Robert Young Pelton's the World's Most Dangerous Places

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2009-09-03
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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Robert Young Pelton, a professional adventurer, and his team of international war correspondents have updated this indispensable handbook for the intrepid adventurer a "howto" in getting in and out of the world's hot spots.We are living in a dangerous world, and now more than ever people want to know what is going on where (and why). Featuring 25 countries, The World's Most Dangerous Places, 5th Edition offers a brief uptotheminute history of each nation, provides tips on how to get in, out and around safely, and uncovers their dangers, from diseases, land mines, and kidnapping to mercenaries and militias. Completely revised, this edition has a number of countries who have been added to the hot list.With firsthand accounts of breathtaking adventure in each country, the book also provides the latest indispensable information on contacts for nongovernmental and rescue organizations, environmental groups, political activists, training schools in outdoor survival, commando techniques, and other potentially lifesaving advice.

Author Biography

Robert Young Pelton is also the author of Come Back Alive, his autobiography. The Adventurist, and is a regular columnist for National Geographic Adventure. He produces and hosts a television series for Discovery and the Travel Channel, and appears frequently as an expert on current affairs and travel safety on CNN, FOX News, and other news networks

Table of Contents

List of Mapsp. xi
The Authorp. 1
The Contributorsp. 2
What is Dangerous?
What Is Dangerous?p. 9
No One Gets Out of Here Alivep. 9
"Adventure" Travel ... Isn'tp. 14
In a Dangerous Place: Pamplonap. 16
What Danger Awaits the Weary Traveler?p. 19
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid ... Notp. 19
Stylin' by the Deadly Milep. 23
Making the Best of Nasty Situationsp. 41
Roll Up to the Magical Misery Tourp. 41
Warp. 43
In the Land of the Yankee Pigp. 47
Viva la Revolution!p. 48
Fun-da-Mental Oasesp. 51
Mental Placesp. 53
Jackboot Junketsp. 55
Gimmeyawalletlandp. 58
Impoverished Paradisesp. 60
Terrorist Placesp. 62
Into the Killing Zones: Journosp. 64
In a Dangerous Place: Northern Albaniap. 70
Business Travelersp. 75
Professional Victimsp. 75
Touristsp. 79
Fodder for Fiendsp. 79
DP Survival Course: Seven Things That Will Save Your Lifep. 83
In a Dangerous Place Central Asiap. 88
Bribesp. 93
Stand and Deliverp. 93
The Price for Doing Bad Thingsp. 95
When It is Better to Give Than to Receivep. 96
An Exciting New Franchise Opportunityp. 97
Dangerous Jobsp. 99
Danger Live: Nine to Fivep. 99
Dangerous Occupationsp. 101
Who Ya Gonna Call?p. 106
Dangerous Diseasesp. 121
Souvenirs from Hellp. 121
Malariap. 125
Wormsp. 128
The Feversp. 128
Sex (STDs)p. 130
Hepatitis A, B, Cp. 131
AIDSp. 132
Old-Fashioned Diseasesp. 134
A Rogue's Gallery of Diseasesp. 137
In a Dangerous Place: The Saharap. 153
Drugsp. 155
War's Bastard Sonp. 155
Heroinp. 157
Cocaine and Crackp. 160
Cannabis/Marijuana/Hashishp. 163
Pillsp. 163
Drugs 'n' the Hoodp. 164
Getting Arrestedp. 171
Oh, Won't You Stay ... Just a Little Bit Longerp. 171
