The Turks and Caicos Islands are a true paradise in the Atlantic Ocean (off the coast of Cuba and Haiti) the perfect destination for a romantic and special holiday.
The archipelago consists of about 40 islands, of which only 8 are inhabited and many are small, literally a love nest. This is why many of Hollywood celebrities spend their holidays here. Many of these villas can be rented, the cost varies from one thousand to twenty thousand dollar. Until the 70s, the only way of communication from the island with the outside world was a telephone in a wooden cabinet and the operator was also the warden of the local jail. Now the islands are full of tourist resorts and hotels, but the atmosphere is still largely primitive and wild, perfect if you want to enjoy an intimate and relaxing holiday.
The barrier reef that surrounds the archipelago is one of the most beautiful in the world, so you can enjoy scuba diving and snorkelling, although in some tips you can reach the beaches on foot. When you tire of lying on white sandy beaches, explore the various islands, from Cockburn Town, the sleepy capital of the archipelago is less than an afternoon visit, but its colourful wooden houses in colonial style are really pretty. The Caves National Park, located on the island of Conch Bar, consists of more than 20 km of tunnels and caves, where many salt lakes, stalactites and stalagmites can be found. This was the place of worship of the indigenous population. The walls, in fact, are decorated with fascinating rock drawings.
Traveling is a nice way to know a place’s history. Today, however, we have gathered some of the most dangerous places in the world. Sometimes, the difficult economic situation of the city leads to great violence. In other cases, a place is not recommended to travel due to the damage that man has caused. Here are some places that travel is a little discouraged.
1. Kantubek, Vozrozhdeniya island – It was once the site of production for the material used in bacteriological war by the Microbiological Warfare Group, for the Soviet Union. This property is of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, is now abandoned, because of the contamination of smallpox and other plagues.
2. Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Two years after the disastrous earthquake that has dramatically changed the country of Haiti, its capital has changed appearance and has become incredibly unstable. Recently, cholera has been widespread among the wards and violent gangs rule the streets. The murders, in 2007, increased 6 times.
3. Homs, Syria - Since 2011, Homs was an epicenter of extreme violence and unrest in Syria. The city was completely destroyed by bombing. The whole country is unpredictable.
4. Ciudad Juarez, Mexico - Thousands of fugitives lurk in the city of Juarez, Mexico, where drug cartel wars have led to numerous kidnappings, beheadings and shootings, which even happens in broad daylight. Warlords also destroyed the economy and business, leaving residents helpless. Between 1993 and 2003, over 4,000 women were abused. The culprits were never found.
5. Grozny, Chechnya - Because of the conflict that has destroyed much of Grozny, the reconstruction process is recovering slowly. Because of its history of violence and poverty, organized crime remains high in the area, especially the kidnapping of tourists.
6. Mogadishu, Somalia - It was in 2006, where the first raid has occured between warlords who have terrorized the area for decades. But violence is not over. In recent years, there has been several suicide bombings and the city’s economy remains fragile. Many of its inhabitants have fled to other parts of the country, suffering hardships and hunger.
7. Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands – This area hosted the testing of about 70 nuclear bombs. The island has high levels of radiation.
8. Dallol, Ethiopia - Ethiopia is the hottest country on earth with a temperature of 94°F. This area has been uninhabited for decades.
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