Our planet really has quite a few beautiful places. It would suffice forces, time and money to visit them. But in contrast to them there are places where most people will prefer not to be declared. Nevertheless, tickets to these unpleasant corners and objects are officially sold by some travel companies. So, when choosing exotic options for vacation, you should be careful. And the horrible places mentioned in this article should be avoided at all costs, not being guided by the discounts of the tour operator.
Each person has his dark corners not only in biography, but also in the home. Their terrible and damned places are in every culture on every continent. The most terrible places on the planet seem to compete with themselves in the intensity of their quiet horror, like brands or sports leagues. But without such places on the planet, it would probably have been much more boring. The summit of Mount Washington.
In fact, this place is very beautiful, but it is extremely dangerous to be here. Mount Washington is located in the northeast of the United States. Let it not frighten tourists that the height of the summit is only 1917 meters. In fact, visiting this place is also risky, like Everest. The fact is that Mount Washington is the world leader in wind speed on the surface of the Earth. The highest rate was achieved in April 1934, when the air moved here at a speed of 372 km / h. If the yard is winter, the wind turns into snow storms. The complex of buildings of the local observatory is instantly swept out, save unless tightly clogged windows and doors. The station is really extreme, its instruments and buildings can withstand wind speeds of up to 500 km / h, which is quite likely in this area. In winter, Mount Washington turns into a winter fairy tale, but very dangerous. So an occasional companion or a professional photographer should be extremely cautious in these places. Nobody after all does not want to become a suicide, being blown away by a hurricane into a snowdrift.
The poisonous beauty of the desert of Danakil.
What do people look for in the Ethiopian deserts? The opportunity to relax and new impressions. But in everything you need to know the measure. In the north of this African country is the desert of Danakil. Those who returned from there, call it only as hell on Earth. She attracts to herself except that the fans of horror and risk, who are not afraid of eloquent photos. As a result, traveling there can become extremely dangerous, because this is a rather strange and terrible place. It seems that one visit to Danakil suffices to lose the desire to visit Mars. Above the volcanic wasteland, there is practically no breathing oxygen, and local air burns offensive gases. The ground under your feet literally boils, and even rocks melt.
Traveling through this desert is fraught with loss of health. Not only is there around 50 degrees of heat around it, so the volcano may be about to wake up under your feet. Scarlet lava will quickly weld a person. Yes, and in pairs of sulfur you can breathe for the rest of your life, then for a short time already. And the Afar region itself is criminal. Here semi-savage Ethiopian tribes are constantly fighting for food. Nobody here is surprised by ten-year-olds with weapons in their hands. But for a tourist such a meeting in the African desert of Danakil can become an unpleasant surprise.
The capital of descendants of cannibals.
In the east of New Guinea is the main city of this country, it is also the sea gate of the state. Port Moresby, or the local Nyugini, is the most dangerous world capital. Looking from the sky to this city, it does not seem terrible – high-rise buildings surrounded by greenery, a hospitable sea. And near the eyes there is a very different picture – slums and mountains of debris. Although in the capital and live the president with the government of New Guinea, in fact life is subordinated to gangster associations. The White man has nothing to do here – it’s like an intellectual to get into a cell with embittered youngsters.
An alien person can be killed by the Papuans just for food.In fact, in this region, protein is traditionally not enough. In the city, Aborigines are killed either from laziness or from lack of work. The country is spoiled by humanitarian handouts from Australia. As a result, the inhabitants of New Guinea simply do not want to work, and if such a desire arises, then there simply is not any occupation. Therefore, there is only one way out: to engage in a gang and to earn money for alcohol, women and drugs by criminal means. It remains only to find a trusting victim. They kill Port Moresby three times more often than in Moscow. And the thugs are not afraid of the police, because the authorities are either bought, or intimidated.
Forest of polite suicides.
At the foot of the sacred Mount Fuji there is an unusual old forest. In Aokigaharu do not come in order to find mushrooms or fry meat. Recently, these places have chosen Japanese suicides. To count the number of those who committed suicide in these places began about 60 years ago. During this time, Aukigahara accepted the souls of more than 500 suicides. It is believed that such a fashion appeared after the publication of Seiko Matsumoto’s book “The Black Sea of Trees”. So the protagonists take their hands and go hung in this old forest. There is a special atmosphere here. It is full of shadows, even at noon it will not be difficult to find a terrible place where the sepulchral darkness lives.
Not surprisingly, in Aokigahara you can meet not only a dead man in loops and a skull with loops. The authorities are concerned about this bad reputation of the area. So there were everywhere numerous shields with the inscriptions “Think, please, once again!”, “Life is an invaluable gift” or “Remember about your family”. The problem was identified in the 70’s, causing close attention throughout the country. Since then, each year, special units are sent to clear the forest from the fresh bodies of suicides. The total forest area is 35 square kilometers. This is enough that 70-100 new dead persons will be found in it every year.
And not so long ago in Aokigahara appeared and looters. They clean the pockets of the hanging-men, tearing off the gold and silver chains from them. What – such work requires courage, besides, one must still be able not to get lost.
Who can call a civilized and cozy Czech Republic a terrible country? Here tourists really like – beer is very tasty, beautiful houses and girls, it’s easy to find cheap drugs. But it is in the Czech Republic is one of the most terrible places in the whole of Western Europe. Having been in an ossuary in the city of Kutna Hora, you will keep those memories for a long time.
