Bad Place to Visit, Wouldn't Want To Live There

Repost from the old site. This article has produced a tremendous amount of controversy, angry comments, and even, oddly enough, virulent hate mail. I guess I hit some raw nerves. I stand by my comments that these cities are some of the worst in the world, and, in doing further research on the Net, have found only further support for my thesis.
Some of these cities, such as Bogotá, for instance, have large wealthy districts that are apparently quite pleasant. If one is rich, one can make a nice life just about anywhere on the globe. But this is not important – what is important is how the majority live.
The title is a play on the line, “Nice place to visit, wouldn’t want to live there”, said about many less-than-desirable tourist locales. This post is about the worst places on Earth to visit, and probably to live too. The ratings were based on research done on the Internet in various places, including here and here.
I’m going to focus on the places that are dirty, smelly, crime-ridden, trashy, rip-off havens, unsanitary and dangerous (Third World), and avoid places that are merely depressing, unsightly, rude, etc. (First World). Why? Because I live in the US, and those Third World qualities are going to be the most disturbing to me. I’m also avoiding active war zones because everyone knows they are horrible.
To be fair to the “Third Worldists” out there, I noted that many people slammed various places in France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Finland, South Korea, Ireland Italy, the US, Great Britain and Australia for various reasons, mostly because they are said to be unfriendly, depressing, tacky, cheesy, boring, etc.
Detroit seemed to top the list as worst US city, along with Newark (though it had one fan), East St. Louis and New Haven (though some liked New Haven) were runners-up. Various small towns in the Rockies (especially Idaho) and Texas also were listed. For some reason, a lot of people hate Vancouver, BC in Canada.
To my thinking, many of the horrible cities below point out the catastrophe of Latin American, Indian, Indonesian and Philippine capitalism. In much of Africa, capitalism doesn’t seem to working very well.
For all its faults, impoverished Cuba certainly does not resemble any of these Latin American hellholes in any way, shape or form. I don’t think that capitalism in the First World is failing, but looking at many of the cities below, it’s hard to argue that capitalism is doing anything but failing in those places.
Some of the winners in the Loser Destination Contest:
Colon, Panama: A dirty, crime-ridden disaster of a city. The most dangerous city in Latin America, full of residents who seem like they would just as soon knife you as say hello. Other than the free trade zone, the entire city seems to be sprawling slum. Colon has no redeeming qualities. This city topped many worst lists.
Guayaquil and Quito, Ecuador: Guayaquil is horrible. A stinking, steaming, downright dangerous heap of a city with miles of slums. With armies of glowering gang members, this place is dangerous even in mid-day. There are garbage dumps everywhere with corpses laying out in plain sight and guns going off all the time. Quito is similar. Guayaquil topped many worst city lists.
Johannesburg, South Africa: How sad that this country now has one of the worst violent crime rates on Earth. Although popular with tourists, this city is downright dangerous. This city also topped many worst lists. This blog supports the Mandela government, but the problems of this tragic nation seem insurmountable.
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Lagos, Nigeria, or the whole country: This city, and even the whole country, seems to top everyone’s list. Garbage is everywhere, the city stinks, the poverty is horrible, animals are slaughtered on the streets, and it seems that at least half the population wakes up every morning thinking, “Who can I rip off today?” Up to 90% of the economy may be “underground”, off the books, or crime-related in some way or another.
Nigeria has what must be the worst government on Earth and the country is rated the second most corrupt on Earth. The national airlines are dangerous and not recommended. The ripoff attempts often start as soon as you land at the airport and won’t let up until you leave.
It’s best to assume that most, if not all, Nigerians you meet in Lagos are out to rip you off in some way or another and then proceed from there. The city is full of impostors, and you really do not know if anyone is really who they say they are. The police and Customs officials are all crooks and so is 99% of the government.
Most bank and post office employees are also crooked. Imagine waiting in line at the post office, and a group of swaggering gangsters with fake ID’s strut in to pick up their stolen goods reshipped from overseas. They go straight to the front of the line ahead of everyone else, pick up their stolen property, and walk away laughing, having paid off the Post Office clerks. Welcome to Nigeria.
There are Internet cafes all over the city, where 150,000 full-time Internet scammers ply their trade in plain view of anyone to see, and the government doesn’t bat an eye or lift one finger to stop them. In many cafes, 80% or more of the patrons are Internet scammers. Nigeria is now world-famous for Internet scams. Even out-of-work TV newscasters scam away in the cafes, trying to steal from Americans.
The scammers started out with the famous 419 email scams but have now branched out into lottery, romance, auction, roommate, orphanage and check-cashing scams. The scams are continuously evolving, and Nigerian con artists are widely acknowledged to be some of the best in the world, as they have been practicing the art for decades now.
On highways outside of Lagos, you can see numerous vehicles wrecked on the side of the road, or even in the middle of the road, some with dead bodies still in them or beside them. Thieves pick through the wreckage and rifle the corpses looking for stuff to steal. All of the roads are dangerous, as armed robbers often set up roadblocks to shake down travelers.
Nigeria is now a world center for counterfeit pharmaceuticals, credit card fraud and drug dealing, and a district of Lagos, Oluwole, is now a world center for top-notch forgery.
The FBI and the US Merchant Risk Council recently came to Nigeria and inspected 40 packages coming into the country from the US to check for stolen goods. 39 of the 40 packages contained stolen property.
When the agents arrived at a Lagos neighborhood and tried to arrest an 18-year-old boy for reshipping scams that targeted US merchants, much of the neighborhood – up to 100 people – rushed out of their homes to defend the local punk from Big Bad Whitey.
Although the country is awash in oil, the power goes out all the time because the government power company is so crooked. The power company has either stolen all of its own budget money or the power comes in, but the crooked company resells it on the side.
As with elsewhere in Africa, Whitey is blamed for all the troubles here. Hatred of Whitey is higher in Nigeria than in much of the rest of Black Africa and the White visitor will definitely feel it.
The degeneration of Nigerian society is complete, and the culture appears near collapse. Mobs lynch thieves in the street and kill them in public for as meager a crime as stealing a cellphone, yet crime rages on anyway. Anyone can just up and say they own your house, put it on the market and sell it and you are out a house. Law enforcement, courts and anything resembling government seem to be nonexistent.
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Lima, Peru: When they tell you to visit Peru, they don’t mean the nightmarish capital. There are teeming slums as far as the eye can see, horrible crime (although not a lot of violent crime), pickpockets everywhere, and on top of all that, the sun never comes out. The fog mixes with the smog and the filthy streets to make a toxic brew. Lima made many worst lists.
But it has its fans, and the upscale Miraflores district is said to be nice. The execrable Shining Path took up their nihilistic, deranged war in this country for a reason – because Peru is a rotten heap of a country.
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Medan (Sumatra), Jakarta, Surabaya, Indonesia: Jakarta is a reeking city with terrible pollution, open sewers and wrenching poverty.
Medan seemed to top many lists for worst city on Earth, though it has a few fans. It’s hot, dirty and polluted, with factories, thieves and leering, menacing men everywhere. There is also nowhere to stay, not that you would want to stay anyway. Besides Medan, the rest of Sumatra is much better.
The river running through Surabaya is so polluted you might vomit walking across the bridge. As you suppress your gag reflex, you will look down and notice that people are actually washing their clothes in this river.
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Mumbai, Patna (Bihar), Calcutta, all large Indian cities, India: Indian cities are very dirty and teeming with some of the most miserably poor and wretched people you will ever see, but at least there is not a lot of crime. The Hindu religion keeps crime down because believers fear they will be punished by returning in the next life as something terrible, like one of the huge rats you see scurrying about.
Mumbai has pollution that is so bad that people actually get lung cancer from breathing the air. Mumbai, a stinking and sometimes dangerous city, made many worst city lists.
