Once upon a time, the journey of a tourist was an adventure fraught with dangers, deprivations and incredible trials. Therefore, those who dared to challenge distances were looked upon as celestials. However, the truth is that not every place on the globe is designed for a comfortable and carefree holiday.
Despite the dangers, such places in the modern world – emasculated, calm and unhurried – are especially popular: tourist flows there are growing day by day, despite the often unfortunate geographical position and countless difficulties of the way.
Bolivia's Road of Death
It is officially recognized as the most dangerous highway on the planet, which in no way affects its popularity. A small fragment of the roadway with a length of less than 80 kilometers every year takes several hundred lives. The height difference is 3300 meters, and some areas are so narrow that it is impossible to go there by car. The roadsides are littered with gravestones, wreaths and memorial signs.
For a cool selfie, a person is able to perform the most cheeky acts. For example, take a hike in the mountains and climb a giant stone sandwiched between two rock slabs at a kilometer height. Usually people are content with photos in the background, but the most desperate go up. Since 2000, 17 people have died here, but when and who did it stop?
This French mountain is not only the highest point of the Alps, but also the deadliest European peak; according to statistics, almost a hundred people give their souls to God per year, and this is with 30 thousand people making the ascent. True, the mountain takes human lives very "delicately" and almost imperceptibly: most of them die due to pressure drops, a slightly smaller number fall into the abyss from mountain trails, the third most popular cause of mountain death is from hypothermia.
This river with all its tributaries is loved by tourists, but also very treacherous and wayward. Despite the fact that the authorities spend millions of dollars a year to maintain the functioning of a modern rescue system, every year 10-20 deaths and at least several hundred serious injuries are recorded here. Basically, the problems are associated with snow melting, dangerous currents and sharp stones dotting the river bottom.
A couple of years ago, this Pacific archipelago reminded of itself with a series of eruptions of the Kilauea volcano, during which several people died, and hundreds, in addition, lost their homes and property. Which, of course, does not bother tourists at all.
Boiling Lake, Dominica
The name of this Dominican geographical object all speaks for itself, but who would deny themselves the pleasure of personally making sure that there is an island on a Caribbean island popular among travelers, and the water in it is really bubbling and almost boiling? Standing nearby, by the way, is completely impossible: the heat, the tropics, and even the water soars. Some even faint, but still go to see. Honey is smeared on them there, or what?
Cliffs of Moher
Mohair cliffs are one of the most famous and famous places of the Green Island. But the authorities are extremely interested in minimizing tourist flows, since the mountains are very dangerous and regularly kill dozens of people. Powerful gusts of wind, rocks slippery from rain moisture, crumbling paths ... Any reason is enough to go to the forefathers. And when there are so many of them - and cliffs, and causes, and forefathers ...
El Caminito del Rey, Spain
The "Trail of Kings" was closed for excursions for several decades and only in 2015 reopened after a large-scale reconstruction. It is a narrow - no more than a meter wide - road three kilometers long. Originally it was a way of delivering working and building materials, but over the years has become one of the most striking and eerie sights in this part of the country. After the restoration, the path connecting the waterfalls has fences and is well protected from tragic accidents, but walking on it is still terrible.
Troll Language, Norway
Another Norwegian rock, located at an altitude of seven hundred meters above lake Ringedalsvatn. The shape really looks like a protruding tongue of enormous length. This form serves as a bait for tourists who go here for the sake of the only spectacular photo. Sometimes travelers die here; the last time it happened in 2016 with a traveler from Australia.
Blue Hole, Red Sea, Egypt
The place is a diving paradise. True, in cases where diving enthusiasts do not have the necessary equipment and qualifications, this ends in tragedy. In one place under the water there is a memorial plaque with a list of those who died in the bowels of the cave - they simply did not have enough air to get out.
Danakil Desert, Eritrea
This desolate piece of land in inhospitable East African Eritrea seems to be designed to show man what awaits him in Hell. It's hot, it stinks of sulfur and oil, it's dry, poisonous fumes are smoked everywhere, but thousands of people come here every year. Apparently, they can't wait, they behaved badly...
Sinabung Volcano, Indonesia
Sumatra is a fertile island covered with greenery, inhabited by kind and friendly people who could not be angered even by four centuries of rule by the Catholic Inquisition, Portuguese and Dutch kings.
But in recent years, tourist flows have somewhat subsided: for ten years, the volcanic Mount Sinabung, which had been sleeping since 1628, has already thrown lava flows and huge pieces of rock from the depths of the Earth seven times. Despite the fact that each new eruption is more powerful than the previous one and threatens to develop into a catastrophe, the interest of extremists does not subside. The last time the mountain erupted in the late winter of 2018.