Ranking of the 10 Worst Places in the World for Holidays

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Lluis Enric Mayans

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The world is full of enchanted places, wonderful landscapes, fantastic cultures and sublime architecture. Nature gives us spectacles that man tries to equal with his artistic and intellectual abilities. It is a real shame, therefore, to see places destroyed by disease, ruined by the corruption, from oppression and sometimes even damaged by nature. It is true, every world is a country, there is good and bad in every place, but some have the balance a little too leaning towards the "ugly". Here she is ranking of the 10 worst cities to go on vacation!

10 - Oklahoma City, Tornado Alley

Main risks: destructive tornadoes

A risky place to visit due to its weather conditions is Oklahoma City, called Tornato Alley for its continuous tornadoes which devastate the area from March to August. The violence of these tornadoes has destroyed homes, uprooted trees, and caused deaths and injuries. The most devastating, in 1999, caused 40 deaths and $ billion in damage.

9 - Yakutsk, the pole of cold

Main risks: death from hypothermia

If you love high temperatures we strongly advise against going to Yakutsk in Siberia. With its -50 ° it is the coldest place in the world so much so that it has earned the nickname "Cold Pole".

Without proper Arctic equipment it is possible dying of hypothermia in a few minutes and for this reason it is considered an inhospitable and dangerous place.

8 - Caracas, crime and kidnappings

Main risks: kidnappings, thefts, robberies

Still in Latin America we find in Venezuela the city of Caracas, which together with Bogota is one of the most dangerous cities on the continent, with a frightening crime rate. Tourists are easy prey, especially if they show they have valuables. There is no shortage of kidnappings either.

7 - Chernobyl, the ghost town

Main risks: radiation contamination

From the disasters caused by nature we pass to those caused to the environment by man. Chernobyl has an indelible mark of it, after very serious accident at the nuclear power plant of 1986. The city totally contaminated by radiation it was abandoned immediately after the explosion so that you can still see in the house tables set and everyday objects left there ... for over 20 years!

6 - Ciudad Juarez, the drug lords

Main risks: robberies, kidnappings, involvement in shootings

Drugs are bad not only for individuals but also for cities. Ciudad Juárez, a country of mexico, is forced to live with kidnappings, shootings and beheadings in broad daylight due to the war for drugs. Many people have been forced to flee their homes to flee this terrifying scenario as drug traffickers continue to destroy the city's economy. The government left unpunished those responsible for very serious crimes such as the killing of 4.000 women between 1993 and 2003.

5 - Mogadishu, the lawless city

Main risks: robberies, kidnappings, involvement in guerrillas

Mogadishu is considered the most dangerous city in the world. After the collapse of the government in 1991, the city remained almost totally lawless, with no government structure to regulate it, despite the failed US intervention.

Civil unrest, crime, the constant guerrilla warfare make this place more dangerous than any other city in Africa, where a climate that is not exactly peaceful reigns.

4 - Port au Prince and the devastating earthquake

Main risks: robberies, kidnappings, fatal diseases such as cholera

To upset the scenarios of Haiti it was instead the earthquake that left the country in poor condition. The city of Port au Prince is still in chaos, ruled by violent gangs master of the streets and brought to his knees by cholera. In fact, the city still lives under the rubble, submerged in waste which cannot be disposed of and which become the cause of disease.

3 - Linfen, the dark city

Main risks: respiratory problems and diseases related to excessive pollution

The dark Linfen, city of China, is located in the so-called "coal belt", an important industrial center where millions of tons of coal are extracted.

Lo smog deriving from exhaust gases and fine dust, it hides the sun's rays from the now sick gaze of its inhabitants, making the city fall into a disastrous darkness.

2 - Baghdad, the devastation of the war

Main risks: robberies, rape, involvement in shootings and acts of terrorism

Speaking of conflicts, Baghdad is also not the ideal place for a relaxing vacation. War and the dictatorial regime they have brought the city to its knees as it faces daily thefts, kidnappings, looting and sexual abuse. The terrorist acts hitting the city have thrown it into a state of poverty and decay from which it will be difficult to recover.

1 - Bujumbura, the poorest city in the world

Main risks: robberies, kidnappings, involvement in guerrillas

Let's end our dark journey with the poorest country on the planet: Bujumbura, in the Republic of Burundi. Its sad story full of mass murder, assassins of political leaders and genocides branded the city for life.

The UN has even found that the inhabitants of the city have the lowest life satisfaction in the world. A very sad condition for the country with the lowest GDP per capita in the world.

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