Patna is the sorry capital of Bihar, the poorest state in India. It’s dirty and miserable, and it’s almost impossible to even get a taxi to get you out of town, which means it’s hard to leave the place.
Calcutta is generally agreed to be one of the worst cities in India.
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Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenyang, China: Deadly pollution, mostly from coal.
Bucharest, all of Romania: Stalinist pollution covers the whole country and everyone seems depressed.
Bali (in particular Kuta Beach), Indonesia: Hopes so high, reality so low. It seems everyone is out to rip you off. Surly locals hungry for money. Dangerous roads, nightmarish traffic, rude, leering men. When it rains, the sewers flood into the streets. Very high crime rate, hustlers everywhere. Most of the rest of Indonesia is pretty nice. Kuta is a tourist trap gone to Hell.
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Manila, Philippines: A crime-ridden hellhole. There are armed guards everywhere, especially in front of banks due to constant bank robberies. Their nemeses, criminal gangs armed to the teeth, roam streets filled with prostitutes and transvestites.
It’s a town where everyone seems like they are out to rip you off in one way or other, and the hotel workers and cab drivers are all crooked. The latest advice is to have your Filipino friend meet you at the airport and head straight to their place, thereby avoiding all the ripoffs and con artists that seem to descend on every tourist. Traffic is horrible, and pollution is so bad it kills people. But some people don’t mind it.
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Gdansk, Poland: Combine a high crime rate and daylight robberies with totally crooked, thieving officials, and you get this Polish city. However, a number of others said it’s just fine.
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Mexico City, Villahermosa, Mexico: Mexico City is a dirty, polluted city suffering an insane, surreal epidemic of street crime, especially violent crime. Add 20 million people, stir well, bring to a boil, cover with a lid of otherworldly smog, and simmer.
Reportedly, tons of human waste are blown into the air every day, and much of the population has constant respiratory infections. The sewer system is reportedly above ground and more or less runs through lots of neighborhoods where many people are residing.
Villahermosa is a Mad Max-style, violent, crime-ridden disgrace of a city. There are stabbings and shootings galore here, even with a 10 PM curfew in place.
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Tangier, Morocco: This is a dangerous place with lots of street crime. That’s unusual for a North African country, but Tangier is so close to Europe that it is almost a part of Europe.
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Cairo, Egypt: Cairo has horrible pollution, smells terrible, there is trash everywhere, nothing works, there are armies of miserably poor people and it boasts some outrageously awful traffic. In the souks there are huge rats and wild, mangy scavenging dogs running about in plain sight. There seems no escape from aggressive, pestering hawkers. On top of all that, all the Customs officials are criminals.
The crime rate is fairly low, though. Thank President Hosni Mubarak. 25 years ago, Cairo was one of the great world cities.
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Bangkok, Thailand: This gigantic city has pollution so bad you need to wear a mask over your face. However, some folks like this city and say it has many positive attributes.
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Brindisi, Naples, Italy: No one seems to like Brindisi. It’s a sad, dirty, polluted and ugly city, with hostile, brawling, drunken locals, hungry stray dogs, belligerent drivers, horrible traffic, and miles of soul-killing tenements.
You would think that despite all of that, being genuine Italians, they could still manage to make a decent pizza. Forget it: even the pizza is terrible. Brindisi topped many worst lists, although it has a couple of fans.
I had never even heard of Brindisi and had to look it up on a map. It’s located in southern Italy on the East Coast, southeast of Naples. Naples has a great deal of crime, and many think this city is overrated as a tourist destination, although others say that, despite the drawbacks, it has its joys. All of southern Italy has a lot of crime, but it’s mostly property crime.
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Athens, Piraeus, or the whole country, Greece: Greece, especially Athens, gets mixed reviews. A lot of people really hate Athens; others don’t. The detractors say the city is dirty, ugly, depressing, polluted, and covered with garbage and traffic. I was surprised that Athens made the list, as I had always thought it was a wonderful city.
The port city of Piraeus is a nasty place. The whole city smells like a giant sewage treatment plant, and the ocean offshore has a sickening color to it.
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Suburbs of Paris, France: These tragic towns, full of hostile Arab immigrants angrily refusing to assimilate to French culture or join French society, are a sign that the French model is not working well, at least for some folks.
There is a terribly high crime rate here, and cops and firemen often won’t go there because they get attacked as soon as they show up. These mournful towns are packed with angry, unemployed young Arab men who like to seriously riot every year or so, or even more often if the mood strikes them. Lately, they have been staging mini-riots every night. If only 100 cars are burned, that’s a good night.
Otherwise, Paris, of course, is one of the world’s great cities. But that doesn’t mean you might not walk into a subway station reeking of urine and see junkies shooting up in plain sight. But still, Paris is a must on any serious travelers’ list.
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Brussels, Belgium: As with Paris, the districts with many Arab immigrants are quite dangerous and unpleasant, but the rest of the city is as nice as any big city.
Abidjan, Ivory Coast: With one of the worst crime rates in Africa (although it has plenty of competition), this city topped many worst lists.
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Bangui, Central African Republic: One of the worst cities in Africa, as bad as Lagos. The crime rate is totally insane. The locals will try to steal everything you own and even a contingent of armed guards will not be enough to protect you.
Your hotel room will feel like a war zone. This fiendish city made a number of worst city lists. Lonely Planet’s guidebook more or less tells you to avoid this city altogether. Here is a harrowing report of a visit to Bangui.
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Bamako, Mali: Mali has one of the worst governments in Africa, admittedly a race with a lot of competition. Bamako is a sick joke of a town, where the tourist surcharge is rigorously enforced, and the ridiculous, potholed streets are undriveable by any vehicle.
Guatemala City, Guatemala: A totally dangerous, dirty, polluted, terminal patient of a city, full of scary, heavily armed teenage soldiers. The soldiers are there to keep the teeming, crime-ridden slums that stretch as far as the eye can see, from overrunning the place. But this city has a few fans.
Belize City, Belize: This sweltering, miserable, impoverished, crime-ridden, very dangerous city is built on a swamp, with a jungle for a backyard. The beggars are aggressive and even menacing, and shady characters shadow you on the streets as you walk about. Cops are nowhere to be seen. This is one of the worst cities in the Americas. But the rest of the country is a great place to vacation.
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Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Sao Paulo is the industrial engine of Brazil. This major city is full of garbage and very dangerous. There are hustlers as far as the eye can see, chaotic streets that render maps useless, not enough cops and Godawful traffic.
Rio de Janeiro, the popular tourist destination with the killer skyline perfect for any postcard, is a deceptive place. It’s a very dangerous city with lots of violent crime. Street gangs armed to the teeth regularly shoot it out in military-style wars with the cops.
Death squads of off-duty cops funded by local businessmen roam the streets at night, murdering homeless, drug-addicted street kids and petty criminals with impunity in a sickening “social cleanup” campaign.
There are pickpockets and muggers all about, often in menacing, youthful gangs (especially on the famous beach) and they frequently operate in broad daylight. A dystopian horrorshow of a city.
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Nairobi, Kenya: Unfortunately, this city is seriously crime-ridden. Even locals admit that violent crime has reached catastrophic proportions.
Caracas, Barquisimeto, or the whole country, Venezuela: The crime is very bad here, sadly, and there is garbage everywhere you look. This blog supports Hugo Chavez, but crime in Venezuela is a tragic, long-standing problem with no quick fixes.
Guinea-Bissau: There is no water, no electricity, no place to stay, and the only hotel is half-demolished.
San‘a’, Yemen: In a Dickensenian touch, children are actually chained up here in order to beg!
