Top 10 Dangerous Places You Mustn’t Visit in 2017

While planning for a vacation weekend we often end up choosing a risky place that we should have otherwise avoided. So it’s important to not pick choose your destination blindfolded. Be cautious because the world is not that much safer anymore. In the upcoming New Year, you must avoid going to these places.

Every place is beautiful in itself but as far as safety is concerned, people shouldn’t compromise on that front. There are valid reasons why you must avoid these places. Read below to find out why.

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Over the last few years, Guatemala has become one of the dangerous nations to go to. Guatemala City is also witnessing constant surge in crime rate with. The city glutted with abject poverty and unemployment, witnessing plenty of Drug violence, gang wars and murders. The murder rate 47.17 per 100,000 people makes this place very risky indeed.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

A city, with a crime rate of 170 per 100,000 people, can’t be safe for tourists or visitors. Crimes like drug trafficking, homicide, robbery cases, social unrest and terrorism are rampant in Honduras making it a deadly place.

Cape Town, South Africa 

Though the city always attracts visitors for its scenic landscapes but this time around all is not well in Cape Town. It is witnessing frequent crimes and social unrest all across the city. Robbery and atrocities against women often bring the nation to spotlight for wrong reason.

Sana’a Yemen

Sana is located around 7500 feet above sea level, and is popular among the tourists. But due to terrorism and political violence it has become a dangerous place now. You are nowhere safe in Sana.

Caracas, Venezuela

Drug wars and conflicts have completely devastated this otherwise beautiful capital city of Venezuela. Robbery and theft are so common here that a large number of tourists are affected due to it every year. 

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Mexico’s relentless fight against drug abuse and trafficking seems to be not getting solved in the immediate future. Ciudad Juarez is one of the country’s most violent cities. Bribing is quite common in this part of the world. Police are specially bribed by drug lords to stay away from legal action against them. 

 Sierra Lone

Apart from rampant sectarian violence and various other crimes, the US has noticed a special advisory to tourists to stay cautious in Sierra Lone not because of its poor medical infrastructure. The country doesn’t have even good and quality hospitals.

Baghdad, Iraq

It is one of the scariest places in the world. Suicide bombing, kidnapping and complete absence of law make it a deadliest place in reality.

Karachi

The soaring level of gang shootings, forceful religious conversions and suicide bombings is completely devastating the city. Rampant terrorist attacks in the last few years have killed so many innocent lives in Pakistan. With a murder rate of 12.3 per 100,000, Karachi is not a safe vacation choice for New Year holidays.

Dhaka

You never know when a bombing will struck the city of Dhaka. Last year even a funeral procession was marred due to terror attack. In the last few months, a lot of intellectuals have been killed by the extremists. You should strike off Dhaka while planning your holiday weekend.

Top Ten Things You Must Do in 2017

With hectic life-schedule day in and day out, we sometimes need a break to rejuvenate our mind, body and soul. What a better time to do the same than the X-mas weekend and ensuing New Year? This New Year is now exactly less than 100-day away from us – let’s do something new and adventurous – which we haven’t tried before.

To begin with, we should do top 10 things in the coming New Year 2017. Believe me, it’s gonna be rocking and mesmerizing. So what are you waiting for? Plan your New Year holiday schedule in advance;

Here are the top 10 things you must do in 2017;

Bungee Jumping and Paraglide: Being adventurous means taking risks and doing things which you haven’t dared before. Why not start your New Year with an extra adventurous activity like bungee Jumping or paraglide. You must do it this year.

Spiritual Tourism: Obviously, when you wish to start your new year on a spiritual note then there can’t anything better than spiritual tourism. The ancient Rome in Italy or even Athens would be perfect for that matter. You will definitely feel blissful to see some of the oldest churches and other religious monuments there. You can even visit a mysterious site like Stonehenge or MachuPicchu for some extra amount of thrill.

Climb a Mountain: Let your soul go for a trekking in the upcoming year. Definitely, if you have a will to do something different then you can definitely do so without a second thought. Climb a mountain in 2017. Howzzat? Indeed it’s really a thrilling experience altogether. You can start with trekking hills first.

Write A Story:  Everyone has a story to tell and share with the world. This upcoming New Year you should try your hands at writing a new story. Yeah I know for any newbie writing is relatively a difficult task but once you start writing you will get the rhythm easily. Who know you might be the next best seller?

Forgive the Wrongdoers: Try to be a little more generous in the upcoming 2017. Simply forgive someone who did wrong to you. By doing so you not only let go your grudge against the wrongdoer, but it also soothes your soul.

