3 Exciting & Dangerous Travel Excursions you should do!
Travel destinations usually have your typical adventure excursions. For example: Costa Rica is to Zip Lines as Italy is to Scooter Tours. Every country offers something that is uniquely adventurous for visitors to enjoy and make their heart race a little faster. But in certain parts of a country you’ll find a handful of excursions that aren’t marketed by the government travel agency.
Shooting Guns in Cambodia
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What’s more sexier than being able to unload 30 rounds with an AK-47 assault rifle? The chance to feel the cool steel at your palms, the quaking vibrations running up your arms, and the cacophonous pops being felt throughout your core. Nothing brightens up your travel days than destroying a target.
Shooting guns, machine guns, rocket launchers and tossing grenades are one of the exciting underground travel excursions that travelers may be confronted with in Cambodia. It is a pricey one though (e.g., $1 a bullet for a Russian K-57). It definitely beats the sex excursions that one may stumble on to.
A Tour of the Favelas in Brazil
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Favelas are the epitome of a socio-economic model: the Rich on one side, the poor on the other; the 9-to-5 workday and family morals on one side, the drug slinging and murdering on the other. It is where tourists are extremely, EXTERMELY, encouraged NOT to set foot into, and if you do venture in, go during the day and pray to your God.
But some travel tour agencies are offering a firsthand view of the shanty towns. Why, you ask? Well, simply to strip away the bad rap that the Favelas have received; it’s not all drugs and violence. Families live there, many of the dance schools that participate in Carnival are from there, it is like any other town except for all the drugs and violence (just kidding). If traveling is your addiction, then you probably know that with travel come growth and a very open mind to accept and appreciate differences from around the world. So why not visit the Favelas, just remember when the tour guide tells you to not look at the drug dealer when you’re passing him, DO NOT LOOK AT THE DRUG DEALER.
Scenic Drive: Death Road, Bolivia
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Got you on the scenic part didn’t I? Well, I’m sure many things in retrospect are scenic when you’re confronted with possible death. And many people would agree with me after they’ve been through the Death Road (North Yungas Road) in Bolivia.
The visit to the Amazon isn’t the travel excursion you signed up for, it’s the way you get there from La Paz that is. The roads are narrow (3.2 meters = 10 ft.); there’s a lack of guardrails; it has extreme drop-offs of 6,000 meters (2,000 ft.); it is plagued with frequent rain, fog and dust that reduces visibility; and the roads can be muddy. But hey that’s fun, isn’t it!? And just because it’s so fun there are travel companies that will take you up there just for the shits-and-giggles. And if you’re into Mountain Biking, then this is your sport: the downhill is to die for (64 KM = 40 mile of continuous downhill riding)!