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Infiniti2001
May 17th, 2007, 01:44 PM
Thinking of going on holiday this year to any of the following places? Read this article and think again!



1. Afghanistan

With conflict in one way or another since 1979, Afghanistan is one of the poorest and most dangerous nations on earth. A typical extreme tourist trip to Afghanistan should include encountering Taliban terrorists, being kidnapped for ransom, visiting the opium fields and getting shot at by warlord controlled heroin barons (1/3 to 2/3rds of the world?s illegal opium comes from Afghanistan). Caution should be taken when sight-seeing, as the country has the largest concentration of land mines and other unexploded ordinance on earth.

Our Travel tip: Take a metal detector

Dangers
Increasingly sophisticated terrorism targeting foreigners and Western interests
British nationals under ongoing threat of kidnapping and assassination
Widespread danger from mines and unexploded ordnance
Violent protests and rioting targeting Western interests
Criminal activities and violence stemming from drug trade

Travel risk: Ultra Extreme

2. Somalia

The chances of you even getting your luxury yacht to Somalia in one piece aren?t high ? the waters surrounding the country have the world?s highest incidences of piracy; we?re talking heavily armed gunships, and I don?t mean Blackbeard with his cannons. Somalia currently offers the danger loving tourist a full on civil war between rival warlords. It has been without a real central government since 1991 when President Siad Barre was overthrown and since then there have been 14 separate attempts to establish a government ? all have failed.

Our Travel tip: Write a will before you go!

Dangers

High level of criminal activity by armed militia including kidnapping and robbery
Frequent inter-clan fighting and attacks on relief workers and journalists
Piracy and armed robbery against ships in and around Somalia's waters
High threat from terrorism against foreigners and Western interests

Travel risk: Extreme

3. Iraq

If you can avoid daily car and suicide bombings, kidnappings for ransom, torture and murder, Iraq is a beautiful, warm country with plenty of culture. Be sure to avoid all contact with other humans though; even if you avoid the terrorists and kidnappers, 36% of civilian deaths since the end of Operation Desert Storm have been related to criminal activities. Don?t go near coalition forces either ? friendly fire situations are increasingly common as jittery troops shoot first and ask questions later. If the hostilities aren?t extreme enough for you, take a scenic trip to the north of the country, where there have been outbreaks of bird flu.

Our travel tip: Attach orange canvas sheets to the roof of your vehicle, which is a sign to allied aircraft that you?re a friendly. As if that will make any difference..

Dangers

Frequent kidnappings some of which result in the murder of hostages
Daily car and suicide bombings and other terrorist activity often aimed at foreigners
Crossfire between international forces and insurgents
Random and indiscriminate sectarian violence
Outbreaks of bird flu in northern Iraq

Travel risk: Extreme

4. Zimbabwe

Pack your bicycle for a rollercoaster trip through this African nation ? Fuel is scarce and means that there is very limited police and emergency service coverage. The fact that the police can?t get around is probably a good thing however, due to their history of brutal beatings and corruption. The nation is ruled by Robert Mugabe, whose presidency was secured by unfair elections with imprisoning and beating of all opposition.

Our travel tip: Avoid farms. Those that remain, after Mugabe's destruction of ?illegal structures? owned by white farmers which left 700,000 people without jobs or homes, are a law unto themselves and killing of trespassers is standard practice.

Dangers

Violent crime, especially against tourists, including robberies and car-jackings
Fuel shortages means limited police force and general emergency services
Political demonstrations, violence and intimidation

Travel risk: High to Extreme

5. Columbia

Columbia is a country rich in resources - substantial oil fields, gold, silver, emeralds, platinum and coal ? so your tourist trip could be quite profitable, if it weren't for the violence and inherent danger in this war-torn country. Columbia used to have the highest murder rate per capita and the highest kidnapping rate per capita in the world, but has since stabilised somewhat and is a far safer place than it used to be. It therefore says something that, after all these improvements, it still has the highest murder rate per capita and the highest kidnapping rate per capita in the world.

