People Explain Which Places Everyone Should Avoid On Vacation
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With things inching closer and closer back to normal after three years of the global pandemic, people are more eager than ever to go on a vacation.

And the possibilities of where to travel are endless.

Be it a soothing beach vacation in Turks and Caicos, enjoying the romantic hustle and bustle of Paris, or letting one's imagination run wild at an amusement park.

But are there some places one should make a point of avoiding as a vacation destination?

Be it for political unrest, unsafe conditions, or simply because there isn't much to do.

Redditor Blowmansalad was curious to know the answer, resulting in their taking to Reddit to ask:

"Where should you NOT go on vacation?"


​Hatí

"Haití."

"At least not until some form of functioning government actually takes place."

"After the magnicide it's been nothing but a turf war between gangs better armed to than most small countries and everybody that could, aka, the rich, left the country due to the constant threat of getting kidnapped and all the violence that has been taking place."- logiqaltech

Russia, at least for now.

"Americans might wanna put that Russia vacation on hold for a lil bit."- flip_phone_phil

Salem, Massachusetts, in the fall...

"Salem around Halloween."

"I'm a local."

"It's a damn tourist trap."

"Nowhere to park and if you haven't booked all your reservations by February you're SOL."

"The summer is a 10x better time to visit Salem."

"For those asking, I am referring to Salem Massachusetts."- jlm2299

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The pyramids might be best seen in pictures...

"As an Egyptian I am definitely not looking forward to reading these replies."- d7oom175

"Egypt."

"The common folk are warm and welcoming and would give you the food off their table and clothes off their backs."

"But the cops, the scammers, the vendors, phew."

"It is one big tourist trap."- TwistedChopstick

"If you’re a woman, I’ve been told that Egypt is best avoided unless you have male friends or family that can safely escort you about in public."

"Otherwise, any country in an active war."- chibinoi

Unless you never want to leave your hotel.

"I took my wife to Jamaica for our honeymoon."

"We wound up in a resort in Montego bay."

"The resort was nice but began to feel like a prison."

"If you went out people would grab her by the wrist and drag her to some shack they were selling trinkets in."

"The locals that worked in the resort were fantastic."

"Best prison guards you can imagine."- jabsaw2112

"Jamaica."

"They actively tell people to stay on resort property because they can't protect tourists otherwise."- MrPuzzleMan

Maybe one day.

"Afghanistan."

"No question about it."- DatRobloxKid

If you can't take the heat...

"Phoenix in July."

"It’s a monument to man’s arrogance."- TacoDoc

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Of course, when choosing a vacation spot, one wants somewhere where they can relax, take in the sights, and escape from their current realities for a week or so.

So, traveling to somewhere where you're constantly on alert, your mind is constantly racing, and/or there's nothing to see... might not be the best choice.

Thankfully, be it near or small, there is always somewhere to fall back on.


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