Guatemala City, Guatemala
Given that Guatemala borders El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico – Guatemala City shares almost the same troubles as its neighbors. Even though the city has tons of history and culture, it should definitely stay on everyone’s don’t-visit list; even the bravest tourists seem to be frightened away. Poverty, gang problems, drug trafficking have civilians in despair and there seems to be no answer so far as to how to handle it. This city is big, dirty and dangerous, and still ‘Guate’ has its charming chaos, color and contradictions. Just go prepared and alert and maybe you’ll get rid of all negative stereotypes.