Travel Destinations Which You Must Not Visit


There are many places in this world which are considered as some of the best tourist destinations. These places are being visited by many people from all over the globe. A lot has been written about such places and their unique features. Hence in this article we would not be discussing such places at all; rather the purpose of this article is to briefly describe some of those places of the world which fall into the category of “worst travelling destinations”. The exact figure of these places is not known to us, however in this article we have figured out eight such places which you should not visit, even if someone offers you to go there for free.

Worst Travel Destinations:

Some of the worst travel destinations of the world are as follows

  • Oymyakon: It is a region in modern day Russia and is not a place for you to visit especially if you are not a big admirer of snow. The region has a very cold weather and living conditions are pretty severe.
  • Kiev: The political situation in this beautiful city of Ukraine is not that great, the country itself has recently faced issues related to its independence with Russia claiming that the country is its territory.
  • Port au Prince: The city has never been a popular tourist spot and is considered as the largest slum which exists in the world today. The facilities related to health and educations etc. are very poor in the city.
  • Ciudad Juarez: The city is basically the region where Mexico starts and United States of America ends. It is a safe haven for drug dealers and is not a secure place to go.
  • Pyongyang: The city is a police state and the government agents are everywhere. There are high chances that even your tour guide may be sharing information about you with government agencies especially army.
  • Mogadishu: The city is located in Somalia and is considered as the “most dangerous city of the world”. The city is main headquarters of the pirates (Horn of Africa). Law and order in the city is pretty worst hence not a place to visit for you.
  • Nigeria: The whole of Nigeria is not recommended to be toured. The political and economic situation in the country is worst. The county is home to all kind of crimes like terrorism, bribery and corruption.
  • Damascus: The famous city of Syria has been hit by Terror and emergence of organizations like “ISIS” has made the city extremely unsafe.

These were some of the worst Travel destinations of the world. We hope that this article will help you in planning your next summer vacation or tourism in a better way. The above mentioned places are the ones which we have filtered out. Apart from these mentioned ones there are many others which you should not visit. You can get more information on the subject from the internet.

Tourist Destinations: Worth A Visit


Each country of the world has something to offer as far as tourism is concerned. Every country takes Tourism as a source of revenue which is the reason why a good portion of budget is allotted for it. The world is a huge place hence the number of tourist destinations are numerous as well. The purpose of this article is to list some of the most renowned tourism places and countries of the world. To keep this article both concise as well as informative for our readers, we have mentioned eleven such tourist destinations.

Tourist Destination List

  1. South India: Though whole of India has something to offer however as a startup we think that you should visit the south of India which contains ethnically rich places like Mysore and Kerala.
  2. Hawaii: Hawaii is frequently visited tourist destination of the world. It is basically a group of islands located right at the center of the famous Pacific Ocean.
  3. Germany: Germany is another place which is blessed with beauty and culture alike. Places like Munich, Black Forest and Frisian Island are a must visit.
  4. Mexico: If you want to enjoy spectacular beaches and historical buildings then the ideal place for you to stopover is Mexico. The city is also home to beautiful resorts and villages.
  5. Egypt: Egypt is full of history and is home to the famous Pyramids of Egypt. Apart from the pyramids the country is also rich with temples.
  6. Walt Disney World: It is a nice place to travel with your children. Walt Disney World has been named as the “entertainment capital of the world”
  7. Costa Rica: The main tourist attraction of Costa Rica is the horseshoe bay. The country is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches and hilltops.
  8. Thailand: The best place to visit as far as relaxation is concerned is Thailand. The country is known as the “Land of Smiles” and it ensures that you keep on smiling until your journey concludes.
  9. Switzerland: Also known as the paradise of the world, Switzerland is full of tourist destinations like Chillon Castle and Zermatt. It is a must visit country, provided you get a chance to tour it.
  10. New York: The famous city of United States of America, New York is famous all over the world due to its busy city life and tourist attractions. New York can also be termed as the Land of Hollywood stars.
  11. The Grand Canyon: It is a well-known tourist spot located at the North Western region of Arizona. The length of the Canyon is 277 miles.