In the Suburb of Kutná Hora there was the Sedlec abbey. His cemetery was very fashionable in medieval Europe. The fact is that in 1278 one monk brought land from Jerusalem, from the very Golgotha, and scattered it on the graveyard with small bunches. Therefore, thousands of people sought to be buried in a cemetery with a sacred land. It is not surprising that this churchyard has grown enormously. People began to be buried already in 2-3 tiers, which completely violated ethical norms. In 1400, an unusual burial vault was built in the abbey. In fact, it was an ordinary warehouse for bones, for the graves of which no one courted.
In 1870, the new land owners decided to restore order in the lands and in the old monastery. For the arrangement of the ossuary, the local carver Rint was invited. He with taste and not without strange weird humor created from the remains of 40 thousand people an unusual room. Rint not only ordered the chaotic deposits of bones and skulls, but also made of them interior items, including the coat of arms of his master, as well as a magnificent chandelier with garlands. In this room, you really start to think about death. Visitors are seven days a week.
Museum for maniacs.
This place is a real pride of doctors, but some maniac would like to get here. The Museum of the History of Medicine is located in the city of Philadelphia. For a long time, the most terrible specimens of the human body were selected here. The museum was founded in 1858 by Dr. Thomas Dent Mutter. The entrance ticket costs 14 dollars.The exposition of the museum is dedicated to various pathologies, ancient and unusual medical equipment, as well as to terrible biological samples. The museum also keeps the most respectable collection of American skulls.
The most popular exhibits in the Museum of Mutter are the sculpture from the unicorn woman’s wax, the human intestine three meters long with 16 kilograms of excrement inside, the “soap lady” whose corpse turned into a waxed earth, a tumor removed from the President of the United States Cleveland, the fused liver of Siamese twins, part of the brain of Charles Gito, who killed President Garfield. It is rumored that at night something is amiss in the museum. It is not clear only – cheerful or terrible.
Prison for the enlightened.
This institution is located in Tibet and is called Drapchi. The prison lies directly on the road from the city of Lhasa to the airport of the same name. Many believe that Drapchi is the most terrible correctional institution in the world. It was here that the soulless Chinese people, since 1965, have imprisoned the recalcitrant enlightened Tibetan lamas. They say that behind the bars there are more monks than in any Buddhist monastery. Themselves, the Chinese authorities, who are considered invaders in Tibet, cynically declare these institutions not as prisons, but as rehabilitation centers.
Only by throwing a wrong glance in the direction of the warden can you get a bullet from him. Any protest of prisoners of monks leads to their beating. There is such a prisoner that from the long stay in solitary confinement he has forgotten how to talk. Another prisoner has been in jail for 20 years just for distributing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To re-educate Buddhists, they are forced to attend classes on scientific communism. Ignorance of the subject leads to beatings. Bamboo blows come to those who did not come to the class at all.
What can be worse than a civil war? The most terrible, bloody and senseless such slaughter occurred in Rwanda. The population of the country was more than 10 million people, and the density was quite high – 421 people per square kilometer. During the military coup in 1994, the provisional government came to power, which organized a genocide of national minorities. As a result, about a million people were killed in the country in just 100 days. The rate of homicide was 5 times higher than that of German concentration camps. The country was covered in blood and strewn with corpses. Having learned from neighbor’s reports about the lawlessness that was going on, the UN unhurriedly decided to intervene. Those scoundrels who were most involved in the murders were imprisoned in Guitarama. It became the most crowded and unsanitary on the planet.
Barracks there are designed to find 500 prisoners, and there are about 6,000 criminals there. They have to wait 8-10 years for their trial. There is a famine here, so it is not uncommon for prisoners to eat their neighbor. There is nowhere even to lie down, so the prisoners begin to rot their legs. And doctors conduct amputations without anesthesia. The earth is constantly wet and polluted with waste of human life. The stench from the prison extends over half a kilometer from it, shaming the capital in the eyes of civilized people. According to statistics, every eighth prisoner does not live up to the verdict of the court. The reason for this is illness or violence. And getting into the Guitarama of an educated white man means his instant death.
The homeland of a millionaire from the slums.
For many of us, India is an enlightened country, smelling of incense, cremation and sweet marijuana. Meanwhile, real India smells much worse – waste products, sewage and slops. Almost all these flavors are available to residents of the usual areas of Dharavi, where for $ 4 you can rent a room for a month. It is a structure from the thickets located in the heart of the multi-million-strong megalopolis of Mumbai.
It is from Dharavi that the main character of the Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” comes from. The area is 75 hectares, and more than a million Muslims and Hindus live here.They feed on the processing of garbage brought from all over the city. It comes daily tens of tons. Inhabitants of Dharavi dispose of plastic, waste paper, glass and cans. Women and children barefoot creep along the garbage containers, looking for what else can be recycled. The authorities of the Indian metropolis plan to completely get rid of Dharavi by 2013. But where to go to its inhabitants? After all, very few people managed to become a millionaire. Someone will return to the village, but do not want to think about the fate of the others.
The capital of the country of violence.
If people in India wake up and go to collect and then take bottles, Somali residents still dream, hugging the Kalashnikov rifle. This is a favorite toy, and a means of protection and a working tool. Somalis need to be on the alert, because pirates are rampaging and ashore, threatening to take away all the most valuable. Today in the capital of the country, the city of Mogadishu, fear and violence have become commonplace.
It is interesting that people of Somali anthropological type are beautiful and high. But all this goes to the graves, because here it is customary to die young. However, more and more future robbers and pirates are born. They are ready to do anything to seem strong and to grab their piece of booty. War forces people to flee Mogadishu. But this is not an option. Last year, the capital was abandoned by 100 thousand people, the risk of death from the bullet was replaced by the risk of dying of thirst. And even the UN can not do anything. After all, no one can give any guarantee of cargo security and envoys.