ITT: Places that you want to go but the very real risk of being murdered or kidnapped prevents it.
Here's the citadel of Derbent, in Dagestan. There's been a city here for over 5000 years, the citadel was built by the Sasanian Empire in 500 AD.
I'd kill to see this in the flesh, sadly since it's in fucking Dagestan it's more likely that I'd be kidnapped and brutally murdered by islamic rebels.
Congo (this one is partly doable though but currently I think the hassle sets me back)
Yemen (maybe you can exclude socotra)
Tibet (not dangerous just off limits for the independent traveler)
Venezuela (though I think the tepuis and the jungle interior are not that dangerous)
I really have not given up on them. I hope during my life I will visit some of them. But currently I don't dare doing them
I've always wanted to see the breakway states around the former USSR. like the autonomous jewish oblast which was the first jewish state. Nagorno Karabak which is an armenian enclave completely surrounded by azerbaijan. south ossetia would be nice (in georgia) as well as Transnistria in Moldova and cechnya
Nagorno-Karabakh is not that dangerous. Or at least that's what I expect as I'm going there this summer. I've been doing some research and the territory is pretty safe. Even Agdam is supposed to be pretty safe
I am a femaleBritfag and I've been to Jeddah. Would have been 100% lashed if they had known what I do all day in London.
>what do you do all day in london?
Prance about with my hair flapping in the breeze and my skin on display, talk to countless (countless) men who I'm not related to, smoke, drink, drugs, shag a bit. When my dad was alive I disobeyed him 24.7. Can't drive so I lose points for that.
I know a bunch of guys from Dagestan, Chechenya and Ingushetia - some of them have moved back there. Apparently it's been getting a lot safer, lots of investments and reconstruction in the last few years. I'd say it's it's a valid destination if you give things a few more years to settle down.
>Bolivian death road
My sister biked down that one, go figure.
Same. I never felt endangered when I was in Erbil, although the dynamic might have changed ever since the Peshmerga began engaging ISIS. When did you go? I was there last June.
I'd really love to see more of Iraq, to be honest. My other "deathwish" destinations would be Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen (Sand Manhattan, nigga). I think all of these destinations would be doable, with the right safety precautions. I met an older Australian guy who hitchhiked through northern Afghanistan a couple of summers ago, and he the word he used to describe his journey through was "uneventful." I'd feel comfortable traveling back to Iraqi Kurdistan, too, but it'd be hard for me to justify leaving the Kurdish zone of control.
Yes, for work. I'm a travel agent. Still only Biz and Hajj/Umrah visa available. KSA made noises about tourist visa but it's not going to happen.
kek, but the muslim part is way less dangerous to you than being black. Even then, the danger of negroiditude is a function of where you are, and the racist rubric of "niggers versus black people."
>inb4 go back to /pol/, I'm not from there and have no beef on any race or religion
Why would you ever want to visit afghanistan? Its seriously nothing but dirt farms or mountains depending where you are. I got to sleep in compounds with afghan locals on numerous occasions, so I will say the food is kind of good. Thats about it.
I finally went to afghanistan last October and it was actually really lovely. The province Bamiyan is actually completely safe and as long as you don't be an idiot you'll be fine. It was probably the nicest trip I've ever been on.I also stayed in kabuL but that's been getting
less safe as of late and the place I was staying was recently hit by a missile...
Iran is gonna my next dangerous destination I think.
I'm him. Just check in Google images herat, baminyan buddhas (even though they are blown up), jam minaret, the blue mosque, the pamirs and the list goes on and on. You might personally not like it but it's got plenty of things
>Why are the Chinese so dodgy about letting solo travellers into Tibet?
Because they keep turning out to be sneaky journalists.
And these days everyone with a facebook is a de-facto journalist so they don't want them seeing anything off-script either.
That said, Tibet is easy enough to arrange if you dot your is and cross your ts.
Agreed, I'd love to see the place. Someday maybe. The father of a friend bought a bus in Spain and drove there overland back in the 70s... He said it was wonderful.
I'd add Pakistan to that list too. I realize it's still relatively safe, but still beyond my personal risk tolerance. I'd consider Gilgit-Baltistan but am waiting a bit after those 10 mountaineers were murdered to see if anything similar happens. If not, I'd be keen to visit.
I'm amused by the idea of faking being a Muslim and going to Mecca. I have no actual intent in doing it, but the idea is interesting.
>faking being a Muslim and going to Mecca
Not so easy. You need some kind of certificate from your local imam. After that, you need luck, since only a small number of applicants are selected each year by lottery. It would be a lot easier to just fake a business visit. I've heard the Saudi authorities are easy to corrupt, though.
Yeah there's basically nothing left standing. The crusader fortress in Aleppo is, obviously, but ISIS has levelled almost everything else.
I always wanted to shop for obscurities in the grand souk of Damascus, now I never will because it's a smouldering ruin and all the shopkeepers are probably dead. :(
most of my family in mexico says that most of the crime is between criminals and people who are in the business. They say it's a little more dangerous down south though. My family is from Baja so take that into account as well.
I guess my dangerous location doesnt really compare to any of these but I really wanted to visit Ukraine, im a little put off at the moment though for obvious reasons.
I know in the west of the country its relatively safe but still
why do people want to travel to places where there is currently a conflict, even though the appeal of these areas sans the conflict is next to nil?
>tfw you will never live in the 50s/60s and be able to visit the beautiful and cultured North African and Middle Eastern countries that aren't destabilized and get you killed