Our travel tip: Avoid the national parks. Although beautiful, they're used by the many guerrilla factions as training camps and temporary bases.

Dangers

Nation parks used as guerrilla training camps
Kidnapping for ransom
Highest murder rate per capita in the world
Highest kidnapping rate per capita in the world

Travel risk: Very High

6. Haiti

Beautiful, tropical island in the Caribbean sea, spoiled somewhat by decades of poverty, environmental degradation, violence, instability and dictatorship. A trip to Haiti cannot be considered complete unless you've experienced the wrath of a Voodoo practitioner. It's a good idea to learn a few Voodoo protection rituals whilst you're here ? towns are mostly run by criminal gangs as there is no effective police force. There's also no British Embassy, so don't expect to get rescued if you get kidnapped for ransom ? a common occurrence for foreigners.

Our travel tip: Take your own drinks and plenty of batteries ? such exotic things as water and electricity are scarce in Haiti .

Dangers

Frequent incidences of violence and kidnappings for ransom
Many Haitian towns controlled by criminal gangs with no effective police force
Basics such as water and electricity unavailable or extremely limited
Attacks on the vehicles of aid agencies and diplomatic staff
No British Embassy and British Consulate operations have been suspended

Travel risk: Very high

7. Democratic Republic of Congo

With 4 million deaths since WW2, The Democratic Republic of Congo offers the intrepid tourist an exceptionally fragile political situation, with the very real chance of plunging back into a full civil war - government forces aided by Angola , Namibia and Zimbabwe , pitted against rebels backed by Uganda and Rwanda . Whilst enjoying the jungle and African climate, watch out for kidnapping attempts and rebel groups. Over 1000 people die every day from disease (including a huge AIDS epidemic), hunger and violence.

Our travel tip: One of the reasons that the DR Congo has been fought over is that it is exceptionally mineral rich, so don't forget to pack your gold panning kit.

Dangers

Car-jackings, murders, and kidnappings by active-duty troops and criminal gangs
Fragile political situation, which could deteriorate at short notice
Rebel groups still active in many parts of the region

Travel risk: High

8. Mexico

Beautiful countryside, delicious food, silly hats and the highest manslaughter rate per capita in the world. If you?re looking for extreme tourism, Mexico has it all. A prime tourist location, with desert landscapes, snow-capped volcanoes, ancient ruins, teeming industrialised cities, time-warped colonial towns and glitzy resorts, it?s perhaps surprising to see Mexico appear in this list. Of course, a thriving drug trade and criminal gangs make this seemingly sleepy country a mecca for beginners to danger tourism.

Our travel tip: Avoid Mexico City, which on its own records over 15,000 murders every year.

Dangers

Highest manslaughter rate per capita in the world
15000 murders a year in Mexico City alone.

Travel risk: Medium - High

9. Pakistan

Domestic Islamic extremist groups, most of which are tied to al-Qaida, make this country worthy of our list. Car bombs, grenade attacks and suicide bombings are aimed at Western targets, domestic politicians and local religious minorities alike and have frequently killed civilians. Once you've experienced all that the cities have to offer, danger wise, try exploring the border with Afghanistan to encounter rogue groups of border hopping terrorists and mountain training camps.

Our travel tip: Don?t be off-put by angry mobs burning effigies; it's a common way to protest about something in Pakistan. When you get home, try using this method to complain about your local MP, or your neighbour leaving the bin on the road.

Dangers

Religious extremists
Car bombing
Grenade attacks
Suicide bombing attacks

Travel risk: Medium

10. Thailand

One of the most beautiful countries in the world, teeming with life, culture.. and crazy drivers. Little danger here of being murdered or kidnapped; most of the population are Buddhist, but once you have experienced travel on the open road here, nothing else will seem quite as scary again. Vehicles travel nominally on the left, but that doesn't stop the 12 million motorbikes (68% of all registered vehicles) driving where they please on the road, and they don't pay much attention to red lights or crossing pedestrians. Over 17,000 people are killed each year due to traffic accidents, mainly motorcycle related, and riding drunk, speeding, and illegally not wearing helmets is common. Terrorist acts are on the increase here too; terrorists travelling into the country are a reminder of the darker side of extreme tourism?.

