Everyone has a list of countries they would rather not visit due to the things they have overheard in the media or because of the fear of a particular place originated purely from our ignorance. Some people fear going abroad in general and make sure they have the full package travel insurance in place before going on holiday to a safe destination such as Spain or France. Of course, there are countries with internal conflicts that should be avoided such as Iraq and Syria despite its historical sites. But there are places, where the conflict is long gone and there is no reason not to explore its natural beauty. Here are some of the countries with stunning landscapes we don’t have to be afraid of.
Albany is quite commonly portrayed as a country, where you can easily lose your possessions, and even lives. In fact, the Albanian people are very friendly. Thefts can happen, particularly in the north of the country, but by maintaining a minimum of precautions you can avoid being robbed. The tourist infrastructure of Albania is getting better with every year. Albania is fascinating and full of contrasts. You can find there beautiful beaches and wild mountains as well as ancient monuments and a taste of the Orient. The only thing you should really fear in Albany is holes in the roads and cars at night driving without signal lights.
Cambodia is a country, which suffered a lot of misfortunes across the years, including American bombings, the Khmer Rouge terror and natural disasters. Today, however, it is a safe place for tourists and travelling in Cambodia can be very convenient. Roads between major cities are better, the buses are better quality, the tourist destinations have been cleared from mines, and where the mines still remains there are warning markings. The people of Cambodia are very friendly, even though they live in poor and in difficult conditions and tourists should remain sensitive to their unprivileged situation.
Africa is considered to be a dangerous continent, where people should not go unless with organized trips accompanied by gunned men. Meanwhile, tourists who traveled through Namibia highly praise this country and that they’ve been struck by the surprisingly peaceful general governance. In Namibia you can experience an exciting safari and see the highest dunes in the world. If you don’t wonder around by yourself at night you should be fine. All you need to worry about are the appropriate vaccinations before leaving and on-site drinking of only bottled water.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
War in the Balkans ended many years ago, but even now this region causes travelers’ concerns. Loads of tourists come to Croatia every year, some travel through Bosnia and Herzegovina to reach their Croatian destination but sadly never decide to explore this fascinating country. There are many destroyed and abandoned houses in the country and there are a few mines scattered across the country but those are well marked and warn people not to come close. Bosnia and Herzegovina has loads of beauty to offer, including wild mountains, great ski areas, rafting emerald rivers, and cities with oriental atmosphere. Also, finding accommodation in a hotel or guest house is not a problem and the standard of those places is pretty good.
It is widely accepted that the Arab countries in this uneasy time of the Arab uprisings in some of the countries in North Africa and the Middle East can be less safe than they were a few years ago. These days tourists come to Tunisia mainly for the vast sandy beaches but mostly stay at the hotel the whole time. It is not dangerous to leave the hotel unless there is a gathering or demonstration. Going anywhere near Libya is also not advised but generally it is a peaceful country compared to Egypt or Israel for example.