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10 most dangerous cities in the world for tourists

Do you want to go there? You go at your own risk!

Beach in Durban, South Africa [123RF]

There are places in the world that theoretically have everything an average tourist needs interesting history, interesting monuments, beaches and restaurants where you can eat something good.

Unfortunately, they are also among the most dangerous parts of our globe. Their list is regularly published by Numbeo, a website founded in 2009 by Serbian programmer, Mladen Adamovic, which provides data on the standard of living around the world.

Do you want to go there? You go at your own risk!

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Fantastic beaches with golden sand are one of the hallmarks of the town in northeastern Brazil. Plus delicious seafood and Mercado Central - a bazaar where you can buy local products. Unfortunately, it is just as easy to lose your wallet here, and attacks on tourists are not uncommon.

The richly decorated interior of the São Francisco Church is truly stunning, just like sunsets on Porto da Barra beach. However, returning in the evening may not be the most pleasant. And you simply cannot survive an armed robbery.

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It is known that elephants can be dangerous. But a trip to Addo Elephant National Park can be a real respite from your stay in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Robberies are common on the streets of this city, and even a visit to the dazzling King's Beach may not alleviate the feeling of danger.

A city of gigantic contrasts, famous for the statue of Christ the Redeemer on the top of Mount Corcovado, from where you can admire the panorama of the city. It may be worse if we go down to the city itself. Thefts, robberies, drug dealers — tons of books have been written and kilometres of films have been shot about the dark side of the local favelas. You can relax by visiting the famous Copacabana beach.

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San Pedro Sula is not a very well-known tourist resort. And it's no wonder, because the gangs roaming here can effectively scare away potential visitors, especially since they offer attractions such as robberies and extortion.

However, if someone would like to risk a visit, they can sneak over to Parque Central — the central square in San Pedro Sula, surrounded by cafes and shops. Or you can relax by going to the nearby Parque Nacional Cusuco — it is a national park that offers beautiful views.

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The city is famous for its fight against apartheid. It was here that the man who became its symbol – Nelson Mandela – lived. You can visit his house in Johannesburg — in the Soweto district. It is also worth visiting Gold Reef City. This is an amusement park related to the history of gold mining, offering many attractions, including a casino. Unfortunately, what you win can be easily lost, because the city is famous for robberies and thefts.

uShaka Beach is a charming place that impresses not only with its beautiful coast, but also with many attractions. Durban Botanic Gardens is the oldest botanical garden in Africa where you can admire beautiful plants and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Of course, until someone likes your iPhone or camera. And such events are not rare here.

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If you like observing exotic birds, a visit to Varirata National Park may be something for you — there is no shortage of stunningly colourful parrots here. The problem is that if you live in nearby Port Moresby, you can expect different experiences. Thefts, assaults, robberies? Everything is in place. Moreover, the loot is easy to hide here. Papua New Guinea is twice the size of Great Britain.

If you are a fan of renting apartments for holidays, it is worth knowing that this may not be the best idea for your stay in Pretoria, South Africa. Home burglaries are one of the top crimes in Pretoria and if you go to see the Voortrekker Monument (an impressive monument commemorating the Boer settlers) or the local botanical garden, you may find that your belongings are gone for good.

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Undisputed number 1 on the list of the most dangerous cities in the world. Assaults, thefts, disappearing cars — you can count on this type of "attractions" here. Is it still worth taking the risk and seeing the local Museum of Fine Arts with a rich collection of works of art from around the world, the cathedral and the nearby Waraira Repano National Park? Decide for yourself.

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This article was originally published on Fakt.

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