When you’re in holiday-planning mode, all you want to do is discover something new. But often more likely than not, someone around you is probably going to say something like “Don’t go there, it’s super dangerous!”
While it goes without saying that you should definitely do your research before booking a ticket to somewhere like North Korea or Brazil (and check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ travel advisory warnings), some of these places are really not as bad as people make them out to be. Furthermore, skipping out would mean missing out on the marvellous beauty hidden in these cities due to scaremongering.
If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, these are the places to see. Just take the proper precautions and don’t leave your street smarts behind.
Additional reporting: Karen Fong