Tony Wheeler (one of the founders of Lonely Planet Publications) visited some of the most ‘dangerous’ countries in the world and wrote about them in his book Bad Lands.
Three of the places Wheeler visited (Afghanistan, Iran, and North Korea) are on my list of 4 unlikely travel destinations 10 years from now. If you can’t wait that long, book your next flight to these 8 places you should visit but might be scared to.
Iran is not dangerous to travel. I met many people that traveled and they loved Iran.
Some of those people from the Lonely Planet have there own perception, I don’t ever listen to their personal opinion, but for navigation, hotel/hostels, and some history of an area, the Lonely Planet is a good guidebook.
I’m fascinated by Iran..
I’m not a big Lonely Planet reader but as far as guidebooks they are good starting guides I think. The writers behind the stories are far more interesting.
The video is a real eye-opener. Sure there are certain cities you might want to avoid but but that shouldn’t turn people off the entire country because they look like really interesting places to visit.