Eating your Heart Out: Let this New Year be the unique and amazing one. Simple gorge in delicious ice-creams, burgers or the wine you didn’t taste before or as much as you wanted. In the New Year weekend, do try to eat and taste all those things without thinking about extra calories that might inadvertently enter inside your body via those foods.

Visit Pyramid: It might sound little scary but roaming around the gaza desert in Pyramid could be an astonishing memory to take by. Do it this New Year. Visit Pyramid in Egypt and get spell-bound by the architectural wonder that has created the structure many centuries back.

Adventure in the Forest: Have you ever planned your day out at the dense forest inside Amazon. Don’t wait any more simply pack your bag and necessary items as you indulge in your first ever forest adventure.

Give Shelter to a Homeless: I am quite sure that there is only a handful of people who think that way, but this New year giving a shelter to a destitute and homeless person can be an amazing and satisfying idea altogether.

Planting Trees: We don’t get enough time to think about the environment around us. This New Year, let’s pledge to protect the environment by whichever way we can. And it starts with you. You should plant as many trees as you can.

Top 5 Places to Avoid This New Year’s Eve

Every one of us wants to celebrate the New Year’s Eve with full excitement and zeal, but often we take a wrong decision while choosing an appropriate place for New Year celebration. Though you easily search for party spots to enjoy your New Year’s Eve to the fullest, there is hardly any information on places that you should usually avoid on that particular day.

Therefore, I am mentioning here top 5 places and spots that you should always avoid on the New Year’s Eve for a celebration purpose. It is certainly dangerous to celebrate the New Year’s Day with your family at these unusual places.

1) Forests: Adventurous spirits inside us often compel us to do things which we usually don’t try. On New Year’s Eve always listen to your own rational mind before venturing out for any celebration. Even if your heart wishes for a quirky celebration this New Year, just ignore it.

It is very risky to celebrate at forests as you never know when an untoward incident will take place there. Wild animals could pounce on you at the spurt of a moment or even a dangerous insect may sting you. So I strongly advice everyone of you to never think of making a forest as your celebration spot.

2)    Celebration on Boat and Ship: A journey through ship and boat is amazing but not at the time of New Year when there is a change of weather and the overcrowded public. It won’t be a good idea altogether.

It does not just make you feel more uncomfortable with the frequent change of weather and high speed of the vehicle, but also keeps you constantly disturbed. Especially, when you have children with you then don’t dare to celebrate New Year’s Eve on ship and boat – the curiosity of a child and their inquisitiveness often leads to mishaps. So completely avoid ship and boat.

3)    An Abandoned House: Don’t do something excessively different this New Year. Even if an abandoned cottage is available on rent in your vicinity, don’t accept it as your celebratory spot. An abandoned house is often an easy prey for antisocial elements and goons. To stay away from unwanted tension never even think of an abandoned house as a place for a celebration. Also, abandoned houses are often viewed as a safe haven for negative forces such as satan and evil spirits.

4)    Unknown Den: Celebrating important occasions at den has now become a trend. Take any important day of celebration and people throng to decorated dens especially made for those purposes. But I would rather suggest you to pick some other possible places to enjoy your New Year’s Eve and the following week. Frankly speaking, New Year celebration at den is the weirdest idea ever. The problem of lack of oxygen supply and scarcity of light always lead to an accident at these places.

5)    Desert: Even if you are residing in an area that is near a desert, for celebration purposes you mustn’t pick it as your celebratory spot. In deserts, there is not just a scarcity of oxygen supply but extreme heat waves during the day and cold waves at night make it horrible to plan a day out there. People used to get dehydrated at deserts so we must avoid it. Also, shops are located far away from desert hence any celebratory plan at these places is not good.

Top 5 Crazy New Year Traditions

Once it’s 12 o’clock on the night of 31st December, the great and grand New Year celebration begins. The first day of the year marks as the most pivotal day in everyone’s life. This day ensures that you are blessed and alive to witness the 1st dawn of the New Year – celebration starts from late midnight and continues till morning and entire week thereafter.

People from all across the world love to celebrate New Year’s Day with full fervor and enthusiasm. People also wish each other and gift them with greeting cards and other nice things as per the convention.

Red Undies: You must have not heard this type of tradition or celebration before. People of Bolivia celebrate the 1st day of the year very uniquely. Men and women, young or old, put on red underwear on this day. This symbolizes the presence of love in their lives throughout the New Year.