The above mentioned Tourist destinations are just the tip of an iceberg as there are several other countries and regions of the world which are worth visiting. If you ever get a chance to visit the above mentioned destinations then do so as it will turn out to be a memorable experience for you as well as your family.

Rajasthan: An Ideal Place To Visit


India is a place which is rich with history and culture. The region has huge historical significance and was previously known as the subcontinent. Modern day India is home to some of the best tourist destinations. The Government in India is very considerate about its tourism opportunities and has launched many campaigns such as “Atithi Devo Bhava” in the past just to attract the tourist from all over the world. Each tourist destination in India has something different to offer with some like place like Mysore offering you rich history while other places like Goa offering you recreation.


Among so many tourist destinations in India the one which is famous all over the world and which is being visited by many people from all over the globe is Rajasthan (the Land of Kings). The state is known for its wonderful palaces, forts, sand dunes, havelis, cultural heritage and wild life reserves. In this article we will discuss some of the places which one must visit at all cost if he or she plans to visit Rajasthan. These places or regions are as follows

  • Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer is one of the most frequently visited places of Rajasthan. The metropolitan is known as India’s golden city and is renowned for its sand dunes, spectacular forts and attractive palaces. The city is home to some of the most exceptional tourist attractions such as the Jaisalmer Fort, Desert National Park, Nathmalji Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Patwon Ji Ki Haveli.
  • Jaipur: Beautiful Gardens, historical palaces and inspiring forts are the main hallmarks of the city. Jaipur has been named as the capital of Rajasthan and is popularity known as India’s pink city. Jaipur is the place which must be visited by you if you want to see the cultural heritage of Rajasthan at its absolute zenith. The famous tourist attractions of the city are Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Jaigarh Fort and Amber Fort.
  • Jodhpur: Historically this beautiful city full of charm was founded in the year 1459 by the Rathore Clan’s chief whose name was Rao Jodha. The city is blessed with some exceptional tourist destinations like Osian, Mandore, Mahamandir Temple, Umaid Bhawan, Mehrangarh Fort and Balsamand Lake. The city is also famous for its title which is “Sun City”.
  • Udaipur: As is the case in other cities of Rajhastan, the Hallmarks of this city are also related to lovely palaces, Havelis and Forts. The tourist destinations of the city are Lake Pichola, Lake Palace, Ahar, Dudh Talai, Udaipur Solar Observatory and Saheliyon ki Bari.

The cultural heritage and natural beauty are the two things which have made Rajasthan popular all over the world. The fame of this beautiful state has reached at every nook and corner of this world and perhaps this is the reason why it has been visited by thousands of Tourist belonging to different nations and countries of the world. If you want to enjoy nature’s charm and state culture at the same time then do visit Rajasthan.

Backpacking Across Europe – From the eyes of a solo traveler


There’s a certain pleasure you can get from travelling on a budget. In your attempt to travel on limited funds, you find ways to get the best while spending the least. Europe is a treasure trove of culture and is brimming over with many sites of great historical value. You can sample and savor the cuisines, the wines, and the landscapes. Here are a few places you can visit if you’re planning a trip across Europe.


  • All roads lead to Rome – the Capital of the impressive Roman Empire that dominated the ancient world, it is worth a trip to see the ancient Colosseum, where the gladiators competed for the winning position or the Pantheon, a spectacular architectural marvel. Of course, you cannot miss out on the Vatican City and St. Peter’s Basilica which houses some of the world’s finest art and sculptures created by some of the world’s greatest masters.


