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Where NOT to go next? Worst travel destinations to avoid

“Where should I go next?” When planning a trip, whether abroad or locally, the most important that you need to establish first is the destination as it determines the rest of the items in your packing list, from the type of clothes to bring to where to stay and what to expect. AirTreks cited a [...]

“Where should I go next?”

When planning a trip, whether abroad or locally, the most important that you need to establish first is the destination as it determines the rest of the items in your packing list, from the type of clothes to bring to where to stay and what to expect. AirTreks cited a few items that matters when choosing the perfect vacation spot for your next trip, such as:

  • Choosing your route
  • Must-see and like-to-see travel spots
  • Travel personality and style
  • Stopovers
  • Ticket price

Your personal travelling style is one of the most important factors that determine the next destination you should set foot on, as there are some travellers who would want to step-off the popular tourist paths and explore secret travel spots that only few visitors know, This process should help chop down a few travel spots in the list, as the areas to visit may not be in-line with your personal travelling style.

But, when opting for a vacation spot, it also matters to know some locations known as the worst travel destinations by many globetrotters to avoid the same travel mishap they’ve experienced on your trip. Here’s the top list of the places you SHOULDN’T visit (for now or forever):

Pyongyang, North Korea

The country is not as laid back as its Southern counterpart – no KPop, no fancy clothing, and just pure love for Kim Jong Un. With too many restrictions that leads to criminal offences, it is one of the worst country to visit, where travellers will only see the poor state of the country, starving citizens, and the evident effect of poor leadership. It is the worst country to live in and one of the top avoidable destinations for foreigners. In fact, even its flagship airline, Air Koryo has been dubbed by many resources as ‘the world’s worst airline’ for four years and running.

Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas is the capital city of the country of Venezuela, and it is currently facing a societal crisis brought by drug gangs. In fact, street crimes involving mugging and theft are very common in this area, making it an undesirable location for many travellers, especially those who lack street smart skills. Currently, other Venezuelan cities are also plagued by high crime rates. From the airport itself, crime involving stealing of passengers luggage have been reported in this country.

Cite Soleil, Haiti

Even before the 2010 earthquake that killed over 100,000 people, Haiti has never been a country that attracted tourists worldwide. But, in early 2015, John Oseid wrote on his Forbes article that the sovereign state is now ready for tourists, particularly its capital Port au Prince. What some do not know is that the populous city is also the home of one of the largest slums in the world. Cite Soleil lacks even the most basic healthcare, education, and heavily stricken with poverty. Aid workers are met with violence and anger, while Haiti’s most violent criminals are freely lurking in the city after the earthquake and no effort has been made to catch them.

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Fraught with government corruption, drug war, and poverty, Ciudad Juarez in Mexico is not an ideal destination for any travellers, even for their own locals. It has been considered as one of the ‘murder capitals of the world,’ where drug lords and mafias lurk the city without any fear from the authorities. Drug war happens constantly in any area, where drug lords decapitate and murder their rivals to gain power on the drug market.

There are plenty more of other destinations that you must avoid to ensure your safety is always maintained. We hope the list has given you enough knowledge on how to choose your next travel location wisely.

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