It’s human nature to push limits and one-up friends, so it should be no surprise that for some travelers the world’s dangerous places are the places they want to go. Iraq, for instance. Or how about Afghanistan? Jayne Clark reports for USA Today that while these places may not be for the average traveler, they do appeal to a certain breed, and there are ways to get in and get out unscathed.

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  1. David Stanley on August 26th, 2008 3:25 pm

    Jayne Clark’s article illustrates the danger of trusting official government travel advisories. Quite often, only a small part of a country will be dangerous but the travel advisory will warn you not to visit the country at all. I’ve found the advisories always err on the side of extreme caution. It’s understandable that consular officials don’t wish to be bothered rescuing travelers in trouble, but they put out a lot of misleading information in the process. In my experience, the local government won’t allow you into a certain area if it’s really dangerous. The biggest threats to travelers are usually thieves and corrupt officials not terrorists or freedom fighters.

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