Moynaq and Nukus, Uzbekistan: These two cities broiling in a merciless desert have been ruined and turned into ecological dead zones by Stalinist pollution.
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San Pedro Sulu, Honduras: This sad town has a horrible amount of crime. Swarms of locals will attack you on the bus, trying to steal your luggage. You will have to fight them off if you wish to retain your suitcase.
Like the rest of this wreck of a country, it’s full of US gang members gone home to Honduras. People here are very poor and desperate. If you can make it to the nice part of town and afford to stay there, though, you can be quite safe.
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Dakar, Senegal: According to some, this large West African city has horrible street crime – it is very dangerous. They say if you don’t have armed guards with you, don’t even go outside your hotel room.
However, others report that they spent a week there and found it to be safe, in fact safer than many American cities. Violent crime is reportedly rare, and the country is one of the most stable in Africa, and has been that way since independence.
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Port Au Prince, Haiti: This filthy, degraded, extremely dangerous and desperately poor mess of a city is best avoided at all costs. It sports open sewers, enslaved children, riots, killings and lots of other fun things. This blog did support President Aristide’s efforts to improve the tragedy of a nation called Haiti.
Lome, Togo: Criminals are as common as mosquitoes here, walking around fearlessly in broad daylight in this terrible city full of miserable people and crooked taxi drivers.
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Istanbul, Turkey: The 200% tourist markup is fully in force in this dirty, ugly city full of harassing, hawking, hostile locals and crumbling buildings, and you can scarcely find a merchant who does not enforce it. There is also a lot of crime here, including some violent crime, unusual for a Muslim city. The weather is lousy, but there are some pretty mosques to visit. However, Istanbul does have a fan or two.
The rest of the country is a great place to visit, has many fans and is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Best bet for Turkey is just to head to the tourist spots and blow off Istanbul altogether.
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Phnom Penh, Kampuchea: This city has become a very dangerous, crime-ridden place. The gangs of little girl prostitutes add a particularly poignant touch.
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Bogotá, Colombia or really the whole country: Bogotá is one of the most dangerous places in the Americas but there seems to be agreement that Colon, Lima and Guayaquil are worse. Really, all of Colombia is dangerous as Hell, to be honest.
This comment about Bogotá was recently rebutted by a Bogotán blogger, with more comments here. His post aggressively taking issue with this entry is in Spanish, but my Spanish is good enough to get the gist of it. Also I am getting a lot of comments coming in from Bogotáns on the Internet aggressively objecting to the content.
The sole issue that these Defenders of Bogotá are taking issue with is my contention that the city is a very dangerous place. To be honest, Bogotá used to have a truly horrible reputation for crime, but in recent years, there has been a huge effort put into cracking down on street crime. For some more agreement that Bogota is dangerous, see here, here, here and here.
I will now attempt to prove that. There are twice as many murders in Colombia as in the US, and the US has seven times as many people. That means that the murder rate in Colombia is an outrageous 14 times that of the US, and the US is considered to have a high murder rate for the developed world.
Colombia has the highest murder rate on Earth, with Washington, DC and Johannesburg not far behind, but in the case of Colombia, we are talking about a whole country, not some festering city. Out of every 100,000 people, 60-70 will be killed every year. Defenders may try to argue that this is due to a simmering civil war, but 75% of the 25,000 homicides are merely of the criminal variety.
On an average day in Colombia, there are 2 bank robberies, 8 highway robberies, 72 murders and 204 assaults or muggings. You have a greater chance of being murdered in Colombia than you do of dying of cancer! Death squads made up of soldiers and off-duty cops roam the streets, murdering drug-addicted, petty criminal street kids, transvestites, homosexuals and prostitutes.
In fact, probably more prostitutes and homosexuals are murdered per capita in Colombia than even in the most barbarian parts of the Muslim World. Want to fly a plane in Colombia? Don’t. There have been 138 plane crashes since World War 2, with 2,745 deaths.
One of the most popular things in Bogotá is scopolamine. This drug is used by crooks to disable their victims so they can rip them off. It is sprayed in the face, dumped in your drink or spiked into a cigarette. Bogotá hospitals receive an incredible 2,000 scopolamine victims every month, or an astounding 66 a day. The drug knocks you out and can cause medical problems.
Colombia has one of the world’s worst road systems. Many roads are not even marked. Drivers are reckless and many cars don’t have headlights at night. Cows have a tendency to wander into the road.
Taxis are totally dangerous and are best avoided, if possible. Women are advised to avoid all taxis at night. Anyone is advised to avoid any taxi that already has someone in it.
In many cases, this is a criminal accomplice of the thuggish driver. In addition to getting scopolamine sprayed in your face, another popular scam is the “jump-start”: you are told that the taxi has stalled and asked to get out and help push. As you do so, the taxi driver leaves with your luggage.
Buses are also best avoided. Thieves haunt the buses, waiting for you to fall asleep, at which point, they rip you off. Certain bus lines are frequented by thieves offering drugged gum, sweets, food and cigarettes. After the drug knocks you out, they rob you blind. In addition to theft and druggings, kidnapping and extortion are also rife on buses.
In view of all of the above, it is nothing short of amazing that all of these Colombians are angrily protesting my characterization of their country as dangerous. Or perhaps they doth protest too much?
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Managua, Nicaragua: This dirty, crime-ridden, dangerous disaster of a city has a bombed-out look about it. This blog supports Daniel Ortega and his Sandinista Party and prays that they can ameliorate this mess.
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San Salvador, El Salvador: See Managua. Full of dangerous former LA gang members. Death squads roam the streets, slaughtering gangsters by the dozen, but for every one you kill, it seems five more pop up in his place.
This blog supports the FMLN’s efforts to reform this ruined land, but the crime here has become so terrible, one wonders if anything short of an act of God could make things better. In fact, I used to make contributions too the FMLN’s weapons fund via an FMLN agent in Los Angeles during the 1980’s.
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Detroit, New Haven, Newark, Gary (Indiana), Hammond (Indiana), USA: Detroit topped all lists as the worst city in the US. An ugly, dangerous, depressing and filthy city with a downtown that looks like a war zone – a despairing district surrounded by miles of crumbling, abandoned industrial buildings, torn-down fences and rusting cars.
Newark is similar, with few to no redeeming qualities. It’s a frightening, polluted city with a postwar look of miles of weedy, trash-strewn vacant lots where crumbling apartment buildings have been torn down. It’s also a dangerous city with a high crime rate.
New Haven, despite the presence of Yale University, is similar. There are legions of homeless, begging drug users clogging the streets, and the crime rate is very high due to hordes of crack-dealing gangs shooting it out on the streets. Congress and Columbus Avenues are notorious for drive-by shootings, drug dealing and muggings.
It is reportedly the HIV capital of the East Coast due to IV drug use. A lot of the more respectable people have been moving out for some time now. Although much of the city is quite ugly, New Haven does have its bright spots, thanks to Yale. There are nice parts of town, parks, trees, etc.
Gary is yet another postindustrial Rust Belt train wreck of a town. A grimy town full of abandoned factories, overgrown lots, rusting fences, graffiti, barred windows and vomit. Go downtown and see tall buildings all boarded up, with no vehicles in sight and unhinged stoplights swaying in the wind – for all practical purposes, a ghost town. This was once a vibrant, working-class city, and now it looks like Road Warrior.
Hammond is similar, a suicidally depressing city lined with shuttered factories on the shores of Lake Michigan. Yet another Rust Belt post-industrial ruin.
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: A collapsing, dirty, crime-ridden hellhole.
Osaka, Japan: I never would have thought that this city would make the list but according to my friend Tumerica, she says it is the worst city she has ever lived in. I tagged her with the title of this story. In blogging, tagging mean you are supposed to write on the topic – kind of like, “Tag, you’re it.” I will let her explain why Osaka is such a crappy place in her post here.