Our travel tip: Simple ? Avoid ladyboys.

Dangers

Traffic ? Over 30,000 are injured every week
Sex crimes
Muggings and theft

Travel risk: Medium


http://www.nmg-uk.com/blog/holidays/10-most-dangerous-holiday-destinations.html

Sam L
May 17th, 2007, 02:35 PM
I want to visit Iraq and Pakistan for the archeological sites of ancient Mesopotamia and Indus Valley respectively. Probably a bad idea for now.

Slumpsova
May 17th, 2007, 03:09 PM
Thinking of going on holiday this year to any of the following places? Read this article and think again!



1. Afghanistan

With conflict in one way or another since 1979, Afghanistan is one of the poorest and most dangerous nations on earth. A typical extreme tourist trip to Afghanistan should include encountering Taliban terrorists, being kidnapped for ransom, visiting the opium fields and getting shot at by warlord controlled heroin barons (1/3 to 2/3rds of the world?s illegal opium comes from Afghanistan). Caution should be taken when sight-seeing, as the country has the largest concentration of land mines and other unexploded ordinance on earth.

Our Travel tip: Take a metal detector

Dangers
Increasingly sophisticated terrorism targeting foreigners and Western interests
British nationals under ongoing threat of kidnapping and assassination
Widespread danger from mines and unexploded ordnance
Violent protests and rioting targeting Western interests
Criminal activities and violence stemming from drug trade

Travel risk: Ultra Extreme

2. Somalia

The chances of you even getting your luxury yacht to Somalia in one piece aren?t high ? the waters surrounding the country have the world?s highest incidences of piracy; we?re talking heavily armed gunships, and I don?t mean Blackbeard with his cannons. Somalia currently offers the danger loving tourist a full on civil war between rival warlords. It has been without a real central government since 1991 when President Siad Barre was overthrown and since then there have been 14 separate attempts to establish a government ? all have failed.

Our Travel tip: Write a will before you go!

Dangers

High level of criminal activity by armed militia including kidnapping and robbery
Frequent inter-clan fighting and attacks on relief workers and journalists
Piracy and armed robbery against ships in and around Somalia's waters
High threat from terrorism against foreigners and Western interests

Travel risk: Extreme

3. Iraq

If you can avoid daily car and suicide bombings, kidnappings for ransom, torture and murder, Iraq is a beautiful, warm country with plenty of culture. Be sure to avoid all contact with other humans though; even if you avoid the terrorists and kidnappers, 36% of civilian deaths since the end of Operation Desert Storm have been related to criminal activities. Don?t go near coalition forces either ? friendly fire situations are increasingly common as jittery troops shoot first and ask questions later. If the hostilities aren?t extreme enough for you, take a scenic trip to the north of the country, where there have been outbreaks of bird flu.

Our travel tip: Attach orange canvas sheets to the roof of your vehicle, which is a sign to allied aircraft that you?re a friendly. As if that will make any difference..

Dangers

Frequent kidnappings some of which result in the murder of hostages
Daily car and suicide bombings and other terrorist activity often aimed at foreigners
Crossfire between international forces and insurgents
Random and indiscriminate sectarian violence
Outbreaks of bird flu in northern Iraq

Travel risk: Extreme

4. Zimbabwe

Pack your bicycle for a rollercoaster trip through this African nation ? Fuel is scarce and means that there is very limited police and emergency service coverage. The fact that the police can?t get around is probably a good thing however, due to their history of brutal beatings and corruption. The nation is ruled by Robert Mugabe, whose presidency was secured by unfair elections with imprisoning and beating of all opposition.

Our travel tip: Avoid farms. Those that remain, after Mugabe's destruction of ?illegal structures? owned by white farmers which left 700,000 people without jobs or homes, are a law unto themselves and killing of trespassers is standard practice.

