It’s possible to have your wallet stolen or get food poisoning in any city, but there are places where tourists must be extremely careful.
We decided to talk about these cities. We should note that there are far more dangerous places in the world, but tourists prefer to stay away from them. We want to tell you surprising facts about very popular places.
Dangerous Cities For Tourists
Barcelona is a capital known to pickpockets. There are thousands of them here, and they are very skilled. Barcelona is followed by Rome, Prague, and Paris.
Most of the robberies take place on the main street of the city: La Rambla. In fact, they can steal your money or things on the beach, on public transport and even in your hotel room. Be careful!
Cairo is a legendary city and contrasts sharply with Egyptian resorts in terms of relaxation.
First of all, it is one of the most dangerous cities in the world for women.
Second, the political situation is dangerous and there are often conflicts in this area.
Finally, and probably hundreds of people will try to trick you over and over again. The most popular example is that it costs only $ 5 to mount a camel and $ 50 to disassemble it.
Eating out can be a game of Russian roulette in Thailand, and you never know when and how you might get food poisoning.
This happens very often in Pattaya, a very dirty city, but still popular with tourists. Seafood is often the cause, sometimes meat and salads.
Locals eat everything with lots of spices, which kill all dangerous bacteria. Tourists, however, get by without them. As a result, they generally suffer from food poisoning. To be sure, eat like the locals.
Johannesburg, South Africa
South Africa is a country of dazzling nature, a place where two oceans meet. But there are problems here: just 30 years ago, the age of apartheid ended. It was a time when the white population discriminated against blacks.
Now it is quite the opposite: whites are harassed, especially in Johannesburg. If you are white, it is better to travel by car or taxi (remember you need a taxi for white people).
he best case scenario is that people will stare at you in the streets. Here, very few people walk on foot. Look at photos – the streets are empty.
Italians say Naples is the most Italian city of all, and it was probably in Naples that pizza was invented.
However, the city has always been dangerous and there are many pickpockets. There are many people on scooters, and they come out of nowhere and grab your bag or your camera.
Local “businessmen” are also very tricky: They can start washing the car and ask for money. Naples is very dirty too.
This city is located on the border between the US and Mexico, making it a popular place for people in the US who want to have a truly Mexican weekend.
But not only tourists come to Tijuana. There are many fugitives from the United States, and it is also a transit point for drug traffickers. So this is a very dangerous place. And there is not much to see, just the central street.
Every tourist who arrives in Mumbai is always surrounded by a crowd of beggars who see them as travel wallets. Some of them even pretend to be yogis or “enlightened” to steal something.
India is also known for a large number of attacks against women. There is also a very hot climate and a dirty environment, perfect conditions for food poisoning or disease.
Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Santa Teresa, one of the central neighborhoods of the city, is very dangerous, even if it doesn’t seem like it. You should not display your phone or camera here as it could be attacked. Some people even have knives.
In fact, it is better not to walk in the center of Rio at night. And of course, don’t go to the slums without a guide.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Although Dubai appears to be more westernized than other Muslim cities, you should still remember the dress code if you are a woman.
To avoid being confronted or even sexually harassed (sex outside of marriage is often taboo, so foreign women are the only chance to break this rule), keep your legs and arms covered.
Do not act provocatively. On the other hand, you can relax when you are in the territory of the hotel, you are perfectly safe there.
As you can see, not all places in the world are 100% safe (with the possible exception of Japan and Scandinavia).
However, if you follow simple safety rules, your chances of having a good vacation are very high.
Maybe you know other cities that we could add to the list? Let us know in the comment section below!