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147 thoughts on “Bad Place to Visit, Wouldn't Want To Live There”

  1. Who are you to judge, where are you from? and where did you get all your facts? you just sit down jobless to dig up facts from the internet and also listen to the worst channel on earth CNN that sees nothing good in the developing nations.
    That’s the reason Louis Franklin attacked Mike Wallace on you-tube, America is the most corrupt nation in the world where killings are so rampant, psychos just wake up frustrated and kill innocent people, did you hear what shell and other oil companies are doing in Niger Delta? They spill oil in the environment and render the land useless for the people,
    What do you say about the greedy whiteys that want they world and fall for anything they hear, are they fools? well maybe…
    Nigerians have a long age history of corruption and trust me it is so much in America, like the Madoff case, the biggest swindler of all time, How about the shameless President that slept with an intern and lied to the world about it.
    I would also like to point out the rigging of the Bush/Al-gore election.
    Tell me about the torture blacks go through cause they live in your damned country.
    Why would the frustrated whitey’s not settle for love in person, but wait for the ones online that promise them the world.
    Well i think you need a better research on most corrupt nation as Nigeria is far from first 5. you talked about the stolen goods but I ask 1 question what were the officials in the port during when they were loading the “stolen goods” well maybe they received bribes.
    I am so busy doing legitimate work now and would not spend time responding to this post. if you wish log on to http://www.josephekwu.wordpress.com, http://www.deoluakinyemi.com, http://www.felixekpa.com,
    and read from real Nigerians

    1. Piss off Ekwu. Fuck you and fuck your shithole of a country.
      The romance scammers gladly steal from American Blacks too. Many US Blacks have been targeted by and nailed by these characters. They especially nail Black women. They are just dirty criminals who will steal from anyone on Earth. That’s all there is to it.

      1. After over one year, I stumble on this god forsaken post from a useless beast like Lindsay………. oh I see..maybe Lohan is from your lineage, unstable.
        I hope you are still alive and if you have morale standing, you would delete all the negative words you used here to describe the countries. Gosh I spit on your grave………. shit it stinks………oohhhhh you stink…….grow up…. Robert hmmmmm………you suck

    2. ” How about the shameless President that slept with an intern and lied to the world about it.”
      lol You think someone getting a blow job is the same a stealing massive amounts of money from the government of a poor country (along side doing god knows what else.) ? Honestly I couldn’t give a shit about clinton’s blow jobs. Maybe if Bush had gotten a few more we wouldn’t be in Iraq now.
      “I would also like to point out the rigging of the Bush/Al-gore election”
      Oh god. This is so tired and old, not to mention false and paranoid.
      “Tell me about the torture blacks go through cause they live in your damned country”
      Personally, I like to attack a nigger with a rolling pin. If that doesn’t work I spray him with Raid and kick him in the nuts.
      lol Yeah we toture them. This is 2010 not 1910. Torturing blacks just isn’t cool anymore. Now its cool to support blacks while being totally condescending towards them, but I’m sure that you knew that because you’re SUPER SMART!

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    i mean seriously?!?! LWIM!
    its really just funny now.
    I dont know how words dripping with hate will help anything
    We will continue doing our bit in helping fight scams, where ever it originates from.
    Ezra, you try.

  3. Mr Robert
    You wrote barely 2 lines about other cities and exhaustively wrote fallacious stories about my dear NIGERIA! (a country you’ve never been to!) You can not make FAME by falsely running down others. Those who are remembered centuries after their death are remembered for their positive impacts on the lives of people. So I’ll advise you to channel your energy (which i believe i have) on issues and activities that will benefit people’s lives, that will not promote enmity but rather bring people closer to GOD.
    God Himself will be happy seeing you touch lives positively.
    Learn to see the good side of things and try to make peace with EVERYBODY so that you don’t age fast!
    Mind you, a man with a bitter, evil and dirty heart can’t be a happy man and NIGERIANS ARE RATED AS THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD! (ponder over that)
    I, like very many other Nigerians am hardworking, honest, decent and fun-loving. I’m happy being a NIGERIAN and I LOVE MY COUNTRY.
    I am sure after a visit to Nigeria, you’ll be sorry you ever wrote all that u have about “THE GIANT OF AFRICA”

  4. I like US Negroes. They are much more friendly and civilized:
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlP9-8f5YpE&hl=en&fs=1&]

  5. It’s clear from this video that sucker-punching people is racially based behavior.

    It is also clear that a certain race has a greater propensity for violence.
    (Rushton, you clever bastard!)

