5 most dangerous places on Earth

A photo from open sources The tourist season is still in full swing, so if you want extreme travel we warn you: just do not here! Our beautiful planet is rich in exotic but disastrous corners – we will tell only about some of them.


There are many very, very dangerous cities with the highest level in the world. crime. For example, the Mexican millionaire Ciudad Juarez, which in recent years is called perhaps the most criminogenic city ​​on earth. Shocked planet brutal massacres women in 1993 happened here – 370 victims girls. What can I say, even if the most beautiful city of “mulattos in white pants “- Rio de Janeiro or the mecca of world fashion – Paris – broken tourists do not recommend visiting alone, especially young ladies. But sometimes the list of the most dangerous places can get and the whole country. The first place, of course, is the homeland modern pirates – the east african state of somalia is not protracted “bloody abscess” of our planet.

Although it is difficult to call it a state – as such, it never took place. The best that the local population has been able to do so far is create anarchy, crime and starve. Not even to the shores of Somalia it’s worth swimming too close – well-known here Somali pirates whose victims now and then become ships, floating even at a very considerable distance from the African horns. The north of the state is in a state of chronic civil war, and the capital with a romantic name Mogadishu – for a long time trying to divide among themselves all kinds of clans and criminal groupings. Murder, rape, robbery in broad daylight, dismemberment of corpses and total impunity – that’s all Somalia.

In addition to other “state entities” in the federal the Republic of Somalia has the patrimony of the so-called Islamic Emirate of Somalia (“Jamaat Al-Shabab”) – a radical Islamic Al Qaeda-related movement working closely with the same radical Islamists of the neighboring state of Yemen. All this crazy brotherhood controls pretty impressive in size territory of the south-west and the center of Somalia.

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Somali with weapons / © AP Photo / Farah Abdi Warsameh

Kaymada Grandi or Snake Island

But this, at first glance, a completely paradise, located in the Atlantic Ocean – only 35 km from the coast São Paulo State (Brazil), fortunately, has been closed for some time not only for tourists, but also for visitors in general. Although, of course, if you really want to – maybe they will let you in. Just before by this, you probably have to sign the corresponding paper on that you don’t blame anyone for your untimely death …

Kaymada Grandi – the abode of one of the most dangerous snakes in the world – island botrops. The bite of this creature causes quick death tissues. And not just necrosis, but, a kind of rotting from places of a bite and to the bones. At the same time, the whole human body rots animal – completely. About the pains caused by a similar process, I don’t have to say, but the result is always the same – inevitable death. This is understandable, it is not for nothing that Botrops insularis poison is considered one of the worst on Earth.

They say that once there was a lighthouse on the island that served people, but after one night the snakes climbed into it and ate absolutely everyone – the lighthouse was replaced by an automatic one. The latter works to this day. Since 1985, the Brazilian authorities have taken the island under its protection and declared it a unique reserve, which is almost completely untouched by man and is considered the largest natural serpentarium on Earth.

Per square meter of the island, on average, there are from one to five deadly snakes, and tree branches are just hung with vipers. These aspids feed on migratory birds, which, Suspecting nothing, they land here, sit on branches.

Kaymada Grandi – the only place on the planet where snakes could completely displace people. Especially courageous, however, still chosen waters around the island – fishing and diving.

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The island botrops, which made the island famous all over the world / © OAV Marques

Road of death

The North Yungas Road or, as it is also called, the Road of Fate or Death Road – takes third place on our list and is one of the most dangerous roads in the world. It is located in Bolivia and lies over an abyss, the depth of which is on average about 600 m. The length of the road is almost 70 km, the width of most of it is 3.2 m, the most high place – 3.6 km.

Most often, trucks and buses that can miss each other with great difficulty and then only in some places. And in some places the road narrows so much that only one bus can pass through it, and even they say hanging one wheel over a precipice. Alas, this is the only route connecting the city of Koroyko (tropical Amazon region) and the capital Bolivia – La Paz. There is simply no other way.

The already extremely narrow road surface is constantly being washed away tropical showers that last from November to March. The dark picture is completed by thick fogs that limit visibility. to zero, landslides and clay, rocky, slippery, and in some places completely destroyed road surface. The final touch – mossy numerous crosses “placed” along the side of the road, broken trees and rusting “remains”, torn into the abyss machines that do not allow for a moment to forget about the mortal existence – neither to drivers, nor to passengers. The only hope remains prayer.

About 200-300 die every year on The North Yungas Road human. Despite all this, the Road of Death is one of Favorite tourist destinations. True, tourists prefer ride it on bicycles, not on buses and cars. But The road of fate does not spare anyone – only in 1998, 18 died here cyclists.

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Tourists on the Death Road / © Thellamafarmer

Mount Washington

The height of Mount Washington in the northeastern United States is only 1917 m, and although it is the highest in this region of the USA, uniqueness its not that. Mount Washington for a long time belonged to the world wind speed record ever recorded on earth surface (wind speed, for example, in a tornado is impossible to accurately measure from the ground, so it is measured using satellites, therefore, the maximum wind speed measured precisely on the ground, belonged to Mount Washington). April 1934 turned out to be especially windy years – the speed of air masses then reached 372 km / h (103.3 m / s). Meanwhile, weather stations and observatories are located on the mountain, which, however, are able to withstand wind speeds of up to 500 km / h. FROM March to April, the winds blow here on average up to 16 hours out of 24. In addition to windiness, the weather is extremely volatile, the intersection of winds blowing from different directions. Also here it’s cold, and very. In January 2004 it was -42 ° C at wind 39.1 m / s. Under these conditions, the temperature no longer feels like -42, and how -75 ° C!

Not surprisingly, the motto of the local observatory is: “Place with the worst weather in the world. “However, the indigenous beauties now and then attract extreme tourists here.

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Mount Washington / © Flickr / Jonathan

Desert Danakil

This place is also called “Hell on Earth.” This place is extreme heat (50 ° C) and toxic gases escaping to the surface from the bowels Of the earth. And now there is nowhere to step because of volcanoes. But the landscape it is so amazing here that you have a feeling that you ended up on another planet. It can be said that this is partly true – there is also little oxygen, a lot of scorching heat, toxic gases and lakes of sulfur.

The fact is that it is here that the fault in the huge The arabian tectonic plate that divides the african plate in two. Two new “daughter” plates are formed at the fault site, which scientists dubbed Somalia and Nubia. Overall place restless: frequent earthquakes form dips erupting volcanoes – on the contrary, a new “land”. Beautiful, dangerous, unusual! But at least harmful to health. Breathing in the vapor escaping from land, you can make your life shorter for many years. And also in semi-wild Ethiopian tribes awaiting you in the wilderness harsh climate that for a piece of bread and a few dollars able to kill anyone.

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Danakil Desert / © Flickr / Rita Willaert

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