9. Kiev, Ukraine
The Ukrainian capital of Kiev is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage treasure, with its fascinating blend of Soviet relics and modern architecture. It’s one of the greenest capital cities in Europe, with wide-open parks and tree-lined boulevards surrounding the banks of the river Dnipro. Golden-domed churches, a rich arts scene and over one hundred museums make it a cultural magnet. It is definitely a gem to put on your travel wish list – just not right now. Almost 100 protesters have been killed in violent clashes in Kiev’s Independence Square, with widespread looting and general disorder throughout the region. Things are unstable and unpredictable at the moment but definitely improving but its best to stay away until this conflict plays out.