    1. Just feel lucky they are African Americans and not Africans. I assure you that A-A’s behave much much better than Africans. A-A’s don’t don’t run around in tribal wars that slaughter scores of people at a time in a matter of a few weeks.
      Furthermore, A-A’s are dramatically more intelligent than Africans. A-A IQ is ~88.3. African IQ is ~68.5. That’s a 20 IQ point difference! My God. You don’t think those 20 extra IQ points changes the behavior of A-A’s quite a bit? A-A’s have been eugenically selecting for intelligence and progressive features for a century now. During that time, their heads have gotten much bigger and their IQ’s have gone through the roof.
      I don’t believe that all African derived peoples are the same, regardless of cultural level or especially IQ.
      It’s so unfair to equate US A-A’s with Africans. A-A’s are nearly a separate subrace.

    2. You talk as if all africans are jungle dwellers. you really need to be around here. you’d be surprised, i tell you.
      Emeka Anyaoku, the last Secretary General of the Commonwealth wasn’t African American. And he wasnt stupid.
      My IQ is about 138, and I’m yet to relate with substantially less intelligent humans. That makes me wonder where you got the 68.5 assumption from. African Americans don’t slaughter people cos the society they live in doesn’t allow that. Not because there are not certain A-A’s that would love to do that. 😉

    3. Yes, it’s clear we are dealing with the best and the brightest of Nigeria here. The African IQ is unbelievably low. The average is 67. I do not really understand. However, A-A’s have only 13% White genes, and they have 21+ extra IQ points. What’s going on with A-A’s? No one knows, but it looks like the enhanced environment provided in the West has raised their IQ’s. Plus they have been eugenically selecting for higher IQ’s for 100 years by preferentially marrying smarter and more successful Blacks.
      It seems clear that the African (and Nigerian) IQ could be raised quite a bit. That ought to be something you guys ought to jump on. No way is a 67 average IQ going to produce a functional modern society. It’s just not possible. IQ probably explains a lot of Africa’s problems.
      And we have met 100’s of Nigerian scammers, and in general, these guys are dumber than doorknobs. They have remarkable street smarts, emotional intelligence and con artist brains, but in other ways, they are some of the stupidest humans I’ve ever run across.
      And if you really think the studies are wrong, go do a study that proves them wrong. IQ studies are not hard to fund or do properly.

  6. Getting back here after a while and I have three conclusions.
    Robert is racist
    Robert has inferiority complex
    Robert is trying to brush up his writing prowess.
    I think I would get more traffic on my blog by slandering the American society. Look out

  7. Dear Robert,
    I must congratulate you for finally finding a medium to help you sort out issues. It seems to me that a man which such intellectual promise willl use his time to push out garbage in the aim to statisfy and even bigger need for attention.
    If you need people surround you online, go to a social networking site and paste a profile that reads – An intellectual fool in search of attention.
    This is sure to get people dancing to your tune. You see i have a feeling that your personal crusade is based on facts. but also note that only fools are scammed! stupid lonely fools.
    So its either you are married to one, related to one, in love with one or maybe you are one.
    But lets not waste time here going on. Whats the real problem? Are you hurt? did someone get to you and you found this medium to further display your ignorance?
    if you need a list of sites that can help your situation…Holla!
    Thank you.

    1. I run a Yahoo group for people who got scammed, and also for people who want to learn about the scammers. We are pretty much anti-scammers. Many people in there never got scammed. We focus on your filthy and evil country because that where all the human garbage radiates out from.
      I see from the comments on here that you Nigerians are among the most morally debased humans on Earth. It’s not surprising. Our US Blacks have issues, but they seem like angels compared to you West African reprobates.
      Welcome to the blog, scumbag.

    2. Violation of comments policy, Kunle. You see, I get to insult and attack you guys all I want, but if you do the same to me, you might get banned. Sucks huh? I know…You should not have defended the scammers and attacked the poor victims. That’s why I tore you a new one.
      Our group is not focused on 419. We are focused more on the romance scam. Also to some extent the investment scam. 419 is not that great of a scam. The romance scam is a vast improvement. Also, the investment scam, the auction scam, the rental scam, the check cashing scam, the reshipping scam, those are all much better.
      As far as the romance scam, we are pissed. West Africans have singlehandedly wrecked online dating. That sucks.

  8. aha! Online dating! LOL
    ok fine fine! Robert is angry! cool
    But what is Robert doing now? He’s using this medium to fight everyone.
    You should have posted my last comments, then i would have really engaged in this debate. But since you took it off, it seems to me i hit a nerve.
    But at least your famous now! Way to go!!

    1. It’s good to slam Nigeria and by extension all Nigerians. It makes them mad and maybe finally they will do something about this. The scamming goes on because the non-scammers in Nigeria (probably the vast majority) just don’t care. The cops don’t care. No one cares. So it goes on. If we can make your nation a pariah, maybe you will do something. There’s a method to our madness.
      For instance, even Ghana is way better on the scammers. We get some cooperation out of the cops there. They arrest these guys quite a bit, but usually they are out in a few weeks or so. Bribed out, or the jails are full. But we have gotten almost no cooperation from Nigeria.
      I really do disagree that only idiots get scammed. The Nigerian scammers are some of the best on Earth. They can nail many people, not just idiots. A good con artist nails a lot more than fools. That’s why he is so successful.

  9. Now finally there’s dialogue. But for how long…i dont know!
    I agree with you on that (i said it, i agree with Robert). But fine, i think in a way you got your point across, but the delivery Robert…the delivery.
    While making your point, which we all know has truth (there’s no smoke without fire) you went ahead and brought in so many other elements including race, I.Q and all.
    Now thats what brought this drama, and scored you a record on this blog!
    Something must be done about this menace. Maybe we start by beating up and slapping the taste out of the mouths of the fools who sit in cybercafes constructing this scam emails.
    But isn’t it evident that these are scams? I mean how many Princes can really be in danger and need support to help get out their inheritance? How many people can really fall in love with a dude who asks for your bank account? Seems there are lots of peeps out there by the venom in your words!
    Maybe its cuz there are still good people out there who fall for these scammers cuz they see the good and get exploited!
    However, i think you should
    Use this as a medium – not a weapon dude.
    Interesting stuff about Ghana there. Pls tell us, who are you talking to here, and i wonder, just wonder, if you told some of the guys who are hot-headed about your post to co-operate on this crusade…maybe you might get more out of this.
    Its just a suggestion dude!