Dangers

Violent crime, especially against tourists, including robberies and car-jackings
Fuel shortages means limited police force and general emergency services
Political demonstrations, violence and intimidation

Travel risk: High to Extreme

5. Columbia

Columbia is a country rich in resources - substantial oil fields, gold, silver, emeralds, platinum and coal ? so your tourist trip could be quite profitable, if it weren't for the violence and inherent danger in this war-torn country. Columbia used to have the highest murder rate per capita and the highest kidnapping rate per capita in the world, but has since stabilised somewhat and is a far safer place than it used to be. It therefore says something that, after all these improvements, it still has the highest murder rate per capita and the highest kidnapping rate per capita in the world.

Our travel tip: Avoid the national parks. Although beautiful, they're used by the many guerrilla factions as training camps and temporary bases.

Dangers

Nation parks used as guerrilla training camps
Kidnapping for ransom
Highest murder rate per capita in the world
Highest kidnapping rate per capita in the world

Travel risk: Very High

6. Haiti

Beautiful, tropical island in the Caribbean sea, spoiled somewhat by decades of poverty, environmental degradation, violence, instability and dictatorship. A trip to Haiti cannot be considered complete unless you've experienced the wrath of a Voodoo practitioner. It's a good idea to learn a few Voodoo protection rituals whilst you're here ? towns are mostly run by criminal gangs as there is no effective police force. There's also no British Embassy, so don't expect to get rescued if you get kidnapped for ransom ? a common occurrence for foreigners.

Our travel tip: Take your own drinks and plenty of batteries ? such exotic things as water and electricity are scarce in Haiti .

Dangers

Frequent incidences of violence and kidnappings for ransom
Many Haitian towns controlled by criminal gangs with no effective police force
Basics such as water and electricity unavailable or extremely limited
Attacks on the vehicles of aid agencies and diplomatic staff
No British Embassy and British Consulate operations have been suspended

Travel risk: Very high

7. Democratic Republic of Congo

With 4 million deaths since WW2, The Democratic Republic of Congo offers the intrepid tourist an exceptionally fragile political situation, with the very real chance of plunging back into a full civil war - government forces aided by Angola , Namibia and Zimbabwe , pitted against rebels backed by Uganda and Rwanda . Whilst enjoying the jungle and African climate, watch out for kidnapping attempts and rebel groups. Over 1000 people die every day from disease (including a huge AIDS epidemic), hunger and violence.

Our travel tip: One of the reasons that the DR Congo has been fought over is that it is exceptionally mineral rich, so don't forget to pack your gold panning kit.

Dangers

Car-jackings, murders, and kidnappings by active-duty troops and criminal gangs
Fragile political situation, which could deteriorate at short notice
Rebel groups still active in many parts of the region

Travel risk: High

8. Mexico

Beautiful countryside, delicious food, silly hats and the highest manslaughter rate per capita in the world. If you?re looking for extreme tourism, Mexico has it all. A prime tourist location, with desert landscapes, snow-capped volcanoes, ancient ruins, teeming industrialised cities, time-warped colonial towns and glitzy resorts, it?s perhaps surprising to see Mexico appear in this list. Of course, a thriving drug trade and criminal gangs make this seemingly sleepy country a mecca for beginners to danger tourism.

Our travel tip: Avoid Mexico City, which on its own records over 15,000 murders every year.

Dangers

Highest manslaughter rate per capita in the world
15000 murders a year in Mexico City alone.

Travel risk: Medium - High

9. Pakistan

Domestic Islamic extremist groups, most of which are tied to al-Qaida, make this country worthy of our list. Car bombs, grenade attacks and suicide bombings are aimed at Western targets, domestic politicians and local religious minorities alike and have frequently killed civilians. Once you've experienced all that the cities have to offer, danger wise, try exploring the border with Afghanistan to encounter rogue groups of border hopping terrorists and mountain training camps.

Our travel tip: Don?t be off-put by angry mobs burning effigies; it's a common way to protest about something in Pakistan. When you get home, try using this method to complain about your local MP, or your neighbour leaving the bin on the road.

