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You Should be Warned!

Crooks that work in the crowd, streets filled with scammers that are looking for your PIN number, or even modern age pirats that scour oceans are just few of the things you can encounter during your travel. Recently there was a terrorist attack in Norway, then unrests at streets of London, America and across Europe. It seems that there are no safe location in the world. In our article you can learn what countries are among the most dangerous for tourists.

1. Brazil

With huge gap between rich and poor, lack of police, abundance of crime, drugs on the streets, kidnappings and violence, this country doesn`t show signs of progress on that matter. But, beside that, there are astonishing beaches at north, rain forest and rhythm of samba at the famous carnival in Rio that attract a lot of people. Should you go? Yes, but be careful. Carry your stuff close, avoid dangerous and non turist areas, don`t go out alone after dark, and don`t take advice from “kind” locals.

You Should be Warned!

2.Columbia

This country is popular among backpackers. Although the work on removing the bad picture is constantly in progress, due to crime rate and negative media campaign, Columbia still has bad reputation. Most reported crimes are kidnappings and robberies in the part of the country that is under control of FARC (Revolutionary armed forces of Columbia). This country holds the grim second place by the number of land mines. Hold to the “safe” areas. In Bogota, tourists don`t have problems, and risk is no greater then in any large city in the world. Would be smart to evade rural areas.

You Should be Warned!

3. Afghanistan

With all the warnings from numerous governments and headlines about suicidal bombers, kidnappings and terrorist attacks, it`s not surprising that this country is on the list of most dangerous. Decades of war have changed the picture about this country and reduced the importance of lovely landscapes and important archaeological sites. Should you go? Probably not. Although there are areas open for traveling, you should probably skip this one.

You Should be Warned!

4.Iraq

Most holy places of Islam, outside of Saudi Arabia, are located here. Same as ancient Babylon. Iraq should be most visited destination in Middle East, rare are the brave ones that come here just for tourism. Although there are no more wars here, bombs, terrorists and kidnappings are common sight. It would be best to delay your visit for few years. Situation is improving, and tourism is starting again. Still, we wouldn’t recommend going there just yet.

You Should be Warned!

5.South Africa

Known also as a “capitol of raping”, a state with highest rates of murders and car accidents, this country has also been a host of soccer World Cup in 2010. Crime is in slight rise, but number of rapes is huge! Should you go? Yes. There are dangerous sides, but you should keep in mind that those bad things happen only in certain areas. Stick to urban zones, use caution and everything will be just fine.

You Should be Warned!

6. Pakistan

This is heaven for climbers  - here is the one of the highest peaks in the world among the other great mountains in the northern part. Still, there are some terrorist attacks, and tourists are also repeled by presence of Talibans and Al-Qaeda. Should you go? Maybe. SAD and UK advise their citizens not to go.

You Should be Warned!

7. Libya

Not one day passes that doesn’t have Lybia in headlines. With the death of col. Gaddafi and rebels taking over Lybia, things seem to be calming down. Tourists can`t wait for situation to clear so they can visit remnants of Rome Empire and beautiful desert. Still, with 30.000 deaths in past civil war, and no standing armed forces of any kind, Libya is a place you should avoid. At least for some time.

You Should be Warned!

8. Somalia

Since 1991, this country is not on the list of safe destinations. That was the time when rebel groups seized power and started civil war. Even president moved to near Kenya. Country is living through worst drought in past 60 years, and 12 mil. people is starving. Should you go? No, if you`re not part of some humanitarian group.

You Should be Warned!


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