8. Cairo, Egypt
Who hasn’t dreamed of visiting Cairo one day? Seeing the pyramids is one of the most common bucket list prospects. The Nile, the markets, the monuments, the museums; this exotic metropolis has so much going for it. Unfortunately, an increasing crime rate is one of them. While Cairo used to have a relatively safe reputation in the Middle East, robberies, carjacking’s and kidnappings have been on the rise since the shift in government. Political tensions are still high in this unstable city and tourism is at an all-time low. Intrepid travelers who do brave a trip to Cairo these days don’t have to fight the usual hordes of tourists to see the main attractions in the area. However, it seems too soon after the revolution to risk a visit for a while. Cairo is a volatile city and the likelihood that you may be caught up in the chaos is all too real.