There are certain popular cities that people visit all the time because they are known to be beautiful. Then there are those that are ignored because they are not given much attention by the media. The following are the top 10 cities which should avoid.
1. Akiak, Alaska
”Akiak” roughly translates to “the other side” and the population in 2000 was about 309. The city has a well-maintained airport and services that provide access to private and chartered airplanes. The city has no taxes, no property and there is nothing special about it.
2. Any city in Sri Lanka
People probably know that if they want a peaceful and calm holiday, they should stay away from Sri Lanka. While you will be looking to have a good time, the residents will constantly tell you about how poor the country is or how rampant the problem of corruption is.
3. Youngstown, Ohio
People don’t visit Youngstown because they know that there are high chances that you will be shot dead if you happen to step out of your house or hotel. It is also very corrupt which frankly, puts a damper on things. The fact that it is known as the murder capital of the world should keep you away too.
4. Mallocra, Spain
This city in Spain has made quite a reputation for itself. The residents are said to be rude and unbelievably unfriendly. Those who have visited recommend that people should stay far away from it and that a simple Google search will let them know how unappealing the city is.
5. Arvin, California
This city in California is said to be the smoggiest in the country. The air is so thick and unclean that it is difficult to see the person walking in front of you after nightfall. Therefore, if you want to turn your lungs black and have a great accident, do visit Arvin.
6. Linfen, China
This city has a population of over 4 million. Because it looks into the coal-production services of the country, it is revoltingly polluted. The citizens are constantly choking and the drinking water is laced with arsenic. People who decide not to go here obviously have a brain.
7. Norilsk, Russia
This city houses about 134,000 citizens and the largest firm which produces heavy metal can be found here as well. The residue that is released into the air is extremely harmful and can reduce a person’s life expectancy by at least 10 years.
8. Dakar, Senegal
This city is West Africa’s most famous cosmopolitan hub but because it is located within close proximity to The Baie de Hanne, it is not very popular amongst tourists. The Baie de Hanne provides ‘clean’ drinking water to households but in fact is laced with waste and metal residue.
9. Sumgayit, Azerbaijan
This city used to be very popular and is known for the production of pesticides and certain chemicals. However, it is also known to dump the waste into the Caspian Sea which is why the cancer rates have escalated startlingly over the past few years. Nobody wants to contract cancer which is why nobody visits this environmental disaster area.
10. La Oroya, Peru
This city is known for the smelting of metals like zinc, lead and copper. Almost every child in the city suffers from some disease or the other because of high levels of toxic waste that has managed to enter their bloodstreams. If that was not enough, the city has turned into a wasteland because of the Acid Rain which rears its ugly head quite often.