Dangers

Religious extremists
Car bombing
Grenade attacks
Suicide bombing attacks

Travel risk: Medium

10. Thailand

One of the most beautiful countries in the world, teeming with life, culture.. and crazy drivers. Little danger here of being murdered or kidnapped; most of the population are Buddhist, but once you have experienced travel on the open road here, nothing else will seem quite as scary again. Vehicles travel nominally on the left, but that doesn't stop the 12 million motorbikes (68% of all registered vehicles) driving where they please on the road, and they don't pay much attention to red lights or crossing pedestrians. Over 17,000 people are killed each year due to traffic accidents, mainly motorcycle related, and riding drunk, speeding, and illegally not wearing helmets is common. Terrorist acts are on the increase here too; terrorists travelling into the country are a reminder of the darker side of extreme tourism?.

Our travel tip: Simple ? Avoid ladyboys.

Dangers

Traffic ? Over 30,000 are injured every week
Sex crimes
Muggings and theft

Travel risk: Medium


http://www.nmg-uk.com/blog/holidays/10-most-dangerous-holiday-destinations.html
Thailand isn't that dangerous :o
the high rate of traffic accident only occurs during the most important festivals here, Christian's Holiday (31-1 January) and Thai's New Year (13-15 April) :rolleyes: and the advice to avoid ladyboys doesn't make any sense. i don't see them as a criminal nor terrorist :rolleyes:

whoever wrote this article is such an idiot.

Cam'ron Giles
May 17th, 2007, 03:15 PM
Thailand isn't that dangerous :o
the high rate of traffic accident only occurs during the most important festivals here, Christian's Holiday (31-1 January) and Thai's New Year (13-15 April) :rolleyes: and the advice to avoid ladyboys doesn't make any sense. i don't see them as a criminal nor terrorist :rolleyes:

whoever wrote this article is such an idiot.

What are Ladyboys? :confused:

Slumpsova
May 17th, 2007, 03:19 PM
What are Ladyboys? :confused:
i think he refers to Thai drag queen :o
oh and having sex with drag queen doesn't consider as a crime if he tries to say that.

Wannabeknowitall
May 17th, 2007, 03:26 PM
What are Ladyboys? :confused:

Well some rich white men who are in denial about their sexuality come to Thailand for the purpose of finding themselves a "ladyboy" that they can take back to their country and love.
They can be men who dress feminine or men who are going through the changes to become a women.
In some parts of Thailand they aren't considered gay but the "third sex".
And they're into men who don't consider themselves to be gay.

Slumpsova
May 17th, 2007, 03:31 PM
Well some rich white men who are in denial about their sexuality come to Thailand for the purpose of finding themselves a "ladyboy" that they can take back to their country and love.
They can be men who dress feminine or men who are going through the changes to become a women.
In some parts of Thailand they aren't considered gay but the "third sex".
And they're into men who don't consider themselves to be gay.
it's all correct ! :bowdown:
how do you know this? :eek:

Cam'ron Giles
May 17th, 2007, 03:33 PM
it's all correct ! :bowdown:
how do you know this? :eek:

He's all knowing...hence the name...;)

canuckfan
May 17th, 2007, 04:11 PM
It's Colombia :rolleyes:

Where does this list come from? Having Colombia, Mexico and Thailand on it is stupid anyway.

Monica_Rules
May 17th, 2007, 04:15 PM
Well really i hadn't planned on visiting any of these places.

ALthough i know pleanty of people who have visited Thailand and come back fine after a great experience.

Cam'ron Giles
May 17th, 2007, 04:23 PM
Well really i hadn't planned on visiting any of these places.

ALthough i know pleanty of people who have visited Thailand and come back fine after a great experience.

Yeah...I would love to go phukit...;) :)

gentenaire
May 17th, 2007, 04:26 PM
LOL@ the pictures.

venus_rulez
May 17th, 2007, 05:42 PM
Yeah this list is obviously not based on too many facts cause where the hell is Nepal? I consistently here that they have the worst human rights record of any country and that the place is literally a place where people do pretty much whatever they want.

