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12 destinations travelers might want to avoid in 2018

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(CNN) — Tourism backlash has been in full effect over the last 12 months, with several destinations announcing they'd had enough of foreign visitors flooding their streets or disrupting their fragile ecosystems.
Unsurprisingly, this has posed a a dilemma for mindful travelers planning their next vacation.
From Venice and Barcelona to the Galapagos Islands and even the Taj Mahal, here are the places conscious tourists might want to think twice about visiting in 2018.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/places-to-avoid-2018/index.html

 

 

I actually wanted to go to Barcelona and Dubrovnik this year. Maybe I'll just do Split instead of Dubrovnik.

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It's also hell for tourists, and I have no idea why people are willing to subject themselves to some of these destinations, at least at peak times.

 

We have no particular intention to go back to Venice, or anywhere in Italy for that matter, but I absolutely wouldn't go during the summer again for any reason.

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Venice: 55,000 residents. 30,000,000 tourists (82,000 per day). That can't be good for either group.

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Here I was thinking:

 

Afghanistan

Chad

Democratic Republic of Congo

Iraq

Libya

Mali

North Korea

Somalia

South Sudan

Sudan

Syria

Venezuela

 

I'd add Brazil to that list as well due to crime and the current Yellow Fever outbreak that might reach epidemic levels soon.

 

Angola also has a bunch of crime and rampant malaria.

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I would rather go to Somalia than Florida.

 

 

Homosexuality in Somalia is a crime punishable by death.

 

Eating in public during Ramadan is a crime punishable with incarceration.

 

Possessing alcohol is a crime punishable with incarceration.

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You forgot Chiraq

 

The glaring omission on my part was Yemen.

 

Chiraq, Flint, Detroit, Oakland, Richmond etc are all US problems.

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At least it is clear what not to do in Somalia. In Florida, you could have some cray local trying to eat your face (not in the good way) for no particular reason.

 

Anyway, CNN's list was about places that remarkably still have good relations with the US and American tourists are generally welcomed.

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Venice: 55,000 residents. 30,000,000 tourists (82,000 per day). That can't be good for either group.

I've been to Venice. It wasn't horribly crowded when I went.

 

I live in L.A. We welcome tourists. Some areas would not exist without them. Tourists generally visit certain areas. If a local person hates tourists, just avoid those areas.

 

If a city really wants to kill their tourist economy, it's easy to do. Start with closing all the hotels. If that doesn't work, stop treating the water supply and shut down the sewer system. A cholera epidemic will drive away the tourists in no time.

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I would rather go to Somalia than Florida.

 

 

Homosexuality in Somalia is a crime punishable by death.

 

Eating in public during Ramadan is a crime punishable with incarceration.

 

Possessing alcohol is a crime punishable with incarceration.

 

 

Yes.

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Here I was thinking:

 

Afghanistan

Chad

Democratic Republic of Congo

Iraq

Libya

Mali

North Korea

Somalia

South Sudan

Sudan

Syria

Venezuela

 

I'd add Brazil to that list as well due to crime and the current Yellow Fever outbreak that might reach epidemic levels soon.

 

Angola also has a bunch of crime and rampant malaria.

I heard if you play your cards right you can get free airfare and camping to those destinations.

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Here I was thinking:

 

Afghanistan

Chad

Democratic Republic of Congo

Iraq

Libya

Mali

North Korea

Somalia

South Sudan

Sudan

Syria

Venezuela

 

I'd add Brazil to that list as well due to crime and the current Yellow Fever outbreak that might reach epidemic levels soon.

 

Angola also has a bunch of crime and rampant malaria.

 

I heard if you play your cards right you can get free airfare and camping to those destinations.

Been There Done That. First time I had to take a boat though.

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