  • London Bridge is falling downThe center of the British Empire that conquered most of the modern known world, London is a metropolitan hub where architectural, historical and cultural wonders are close companions with the steel of the bustling city. Visit Stonehenge, the Tower of London, the Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben to name a few.
  • Fall in love in Paris – Supposedly the romantic city where people find love, Paris is rich in cultural heritage. You could visit the Eiffel Tower, see the works of art at the Louvre, walk down the Champs Elysees and perhaps look for the hunchback at the Notre Dame.
  • Travel back in time in Athens – This is the place which spawned great philosophers, and works of literature in the ancient world. Today there are many historical ruins to feast your eyes on – from the Acropolis to the Parthenon, Athena’s temple to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. There are winding streets to meander in and cafes by the dozen to feed the hungry visitor. You could stay at hostels like AthenStyle and Athens Backpacker.
  • Sightsee at the crossroads of Europe – Prague is a beautiful city that has grown more charming over time, yet also rusted on the edges. The Vltava River winds its way across the city and the historic Charles Bridge stands sentry over the river, guarding the city with its Gothic architecture. You could visit the Old Town with the famous Astronomical Clock and the Gothic Tyn Church. You can stay at the Clown and Beard, which is an old classic of Prague’s hostel scene.
  • Live wildly in Amsterdam – Wander through the City’s many museums by day and party like a rock star at night. Lose yourself in the Van Gogh Museum, or see the displays of Dutch Golden Age Art at the Rijksmuseum or the place where Anne Frank wrote her infamous diary. If you want to take a trip down the road of guilty pleasures, you could head to the Red Light District or take a tour round the Heineken Brewery and have a mug or two of beer.


  • Visit backpacker friendly Berlin – Ever since its reunification, Berlin has grown to be a hotbed for artists, musicians and people who want to know about Berlin’s turbulent past. Have a bite of Turkish street food; visit the many Museums that cover the Soviet Era, Nazism and WW2. If this turns out to be too heavy, take in the cultural scene in Krezberg, Friedrichshain and Neukölln.
  • Sunbathe at Ios – If you’re looking for the sun, sea and sand – then this sun kissed isle off the south coast of Greece may be just the thing for you. This has all the makings of the perfect beach – rolling green hills, with white sand beaches encircled by the blue Mediterranean waters and a great party scene. This is one of the most backpacker friendly places out of its neighbors and if you’re pocket is a little empty, you can still have a great time here. The party scene is mainly at Hora and there are many low budget hotels around. If you wish, you could also go camping.

Beautiful unspoiled islands that invite you


We’ve seen countries and destinations that will blow your mind, but there are a few hidden island gems that most people also place on the top of their list – Islands of unparalleled beauty, untouched by the reach of cities, where pristine beaches and clear waters are the usual. There are many islands of great beauty, but you would probably know about the usual tourist favorites. If you want to stray from the beaten path, then here is a list of unspoiled islands that are not very famous. You could have a great vacation away from the maddening crowds.

lampedusa Lampedua, Italy:

  • If you’re looking to get the ‘ideal’ island beach vacation without having to deal with thousands of other visitors to spoil the view, then this is the place to go. This island is at the southernmost point of Italy and is home to some of the finest beaches in the world. Fortunately, even though Rabbit Beach was ranked on top by Trip Advisor in 2013, it enjoys tranquility and peace due to its remoteness.


  • Miyako Islands, Japan:

    You could go for days without speaking to another person in certain areas. Mostly visited by Japanese locals, this sub tropical archipelago still remains hidden from the Western eye. The white sandy beaches, the breath taking reef diving and the giant coconut crabs make this place a hidden hot spot.


  • Stewart Island, New Zealand:

    This Island is the third largest in New Zealand and is one of the few places on Earth where you can frolic in the water with penguins for company. Bird Watchers will have a field day spotting the kiwi, albatross and shearwaters apart from other species that call this place home.


  • Streymoy, Denmark:

    If you are looking for a different kind of vacation that is a break from sun and sand, then this could be the location you could have been thinking of. With scenes that look like they’re straight off a movie set for a Viking movie, this island has more puffins than people. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing we shall leave it to you to decide. Humans live in tiny hamlets dotted along the dramatic coastline and at one point of time had only 100 people as inhabitants.

