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    Default 10 most dangerous places in the world you should visit:

    http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/1...us-places1.htm

    10. Brazil lol Russia was number 7. But I mean really, would you want to piss this bitch off?

    "Nah man, a Paladin has to play fair and by the rules. Do you really see Silly not attacking a weakened opponent? Or rather, not exploiting a weakness to take an enemy down? He'd totally do that. It's the law of the jungle with Silly, even if he does have faith. I think he's principled, just not merciful." - Zavon

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    Default Re: 10 most dangerous places in the world you should visit:

    Africa should just be one listing. Somalia and Kenya alone don't do justice to the stupidity of going to that continent without knowing someone there.

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    Default Re: 10 most dangerous places in the world you should visit:

    I've been to South Africa and it was fairly safe. It's actually a fairly well developed country. There are the ghettos and slums that you want to avoid for sure, but I never felt in any danger.

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    Default Re: 10 most dangerous places in the world you should visit:

    I know where my next vacation will be. Somalia ftw!

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    Default Re: 10 most dangerous places in the world you should visit:

    Quote Originally Posted by Pyrrhus View Post
    I've been to South Africa and it was fairly safe. It's actually a fairly well developed country. There are the ghettos and slums that you want to avoid for sure, but I never felt in any danger.
    Yeah, it's been my understanding that South Africa doesn't really suffer as much from the troubles plaguing the rest of the continent.

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    Default Re: 10 most dangerous places in the world you should visit:

    "Murder is just the tip of the iceberg in Brazil. High numbers of rapes, robberies and "quicknappings" occur."

    Ah! Home sweet home!



    But seriously, its a big country...it varies widely among cities. A few are pretty safe (you probably ddint even heard of them) but I wouldnt recommend going to Rio without a friend to show you around or a tour company that knows the city (very) well. São Paulo is better, I disagree slightly with the article, if you stay on the hotel area / shopping centers / airport, you fairly safe (in São Paulo but not in Rio). Fairly safe = violent city in US

    Just ask Tao, hes been here.

    The problem with Rio that maximes the violence is that geography of the city compresses rich and poor bairros VERY close together, so a wrong turn at the wheel could place you in "hot spot" in no time. Has been some years that i went there, so i would probably feel unsafe myself and would ask for family/freinds help till I got "streetsmart" again for a few months.
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    Default Re: 10 most dangerous places in the world you should visit:

    What part of Brazil do you live in Sofista?
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    Default Re: 10 most dangerous places in the world you should visit:

    I live in the glorious state of Minas Gerais. (but i've lived in several other parts of the country along the years)


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minas_Gerais


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    "During the 18th century, mining exploration was strongly controlled by the Portuguese Crown, which imposed heavy taxes on everything extracted (one fifth of all gold would go to the Crown). Several rebellions were attempted by the colonists, always facing strong reaction by the imperial crown. One of the most important was the Felipe dos Santos revolt that ended with his execution but also with the separation of Minas Gerais of São Paulo. The most notable one, however, was the Inconfidência, started in 1789 by group of middle-class colonists, mostly intellectuals and young officers. They were inspired by the American and French Enlightenment ideals. The conspiracy failed and the rebels were arrested and exiled. The most famous of them, Joaquim José da Silva Xavier (known as Tiradentes), was hanged by order of Queen Maria I of Portugal, becoming a local hero and a national martyr of Brazil. The Minas Gerais flag — a red triangle on a white background — is based on the design for the national flag proposed by the "Inconfidentes", as the rebels became known."


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    Default Re: 10 most dangerous places in the world you should visit:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sofista View Post
    I live in the glorious state of Minas Gerais. (but i've lived in several other parts of the country along the years)


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minas_Gerais




    Does that mean the bad side of town is Minas Morgul?
    "Nah man, a Paladin has to play fair and by the rules. Do you really see Silly not attacking a weakened opponent? Or rather, not exploiting a weakness to take an enemy down? He'd totally do that. It's the law of the jungle with Silly, even if he does have faith. I think he's principled, just not merciful." - Zavon

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    Default Re: 10 most dangerous places in the world you should visit:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sillywilly View Post
    Does that mean the bad side of town is Minas Morgul?
    Yes Precious!!!


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    So, looking at that list, 8 of those places are locations I want to visit at some point in my life. Guess I'm gonna pass those up for a few years, lol.

