I am a little worried about this one. I think it would be easy for me to offend a great deal of people. Because what I know about the places that I don’t want to visit is based on TV, movies and unfounded gossip. So, in the end, based on ignorance.
As a woman, it is difficult for me to consider travel to countries where women are expected to cover themselves head to toe.To any place where a woman alone is considered fair game. I live in the US. I won’t lie there are times I think we aren’t so progressive as we’d like to think. But places where I would be blatantly treated as less than or as a victim are not high on the list to visit.
Then there are countries where war is a constant. Places where snipers and bombers seem to lie in wait. Mines go off left and right. And your enemy could decide to attack any hour. Pass.
Then there are the countries where corruption is rampant. You hear horror stories about people being arrested for looking at someone wrong. They get thrown into a nasty, dangerous jail until their family can send $500,000 or something ridiculous. Nope.
I know that people visit these places every day. They see great things. They enjoy the food and the people. They leave happy and healthy with no sign of trouble. And I also realize that anything can happen anywhere. But why take the chance?