  • Raiatea, French Polynesia:

    Here you have the wild beauty of French Polynesia – the white sands, the untamed jungles and clear waters. You won’t find five star hotels serving you cocktails on the beach, but instead charming huts and cabins. You have the choice to meet the locals, eat with them and explore the jungles to have the adventure of your life.

  • Little Corn Island, Nicaragua: It’s so little that you can walk around the entire island in an hour. There are no cars or bikes to pollute the atmosphere as they are banned, so you can kick off your sandals and feel the grass beneath your feet as you take in the beauty on your walk across town. This Caribbean spot has no fancy hotels, but by locally run businesses and where the world is still wild and untamed – just the way nature was meant to be.
  • Ko Yao Islands, Thailand: Thailand is very famous for her natural beauty and with millions of visitors being drawn to her shores, the Ko Yao Islands come as a breath of fresh air. Relatively unknown to the world outside, there are more water buffalo than people and you can see the fishermen wade into the crystal blue waters each morning. Go trekking in the mountainous interiors or relax in the bungalows that lie on the shores, this place is as far removed from the bustling city of Bangkok as it ever could be.

Discovering the Mysteries of India


India is a land of mystery, culture and a mish-mash of many things. One thing it doesn’t lack in is natural beauty. If you’re headed there, like how I did, then there are many things to see and many things to absolutely avoid like the plague. If you’re a solo traveler, you have even more to watch out for. I started off with landing in the capital city of Delhi. It is a bustling city with more people I’ve ever seen in my life, all jostling for a space in the city they call home. Animals of all kinds walk casually next to the citizens. The cows rule the street with their slow amble across the road, many a times just lying in the centre of the crowded roads, taking their siesta and not giving a care in the world about the angry honking blasting them on all sides.


This is a fascinating country that lives both in the past and the present. Old temples dating back hundreds of years share company with high rise buildings nearby. Sometimes this place feels like it’s frozen in time. If you’re a first time traveler, you can, of course, do the touristy things that most people do. Head to the Taj Mahal, the monument of love constructed by an emperor for his wife when she passed away. Made of marble, it took over 20 years to build and can be reached by renting a car and driving there or checking out local tour operators.


One thing you do not want to do is travel alone. Especially not at night. This place gained headlines in the past few years with atrocities occurring in the capital and you don’t want to end up as a statistic. Make sure that someone knows your whereabouts and can be contacted. You could take a day tour to Agra or even spend the night there in one of the many hotels nearby and see the historical monuments at your own pace. There is so much to see, that only a small section will be covered here.

  • You have the options of taking the hippie route to Mc. Leod Ganj, a place where people go to ‘find’ themselves or just tourists that travel to take in the scenery. There are quaint cafes with friendly locals who will go out of their way to help you. You could check out the Tibetan handicrafts and other handmade products that are sold due to the high Tibetan population. It would be a great idea to head there in summer when the capital city gets too hot to travel around in.


  • You could also head to Shimla, the summer capital of India during the time of British rule in India.
  • You could travel to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan and explore the ‘Hawa Mahal’ or the palace of wind, the ‘Sheesh Mahal’, hall of mirrors and shop for beautiful handicrafts and silver.
  • Another popular destination in India is Goa. The sun, sea and sand beckon many travelers to visit the laidback city and enjoy the pleasures of a vacation by the beach.

Points to keep in mind while travelling in India:

Although Delhi has progressed in many ways, it has also regressed. For a lone woman traveler, this just means trouble.  It’s not that it’s not interesting – there are many places to keep you occupied for the next twenty years at least – but you have to watch out.


  • Keep your wallet secure and hidden; don’t flash your money around. If you’re there for a few days and you’re staying in a posh hotel and are chauffeured around, it’s not so much of a problem. If you’re backpacking, you have to keep an eye out
  • Carry cotton clothes that cover your skin. It’s great to be comfortable with your body, but why draw unnecessary attention, especially if you travel alone.
  • Make friends with the locals – by all means, this is part of travelling – but don’t get too familiar. This could be construed as something else, especially since you are new to the area. Make a judgement call on the people you meet and see if they are trustworthy.