!<blocparty>!
May 17th, 2007, 05:44 PM
1. Afghanistan

Oh shit, that just threw my holiday plans outta the window.

Conor
May 17th, 2007, 05:46 PM
As if ANYONE in their right minds would even think about going to any of these places in the 1st place! :rolleyes: :lol:

Slumpsova
May 17th, 2007, 05:48 PM
i found this article is pointless but bashing some 3rd world countries just for fun :rolleyes:

fifiricci
May 17th, 2007, 05:50 PM
Bognor Regis here I come again then! :devil:

Slumpsova
May 17th, 2007, 05:53 PM
fifi :wavey: :kiss:
great to see you here!

mapaliey
May 17th, 2007, 07:55 PM
no indonesia ?


i think it's top 5 most dengerous country for me.....

overhanddiva
May 17th, 2007, 07:59 PM
I'm all up for any of those countries. I like to live on the wild side.

Williamsser
May 17th, 2007, 08:01 PM
What about North Korea?

Slumpsova
May 17th, 2007, 08:21 PM
What about North Korea?
i don't think North Korea is dangerous. the country is just cold and boring. you can't even access to the internet in PRK :tape:

Qrystyna
May 17th, 2007, 08:28 PM
What about North Korea?

Most people can't even get into North Korea. ;) I have been there though on a guided tour (the only way you can travel there) and I can say it is very safe, because they only allow you to go to the big cities, which are heavily patrolled by secret police. The only way it could be dangerous is if you insult Kim Jong-Il or Kim Il-Sung. :lol:

Slumpsova
May 17th, 2007, 08:37 PM
Most people can't even get into North Korea. ;) I have been there though on a guided tour (the only way you can travel there) and I can say it is very safe, because they only allow you to go to the big cities, which are heavily patrolled by secret police. The only way it could be dangerous is if you insult Kim Jong-Il or Kim Il-Sung. :lol:
i heard you can't go anywhere in Pyongyang alone without a tourist guide, is that correct?

Qrystyna
May 17th, 2007, 08:43 PM
i heard you can't go anywhere in Pyongyang alone without a tourist guide, is that correct?

That's correct. If you are well behaved and treat the guide with respect you *might* be allowed to walk around the grounds of the hotel without a guide, but that's about it. The rule of thumb when visiting there is to ask the guide before doing anything, even using the bathroom :lol:

Wiggly
May 17th, 2007, 08:45 PM
Mexico? Club Med is pretty safe. :angel:

Who's planning to visit Iraq or Afghanistan anyways ?:rolleyes:

Slumpsova
May 17th, 2007, 08:54 PM
That's correct. If you are well behaved and treat the guide with respect you *might* be allowed to walk around the grounds of the hotel without a guide, but that's about it. The rule of thumb when visiting there is to ask the guide before doing anything, even using the bathroom :lol:
sounds like a desparate trip :o

Qrystyna
May 17th, 2007, 09:27 PM
sounds like a desparate trip :o

It was an interesting experience... I can't think of any other country where a tourist would be treated like that other than North Korea. :lol:

hablo
May 17th, 2007, 10:01 PM
8. Mexico

Beautiful countryside, delicious food, silly hats and the highest manslaughter rate per capita in the world. If you?re looking for extreme tourism, Mexico has it all. A prime tourist location, with desert landscapes, snow-capped volcanoes, ancient ruins, teeming industrialised cities, time-warped colonial towns and glitzy resorts, it?s perhaps surprising to see Mexico appear in this list. Of course, a thriving drug trade and criminal gangs make this seemingly sleepy country a mecca for beginners to danger tourism.

Our travel tip: Avoid Mexico City, which on its own records over 15,000 murders every year.

Dangers

Highest manslaughter rate per capita in the world
15000 murders a year in Mexico City alone.

