Leading a stressful life that we are, every now and then we all like to change things up a bit by travelling, usually someplace exotic. When you want to take a vacation, you usually plan it for weeks, even months ahead of time, to make sure everything will work out the way you want to. We all take into consideration location, hotel reviews, cost and other things. However, there are some places in the world you should avoid, or be very careful upon reserving your tickets. When it comes to these fifteen cities, take notes, as these are the most dangerous places in the world.
1. San Pedro Sula, Honduras
The city is located in the northwest corner of the country, in the Valle de Sula (Sula Valley), about 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of Puerto Cortés on the Caribbean Sea. It has a lovely, tropical climate and high temperatures throughout the year. The city has great sights, such as The Museum of Anthropology and History, The Child Planetarium, The Central park where stands a little gazebo marking a place where the city was founded, and Avenida Circunvalación (The Ring Avenue) a popular zone containing hotels, malls, banks and fast food chains.
However, San Pedro Sula is one of the most dangerous places in the world. According to statistics, in 2011, the city had 159 homicides per 100,000 residents, which surpassed the previous most dangerous place on Earth for three consecutive years, Ciudad Juarez, in Mexico. These numbers and statistics translated into ordinary English mean that San Pedro Sula is the murder capital of the world with approximately 3 murders a day. What makes it even worse is that murders are not the only thing you should be worried about, for in this city the gang activity is so high that they’ve taken over the businesses of illegal drug trade and arms trafficking. No wonder there are so many murders in a city with so much firearms.