... am pretty sure you have seen of a lot are 'places you should visit' posts.

Even I have a bunch of them - I will probably have some more in the future, because, damn it, there are so many nice places out there- like this, this, this, this, this, and a bunch of others I won't list.

So I thought it would be a good time to finally do a list of the total opposite: places you should probably never-ever visit.

First off: Great Pacific Garbage Patch

It's a sad day to see such a thing exists. And I'm also pretty sure not too many of you guys know that it does. And you didn't hear the whole thing of it. This patch is about the size of Texas. Yeas, you read that correctly. (Also for those who don't know how big Texas is, here's a Map so you can take it ALL in.

This place has been accumulating plastics since 1999, and no one managed to figure out what to do about it till now. So when you visit the ocean and think of throwing something in it, just think about this.

All right, the next one was mentioned in an older post but I thought the list wouldn't be complete without it.

So, in comes Centralia, Penn.

I have no idea why this place doesn't future in a lot of thrillers and horror movies- I could probably list at least ten possible scenarios that would fit the place.
This town was located in Pennsylvania, above a huge mine. And, guess what... apparently they found out coal was inflammable. The hard way. And this mine had so much coal in it, the whole thing has been burning for 50 years now. The heat from the fire cracked up a lot of places in the town - the roads especially, look like a fright. Everything is burning up from the inside out in there... The carbon dioxide levels around there reached frightening levels, and according to some studies the mines will burn for at least another century more.

And speaking of burning mines.

The Derweze area in Turkmenistan is rich in natural gasses, and in 1971 some scientists found a cavern filled with a huge amount of it. They wanted to avoid the discharge of the poisonous gas, so they decided to light it on fire and wait for it to burn out. They estimated that this will happen in a couple of days, but something must have gone wrong in their math, because the place is still burning today.

Here's a short little video about it:

The next one is Ramree Island, in Burma.

This place is actually a huge swampland, filled with the deadliest crocodiles in the world. Add to this the malaria carrying mosquitoes an the poisonous scorpions, you'll probably get a picture of a place you should really, really stay away from. This place is famous for a battle in the second World War, when over 1000 Japanese soldiers entered the place. Here's what a British Marine says about the whole 'experience': “That night of the 19 February 1945 was the most horrible that any member of the M.L. [marine launch] crews ever experienced. The scattered rifle shots in the pitch black swamp punctured by the screams of wounded men crushed in the jaws of huge reptiles, and the blurred worrying sound of spinning crocodiles made a cacophony of hell that has rarely been duplicated on earth. At dawn the vultures arrived to clean up what the crocodiles had left...Of about 1,000 Japanese soldiers that entered the swamps of Ramree, only about 20 were found alive.”

And (again) on the note of islands and animals... Ilha de Queimada Grande.

This island is located in Brazil, and it has the precious name of Snake Island. This will probably clue you all in to what is to come. The island is currently untouched besides a Lighthouse - and it's keeper, who's the only inhabitant of the place. People estimated that for every square meter on the island you will find one to five snakes - and not any kind either. The island is home to one of the world's most poisonous snakes, the golden lancehead viper. These grow to well over half a meter long, and they possess a powerful fast-acting poison that melts the flesh around their bites.

All right guys, who else knows any more places like these?