    1. I don’t care about your race. I don’t give a damn about your IQ either. That’s basically your problem. Truth is that there are lots of African countries that are not engaged in massive Internet scamming of the West. I have no issues at all with these Africans. Some West African countries have basically declared war on my country with the scamming, so to me, they are the enemy.
      They have done this not due to their race or IQ, but due to their culture. The race of Africans is the same, and their IQ’s are around the same, so this is not the problem.
      I know the 419 scam is retarded. I don’t know how anyone falls for that one. But the romance scam is completely different and it is nailing a huge number of people.
      We dealt with the police in Ghana. In Accra. Some of them are corrupt, but some are not. It’s different from Nigeria.
      Problem with Nigeria is the cops are no good either. For instance, Nigeria is now a world center for top notch forgery of all sorts of items. These forgeries are so good that they are fooling a lot more than just idiots! The situation is so bad that the Secret Service set up shop in Nigeria but after a while they had to leave. They said that the living conditions were so poor that the agents could not handle it, #1. Also that they got zero cooperation out of Nigerian LE, #2.
      There is also an unbelievable amount of credit card fraud coming out of Nigeria. CC fraud fools a lot more than just idiots. It’s a serious type of crime, even here in the US. One merchant I talked to said that they got 10,000 CC orders from Nigeria, and not one was legit. So he just banned all Nigerian IP’s from his ecommerce shop. I understand that many Western ecommerce shops simply refuse all Nigerian IP’s. Many will not ship to anywhere in Africa.
      The romance scammers do not necessarily ask for your bank account #. That’s not how it works. But they do with some of the women. Females are idiots in love, and a con artist can easily fleece a woman down to nothing. Male con artists here in the US regularly fleece women who they pretend to fall in love with.
      The romance scam operates via the dating sites. You meet a gorgeous male or female. They have to go to Nigeria on business, they get stuck there, there’s tragedy, often people sick and/or dying, and you need to help. Or they fall in love and want airfare to come over. There’s variations.
      A lot send US Postal Service checks that they want cashed. You go to cash them, and the bank just automatically cashes them, mostly because they are excellent forgeries and also because banks don’t really care. You keep 15% and send the rest of the $ back to Nigeria. 2 or 3 weeks later, the check goes bad. People think the check is real because it’s an excellent forgery of a US government check.
      Con artists nail people. They win your trust. It seems like your country is full of con artists, brimming to the seams. We don’t have a lot of hardcore con artists here of that variety, so we are not used to living in a society where every other person is out to rip you off. Also, LE really goes after fraudsters and con artists here in the US. It’s like a top priority.
      You act like only a moron can get fooled by a con artist. A con artist is a sociopath. You need to read up on con artists. Con artists are very good, and they can nail all sorts of folks, from the naive to the downright paranoid.

  10. ok,
    question : Now that you have got the attention of the world…WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO NEXT?
    So much energy is going into this…
    Your group plans to do… and needs the help of…..to achieve…….?
    cuz it seems to be you could rather be getting more done rallying people than pointing fingers every 3 comments!
    You got our attention. What next?
    lets here it!

    1. There is nothing we can do. We warn people about the scam, but that does not stop it. It just makes it harder for the scammers to find victims. What needs to be done is on West Africa’s end, and we can’t do a single thing there. One thing we do is tell everyone to avoid just about all West Africans you meet on the Net (with a few exceptions) because generally, over 95% of the Ghanaians, Beninians and Nigerians a Westerner runs into on the Net are just scammers and criminals of some type or another. If not an out and out scammer, then some other type of louse. We are also trying to make Nigeria persona non grata in hopes that if Nigerians experience mass rejection, maybe they will do something about this. Hit them where it hurts.
      Really, the ball is in your court. We can’t do anything about the scammers themselves. All we can do is educate, but that never stops it, because the scammers are continuously adapting and changing their scams and trying new scams, so it’s this endless moving target.

  11. maybe you should start by avoiding me to! LOL.
    ok, i can see two things here –
    1) they way you write leaves loopholes and its very suggestive hence the backlash. but its a free world i guess.
    2) Though your statistics seem surreal, you really pissed about this issue!
    wish you luck dude And if you ever want to set up something fully constructive, use this medium – cuz you’ve already got the buzz going.
    relax, take a breather once in a while.
    Maybe if you did set up something and call on peeps (who have all commented) to support, and they dont, then you can diss even more… maybe.
    but lets see what happens!
    Question – did you clap when the internet was called a global village? Cuz if you did maybe you’ll understand that everyone is responsible for their actions online.
    e.g – Applications now add in codes to combat piracy even though its still rampant. Maybe you should look into that.
    maybe do something with i.p addresses. Hey i dont know…your the expert!

    1. Piracy does not effect me. It effects software companies, who I don’t give a fuck about. I’ve used pirated software myself.
      “Responsible for their actions.” See, there you go again, blaming the victims.
      The only West Africans a typical American ever runs across online, until recently anyway, where those who approached them out of the blue on messenger, and those who approach them on social networking sites, dating sites and chatrooms. Almost all of these West Africans are going to be criminals. Those who are not out and out criminals are just louses. There are ok West Africans out there, but they are not the ones approaching Westerners out of the blue online.
      Just to give you an example, we cause huge controversy in the group by taking an extreme anti-West African POV. For instance, all West Africans are now banned from our group.
      We let a bunch in at one point mostly due to some women who were befriending them. Almost 100% of these Africans turned out bad. Most of them tried to steal from our members. Almost all of them were complete liars. Those that did not try to steal were trying to scam a Western wife for a Visa.
      Many of them were perving on the women. They would turn on their cams and ask the women to see and when the women did, the guy would be whacking off. They kept infiltrating the group under the guise of “trying to fight the scammers” and they kept going bad on us.
      Some of the women fell for them and some went to West Africa to try to marry some of these sociopaths or their criminal buddies. All such women were thrown out of the group. Now all W Africans are banned outright and we even evaluate you before you come in to try to figure out if you are a W. African in disguise.
      We also had some W African women who we talked to. 100% of these women turned out to be con artists, liars and thieves.
      If it makes you feel any better, we also threw out one US Black con artist and one Dutch White Internet criminal and con artist who was trying to steal from members.
      Also we talked to a lot of Nigerians and none of them trusted any other Nigerians. There were many tales of Nigerians lying to each other and trying to rip each other off.
      We also spoken to other Africans and learned that Nigerians are despised all over Africa where they are regarded as liars, thieves, con artists and just criminals.
      The bad actors were not just Nigerians. We also had quite a few Ghanaians who were acting bad too.
      I think your society is undergoing some sort of a moral collapse, and one of our few decent Nigerians actually said that on many occasions.
      So, you know, I am not just making shit up here.

  12. ok robert!
    wanna dialogue..hit me up and lets talk constructively.
    The fact that you said …
    “I think your society is undergoing some sort of a moral collapse, and one of our few decent Nigerians actually said that on many occasions”
    means you hopefully know a few. So the question is – You want a solution or you want more replies to this blog?
    you decide!

