It’s a beautiful, magical planet that we have the luxury of inhabiting. Ours is a little blue marble with a vast array of geography and cultures to experience. Unfortunately, the planet is also filled with stupid, aggressive people who seem intent on ruining the world. Some of the most gorgeous and desirable locations are now polluted thanks to a myriad of tragic reasons, from civil war to rampant poverty to corrupt governments. When you’re traveling, it’s always a good idea to look at the political, social and economic climate before you get on the plane. With that in mind, here are fifteen places you should think twice before visiting.
1. Rural Nigeria
Nigeria is home to some of the most unique and diverse wildlife on the planet; what’s more, several parks and tours around the country allow you to get up and close and personal with these magnificent creatures. Unfortunately, these same areas are controlled by militant rebels who love nothing more than nabbing some potential hostages, including hundreds of Nigerian school girls. Even the cities aren’t exactly safe, with high crime rates and pervasive government corruption.