Places that You Don't Want to Visit

The creative bloggers over at Listverse always have something interesting to discuss.

Recently, they compiled a unique travel agenda entitled: Top 10 Places that you Don't Want to Visit.

I was disappointed to see that Centralia, the community "on fire" that I have featured in a couple of posts, was not recognized, but selecting an underground cavern on fire since 1970s in Turkmenistan is understandable.

Their list is comprised of the well known and the obscure--including The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Alnwick Poison Gardens (England), and The Zone of Alienation (Chernobyl of course).

My favorite site described is The Yungas Road in Bolivia.



In 1995, the passageway was named the "World's Most Dangerous Road"--a fitting label with it's 2,000 foot drop-offs, road width of only 10 feet, and very few guardrails.

Watching tractor trailers try to squeeze by each other there is not for the faint of heart.



One source estimates that between 200-300 people are killed annually on the road.

Now, that would be one lousy daily commute.

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Images were used from here.

27 comments:

Kimi said...

Even for $1 million you couldn't get me on that road! I've got height phobia--I think I'd prefer walking in those parts.

MONICA-LnP said...

I am deathly afraid of heights and just looking at the roadside cliffs scare me!

Dan said...

How did they catch me going up hill? And where's the bicycle lane? {*grin*}

jinksy said...

I feel vertigo looming just looking at the photo!

lovecoloredglasses said...

That is correct, this is one place I don't think I want to go. Unbelievable!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Omg, I'm not even afraid of heights but looking at that makes my stomach turn. How scary! How can that even be allowed?!?!?

Jayne said...

I was describing to someone my experience of driving in the Alps where there are sheer drops and the occasional loonie driver in the middle of the road. (I was terrified). Now I feel a complete wimp. This wins hands down!

Thanks for that link - and no, I don't think I'll be visiting any of them any time soon!

Audrey Allure said...

Wow, that does look dangerous. I most certainly don't want to drive on a road that narrow and so high up haha.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm with jinksy on the vertigo. I'd freeze up if I were driving it. Heights (especially that one) freak me out.

Elena said...

Oh my, to think I thought driving up Sugar Loaf Mountain without guardrails was scary!

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Wow! My stomach sank just looking at that picture. Why would you do that knowing the risk? People are crazy!

Matthew Rush said...

Wow, that does not look like a fun drive.

Abigail said...

That is an insane road. Not me, baby!

Ann T. said...

Dear Slamdunk,
I am sure the drivers keep multiple copies of St. Christopher in their trucks, then get out and swill beer at the top before heading all the way back down.

Like the rest--thanks but no thanks! I'll stay down here!

Ann T.

Momma Fargo said...

That road scares me. YIKES! I'm still having nightmares.

LisaF said...

THAT is craziness. Someone could make serious money offering an air lift service for whatever needs to go to the top of that mountain!

Isha Shiri said...

Hello!

Thank you for your kind words.

Wow! Top 10, interesting and awesome places!

Kisses

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
Wouldn't mind WALKING along the mountain side of that road, but NOT with all that "traffic"...!

What I AM surpised is that DETROIT wasn't mentioned...or N. Philly, or even my neighborhood (unless youre stopping by to see me, then it's OK - you're protected under MY roof).
And Centralia should have gotten at least a hat-tip.

Interesting list, never the less.

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

I watched a documentary on that road... it was absolutely CAPTIVATING. They started at hte beginning and went the whole way through, and I just couldn't get my stomach to settle down the ENTIRE time!

~Elizabeth

J. J. in Phila said...

I actually live near one of the most dangerous intersections in the US, but it not nearly as bad as that mountain road. :)

Driving in North Phila isn't too bad, so long as you realize that stop signs are just suggestions.

Elana Johnson said...

Wow! Scary. And yes, that city you showed with the sinkholes should've been on the list!! Maybe it was #11 or something.

Rebecca Watson said...

yeah- i dont think I could be on that road! It's pretty scary! :) ...been reading your blog! Loving it! :)

Tara said...

I've seen photos of that road before, with the same reaction. Aaacck! Never.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Whoa! Perhaps another route available? What great photos. Can you imagine driving a rig on that? Reminded me of Independence Pass in Colorado. Only open a couple of months a year. Didn't ever see a semi-truck traveling there, though.

Pia said...

wow, i consider myself as adventurous but this thing is really scary!

kathryn said...

That is so freakin' scary. You couldn't pay me enough to travel that road. I'd wake up every day wondering if it was gonna be my last!

kerri said...

The winter roads in Pittsburgh were scary enough as a kid. No way you'll find me on that one!