  13. Robert , I think your are just desperate for cheap popularity.
    Maybe you don’t have the nerve to commit heinous crimes (serial rape & murder) against humanity….so prevalent in the western world…so you choose ‘serial slander’ of countries/cities.
    I’d like to see a progress report on your so called scam fighting Yahoo group.
    And changes/contributions this group has made to make this world a better place.

  14. Bravo! “Brazil: Sao Paulo is the industrial engine of Brazil. This major city is full of garbage and very dangerous. There are hustlers as far as the eye can see, chaotic streets that render maps useless, not enough cops and Godawful traffic.”
    Here are a couple things I witnessed on just a 2 week stay in Sao Paulo. I witnessed a small trailer (the kind that is pulled by a truck) set on fire. Then a couple of days later, I was sitting at a cafe eating lunch and watched as a thief was doing a tug of war with a security guard, while a second security guard watched with they rest of us! The thief got away with the bag of goods while the security guard was left with a hand full of the corner of the plastic bag. The security guards just strolled away as if nothing happened. :^\ One of the people I was traveling with had their backpack stolen.
    I think you were far to nice about Sao Paulo, you didn’t mention the graphic Graffiti, horrible traffic, lung killing smog, constant noise, disgusting smells… The rich walking along in seemingly complete oblivion, as the emaciated homeless are scattered along every building with just a blanket to cover them. Not to mention the poor that live in anything they can. I don’t know how the people (rich or poor) there can even live past 40 years of age. Maybe they don’t.
    Keep up the good work!

  15. I HATE nigerians, I’m so sick of them flooding my email that I have to change it every year. I’ve also know a few haitians and they seemed extremly ungreatful for this country and everything it has done for them. all they do is complain about america! it’s not even just them, alot of other africans I know (mostly south africans) and east indians to that.
    as for the list, I can’t belive people could live in some of those cities. It’s odd how they are the ones popping children out right and left to be born and “raised” in such filth with the high possiblity their offspring will become scammer, prostitutes, gangsters, or even slaves (like in indian and southeast asia)…

    1. I suppose you are african american who are among the worst complainers and whiners i have ever seen in MY ENTIRE LIFE.
      You guys whine about racism and slavery to the core and play the race card all the fucking time.
      I can’t stand most of you guys.

  16. gang members in Managua and other central americans slaughter dirty white bastards like you that all they have to say about one of the most beautiful and genuine countries in the world is that its dirty, crime ridden full of death squads and gang members and bombed out…its cus of white thrash countries like yours that it is like dat coward capitalist governments prey on beautiful countries like ours but we re not gonna sell ourselves and we d rather bomb out what was a beautiful city that be slaves of white thrash people like you..gang members exist because of the hostility of your fake white society towards immigrants that our trying to build a life after greedy capitalistic empires have destroyed their countries…but what goes around comes around..gang member activity will eat out U.S till nothing is left..a place with more than 15% population hispanic and still growing…u white bastards gona b killed by the own monster that you created..and when anyone you love will be raped and slaughtered u will rememba my comment you ignorant white piece of shit

  17. As a Buddhist, I have trained myself not to be judgemental and negative, and try to understand, with compassion, the reason behind suffering. What this gentleman is basically writing about is all-pervasive suffering. No single individual is to blame for it, so there’s no point in being patronizing and superior. Finally, behind all the squalor, there are always human hope and aspirations – an educated person (in the real sense) would look these hopes and aspirations. After all, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, and thanks to this fact, even the US looks beautiful.

  18. “The Hindu religion keeps crime down because believers fear they will be punished by returning in the next life as something terrible, like one of the huge rats you see scurrying about”!
    How insightful! Still can’t bring yourself to give some credit to to a people who are not criminally inclined, huh? Every religion has horror stories of hell for sinners – hasn’t helped reduce crime anywhere, has it?

    1. This is what an Indian Hindu friend told me. He’s a Brahmin in Kerala. If people are that poor, it would be perfectly logical that they would steal, if only to eat. This was the answer he gave to me.

  19. wow, i must be living under a rock for me never to have seen this post… for the record, i am Nigerian. i came to the u.s to spend one year of high school and my college. i was inducted into the homours society. at my induction, 20% of the other inductees were of african origin. just in the u.s for high school and college.
    most of the stuff that your people found difficult was easy to me.
    enter Rutgers, i graduate summa cum laude, i go back to my country and i work for a living, now i own houses in mont claire, new jersey, waco texas, and tribeca new york and many of such properties around the world that i rent out.
    i live in lagos.
    now this scumbag has the audacity to attack my city based on the testimony of cowards who are intellectually deficient to make any sense of the oppoortunities in their country and run away to America and england where they live as second class citizens.
    i am not a politician. neither am i a scammer. i have made my money as an industrialist, i provide medical fluids like injections and intra-venous fluids.
    the nigerians that flee abroad and dont come back are cowards, and they will never have a good story to tell.
    the scammers are reviled in my society so i dont know where you get your facts from.
    you should be ashamed of yourself.

  20. “Bucharest, all of Romania: Stalinist pollution covers the whole country and everyone seems depressed.”
    Maybe it has something to do with gypsy pollution covering the whole country too.
    “Gdansk, Poland”
    Not to be a nordicist dickhead here, but I honestly wonder if Danzig would have made this list.
    “Brindisi, Naples, Italy”
    Well..duh. It’s Naples. What the hell else do you expect? My dad saind that when he was in the navy and they docked at naples they had to walk around in groups of 8-10 people. One moron decided to go out on his own. The knocked him out and stole ALL of his clothes.
    “Athens, Piraeus, or the whole country, Greece”
    My dad was really disappointed with Athens. He said that the Parthenon was up on a hill surrounded by the rest of the dirty city. Not what he expected.
    “Brussels, Belgium: As with Paris, the districts with many Arab immigrants are quite dangerous and unpleasant, but the rest of the city is as nice as any big city.”
    I heard this city has a huge dogshit problem. they just don’t clean it up.

  21. Nigeria should be nuked off the face off theaaerth to really clean our planet of scum..
    was scam baiting one cretin, he fell for it like a ton of bricks he cretinous moron..
    To all Scacmmers out there, us potential victims are not stupid as you morons might think..

  22. Agree with MR Lindsay 110 PERCENT..
    I am tired of Retarded Illiterate scammers trying to scam me out of my money..
    I have seen it all, Dead, Widows, Lotteries, Dying of Cancer, Dating Scams you anme it these scum are trying to scam us with..
    Amazing as soons as Nigeria got computers they immediately use it for what they do best and that is, Cheat, Lie, Deceive and Scam..
    Nigeria has the worst reputaion on earth and it is baecuse of the scum that is trying to lie chaet and sacm everyone on earth..
    Again isay..
    NUKE NIGERIA AND CLAEN OUR PLANET OF SCUM..

