Apr 13, 2014
Safety is a major concern to many travelers. In the process of achieving this aspect every traveler is advised to explore places where health and safety are guaranteed. However, certain dangerous places are also desirable tourist attraction sites. If this is the case, travelers are advised to be aware of the risks and take sensible precautions. Some of the problems associated with these cities include; target points for terrorist attacks, political instability, high crime rates, mugging and other sorts of hostilities. Therefore, coming up with a list of these deadly zones will assist the travelers in preventing disappointments when enjoying vacations outside their countries and will help them take precautions and run for the safest areas. Here are some of the most dangerous destinations.
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
This is one of the cities which are considered to be very unfriendly. In Mexico, the issue of drug trafficking is the order of the day and has contributed to Mexico being referred to be one of the most violent prone areas where the safety of travelers is at stake. In this region, drug traffickers have made it impossible for the residents around due to frequent robberies and high crime rates. Police are often employed or even paid off by drug traffickers, leading to many unpunished crimes.(image by Andy von der Wurm)
Cape Town, south Africa
This is one of the cities containing the most popular tourist destinations in the world but due to economic constraints, this city has struggled to fight against extremely high crime rates. Social unrest has frequently been experienced in the region and has resulted in a huge reduction in the number of tourists visiting the town. However, it is possible to enjoy a visit to this city if you avoid the more dangerous sections and avoid night travels.
This is one of the areas that make Mexico one of the most feared countries to go for a vacation. This city was once a safe and luxurious resort area but due to prevalence of drug trafficking in the country, it has turned this place into a more dangerous region. Statistically, it is considered to be one of the areas with world’s highest murder rates ranging to up to 142 per 100000 people. People visiting this resort are advised to remain on the property of the resorts, as most crimes occur in the surrounding areas.
Frequent attacks by the Taliban, suicide bombings, abductions, number of kidnappers and political unrest are some of the evil that describe this place which is considered as one of the world’s most dangerous regions in the world. No amount of US intervention and troops on the ground has help rescue Afghanistan and its capital Kabul from terrorism. The Taliban are gaining ground, and when the US troops are to be disembarked from the region it is feared that these cases will even raise to deadly levels.
Bombings, gunfire and other violent events are what that describe Baghdad. This country has been restricted for tourists for years and still remains a city not to reckon with. The future of Iraq is very uncertain as US troops are departing the Asian country. It is a deadly place to visit due to its unpredictable nature of terrorism out breaks.(image by Jiya Aggarwal)
Other places include; Abidjan in Ivory Coast, Sana’a in Yemen, Caracus in Venezuela, Mogadishu in Somalia and Karachi in Pakistan. This will enable you to consider your next destination without fear. Exploring the best national parks in East Africa is a good idea!
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Feature image Clare Dixon