The Most Dangerous Things to Do Whilst on Holiday
We all like to get a little adventure into our holidays but over time it takes a little bit more to get the adrenaline pumping and give you that real sense of excitement. Whilst these activities are dangerous in principal you can rest assured that we wouldn’t have heard about them if everyone who participated ended up dead.
We’ll start with a more tame option but with a twist. African safari’s despite the deadly wildlife are usually viewed as some what of a safe vacation, one that your grandparent’s might go on. Sure enough if you do go on an organised safari trip you will feel quite safe and comfortable. However if you want to get really up close and personal with the local wildlife you will want to head out to some of the smaller town’s and villages. Here you will be able to hire a local guide for a minimal fee who will be able to take you to view some of the amazing wildlife without the normal protection that a truck used by tour companies would provide.
Taking a run with some Bulls is next on the list as one of the most dangerous this to do whilst on holiday. Most common in Spain at events such as the annual San Fermin festival bulls are released down the narrow cobbled streets. The bull are guided towards the bull ring but on the way they will be lead or will be chasing if you want to see it that way a group of assorted individuals. This will include those that are trained to interact with bull’s on a regular basis as well as anyone else who fancies their chances. This is a really good one to get your heart racing, one point that a few people seem to forget is that bull’s can run faster than humans so make sure you get out of the mix before they catch up with you.
Ice climbing offers dangers of a different kind. Not only are you pitting yourself against the huge slabs of ice found around the world you will also need to withstand some extreme conditions. Part of what makes this activity so dangerous is that should you become injured whilst climbing there will not be a lot of help on hand.
For those into mountain biking there is nothing more dangerous than taking a trip down Death Road in Bolivia. El Camino de la Muerte kills 3 cyclists every year and produces many more injuries for those who attempt to tackle the narrow trail that combines tight turns with large and sharp drops. This is definitely not for the unskilled cyclist.
This is a guest post by Alex who works for a company providing assistance with compensation claims for those injured whilst on holiday.
If this wasn’t dangerous enough for you, perhaps reading inside the secret lairs of the crocodiles of Botswana will be more satisfying.