  23. Robert I think if you had to live in a Scandinavian country you would be bored senseless.
    I hear the so called WN movements are most prominent in these countries.

  24. All I can say is, I AGREE WITH ROBERT 110 percent..
    my friends who had misfortune to deal with Nigerians all said that, Nigerians are Cheats, Liers CON ARTISTS and are always looking how to rob you and con you out of money etc..
    AGAIN I SAY.. NUKE THAT SHIT HOLE NIGERIA AND CLEAN OUR PLANET OF SHIT..

  25. All I can say is the person who wrote this blog is an absolute IDIOT
    I am an American Living in Manila. I too read all the reports “armpit of the world” if you go to the Philippines leave Manila Immediately , filthy hellhole horrible traffic
    etc
    To the author of this blog
    Have you ever been to the Philippines
    Have you ever been to Manila?
    I have lived here 7 yrs
    Sure the traffic is bad but its just that way all over the phils, very slow, choreographed dance of trikes, motorcycles, buses, jeepneys, people pushing vendor carts, etc. But
    Overall I find it a fascinating city to live in. There is more going on here on a Friday night, than happens in 5 yrs in My old city (700,.000 population) in The USA
    We have Mall of Asia, largest Mall in Asia, We have 2 or 3 IMAX Theatres in Manila, More skyscrapers than NYC, Manila is a VERY cool Place.
    I saw the world Pyro Olympics twice (world Olympics for fireworks) you think NYC on 1999 was something? You have not seen anything Until you have seen New Years Eve in the Philippines. Its absolutely mind blowing fireworks.
    The people? The most gentle, smiling, friendly, warm people you would ever want to meet.
    Are some of the taxi drivers scammers? yes but so are they in NYC etc,
    Manila has poor areas sure, but its like a cross between Wall Street And the 1950s. Its a very interesting Place to live. There must be 100 huge malls here and I mean HUGE, Mall of Asia has Olympic Skating Rink with IMAX ,
    I just cant say enough about the philippines and Manila I feel MUCH safer here than I did in the USA. All the school kids are wearing uniforms, soft spoken well mannered. No little punk gang members walking around like in the USA.Kids are taught to respect their elders here, its like the USA used to be in the 1950s. Its a great place.

  26. I was just thretened by a scammr who said if I do not stop challenging his lies he will CURSE ME.. Awww, I am so sacred..
    Why is it that when us potential victims dare to challenge this scum, they show their real colours and threaen..
    I do not hate Balcks or Africans I just hate Scammers..

  27. No mention of london? Its dirty, obviously dangerous with all the violent crime and riots, the traffic is as chaotic as Rome’s and the weather sucks. I prefer Rio. Joburg isn’t that bad either, unless you suffer from paranoia.

  28. As a Colombian, our country went trough something like what Mexico is enduring right now back in the late 80s early 90s, yes you’ve probably heard of Pablo E Escobar, although Colombia is now a completely different place (as the links will show at the end of this comment.) we made the terrible mistakes in the 90s, it was devastating, I hope we can help our Mexican brother trough our experiences, as i mentiones Colombia for many years now as un example has been largely free of violence and cocain trade, I am a US citizen, and a Colombian now living in There again, working as an Account Manager at Facebook Latin America. I invite everybody and anybody to come and see for themselves a rich beautiful country like no other on earth, the land of Marques´s Magic realism comed to life! With great opportunities for business and pleasure, the greatest diversity in sceneries in America, highly recommend Cartagena And my hometown of Bogota, its an amazing wonder of the world hidden to the narowminded for the past 40 years. Don’t take my word for it jut read these articles and see for yourself. (and just so you know Cocaine is very frowned upon and not at all part of the countries couture!)
    -Frendliest country on earth: http://stesand.hubpages.com/hub/The-Friendliest-Countries-in-the-World
    Happiest: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/07/colombia-happiest-country-in-the-world-in-2012-survey-finds_n_2426667.html
    -Colombia’s economy among world’s fastest growing: http://colombiareports.co/colombias-economy-among-worlds-fastest-growing/
    -Medellin most inovative City IN THE WORLD: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21638308
    10 reasons to choose Colombia as your next vacation destination: http://www.gadling.com/2010/09/29/10-reasons-to-choose-colombia-as-your-next-vacation-destination/

  29. I am an EX-USA AMERICAN. Today I am proudly a BRASILIAN AMERICAN. I was born and raised in the usa for 50 years. It once was a good place but today…it is a sewaga dump of people like you. We..in Brasil… are soooo happy to know that you will be staying there in your pigs stye of a home… because if you came to our beloved country you would only make it smell worse than it is! You are a typical arrogant Bastard USA citizen. The base of arrogance is IGNORANCE to which you excell!. In Brasil we have more REAL DEMOCRACY THAN DO YOU POOR SOB´S. Your country is all about hypocracy and illiteracy, mental poverty… and stench of a government.
    GET A LIFE DUDE…. YOU ARE SICK!
    NOW… SHOW US YOUR BALLS… POST THIS ONE
    YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT BRASIL… I CAN DRIVE MY CAR ANYWHERE I WISH IN SAO PAULO WITH MORE EASE AND TRANQUILITY THAN YOU CAN IN YOUR MAJOR CITIES… SUCH IGNORANCE….. WHEW… SMELL THE STENCH FROM HERE. Take an enema!

  30. I strongly support you in making this list. The world should know the truth about these countries and their very fucked up governments and people.

    1. Africa’s education system may actually be useless, the correlation between IQ (makes sense since it’s GRE), and “educational achievement” by country is very low, so that would mean
      1. Education has little effect/is more trival.
      2. Things can be changed from the intellience point of view.
      Click on the first link here;
      https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Greenwich+study+IQs
      scroll down to the table of ‘IQ to EA’ correlation.

  31. MACK’S RESPONSE
    It’s the most dangerous place in Asia, far exceeding countries in Indochina.
    This is the Latin ancestry and culture via the Spanish galleon more than anything Asian.
    In response to Mack I would say the Filipinos are not the nicest or gentlest people to Koreans they rob and kill. Some years are busier than ever but usually the annual rate is something like 20 homicides. That’s not including Indian money lenders they kill or foreign retirees.
    Filipinos are liars and thieves and if Chinese-Filipino are meth manufacturing cartel bosses or sweatshop owners. To some extent the blame can be laid at the feet of the Chinese-Filipinos because they will not pay anyone a living wage so women have to resort to prostitution or marrying a family or leaving the Philippines.
    Spanish-Mestizos are cultivated and civilized people but most American retirees never meet them hanging around the girly bars and the squats where their girlfriends live.
    Having lived and worked in the Philippines I am not terribly sympathetic sense any place where you can get sex for ten dollars your life is going to be cheap.

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