Travel risk: Medium - High


Well, Mexico has been iffy for Canadians, as of late. :unsure:

Hayato
May 17th, 2007, 10:33 PM
5. Columbia

Columbia is a country rich in resources - substantial oil fields, gold, silver, emeralds, platinum and coal ? so your tourist trip could be quite profitable, if it weren't for the violence and inherent danger in this war-torn country. Columbia used to have the highest murder rate per capita and the highest kidnapping rate per capita in the world, but has since stabilised somewhat and is a far safer place than it used to be. It therefore says something that, after all these improvements, it still has the highest murder rate per capita and the highest kidnapping rate per capita in the world.

Our travel tip: Avoid the national parks. Although beautiful, they're used by the many guerrilla factions as training camps and temporary bases.

Dangers

Nation parks used as guerrilla training camps
Kidnapping for ransom
Highest murder rate per capita in the world
Highest kidnapping rate per capita in the world

Travel risk: Very High

god...giving these facts and they can't even spell the country right. So therefore i don't believe a word of it. I know people from Colombia and people who have been to Colombia...I refuse to believe it's the 5th most dangerous country in the world.

Just Do It
May 17th, 2007, 10:37 PM
I am surprised Israel is not on the list ?

Buitenzorg
May 18th, 2007, 12:46 AM
10. Thailand

One of the most beautiful countries in the world, teeming with life, culture.. and crazy drivers. Little danger here of being murdered or kidnapped; most of the population are Buddhist, but once you have experienced travel on the open road here, nothing else will seem quite as scary again. Vehicles travel nominally on the left, but that doesn't stop the 12 million motorbikes (68% of all registered vehicles) driving where they please on the road, and they don't pay much attention to red lights or crossing pedestrians. Over 17,000 people are killed each year due to traffic accidents, mainly motorcycle related, and riding drunk, speeding, and illegally not wearing helmets is common. Terrorist acts are on the increase here too; terrorists travelling into the country are a reminder of the darker side of extreme tourism?.

Our travel tip: Simple ? Avoid ladyboys.

Dangers

Traffic ? Over 30,000 are injured every week
Sex crimes
Muggings and theft

Travel risk: Medium


http://www.nmg-uk.com/blog/holidays/10-most-dangerous-holiday-destinations.html


I have been to Thailand before, nothing like you have said/wrote on this thread!

I really enjoyed my holidays, and I will go back to Bangkok & Phuket this year in Sept and Oct :p I love Thailand

Slumpsova
May 18th, 2007, 12:52 AM
I have been to Thailand before, nothing like you have said/wrote on this thread!

I really enjoyed my holidays, and I will go back to Bangkok & Phuket this year in Sept and Oct :p I love Thailand
Infiniti2001 didn't wrote himself. he just copied from another site :lol:

Buitenzorg
May 18th, 2007, 12:53 AM
I don't think people around the world stupid to not knowing which countries are dangerous to go for holidays!

BUT thanks for created this thread anyway! doesn't work for me! because I am a smart person, and I don't need your advice about holidays! :p

canuckfan
May 18th, 2007, 01:53 AM
It's just some guy who did this on his blog. It has no credibilty what so ever.

But in the book «Lonely Planet - Blue List: The Best in Travel 2007», they did a list called «Tough travel & Risky visits». Countries included were Somalia, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Palestine, Sudan, North Korea and Rwanda. Those make more senses, even if almost nobody visit there coutries anyway.

selesfan1
May 18th, 2007, 02:24 AM
I can't believe some fool decided to put Mexico on the list.I have friends and family who I speak to on a daily basis and they all are fine.

Mexico is soooo dangerous but yet it is still the top visited destination by North Americans. The only time I hear about people getting in trouble is because a lot of these people go off with the first person they meet in a bar or decide to get drunk and end up dead or robbed.

Furthermore,most of the killing is drug cartel related which also happens in the United States. So if you are not involved with drug trafficking there is the high possibility you should be fine.

Mexico is soo dangerous yet the Miss Universe pageant is being held there in MEXCIO CITY, the LPGA has two tour stops one in MEXICO CITY,the PGA has one. The 2012 Pan American Games wil be held there. The ATP and WTA both have a stop there and it has been voted the best tournament in its category on the WTA Tour at least twice.

The guy or girl can't even spell Colombia right.

