Most Dangerous Country in the World?

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151. Posted by opospa (Respected Member 1837 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting audry79

Actually, anywhere, as long as you are in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I like this answer

152. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5695 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Isadora

I never get to leave home so I have no opinion.

you can have an opinion about places you haven't been to as well. And you can write about it as well...;)
Otherwise, I don't think the travelguide for example will ever get complete

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154. Posted by Dreamer76 (Inactive 5 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Seems to me peoples opinions on safety in Columbia is split down the middle. If half the travellers have had scarey experiences there then is it worth the risk? I am a new traveller, have never left North America and was planning a solo in Columbia for the month of July. Having second thoughts now...

I would like to hear of some positive experiences there, recommendations any advice would be great. I wonder if I would be an easy target because Im a small female on my own?

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158. Posted by Y.J (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

"also considering the fact that Colombia has a much higher murder rate and a much higher kidnapping rate to. Also Brazil is not in a civil war like Colombia is.

Colombia is a hell hole amd i have absoloutly no desire to go there"

UMM proud john? acuallly your wrong spend some time in BRAZIL place like pernanbuco,sao paulo or rio or where ever you want to go its mostly the same well for yor information brazil has a high murder rate wich most of the killers get away and they cant even find them. Brazil is a very dangerous place not just because of the criminals but the police hell the police are criminals also if they catch you most of the time instead of taking you in they excute you, 1,ooo kids (1,ooo) die a year in rio de janeiro just by police hands yes they kill kids and dont say there not in a civil war because they are beteween the cops and the poor the police goes up the slum and starts shooting people and criminals shot back it looks like a war with all the shooting with rifles, theres allways things like that on brazilian news kids getting killed ,warfare in slums .....i think this problem can be fixed if the gorverment opend up there eyes and make a difference and of course most of this isent going to be shown in the U.S because they get alot of money from tourist and if people think BRAZIL is a bad place they wont go there .go look it up on youtube look at the video of a documentery mean streets brazil or the documentery of ross kemp in rio de janeiro and then look at the documentery on ross kemp in columbia it seems that columbia used to be in a civil war but now its gone and only some paramilitia is left but they couldent even find them because they were not even leaving clues but yes they kidnaped alot of people wich aret even found yet and year pased already im not saying columibia is safe because im not there both very dangerous.

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 26, 2008, at 1:59 AM by Y.J ]

159. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Lucyc55

I am a new traveller, have never left North America and was planning a solo in Columbia for the month of July.

Hmm, in this case why Colombia. In my experience a lot of problems are caused by inexperience in such regions. Why not do south Mexico instead? Not the tourist places, but some of the more backwater places. They can be dangerous too, but not so much.

Or pick a place like Guatamala, or Honduras. Break into your traveling shoes before heading to 'dangerous' country territory.

If you do go to Colombia, don't let any danger elements worry you too much. Otherwise it might spoil it for you. Hence, my suggestion in going somewhere else first. Practice travel, before jumping in. It will pay off.

Either way, learn the language a little, or a lot, depending on your linguistic skills. It will help you in your travels, and work in your favour.

Just my two cents.

In regards to most dangerous places. I agree with replies saying it is a personal thing. After living in Nigeria for two years I found Spain and London very dangerous. Gangs, unhelpful people, and non speaking armed riot suited police everywhere.

In Nigeria I lived in a place were shootings were a regular occurrence, yet it was robbery based. In west there seemed to me more of a violence for violence sake about it.

In Pakistan I found the military to be very helpful, and friendly as were the Iranian police. No weapons or cold stares. In the London underground I asked an armour wearing policeman with two guns for directions and was told to step back and remove my hands from my pockets???

In Pakistan the police offered me a lift?

I will say though the Chinese military take the cake for scary. Robots. Never mind Beijing, they cloned some relatively normal ones for the Olympic thing. But outside that. No thanks. Anything out of the ordinary box and it was "NO."

Well I guess that makes it my 4 cents now!

160. Posted by Piecar (Inactive 1218 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I lived for a year in Colombia in 2007. I never found people to be particularly dangerous, and I loved many of the cities. I submit that it is not "One of the Most Dangerous Countries"