pyramids of Meroe in Sudan
Sudan’s tourism industry has suffered as a result of the civil warfare between its people.
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Approach with Caution: 10 of the Most Dangerous Places to Travel

Be Aware of These Dangerous Vacation Spots

With the rising cost of travel, accommodation and entertainment, many jet-setters are beginning to look beyond holiday hot spots when planning their next vacation. But budget vacations often come with hidden prices, one of which is safety.

Though many countries offer affordable vacations at deeply discounted prices, such countries are frequently steeped in economic, political and religious turmoil. Read on to learn about some of the most dangerous places to travel, and why you should approach with caution.

1. Sudan

Officially named the Republic of Sudan, Sudan is an African country bordered by Egypt and divided by the River Nile. It is a country steeped in culture and tradition, and the people of Sudan are warm and welcoming to tourists.

However, over the course of several decades Sudan’s tourism industry has suffered as a result of the civil warfare between its people. Consequently, many governments warn travelers to give Sudan a wide berth when planning their next vacation.

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2. Mexico

A holiday favorite for many travelers for its beautiful beaches, cuisine, and resorts, Mexico is nevertheless one of the most treacherous vacation spots for travelers. With rising drug cartels and gang violence Mexico is becoming increasingly dangerous for locals and tourists alike.

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3. Papua New Guinea

An Oceanian country, Papua New Guinea is a stunning country boasting wondrous landscapes and beaches. However, Papua New Guinea is quickly becoming known as one of the world’s most dangerous places, particularly for women and children.

Crime rates are high, especially in the country’s cities, while remote locations are often made difficult to access as a result of criminal roadblocks and looting.

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