Wouldn't Sudan be on here? ISrael possibly even though security seems to be quite effective a lot of the time. Liberia? Nigeria? El Salvador? Venezuela? Eritrea?

I can't imagine Mexico being worse than a region like Chechnya.

Doesn't the same thing the guy describes in Thailnd happen in cities like Rome and Paris?

I just went to the site and I have never seen anyone with tose types of tatoos in Mexico. In fact these pictures seem like they are from mara Saltavtrucha gangsters in el salvador. in fact I cant' see all of it but the guy with the roman Numerals on his face probaby are a 13.

The worse thing is that people believe this.

Infiniti2001
May 18th, 2007, 02:51 AM
I have been to Thailand before, nothing like you have said/wrote on this thread!

I really enjoyed my holidays, and I will go back to Bangkok & Phuket this year in Sept and Oct :p I love Thailand

:unsure: :smash:

Infiniti2001
May 18th, 2007, 02:54 AM
Infiniti2001 didn't wrote himself. he just copied from another site :lol:

Infiniti2001 doesn't have a dick and nuts :eek: :help:

Mr_Molik
May 18th, 2007, 02:58 AM
wtf is thailand doing on there? i :hearts: thailand

Sam L
May 18th, 2007, 03:37 AM
I can't believe some fool decided to put Mexico on the list.I have friends and family who I speak to on a daily basis and they all are fine.

Mexico is soooo dangerous but yet it is still the top visited destination by North Americans. The only time I hear about people getting in trouble is because a lot of these people go off with the first person they meet in a bar or decide to get drunk and end up dead or robbed.

Furthermore,most of the killing is drug cartel related which also happens in the United States. So if you are not involved with drug trafficking there is the high possibility you should be fine.

Mexico is soo dangerous yet the Miss Universe pageant is being held there in MEXCIO CITY, the LPGA has two tour stops one in MEXICO CITY,the PGA has one. The 2012 Pan American Games wil be held there. The ATP and WTA both have a stop there and it has been voted the best tournament in its category on the WTA Tour at least twice.

The guy or girl can't even spell Colombia right.

Wouldn't Sudan be on here? ISrael possibly even though security seems to be quite effective a lot of the time. Liberia? Nigeria? El Salvador? Venezuela? Eritrea?

I can't imagine Mexico being worse than a region like Chechnya.

Doesn't the same thing the guy describes in Thailnd happen in cities like Rome and Paris?

I just went to the site and I have never seen anyone with tose types of tatoos in Mexico. In fact these pictures seem like they are from mara Saltavtrucha gangsters in el salvador. in fact I cant' see all of it but the guy with the roman Numerals on his face probaby are a 13.

The worse thing is that people believe this.

Yeah I think it's unfair to put Mexico on the list. But who were those boys that had tattoos all over their faces in the picture? :scared: They could be really cute without those tatts.

azza
May 18th, 2007, 03:52 AM
Why isnt USA on there :rolleyes: Shootings and murders happene there every 5 mins :tape: America :scared: :weirdo:

Buitenzorg
May 18th, 2007, 05:35 AM
Sometime the safest country is the most dangerous to visit

Slumpsova
May 18th, 2007, 10:03 AM
Sometime the safest country is the most dangerous to visit
like Iraq? :unsure:

"Sluggy"
May 18th, 2007, 10:11 AM
Well some rich white men who are in denial about their sexuality come to Thailand for the purpose of finding themselves a "ladyboy" that they can take back to their country and love.
They can be men who dress feminine or men who are going through the changes to become a women.
In some parts of Thailand they aren't considered gay but the "third sex".
And they're into men who don't consider themselves to be gay.

That is a very racist thing to say, get bent! :wavey:

byzance9772
May 18th, 2007, 10:22 AM
what about south africa,car jackings,rapes,purse snatchings,must i go on

A Magicman
May 18th, 2007, 11:02 AM
German Democratic Republic. :lol:

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Brett.
May 18th, 2007, 11:04 AM
Caracas, Venezuela is extremely dangerous at night.