Traditional Food: You just can’t keep traditional food away from the occasion. It is must-must for New Year day. The Dutch tradition holds greater importance to food. They eat donuts on this day to welcome success. While in Greece, people celebrate the day in a traditional way by preparing Vassilopitta, a delicious home-made cake, and puts a coin inside it. It is believed that whoever finds the coin will be showered with god’s blessings and good luck throughout the New Year.

Fun at Cemetery: Every year on the night of 31st December in Talca town of Chile, local people love to sleep at the graveyard so that they witness the dawn of 1st January at the graveyard itself. They do it with a hope to accompany their late relatives and family members at the grave on 1st January – who are no more living.

Burning Effigies of Famous People: It is strange yet true. People of Panama are known for their craziest New Year tradition. On this day, local people love to burn down the effigies of celebrities and reputed persons as a gesture. They do it in large number on the streets. It is done with a hope that these people will receive a lot of good luck in the New Year.

South African New Year: Do stay cautious if you are planning to celebrate New Year and New Year’s Eve in South Africa. You might find it strange, but let me tell you that it is extremely risky to walk on the streets of South Africa in New Year day; you never know when a television set would fall on your head. Yes, as per the tradition, People throw various equipment and things at commuters walking on roads. Actually people believe that this gesture brings a lot of good hope and blessings to them.

Interestingly, some people love to celebrate the day in traditional manner while some celebrate the New Year day extravagantly. You will be surprised to know that nations across the globe celebrate 1st January in various methods depending upon their traditions. And these traditions are more unique and crazier than one another.

Go Green This New Year’s Day Celebrations

Tips for Environment Friendly Celebration Ideas

If you have become too used to with similar kinds of New Year celebrations and parties, then this New Year, let’s try something different. You have plenty of ways to celebrate you New Year in eco-friendly ways. It not just ensures a wonderful festive opportunity, but also helps you serve the cause of the nature for a greener planet.

By celebrating the first morning of the year in environment friendly ways, you not just start the New Year with gusto but also save the nature in larger sense. After New Year day, garbage and unused foods are thrown on the streets directly polluting the atmosphere around us.

I suggest everyone to go green this New Year, and it is quite simple. You won’t have to spend a lot of bucks for an eco-friendly celebration – just read out the tips given below:

  • Home Recipes: Forget street food this New Year. They are not just bad for your overall health but affects nature as well. I would suggest you to prepare a new delicious dish at home using your cooking skills and share it with your friends.
  • Use Internet for Invitations: Don’t send invitations to your friend on New Year using greetings card or letters. Just message them directly using your computer on email without using any paper. You must know that each paper comes from wood, so we must minimize the use of paper as and when possible.
  • Why Not Pets! : Let this New Year be the year of happiness. And you can of course start with adopting pets. Puppy and kittens are ideal pets since they easily do friendship with humans. So, this new year if you find a pet looking at you with adorable eyes – waging its tail – then bring it back home and make him your family member.
  • Bio Plates and Cups: There may be lots of shops in your vicinity which sell plates and cups made up of bamboo. Buy these items for a wonderful New Year party. Plastic dinner plates and cups badly harm our nature in an irreplaceable manner.
  • Real Flower Vase: For the sake of decorating our homes, we often make huge investment in things which could be disastrous for nature. So, this new year let us decorate our house on New Year with a natural flower vase. Simply, take an old pot and put real refreshing flowers inside it. That’s it. Your natural flower vase is ready.
  • Sugarcane Dress: Many people don’t know that sugarcane dress is quite trending these days. Sugarcane jean is a wonderful Eco-friendly product to wear on this day and start a new trend. Let it be your party outfit for New Year’s Eve and parties.
  • Fruit Juice Over Alcohol: Natural fruit juices are always a better option than alcohol, vodka or wine. This New Year, start your day with a resolution to forbid alcohol – which not just affects our body but also makes us lesser concerned about nature. Obviously, when you eat fruit juice regularly you will realize the importance of fruits, forests and trees.
  • Plantation & Afforestation: Unless you own a larger hectare of land, it is impossible to dream of afforestation, but as a responsible citizen you can at least start planting various trees in your garden. It will give you more reason to celebrate New Year in a unique manner. Spread the word.
  • Nature in Daily Life: We often see that ceramics and glass plates are used at our homes, starting this New Year start replacing these things with plates clay plates and glass instead. Similarly, you should also start replacing your utensils with natural bio-degradable ones.
  • Finally, we have to act responsibly towards nature. While celebrating New Year day with friends, we must not forget that it’s for very nature we are surviving this day so our celebration should be somber and natural too.