandy beaches, and charming forests on the island’s western side. Travelers can explore the numerous authentic Mediterranean fishing villages and ancient towns boasting historical and cultural monuments from St Mary’s Cathedral to Frankopan Castle located in the town center and on the southwest coast of the island. For travelers seeking a thrill and to see Krk from great heights, a zip line as far as two kilometers (1.24 miles) gives visitors a fantastic bird’s eye view of the island they may struggle to pronounce (pronounced Kirk). Travelers can also explore the Adriatic Sea and the wild bays of the region on a Boat Tour To Plavnik, a gorgeous and unpopulated island off Krk, by swimming and snorkeling in the turquoise waters.

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