Just follow these pointers and you’ll have a great time in this country.

The Himalayas: The Trek of a lifetime


The Sanskrit name Himalayas is translated to “Abode of snow” in English, and a truer name could not be bestowed upon these majestic mountains. When you first get a glimpse of the magnificent structures that loom on the horizon, you freeze in awe. They have been here long before us and will be here long after we’re gone. This great mountain range runs over 2,500 kms and beckons adventurers and people who are looking for something that a city life cannot give them.


When you’re surrounded by mountains that seem to touch the heavens and a starry night sky with a million twinkling lights, all problems seem trivial. This is the place where you truly come alive. The mountain range stretches from Pakistan, runs across India, Bhutan and Nepal and reaches China in the East. Massive glaciers, lush valleys, rolling plateaus, tracts of wild forests and a looming mountainscape are contained within this range. This is the place where Mount Everest reigns supreme and is lord of all things.

With so much to offer, it is no wonder that the people here seem healthier but hardy as the unforgiving landscape has shaped them in ways we may never truly understand. Mostly inaccessible in the first stages of the last century, tourism has boomed ever since Mount Everest was successfully summitted by Sherpa Tenzing and Sir Edmund Hillary. What seemed like an activity only for the fittest of athletes, trekking these majestic mountains is now available for those who want a slice of the scenic panorama without having to endure the hardships.

Trekking has changed over the years as more people gain interest in exploring the wonders of the Himalayas. There are luxury lodges and homestays for those who want to take in the scenery and treks that cater to individuals that want comfort as well as the unparalleled view. The trekking is not so hard – it’s the altitude that slows you down.


When to travel?

April and October are considered to be the best months for trekking or hiking in the Eastern Himalayas as most of summer gets drowned in the monsoons. As the months slip into winter, the skies get clearer and although the hiking season is at its busiest then, it is also colder. If you have time off in summer, you could try hiking the Himalayan and Karakoram chain in July and August when the weather is better. The season is from October – Early May except for Ladakh where the tourist facilities are open only between May – September.

The most popular trekking areas like Everest Base camp, Markha valley in Ladakh and the Annapurna region have a network of cottages and lodges that dot the landscape to cater to the budgeting traveler who doesn’t want to totally rough it out. If you are keen on a Himalayan trek but don’t want the hassle of planning it – there are various travel agents who will help you out.


Which trails to try and which companies to go with

There are various companies that you can contact to try their tour treks. If you’re hiking the Himalayas for the first time, it is best to go with someone more experienced who will instruct you on survival tactics and advise you on your gear. The right gear can make all the difference between a bad trip and a good one.

World Expeditions has many trips on their website, organizes over 20 treks annually and is one of the biggest operators. Another specialist trekking company is Mountain Kingdoms that organize many package tours and treks to the Everest base camp and more. KE Adventure Travel offers a 20 day trip out of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal and includes 9 trekking days. Wild Frontiers Travel also organizes travel experiences in the mountains in India.

The least interesting places that won’t make your travel list


You always see various lists that show you the wonderful places you can visit all over the globe, and true – there are many places that make the wish list for many travelers, but have you ever seen a list that included the least interesting places in the world? There are a few places on Earth that you would probably not want to visit, for various reasons. Let’s see which places made this list:


  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch:

    all the garbage in the world cannot be controlled, and there are many countries that dump their waste into the sea. This was the norm early last century until we started getting our act together. It is roughly estimated to be the size of Texas and some claim that it is as big as the US itself. This occurs because the pelagic plastics get trapped by currents and are channeled into one area. Although it is not visible by the naked eye as the plastics float just beneath the surface, this massive marine trash collection exists.


  • Centralia:

    This was a coal mining town in Pennsylvania for decades until a fire broke out in the mines. Some say it was because of hot coal that wasn’t extinguished, some say it was from burning the trash and that the hot coals came in contact with the coal in the mines. Regardless, the coal absorbed the heat and a fire started in 1962 that has continued to this day. The ground is unstable, there are toxic gases released and one step could be fatal. From a population of 1000 in 1980’s, it has reduced to 10 in 2014.

