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 10 Historical Places to Visit this New Year

Every one of us wants to enjoy New Year and ensure that it’s more exciting than the previous one. We are now literally just a little more than 100 days away from witnessing the new dawn of 2016. Let the upcoming New Year be exhilarating and enlightening one. Kick-start the new year in style and visit the historical places that you haven’t seen before. It would be absolutely fantastic to delve deep into the pages of ancient era and learn a lot of new things. At the same time it also offers you an opportunity to see new places.

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Here are some of the best historical places to celebrate new year:

1) Stonehenge, England: This historical structure is believed to be more than 3000 years old. Located near Salisbury in England, the stones of the structure belong to Wales. Historians and scientists are still clueless to reveal more about the Stonehenge mystery.

2) Taj Mahal, India: One of the finest works of the Mughal Period, Taj Mahal is the perfect historical destination when you are on your trip to India. Located in Agra on the banks of river Yamuna, this historical monument was built in the 1600s by Emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his deceased wife. This UNESCO world heritage site is a must see historical spot for everyone.

3) Machu Picchu, Peru: Probably, the last remnant of Inca civilization, Machu Picchu is certainly a historical structure that takes your mind to a few thousand years back. This UNESCO world heritage site is located in Peru and attracts several tourists round the year. Visiting the site on a New Year day is amazing in itself. It is declared as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

4) The Great Wall of China: This world famous historical monument was built for the protection of Chinese empire against the invaders. Most of the walls surrounding the structure is believed to have been built around 7th century BC. The structure of the monument is made up of brick, stone. Wood and other materials.

5) The Potala Palace, Lhasa: If you have decided to spend the New Year near in China, then don’t forget Potala Palace located in Lhasa at the Tibet Autonomous Region of the country. Lozang Gyatso – the fifth Dalai Lama, was the founder of Potala Palace as he erected the monument in 1645. It has continued to remain as the chief abode of Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama, who went to Dharamsala (India) during the Tibet uprising of 1959. Now, it is a famous museum.

6) Acropolis, Athens: It is often said that Greeks were the most articulated architect during the ancient times when the world was entirely unaware of town planning. The Acropolis Hill is the most important cultural monuments in Athens, the capital of Greece. It is believed that the historical monument was built around 5th century BC when Greek art and creativity was at peak.

7) Statue of Liberty, US: The statue has almost become synonymous with the concept of freedom and democracy. In 1886, France gifted it to the United States to strengthening the message of democracy and liberty all across the world. Sometimes it feels strange that how a simple statue speaks so many things and inspired so many nations worldwide.

8) Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy: If you are on your voyage to Italy during New Year weekdays then don’t forget to see this historical monument. The Leaning Tower, located in Pisa (Italy) is nothing short of an architectural marvel. Strangely enough it is leaned at one side – beyond the theory of gravitational pull of earth. The construction of the building took around two hundred years for its completion. The construction of Leaning Tower was started in 1173 and completed in 1372.

9) Colosseum, Italy: This landmark monument is located in Rome and was built in the 1st century AD. As of now it is more than 2000 years old. It was once considered as the largest Roman auditorium in the whole world. It hosted several fights among the gladiators during the Middle Ages.

10) Arc de Triumph, France: This New Year day visit this historical monument and celebrate a silent new year in loving memory of French soldiers – brave souls who lost their lives for France during French revolution and Napoleonic Wars. The names of all French generals are engraved on this iconic French historical structure.

Top 10 Exotic Beaches to Visit New Year

“Smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly… Van Morrison”

The above couplet perfectly describes the awesomeness that you feel on an exotic beach. Is there a better occasion to visit a beach than the first dawn of 2016! Pack your bag, get set ready and unleash the adventurous spirit that was hitherto hidden somewhere inside you. A beach is the best place to welcome the brand new year on style.

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Whether you wish to visit an exotic beach with your soul-mate, parents or family, a voyage along the beach is always going to be an exhilarating experience for one’s lifetime. During the New Year week there is a jam-packed rush at almost every beautiful beach. It is indeed a memorable experience to start the year on a positive note with the smell of sea and clear sky and let the fresh new dawn of 2016 unfolds before you.

1) Major’s Bay Beach – St. Kitts, the West Indies: I can assure you that more than adults the beach more popular among the children worldwide. Believe it or not, there are lots of friendly monkeys to welcome you on the beach. The place is perfect example of a unique milieu of two cultures; English and French. You will observe a lot of rare birds at this spot.

2) Maldives: The Maldives Beach is often considered as paradise for divers. It offers a perfect spot to enjoy underwater adventure. A lot of creatures are ready to welcome you deeper inside the sea such as the Whale Sharks, reef sharks and turtles.

3) Tortuga Beach (Santa Cruz), Galpagos Island: The tranquility of this beach invites several tourists across the globe. This UNESCO World Heritage site has lots more to offer on New Year day than you could imagine. You can enjoy swimming inside the crystal clear water and also spot some lovely wildlife creatures staring at you.

4) FIJI: The beaches at Fiji are highly enthralling and mesmerizing as well. The Fiji Islands present a live example of remnants of ruins. Volcanic activities around billions of years back have completely changed the panoramic view of the region. If you haven’t visited a Fiji beach as yet, then do it this New Year day. It is going to be amazing. The golf courses near the beach will let you enjoy the game with your near and dear ones.

