Ive visited 50 countries around the world and Mexico is in my top five. Why does it still remain a very underrated travel destination?

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Itu2019s only underrated by Americans, if international polls are to be believed.

For political expediency, the American press and its ruling political party are absolutely vicious toward our guest workers and 2nd biggest trading partner, to whom we owe a third of our real estate (Texas, California, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and much of Oklahoma and Kansas).

But most of Europe and Asia and the Middle East adores going to Mexico.

You canu2019t swing a dead cat in Isla Mujeres without hitting an Israeli.

,Also, if you subtract Americans (who think Taco Bell is Mexican food) from the food polls, Mexican cuisine is the second favorite on Earth.

,I have been to 90 countries, and was a travel writer for ten years, and I fully agree, Mexico ranks with Italy and Spain and France and Germany as one of the worldu2019s greatest motor tours.

It has the third most UNESCO sites of any country.

You can see 10 in 7 days.

Start in Mexico City, where there are four u2014 the Old Town/Cathedral/Zocalo/Presidential Palace/Montezumau2019s Palace, the Aztec canals at Xochimilco, the pyramids at Teotihuacan, and the house of Luis Barragan (the Mexican Gaudi).

Then up to Queretaro or east to Puebla.

Then San Miguel, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, and Morelia.

Or maybe south to the ruins of Xochicalco, with the astronomical observatory and the Raiders Of The Lost Ark beams of sunlight at the solstices.

Then the u201cPueblos Magicosu201d of Bernal, Tequisquiapan, Tepoztlan, Patzcuaro.

The monarch butterfly preserves in Michoacu00e1n.

,And we havenu2019t even mentioned the beaches yet.

Cancun and Ixtapa (both of which I hate as American built Mexi-Disneys, but tacky Americans love them), Puerto Vallarta, Zihuatenejo, Los Cabos, Puerto Escondido, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Isla Holbox, the beaches north of Merida, or near Campeche, and up north of Veracruz (really Mexican, really cheap, really fun, no gringos at all) which put you within easy striking distance of the cool UNESCO ruins of El Tajin.

,And CDMX, the biggest city in the world, the oldest, funnest, and culturally richest in the Western Hemisphere, with the best cuisine and the prettiest womenu2026.

Iu2019m meeting some friends there next week, for six days, before heading to Campeche, Merida, and Playa, and I lamented that 6 days isnu2019t enough.

Like Paris, Rome, and London, you could spend two weeks in CDMX, no problem.

Weu2019re having to make decisions about what NOT to see.

,If Mexicou2019s not in your Top Five, youu2019re either a rightwing racist, or a nau00efve fool.

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Marina Bay Sands hotel and casino complex in Singapore.

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n n,nIn a cozy alcove of a water garden in New Zealandn n,nIn this hot tub on the roof in Gothenburg, Swedenn n,nThe bungalows with glass floor in the Maldivesn n,nThis tree house with swings in Granada, Nicaraguan n,On the porch of the house on the lake Thousand Islands, Canadan,n nIn the library with glass walls, Germanyn n,nThis hanging hammock on the island Dedonn

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A2A,There are five place I want to see before I die.

These are places I have never been and that I would absolutely love to see.

,Some of them are in India.

Dont @ me lolIn no particular order ~~~,County Tipperary, Ireland.

The land of my paternal heritage.

,Im the only person who has been to India 6 times and never seen the Taj Mahal -_- one day, one day,I would absolutely die for the chance to stay in a fort or palace in Rajasthan.

The gorgeous Venice.

,Obv AssamBonus Santorini, but its hella expensive so probs no.

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Su00e3o Paulo.

Rick and I are going to SP for Pride week, June 2022.

(COVID willing.

) Never been to Brazil before.

We are super excited.

We will be in the Bella Vista neighborhood.

Former Quora writer (Adriano) will be our guide.

We are reallllllllllllllly excited for it.

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To best answer this question, letu2019s consider danger to be not only a location that is inherently dangerous, but one that is also surrounded by danger.

The goal would be to define a place a very long way from safety, from which someone is least likely to reach refuge without being seriously injured or killed.

If the question implyies that a person will be teleported to the single most dangerous location in the world, including nearly inaccessible places, then any North Korean prison camp would probably win the competition.

Thatu2019s the easy answer.

,In that regard, you could also be teleported to the top of a mountain that is impossible to descend where youu2019d eventually starve to death.

You could be placed into a prison cell with one of the most dangerous humans, like Timothy Joseph McGhee who kills people as a hobby (I wrote his Wikipedia article).

Iu2019m going to go in a different direction.

The average human wouldnu2019t find themselves imprisoned in North Korea, or placed atop a mountain, and I feel like the question seeks a location that could realistically be visited.

,The most dangerous place anyone could visitCertain neighborhoods in Mexico would be horrific at night for an outsider, but wouldnu2019t be as dangerous for a local.

Even in a North Korean labor camp, the prison guards are not in danger as long as they follow the rules.

So Iu2019ve challenged myself to find a place that is dangerous for absolutely anyone of any background, not just outsiders.

,In my opinion, based on all my world travels, the single most dangerous place in the world would be deeply embedded in an unsafe country with the risk of human attack, coupled with the terrifying combination of natural dangers and merciless wildlife.

While places in Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, and the Darien Gap would certainly rank near the top, locals are again safer than visitors.

Walking alone through the Serengeti amongst lions, cheetahs, crocodiles, and hippos might be even worse.

But at least Tanzania is a safe country.

I think I can beat all of them.

,The winnerAfter some serious consideration, the place a human would be least likely to escape unharmed would probably be GPS coordinates 6.

311697, -64.

488869.

,Youu2019re standing at the top of Paru00e1 Falls perilously perched on a rock.

Itu2019s located in Venezuelau2019s Jaua-Sarisariu00f1ama National Park.

Youu2019re right in the middle of the powerful Caura River relentlessly blasting past you.

If you fall, humans would very likely be injured by a 200-foot drop into water, especially with the river pounding you at the base.

The Caura also has piranhas and crocodiles.

If you donu2019t fall right away, there is a precarious walk across one of the widest waterfalls in the world back to the banks while trying to avoid losing your footing.

Youu2019re probability of escape is extremely low already.

,If you survive round one, now youu2019re forced to hike out of an expansive tropical rain forest with venomous snakes and jaguars in a desperate search for any road.

Tourists rarely visit this park except by helicopter because of its inaccessibility, and the rare hikers in these dense woods suffer bug bites from insects not recognized by scientists.

By the way, the nearest remote dirt road is a grueling 74 miles away if you can walk in a straight line.

,And now, round three.

Even if you make it back to civilization, youu2019re still in the middle of one of the worldu2019s most dangerous countries! Good luck getting a ride to the nearest town of Ciudad Bolivar without being robbed and either beaten or killed.

The crime rate there scores a 92 out of 100! They do have an airport if you can make it.

,The country of Venezuela dropped four places in 2022 on the Global Peace Index.

So essentially one of the scariest nations on the planet is getting more dangerous as we speak, among the most dangerous in the world.

I think few people would escape this location unscathed!