  • Pripyat, Ukraine:

    This was the town closest to the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster of 1986. Housing the workers who were employed by the Nuclear Plant, this city was abandoned within two days of the disaster and has been abandoned ever since. It would so eerie to walk down the streets and look at the buildings that lay unoccupied as if the owners will return in a while. The radiation levels have reduced considerably but this town does not entice any person to live there.

  • Izu Islands, Japan:

    These islands are part of a volcanic island group in Japan. There is a constant odour of sulfur in the air due to the constant volcanic activity. Although people have been periodically evacuated due to dangerously high levels of toxic gas, many returned in 2005. However, it is mandatory to carry a gas mask in case the toxicity of the gases increases to dangerous levels.


  • Yungas Road:

    Bolivia is a beautiful country, but the road from La Paz to Coroico is one of the deadliest roads in the world. More than 200 – 300 travelers die annually. This is due to the extreme danger that travelers face. The road is only 3.2 meters across and the entire 61 kms length of road has no safety rails with a 600 meter deadly plummet on one end. Fog, Rain and other factors can make the visibility extremely poor and there are areas which are muddy or have loose rocks that can send your vehicle tumbling over the cliff. Also known as the Road of Death, this is one place you will have to be really careful of or take the chance of becoming one of the many crosses that line the road.

You could take the chance to visit these places for your own eyes, there is beauty in everything, but you would have to be extremely careful – It’s a little like playing with fire – Here, you have a very strong chance of being burnt.

The Most dangerous places on Earth for tourists


There are many beautiful places on Earth, but because of internal conflict, war, violence and crime due to poverty and drugs or even Xenophobia, these places can prove to be deadly. A list of these dangerous tourist designations is given below that highlight only areas that attracts visitors, and not obvious dangerous locales like Somalia, Rwanda and Afghanistan to name a few. Your dream vacation could prove to be a deadly decision in places like this unless care is taken to safeguard your own personal safety.


  • Acapulco, Mexico:

    Acapulco, along with many other Mexican Cities has gained a bad reputation of violence and crime. Supposed to be a major tourist attraction, things have turned for the worse with citizens and visitors’ alike being under constant threat with a homicide rate of 104 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. It is considered to be the third most violent country in the world.


  • Cape Town, South Africa:

    The lovely climate, the beautiful landscape and the history makes Cape Town a popular tourist destination. But with over 60 murders per 100,000 inhabitants, this city is on a quick downward spiral of doom. The ineffective local judiciary system, a corrupt task force and the unstable situation of the country have made it a hot spot for muggings, theft and murder. If you want to visit this place, be on high alert at all times.

  • Kingston, Jamaica:

    There are over 40 homicides per 100,000 people and all though all victims are locals, it is not unheard of tourists to be caught in the crossfire of a deal gone wrong or a drug deal busted. The chances of being mugged or robbed at knifepoint are pretty high, so you should keep your wits about you in this place.

  • Haiti:

    Due to the poverty and political unrest, Haiti has proven to be a dangerous place to be. Credit card fraud is commonplace, ATMs are tampered with, muggings and thefts still happen with the occasional murder. The advice you will get on your holiday is to “Stay in your resort and you’ll be fine.” But the whole point of a vacation is to explore the area and experience the local food and customs for yourself.


  • Mumbai, India:

    The past few years have seen a high rise in crime (or maybe they are being reported more often now). The city has much to offer, but pick pockets roam the streets looking for the next victim, and theft and fraud scams are common. Women are cautioned from travelling alone due to the rampant sexual assault crimes and the inefficiency of the police.

  • Bogota, Columbia:

    Columbia has always been known as the drug capital and although law enforcement has made its mark on the cities, the influence of the drug market reaches far from the rural areas. A tourist is advised to not wander into the rural areas and the threat of kidnapping is ever prevalent.