In a Dangerous Place: Malip. 174
Gunsp. 177
You Talking to ME?p. 177
Cops: The Real Worldp. 180
Handgunsp. 180
Rifles and Assault Riflesp. 181
Medium-Range Weaponsp. 185
Long-Range Weaponsp. 187
Intelligencep. 191
What You Don't Know Can Kill Youp. 191
Check Things Outp. 194
Government Travel Sourcesp. 197
Nongovernment Travel Informationp. 198
Visasp. 200
Newsp. 201
Safety Trainingp. 203
Kidnappingp. 205
You're in Good Handsp. 205
Hostage Etiquette/Survivalp. 213
Kidnap, Rescue, and Extortion Insurance (KRE)p. 214
KRE Resourcesp. 216
Security Resourcesp. 218
Land Mines/UXOp. 223
Boom Timesp. 223
More Than You Ever Want to Know about Minesp. 225
How Do You Get Rid of Land Mines?p. 233
In a Dangerous Place: Kabulp. 235
Mercenariesp. 243
How to Travel Free, Meet Interesting People, and Then Kill Themp. 243
Happiness Is a Warm Gun: The Army/Navy/Marines/Air Forcep. 244
Beau Geste: The French Foreign Legionp. 246
Working Freelancep. 250
Happiness Is a Hired Gun: PMCs and Mercsp. 251
Soldiers of Misfortunep. 255
The Men-Who-Would-Be-King Clubp. 257
The Playersp. 265
Happiness Is a Dead Infidel: The Mujahideenp. 278
Terrorismp. 283
I Hear You Knockin', But You Can't Come Inp. 283
Why Do Terrorists and Rock Stars Have Only One Name?p. 286
Terrorism 101p. 289
A Hard Rain's Gonna Fallp. 292
Adventure Callsp. 301
Life Is Not a Jobp. 301
Expeditionsp. 302
Adventure Racingp. 309
Dangerous Places
Dangerous Placesp. 313
DP's Ratingsp. 313
Dangerous Places (Short and Sweet)p. 315
The Grim Reaper's Cheat Sheetp. 315
Afghanistanp. 319
Tali-Banned, Tali-Bombed, and Tali-Gonep. 319
In a Dangerous Place: Afghanistanp. 357
Algeriap. 377
Cutthroat Politicsp. 377
The Balkans
Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, Albaniap. 397
Balkan Bitsp. 397
Chechnya (Ichkeria)p. 425
Howling Wolfp. 425
Colombiap. 447
Coca Loco Landp. 447
In a Dangerous Place: Colombiap. 475
Georgia (Sakartvelo)p. 479
Breakin' Up Is Hard to Dop. 479
Great Lakes
Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, and The Democratic Republic of Congop. 499
Heart of Darknessp. 499
Indiap. 529
Gandhi Piecesp. 529
Iranp. 565
Party Like It's 1399p. 565
Iraqp. 587
The Garden of Bleedin'p. 587
In a Dangerous Place: Baghdadp. 617
Israel/Palestinep. 627
An Eye for an Eyep. 627
In a Dangerous Place: Israelp. 664
Kurdistanp. 675
Blood Kurd'lingp. 675
Lebanonp. 699
Deadly Doormatp. 699
In a Dangerous Place: Lebanonp. 715
Liberiap. 729
Black Spotp. 729
In a Dangerous Place: Tubmanburgp. 753
Nepalp. 759
Neverestp. 759
North Koreap. 777
King of Denialp. 777
Pakistanp. 795
Wackistanp. 795
The Philippinesp. 827
A Marriage of Inconveniencep. 827
In a Dangerous Place: Negrosp. 849
Russiap. 853
Red 'n' Deadp. 853
In a Dangerous Place: Russiap. 881
South Africap. 889
So'sweat-op. 889
Sudanp. 911
Black Moon Risingp. 911
The United States of Americap. 931
Home of the Bravep. 931
Yemenp. 959
Blamin' Yemenp. 959
Zimbabwep. 977
Farmageddonp. 977
In a Dangerous Place: Zimbabwep. 1001
Mr. Dp's Little Black Book
Save the Worldp. 1009
Patching the Apocalypsep. 1009
Working Overseasp. 1011
Save Yourselfp. 1031
Stay Alive! (At Least Until You Get Home)p. 1031
What to Packp. 1045
Use It or Lose Itp. 1045
Indexp. 1058
Photo Creditsp. 1075
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