5) El Nido, Palawan, Philippines: The beach is absolutely breathtaking for its clear water and colorful fish as far as its appearance is concerned. If you love to witness caves, and stunning waterfalls at the same time, then El Nido is the perfect spot to do so.

 6) Doctors Cave Beach, Montego Bay, Jamaica: We often look forward to an adventurous trip on New Year; the Doctors Cave Beach is definitely a perfect place to enjoy some precious moments of the first day of 2016. You can easily go for a water scooter ride or even sailing a Kayak on this magnificent beach in Jamaica without any hassle.

 7) Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia: White and bright make a lovely sight. Yes, when you are visiting Whitehaven Beach located at Whitsunday Island in Australia, your mind is sure to get rejuvenated. The spectacular white sand on the beach makes it a unique destination.

8) Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico: If are looking for a perfect beach to spend the New Year holiday, then Puerto Rico beckons you. Underwater adventure is much famous here. You can enjoy swimming and driving other watercrafts too on Flamenco Beach.

9) Baja do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil: It is one of the most heart captivating beaches that you would come across Brazil. The emerald green water is something that is sure to astound you for its ethereal beauty. Nonetheless, it is the perfect destinations where you can with play with Dolphins as well.

10) Anakena Beach, Easter Island, Chile: If you wish to explore the divers inside you beneath the water, then this beach is the perfect one. You can also enjoy purchasing some beautiful art and crafts and many other things as sold by the local people here living near the beach. The coconut grooves and sparkling clean water make a unique landscape at day time on Anakena Beach.

Top 10 Holiday Destinations for New Year 2016

What is the best way to begin a New Year? Unanimously, most people will agree that going to new places is the finest thing to do on New Year’s day. There are several tourist spots across the globe that you can try to visit on the first day of 2016.

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The best thing about travel is the enthusiasm and thrill that keep you excited. Just imagine how beautiful is it to see new places, meet new people and knowing many unknown facts, culture and ritual. The top 10 destinations to spend your New Year Holidays are as follows;

1) Helsinki, Finland: The most fascinating fact about European cities is their sizzling tranquility. This is something that instantly soothes your mind and heart. Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is one such city. The art, culture and architecture of the place will compel you to fall in love with it. Throng to Senate Square in Helsinki as it gears-up to welcome the first dawn of January 2016.

2) Cape Town, South Africa: It’s truly a perfect destination to kick-start the blissful morning of 2016 with lots of fun, excitement and enjoyment. Cape Town attracts thousands of visitors to its land on New Year holidays. Don’t miss visiting The V&A Waterfront; it looks truly amazing during New Year holidays.

3) Tokyo, Japan: The capital city of Japan offers splendid scenery to visitors. Tokyo is hugely popular for its temples, monasteries and shrines. For New Year holidays, popular DJs will surely let you dance with their rocking music composition. Imperial Palace is a must watch place in Tokyo. Don’t miss it.

4) Patagonia, Chile: The lush greenery all around the region makes it traveler’s paradise in true sense. It is landlocked between Argentina and Chile in the continent of Latin America. Ushuaia and Perito Moreno Glacier are the two most spectacular holiday spots in Patagonia.

5) Hawaii, US: It is the largest island in the United States. Celebrating Christmas weekend in this island is nothing short of accomplishing a dream. Whether you wish to go for a yacht ride or simply enjoy some precious moments in its exotic beaches, Hawaii has a lot to offer on New Year holidays.

6) Vienna, Austria: Enjoying a holiday in Vienna is an amazing opportunity. Delve yourself into the melodious world of music and start the New Year on a musical note. From Beethoven’s symphony to other music, you can enjoy various musical concerts in this place. The wonderful musical concert in the Viennese Hall on first January will fascinate you for sure.

7) Madeira, Portugal: The wonderful landscape of this mesmerizing Portuguese island is certain to win your heart. Madeira looks more magnificent during holiday season. The climate of the place is very captivating as well. Getting an opportunity to know the enthralling Portuguese culture and architecture in Madeira will be a cherished memory for a lifetime.

8) Sydney, Australia: Enjoying New Year holidays in Sydney is a charming experience in itself. If you plan to go for a vacation, then Sydney is definitely a wonderful option. Welcome the fresh morning of 2016 with gusto at the enchanting Harbor Bridge. It’s amazing.

9) Las Vegas, US: The city is very famous for its scintillating nightlife. Las Vegas is often touted as the entertainment capital of the world. You will get the opportunity to participate in many activities here, especially on the New Year’s Eve. You can play Casino, cards and many other exciting games. You can also enjoy some exclusive dishes at restaurants in Las Vegas.

10) Brussels, Belgium: Brussels has definitely emerged out as the most attractive holiday destinations all across the globe. It’s amazing if you are able to celebrate the beginning of 2016 here. Atomium is the most beautiful architectural wonder that you shouldn’t miss out in your sojourn in Brussels. This beautiful structure is the replica of iron crystals. It is one of the most stunning structures in the entire Europe. Visit it on a New Year’s day, and you will love it.