  • Israel:

    Many people wish to make the trip to the Holy Land and although it is on the top of many people’s travel lists, it is also one of the travel destinations that can affect you. The volatile tensions between Israel and her bordering countries sometimes cause rockets or improvised bomb attacks to take place. Such going-ons are not rare and there is always a chance that a full scale war may break out.

  • Rio:

    Rio de Janeiro is a beautiful place, but one that has its own dangers. Although the favelas of Rio are a tourist attraction, it would be extremely foolhardy to attempt to enter it alone or without a proper guide. One step into the slums of Rio and you will be transported into a world of theft, kidnapping and even murder.

The Most polluted places on Earth


We all live in places familiar to us that we call home. However, it is inevitable that some areas on Earth get adversely affected by population, our waste and pollution. In fact, due to disasters, calamities and other factors, some places are devoid of human life or have high levels of toxicity and pollution that could harm us. These places could cause defects in babies, skin and health problems and much more. Needless to say, they are not the most picturesque places to holiday in. Let’s find out which places make it to this list.


  • Chernobyl:

    Not the city itself, but the area around the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant had high levels of radiation for a long time. The Disaster of 1986 was the worst nuclear disaster in history. After the nuclear core had a fiery meltdown, over 100 times more radiation was released than the atom bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This cause plant life to die off and all life to be evacuated. Many people were diagnosed with illnesses as a direct result of the disaster.

  • Dzerzhinsk:

    Located in Russia, this city has the dubious honor of being named the “most polluted city” in the world by the Guinness book of World Records. This city produced chemical weapons for Russia until the Cold War ended. Between the years of 1930 – 1998, nearly 300,000 tons of chemical waste was improperly disposed of, causing the death rate in the area to exceed the birth rate by 260% in 2003.

  • La Oroya:

    The mining town of Oroya, located in Peru has been on the receiving end of toxic emissions from a metal processing plant. The toxic gases caused 99% of the children to have dangerously high levels of lead in their blood and the high rates of premature deaths have been linked to the noxious fumes from the smelter with lung related problems being a common thing. Added to this, the vegetation around the area was destroyed by Acid rain caused by the sulfur dioxide gases.


  • Guiyu:

    This town in China is also known as the E-waste dump of the world with all electronic goods being shipped there instead of being disposed of properly. There are many businesses and families whose livelihood depends on the e-waste that comes in daily. Recent studies have shown elevated levels of lead and copper to be in the air, food and public places in this city, bringing up concerns that the population, especially the young ones could be negatively affected by it with lead and copper levels being up to 155 times higher than the neighboring towns.

  • Sumgayit:

    This major Soviet industrial center housed more than 40 factories that produced chemicals for industries and agriculture and up to 120,000 tons of harmful emissions were released into the air annually. The mercury contaminated sludge and sewage was dumped without treatment and this affected the population of the city. Premature babies, stillborn babies and infants with genetic defects are born every day with the toxicity being the root cause.

Vehicles travel on a street in Linfen, one of the most polluted cities in China, in north China's Shanxi province, November 27, 2007. French President Nicolas Sarkozy challenged China on Tuesday to play its part in averting climate catastrophe, winding up a state visit in which he repeatedly urged Beijing to shoulder its responsibilities as a global power. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA) CHINA OUT

Vehicles travel on a street in Linfen, one of the most polluted cities in China, in north China’s Shanxi province, November 27, 2007. French President Nicolas Sarkozy challenged China on Tuesday to play its part in averting climate catastrophe, winding up a state visit in which he repeatedly urged Beijing to shoulder its responsibilities as a global power. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA) CHINA OUT

  • Linfen:

    China holds the record for having the most number of polluted cities on Earth and Linfen is one of them. When evening comes, so does the coal dust and this makes Linfen to have the worst air quality in China. The ever expanding coal industry is booming in China and it provides two thirds of the country’s energy.

The above places are proof of mankind’s affect on nature and the places he inhabits. It is said that more damage has been done to Earth in the last 100 years than the rest of the millennia combined.