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    Default Re: 10 most dangerous places in the world you should visit:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sillywilly View Post
    Does that mean the bad side of town is Minas Morgul?
    Bravo good sir, this made me log in just to tell you how awesome that comment was.


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    Default Re: 10 most dangerous places in the world you should visit:

    Minas Gerais is indeed a great state. Nature and history all in one. Shame it's landlocked... Girls in bikinis are too rare a sight... :-p

    Where in MG are you from, Sofista?

    As for Rio vs. São Paulo, I'll take Rio any day of the week. Ask Jesus.



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    Default Re: 10 most dangerous places in the world you should visit:

    Quote Originally Posted by Andile™ View Post
    Minas Gerais is indeed a great state. Nature and history all in one. Shame it's landlocked... Girls in bikinis are too rare a sight... :-p

    Where in MG are you from, Sofista?

    As for Rio vs. São Paulo, I'll take Rio any day of the week. Ask Jesus"

    I am currently living at the capital, Belo Horizonte: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belo_Horizonte

    Funny you posted that pic from Rio, I can see exactly where I lived there for several years, yet I chose Minas over Rio because of quality of life issues.

    Here the violence is not a big problem. Yes, I do miss sometimes the beaches the bikinis and the easy girls and bohemian lifestyle, but Minas more conservative society offers more in the long run. So i chose to live in Brazil's "Highlands".

    São Paulo is huge (over 11 million people) and all bussiness...its a great city to make money, not so great to live in...no city should be so big imho. Urban traffic there is a nightmare. I am happy here.
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    Default Re: 10 most dangerous places in the world you should visit:

    but Minas more conservative society offers more in the long run.
    Shhhhh.........alot of people like Sam Harris, Scandinavians and democrats are going to want to kill you for this.
    "Nah man, a Paladin has to play fair and by the rules. Do you really see Silly not attacking a weakened opponent? Or rather, not exploiting a weakness to take an enemy down? He'd totally do that. It's the law of the jungle with Silly, even if he does have faith. I think he's principled, just not merciful." - Zavon

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    Default Re: 10 most dangerous places in the world you should visit:

    Well, since you brought the topic (a little bit) onto politics, I just wanna say I am not speaking for every match of conservative vs liberal societal organization in the world.

    My comment was restricted to Brazil's case based on my personal (and very real) experience.

    Might be a more liberal approach is whats needed in another country to get a better quality of life. Just to stay on an obvious example, I dont think a more conservative society is whats needed in Middle eastern countries with no separation of church/state.

    (as I stated before on this forum ) I consider myself a centrist.
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    Default Re: 10 most dangerous places in the world you should visit:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sofista View Post
    Well, since you brought the topic (a little bit) onto politics, I just wanna say I am not speaking for every match of conservative vs liberal societal organization in the world.

    My comment was restricted to Brazil's case based on my personal (and very real) experience.

    Might be a more liberal approach is whats needed in another country to get a better quality of life. Just to stay on an obvious example, I dont think a more conservative society is whats needed in Middle eastern countries with no separation of church/state.

    (as I stated before on this forum ) I consider myself a centrist.
    I would agree with you on the middle eastern note. However I think the polar opposite of the middle east is Scandinavia where liberal/lazy ideologies have made the people are so indecent and stupid from being propped up by the government that they suffer from reduced mental function as individual human beings.

    IMO H.G. Wells was pretty giving his prediction of the effects of socialism in his novel The Time Machine when he described the Eloi and their predicament.
    "Nah man, a Paladin has to play fair and by the rules. Do you really see Silly not attacking a weakened opponent? Or rather, not exploiting a weakness to take an enemy down? He'd totally do that. It's the law of the jungle with Silly, even if he does have faith. I think he's principled, just not merciful." - Zavon

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    Default Re: 10 most dangerous places in the world you should visit:

    You think H.G. Wells was pretty?

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    Default Re: 10 most dangerous places in the world you should visit:

    Quote Originally Posted by Esfires View Post
    You think H.G. Wells was pretty?
    lol stop that

    Should be "pretty accurate in his prediction"
    "Nah man, a Paladin has to play fair and by the rules. Do you really see Silly not attacking a weakened opponent? Or rather, not exploiting a weakness to take an enemy down? He'd totally do that. It's the law of the jungle with Silly, even if he does have faith. I think he's principled, just not merciful." - Zavon

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