Almost eight years after the American-led invasion large parts of
Afghanistan are still controlled by the Taliban. And that has never boded well
for anyone's safety.
Civil war, kidnappings, & beautiful scenery. Algeria has everything you
could ever want in a destination, well except for those first two.
Brazil has long been known as a crime ridden locality. However things
have now reached drastic proportions, with Brazil taking the dubious honour of
being more dangerous than Iraq. Thanks largely to the recent spike in gang
violence as highlighted by this spring's riots that gripped the entire state of
Sao Paulo. This along with Brazil's ever deepening divide between rich & poor
make Brazil one of the world's most dangerous nations to visit.
Russia is quite a dangerous location in its own right, however
the rebellious province of Chechnya takes danger to a whole new level. Just say
the name, Chechnya, it sounds scary doesn't it? And if anyone has ever seen the
movie Beyond Borders (no one has) they would know that's where Angelina Jolie's
character dies in the film. And I'm sorry if I just ruined that movie for you.
Colombia is a double threat, not only does a visitor to Colombia have to
deal with crime common for a poverty stricken Latin American nation, there's
also the matter of those pesky FARC rebels. The threat of kidnapping remains
high & when FARC kidnaps you don't expect to be seen again for at least a
Some African countries are doing well, but it seems that the
equatorial African countries are having the hardest time coping. And while the
apes of the Congo, Rwanda, & Uganda make for an appealing reason to visit, it's
best to tread carefully on this ground.
By far the most dangerous & lawless country in the Caribbean, Haiti has one
thing in common with a few other places on this list, it was once invaded by the
Birthplace of civilization & formerly known as a welcoming & inviting place for
travellers. Things have changed quite a bit now in Iraq, partially due to the
fact that all of the foreign visitors now carry weapons, & who would welcome
Pakistan has so many issues that it's hard to know where to begin. Firstly
there's the high anti-western sentiment among the people & that it's one of
the chief hideouts of Al Qaeda. And then there's the dictator whose suspect
presence threatens to tear the country apart at anytime through street
This entry might be misleading as I'm sure Saudi Arabia is a very safe place
for a Saudia Arabian. However as a foreigner I don't think it'd be possible
to feel at ease in the nation with anything short of an armed team
Anyplace where the rebel group is so bold as to call themselves
the Tigers has to make this list.
As a quick convenience store run in the nite will reveal to
anyone, this is a dangerous country. The people are heavily armed, & prone to
outbursts of violence. Not a good combination.
Article written in whole by; Dakota Smith