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Top 10 Most Dangerous Travel Destinations

Home - by - November 29, 2012 - 09:30 America/New_York - 19 Comments

Examiner.com

The magazine Travel and Leisure just recently released its annual listing of the world’s most dangerous countries. The chief intent of the article was to simply warn or advise travelers of the dangers that might exist in traveling to certain countries or areas within countries that pose a verifiable risk.

However, while the travel and lifestyle magazine largely focuses on the simple fact of how dangerous a particular nation is, as well as the specific dangers that exist, we thought it might be interesting to look at the “why’s” of that danger which, more often than not, speak to the political themes at play.

When we broke the countries down in order to analyze the connective similarities between each, we found several variables largely belonging in the same geopolitical category.

First up on the travel and leisure list might not surprise you

 

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  1. F.D.R. in Hell

    November 29th, 2012

    Lucifer’s more than a little pissed he wasn’t even mentioned.
    :evil:

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  2. Tim

    November 29th, 2012

    Guess I’ll drive down to Branson …

    Even though we were so looking forward to Pakistan!

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  3. persecutor

    November 29th, 2012

    But it’s a religion of peace…..really, it is! [sarcasm off]

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  4. MNHawk

    November 29th, 2012

    I don’t get North Korea. If you follow their rules, I would imagine you would be quite safe, as opposed to every Islamic s**thole on the rest of the list.

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  5. Diann

    November 29th, 2012

    Not to quibble. But are there really folks out there, knocking down the doors of their travel agent’s office demanding to go to Uzbekistan?

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  6. Diann

    November 29th, 2012

    What? Were all the trips to Disney booked?

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  7. RANDO

    November 29th, 2012

    I didn’t see Chi Town or Philly on that list…

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  8. Goldenfoxx

    November 29th, 2012

    The USA doesn’t look so bad after all. I see no need to travel to a foreign country like those listed. WTF for? I just booked a cruise to Alaska, we decided to keep the money in the US.

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  9. the aardvark

    November 29th, 2012

    I don’t I’ll be going to any of those places anytime soon, if not ever. I have been to the Persian Gulf in 1974 when I was in the Navy. Its an even bigger shithole now than it was then. They can keep that whole damned part of the world for all I care.

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  10. Stirrin the B.S.

    November 29th, 2012

    They forgot to mention that every one of those countries has received Bari OMoslem’s endorsement to join the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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  11. Stirrin the B.S.

    November 29th, 2012

    @FDR – I guess that it just went without saying, that those are Lucifer’s favorite vacation spots here on earth.

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  12. even steven

    November 29th, 2012

    Those places sound dangerous. I’m taking a vacation to do a bit of shopping and sightseeing in beautiful downtown East St. Louis.

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  13. Billy Fuster

    November 29th, 2012

    Visiting some of these countries (Yemen, Uzbekistan) would be an incredible experience, the closest thing to going back in time.

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  14. serfer62

    November 29th, 2012

    Hey Dian…I spent ’03 to ’05 in Uzbekistan. Toured end to end by myself. Loved it.
    Now if you were talking about Detroit, Chicago or DC that would be a different story…

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  15. missinmich

    November 29th, 2012

    What!? No Dearborn, Flint, Detroit or Saginaw MI on the list?

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  16. missinmich

    November 29th, 2012

    Oops you can add Holland MI if you want practice dodging gang bullets.

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  17. Ya sure

    November 29th, 2012

    I was on pins and needles until I got through the list.
    I’m SO relieved that Somalia isn’t on it !

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  18. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    November 29th, 2012

    How is Inglewood,CA not on that list? lol.

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  19. Commissar M

    November 29th, 2012

    Hmmm… there seems to be a common thread with 80% of these countries.

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