5 places on earth you should avoid

December 6, 2016

Since I always have been impressed by how many beautiful places earth has, and how many places I want to visit, I wanted to make a blogpost about which places not to visit. Yet no matter how beautiful our planet is, we should never forget how dangerous nature can be. Here is my top 5 not to visit!

Ginney Noa

Death Valley, California, USA
Death Valley is a desert valley located in Eastern California. It is one of the hottest places in the world at the height of summertime along with deserts in Africa and in the Middle East.

Danakil Desert, Ethiopia, Africa
The Danakil Desert is a desert in northeast Ethiopia, southern Eritrea, and northwestern Djibouti. The area is known for its volcanoes and extreme heat, with daytime temperatures surpassing 50 °C. Less than an inch of rainfall occurs each year. The Danakil Desert is one of the lowest and hottest places on Earth. Boiling sulfur and gases, burning heat and raging lava flows. It is inhabited by a few Afar, who engage in salt mining.

Caracas, Venezuela, South America
This is the capital city of Venezuela and it is presently facing a crisis involving drug gangs. Street crimes such as muggings and theft are also common, making this an undesirable destination for most tourists. Many other cities in Venezuela also have high crime rates.

Snake Island, Brazil, South America
Off the shore of Brazil, almost 93 miles away from São Paulo downtown, is Ilha da Queimada Grande, also known as “Snake Island.” The island is untouched by human developers, and for very good reason. Researchers estimate that on the island live between one and five snakes per square meter.

Madidi National Park, Bolivia, South America
At first sight, this place looks very nice, but it’s actually very dangerous. Why? Because it’s home to the most poisonous and aggressive fauna in the world. Contact with any of the plants growing here can cause severe itching, rash and dizziness. Any cut, or even a small wound, can become infected with tropical parasites.

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