You have probably spent a couple of days in other countries, probably because of work or family vacation. Either way, you get to experience life on the other side of the world. But what if that experience becomes a bad memory? That instead of having the time of your life, you end up disappointed because someone robs you or something.
Truth is, there are cities in the world that are just dangerous for tourists like you. And if you plan to visit them in the future, you might as well take a look at the facts involving them. Perhaps you will learn a thing or two about these places. From there, you can decide whether or not you will veer away from them.
Without further ado, here the cities deemed dangerous for tourists.
#1. Barcelona, Spain
This one here is well-known for its vast tourist spots. However, it is also infamous for pickpockets – and there are thousands of them there. Most of these thieves frequent themselves in the city of La Rambla. They are so skillful that they can steal your stuff even in your hotel room.
#2. Cairo, Egypt
There is no other city like Cairo, which is dubbed “a legendary city.” Unfortunately, it is also city dangerous for women. And this does not end there. The metro is also drowned in an eerie political situation, making it difficult for tourists to actually enjoy its beauty.
#3. Pattaya, Thailand
This is where you can get poisoned without you noticing it. Pattaya is known for its food, but do not get too comfortable. You might just get food poisoning. The city is popular for its meat and salad, but sometimes, its seafood is packed with substances that can poison you in a blink of an eye.
#4. Johannesburg, South Africa
South Africa is known for a lot of things, with one being a place where two oceans beautifully meet. But the problem is, the age of apartheid have since ended. Now, white people are being harassed, particularly in Johannesburg. So, if you are white, it is advisable to travel by car or taxi. In fact, only a handful of people walk on the street due to the fear of getting oppressed.
#5. Naples, Italy
For the Italians, Naples is the most Italian city of all. Heck, it might even be the place where pizza was invented. In any case, the city is still known for pickpockets. There are people who ride their bikes and scooters, but they tend to appear out of nowhere. And without you getting noticed, they have already snatched your purse or bag. Naples is really known not for its dirty tricks.
#6. Tijuana, Mexico
Located on the border of Mexico and the US, Tijuana is a place for people who want to experience the Mexican way of life. But apart from tourists, the city is also overwhelmed by fugitives. It is even a transit point for drug dealers. So, as much as possible, try to familiarize yourself with the metro’s in and out. You never know, you are actually entering a drug den.
#7. Mumbai, India
When you come to Mumbai, expect yourself to be surrounded by a hoard of beggars. Some of them pretend to be Yogis (the “enlightened ones”), but others are simply there to steal. In fact, the country is notorious for a large number of attacks done on women.
#8. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
One of the central districts in the country is Santa Teresa, which is known for its tourist spots. But, as much as possible, try not to show your camera or phones. Doing so will open yourself to attacks from thieves and pickpockets. And mind you, some of them have knives. If you are to visit this place, be sure not to walk in downtown Rio at night.
#9. Paris, France
As romantic as Paris could be, it is still not safe for anyone. Aside from pickpockets, there are beggars and sellers who will try to sell stuff for a very high price. And if you veer away from them, they will try to force you. So, as much as possible, do not talk to them if you do not intend to buy.
#10. Dubai, UAE
It holds true that Dubai is one of the most modernized cities in the world. It is even more westernized than any other Muslim countries, but it does not mean it is safe. If you are a woman visiting this country, remember that they follow a certain dress code. If you want to avoid being sexually harassed (of course, you do!), keep both your arms and legs covered. Also, try not to act in a very provocative manner. Just be calm and act nice to the locals.
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